Tuesday, October 6, 2009

About the Pineapple Diet

By Monty Dayton

There are many different types of diets out there, but there might not be any diet that is harder to pin down than the pineapple diet. There are many versions of this diet around online, but even the real one is fairly restrictive. But there's no denying that there is a great deal of interest in this diet.

While some versions may differ, every form of this eating plan in some way or another involves eating a lot of pineapple. Some say all pineapple and ice water for a few days in a row, others add in tuna every day. Many have a combination " where there's a day or two of nothing but pineapple and water, but tuna on the rest of the days to go with the pineapple.

The pineapple diet is definitely a fad diet and should be undergone carefully. That said, does this eating plan help people lose weight? For many people, the answer will be yes.

Tuna is a great lean meat high in Omega-3s, protein, and low in calories. In addition to this, pineapple gives a ton of energy for a fruit. This, with water, guarantees a diet low in fat and salt. In addition to this, enzymes in the pineapple force the body to work harder to break it down, keeping the metabolism up. There are several concerns with this diet, however.

First of all, pineapple is a fruit that is high in sugar. In theory this could cause some concerns with diabetics who need to watch their sugar levels. Pineapple is also acidic, which could make it hard for some people to keep with the high levels of pineapple.

Second, as with any fad diet there is concern over nutritional imbalance. By eating only one or two foods to eat means that you won't be able to possibly get the full range of vitamins and nutrients that you need.

Third, some of the claims made about this diet have not been confirmed through testing. While many fad diets will help dieters lose weight, that doesn't mean that the weight loss is healthy or for the same reasons that the diet purports.

The pineapple diet might not be for everyone. But as far as fad diets go, this one actually does help dieters lose the weight they're seeking to cut.

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