Pineapple diet

The pineapple diet is one of the diets that you can do after those dates where we all commit abuses with food, what diet to do after the end of the year? In addition to all the options that we give you on this website, you can consider doing the diet based on pineapple as it allows you to lose weight and reduce measurements of the abdomen, legs and hips. With this diet it is really possible and here we explain everything you need to know to achieve it in a short time and safely.

This pineapple-based diet is really effective for losing weight in a short time, especially when that weight loss is associated with the purifying and diuretic effects of this fruit. It should always be borne in mind that the pineapple diet is to be done for a few days , maximum seven, and preferably three. It is based mainly on the consumption of pineapple as a central food and others that complement the daily intake.

Many are the benefits of pineapple, it is satiating thanks to its fiber content, digestive, diuretic and rich in vitamins and minerals which gives it a high value as an antioxidant, it is a perfect fruit to take in detoxifying regimens as it helps to eliminate toxins and reduce fluid retention, helping to lose weight and reduce measures very quickly and effectively.

In detail and according to the United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA ) this is the nutritional information of a serving of raw pineapple.

Nutritional value of pineapple

These values ​​correspond to a portion formed by 2 slices of natural pineapple equivalent to 100 grams. The percentages correspond to the contribution made by the pineapple ration to the recommended daily amount of each of the specified nutrients.

Energy50 kcal 209 kJ
Carbohydrates13.12 g
 • Sugars9.85 g
 • Dietary fiber1.4 g
Fats0.12 g
Protein0.54 g
Thiamine (vit. B 1 )0.079 mg (6%)
Riboflavin (vit. B 2 )0.032 mg (2%)
Niacin (vit. B 3 )0.5 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (vit. B 5 )0.213 mg (4%)
Vitamin B 60.112 mg (9%)
Folic acid (vit. B 9 )18 µg (5%)
C vitamin47.8 mg (80%)
Football13 mg (1%)
Iron0.29 mg (2%)
Magnesium12 mg (3%)
Manganese0.927 mg (46%)
Match8 mg (1%)
Potassium109 mg (2%)
Sodium1 mg (0%)

Why do the pineapple diet

The main characteristic of pineapple as food is its great contribution of bromelain, a digestive enzyme comparable to pepsin and papain, it acts as a proteolytic, breaking down the proteins in food and facilitating their digestion.

The heart or center of the pineapple is the most important part when using pineapple to lose weight since it is the part that contains the most fiber and therefore the one that has the greatest satiating power and is also slightly laxative.

What is the Pineapple Diet

As its name indicates, it is a diet based on the consumption of pineapple as the main food for a certain time, pineapple will be included in some way in each of the meals and the intake of other foods will be limited to achieve weight loss.

Each meal will consist primarily of pineapple plus other low calorie foods that work together to enhance the diuretic, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects of pineapple. Synergy that facilitates the reduction of accumulated fat in our body as well as the elimination of retained fluids and toxins that can cause inflammation of the abdominal area.

How to do the pineapple diet

For three days, seven at the most, we will eat four or five meals each day: breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, snack and dinner. In each of them we will combine pineapple with other foods that provide enough protein and basic nutrients. The proteins will be obtained from lean meats, poultry such as chicken or turkey and fish; we will complement with some vegetables.

Before doing the diet, keep these recommendations in mind.

  • Consult your doctor about your current state of health and if it is suitable for you to follow this diet.
  • Remember to drink at least 2 liters of water daily.
  • Do not use sugar to sweeten the drinks, if necessary use a sweetener.
  • Reduce salt intake to a minimum, better if you use some type of low sodium salt.
  • At most use one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil per meal.
  • Do not change the foods that make up the diet.
  • It is important that during the diet you do not perform intense exercise, choose less demanding activities such as going for a walk or cycling.
  • You must sleep at least 8 hours each night.
  • The duration of the diet should not exceed that recommended.

Tip: The pineapple slices that are indicated in each case can be taken raw or included in a pineapple-based recipe, we leave you at the end the Recipes with Pineapple recipe book as a special gift, to obtain it you just have to like it or share it in any of the social networks.

3-day pineapple diet

This version of the diet is really very restrictive and should not be done for more than three days as it deprives the body of many nutrients and can cause health problems. It is designed as a quick diet to lose measurements and weight when we prepare for an important event and it is necessary that the clothes make us look great, such as at a wedding, an important family party or a prestigious professional event.

The first two days we will eat the following:

Breakfast: two or three slices of pineapple, tea or infusion with sweetener.

Mid-morning: A glass of homemade pineapple soda (recipe later).

Lunch: A bowl of cleansing broth (recipe below), 200 gr of grilled fish or chicken breast.

Snack: A glass of pineapple soda and a skimmed pineapple yogurt with no added sugar.

Dinner:  Four or five slices of natural pineapple.

On the third day , it is considered the cleansing day and only raw pineapple is eaten and the homemade pineapple soda is drunk, both in the desired quantities but without exaggeration since excess pineapple can cause diarrhea and inflammation of the mucous membranes.

As you must have assumed, this 3-day diet is difficult to do and carries great risks, however if you do it correctly you can lose up to 5 kg and drastically decrease your measurements.

7 day pineapple diet

This version of the diet is aimed at those who want to lose more than 5 kilos and also prefer and can spend more time on the diet, thus reducing risks by increasing the amount of nutrients in each meal.

DAY 1.

Breakfast: One slice of whole wheat toast with light jam, two slices of pineapple.

Mid-morning: A skimmed yogurt without added sugar.

Lunch: A grilled salmon fillet with a tablespoon of olive oil, two slices of pineapple.

Snack: Homemade pineapple soda.

Dinner: A chicken breast baked with spices and lemon, lettuce salad, lamb’s lettuce and other green or red leaves plus 200 grams of diced pineapple.

DAY 2.

Breakfast: A skimmed pineapple yogurt, two whole grain unsalted crackers, a cup of coffee or tea with sweetener.

Mid-morning: A skimmed yogurt without added sugar.

Lunch: A grilled beef fillet and two pineapple slices.

Snack: Homemade pineapple soda.

Dinner: Cream of cleansing vegetables such as celery, turnip, artichoke or asparagus, without potatoes or cream; two slices of pineapple.

DAY 3.

Breakfast: A slice of whole wheat toast, 150 gr of braised turkey or low-fat ham.

Mid-morning: A skimmed yogurt without added sugar.

Lunch: Macaroni with oregano plus a tablespoon of light mayonnaise, coffee or tea without sugar.

Snack: Homemade pineapple soda.

Dinner: Mixed salad of lettuce, carrots, spinach or lamb’s lettuce, with 200 gr of natural tuna, garnished with apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt, two slices of pineapple.

DAY 4.

Breakfast: A slice of whole wheat toast with natural tomato and 150 gr of ham, a slice of pineapple.

Mid-morning: A skimmed yogurt without added sugar.

Lunch: Grilled chicken fillet with carrots and steamed beans.

Snack: Homemade pineapple soda.

Dinner: Macedonia or fruit salad made with pineapple, tangerine, orange, kiwi, apple and pear.

DAY 5.

Breakfast: One slice of whole wheat toast with light jam, two slices of pineapple.

Mid-morning: A skimmed yogurt without added sugar.

Lunch: A grilled hake fillet and two pineapple slices.

Snack: Homemade pineapple soda.

Dinner: Cream of cleansing vegetables such as celery, turnip, artichoke or asparagus, without potatoes or cream; two slices of pineapple.

DAY 6.

Breakfast: A slice of whole wheat toast, 100 gr of braised turkey or low-fat ham.

Mid-morning: A skimmed yogurt without added sugar.

Lunch: A grilled chicken or beef fillet with steamed vegetables.

Snack: Homemade pineapple soda.

Dinner: Mixed green salad, a boiled egg and two pineapple slices.

DAY 7.

Breakfast: Two slices of pineapple and a slice of whole wheat toast with natural tomato and 100 gr. Of ham.

Mid-morning: A skimmed yogurt without added sugar.

Lunch: A fillet of sole, mixed carrot and green leaf salad, two slices of pineapple.

Snack: Homemade pineapple soda.

Dinner: Boiled beans, a small baked potato and a skimmed pineapple yogurt with no added sugar.

How to make homemade pineapple soda

The main ingredient in homemade pineapple soda is the pineapple skin. Wash the pineapple well before removing the skin, use the pulp to eat it in slices, dice, smoothies or as you prefer.

To prepare the soda, put a pot with a liter of water on the fire, when it starts to boil add the peel of a whole pineapple, and let it boil for 20 to 25 minutes.

Let cool, strain the drink and chill in the fridge. It is ready to drink as a refreshment, if you wish you can sweeten it with a sweetener or add some lemon juice.

How to prepare the cleansing broth for the pineapple diet

Ingredients: Four leeks or garlic joints, two turnips, a branch of celery or celery, a carrot and three artichokes.

Preparation: Wash and peel the leeks, turnips, the celery stick and the carrot very well, remove the hardest leaves from the artichokes until they reach the heart. Chop everything and bring to a boil in enough water. Boil until everything is tender. Strain and use only the broth. If you want you can use a little low sodium salt to improve the flavor.

Tip: The remaining vegetables can be used for some of the vegetable creams indicated in the diet.

Contraindications of the pineapple diet

Although the pineapple diet is very effective for weight loss and has properties to eliminate toxins from the body, it is important to bear in mind that its excessive consumption can be harmful to health. You should not exceed the recommended days and amounts. If you plan to do this diet several times, it is best to leave a few months in between to ensure that our body will not suffer significant nutritional deficiencies. This diet is low in calories and must be done carefully.

Keep in mind that this is a diet that helps you lose weight and eliminate fluid quickly, but the lost weight will be recovered soon if at the end of the diet we return to the habits that led us to excess weight, it is necessary to establish healthy habits that include a balanced diet according to our physical condition, as well as a plan to practice exercises or perform physical activity frequently.

The pineapple diet is not suitable for people with kidney failure and require diets low in potassium as they must control the intake of pineapple. On the other hand, the oxalic acid that pineapple contains can form salts with certain minerals such as calcium and form calcium oxalate, so its consumption must be taken into account if you suffer from this type of kidney stone, since it could aggravate the situation.

Consuming pineapple in abundance can cause sensitivity or swelling in the lips, tongue and inside of the mouth and can last a few hours, but if it does not stop soon or rashes appear on the skin, hives, difficulty breathing and / or inflammation, it should be looked for Urgent medical help as it may be an allergy to pineapple, which in some cases can be severe.

Other side effects of the pineapple diet can be due to excessive consumption of pineapple as high amounts of vitamin C can cause diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, heartburn, vomiting, headaches and insomnia. Also, high doses of bromelain can cause skin rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Bromelain can also interact with some medications, for example, those who take antibiotics, anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, medications for insomnia and tricyclic antidepressants should be careful not to eat too much pineapple, therefore for these people the diet of the pineapple.

Pineapple and drinks made with pineapple should always be consumed when the fruit is ripe since when it has not yet ripened it is toxic causing severe diarrhea and vomiting.

Advantages and disadvantages of the pineapple diet diet

Advantages of the pineapple diet

  1. Thanks to the diuretic and detoxifying effect of pineapple, it helps to eliminate fluids from our body and favors the cleansing of the liver, kidneys and pancreas.
  2. Increases fat burning which contributes to the loss of a few kilos quickly.
  3. Reduces abdominal swelling and therefore helps reduce waist size.

Disadvantages of the pineapple diet

  1. It is a hypocaloric and restrictive diet that can cause nutritional deficiencies if it is carried out for more than a week.
  2. Basically it is a diet created to lose fluids but due to its drastic operation it is very easy to regain the lost weight if it is not followed by new correct eating and physical activity habits.
  3. It is very common during the diet to suffer from anxiety, a pronounced feeling of hunger, little or low energy to carry out daily activities, fatigue and discomfort. If any of these symptoms are very intense, the diet should be suspended and see a doctor.
  4. It is not suitable for people with heart or kidney problems.
  5. It is a monotonous and rather boring diet and therefore easy for those who practice it.

Do you want to lose weight fast?

Try the pineapple diet and you will see that it works very well, you will lose weight and measurements. Once you finish it, you must have a balanced nutrition plan prepared that allows you to maintain the weight obtained and not regain the extra kilos.

With this pineapple diet you can lose up to 5 kilos in 3 days, it is really important to keep track of your weight to avoid losing excess weight. Ideally, consult your doctor or nutritionist before starting the diet so that he or she can determine what your ideal weight is and thus you can take better control.

Recipes with Pineapple

Download this recipe book completely for free with delicious ways to include pineapple in your diet, so you can eat deliciously while losing weight.

Sources and References:

  • Redalyc: Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal

Chemical composition and bioactive compounds present in pineapple pulps

  • Technological University of Pereira

Reducing capacity of 15 tropical fruits

  • SciELO La Scientific Electronic Library Online

Minimally processed tropical fruits and their antioxidant power and impact on health

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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