The pineapple diet is a popular fad diet that involves a strict short term (no more than 3 to 7 days) of eating a diet that consists primarily of pineapple, tuna, water, and vitamin supplements. The diet was developed by Joann Metzger, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Joann Metzger pineapple diet. This eating plan is designed to harness the protein and omega-3 fats of tuna, reduce unnatural sugars and white carbs out of the diet, and take advantage of the many positive weight loss attributes of pineapple to ensure weight loss success.
Basically, one of the theories behind pineapple is that aside from being high in vitamins and having natural sugars to help kill cravings for sweets, is that pineapple has a fat burning enzyme that helps burn away the fat in the body and makes pineapple harder for the body to break down – meaning he body burns more calories naturally just trying to process the food.
There is a lot of controversy over this theory, and while supplements such as “pineapple pills” have sprung up claiming to be a part of the eating plan, in reality this is not the case at all. The only supplements for this diet are normal multi-vitamins.
Eating a lot of pineapple, drinking ice water, and eating some tuna on a consistent basis will help to drop weight in the short term, and these gains can often be extended into long term losses. Anyone interested in the pineapple diet should definitely do more research to see if it might be right for them.