The Pineapple Diet: Rapid weight-loss and a toxin-free body in 5 days


Usually, it is recommended to adopt a gradual diet that can be held for a long period of time and while you won’t be losing weight too fast, the results are more likely to remain permanent with few to no health risks involved.

The Pineapple Diet is actually a mono diet, the opposite of the gradual diet, because it is highly restrictive, it has fast results but it cannot be held for more than 5-6 days without posing a threat to your health. Even so, such a diet can be adopted occasionally to get rid of some extra pounds. The diet should be completely safe as long as you don’t have any health issues that could prevent you to follow it and you do not exceed the recommended period.

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Mono diets have been unfairly demonized, simply because some of them are quite drastic and last way too long. The Pineapple Diet doesn’t fall into that category and it can definitely help you detox and lose a few pounds along the way.

Pineapple juiceThe Benefits Of Pineapple

Pineapple has few calories but high water content thus it has a diuretic effect. Combined with its high fiber content that facilitates the digestion, a diet based on this fruit also has detoxification effects, cleansing the body of harmful substances, accumulated over time as a result of unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle. The pineapple also contains bromelain, a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes that works as an anti-inflammatory agent and is an efficient fat burner.

Pros and Cons

Mono-diets have a bad reputation, but if followed correctly they can be very efficient. The Pineapple Diet has a few pros that made it quite popular:

– The ingredients are easy to find and prepare.

– It is a valid solution for quickly losing a few pounds.

– Besides weight-loss it also acts as a detox diet.

Since nothing is perfect, this diet also comes with a few cons:

– It requires only a few ingredients so it is monotonous.

– Because the pineapple has diuretic effects, during the diet you will retain fewer liquids and your body will be deprived of several nutrients. As a result, you have to be very careful of what you eat once the diet is over so you don’t gain back weight faster than you lost it.

– You cannot follow this diet for a long time because it increases the risk of heart disease, kidney problems and even loss of muscle mass.

5-day Diet Plan

For best results use only fresh pineapple, not canned.

Breakfast: 2-3 slices of pineapple, 1 cup low-fat yogurt, oatmeal

Snack: 1 glass of pineapple juice, 1 slice of toasted rye bread, 1 boiled egg

Lunch: A simple broth prepared with the vegetables of your choice, grilled fish or chicken

Snack: 1 glass of pineapple juice, low-fat pineapple yogurt (or even better – you could just mix some finely chopped pineapple with plain yogurt)

Dinner: Chicken and pineapple salad

Besides pineapple juice you can drink water and unsweetened tea – green tea for example can assist your weight-loss efforts, and so would lemon water (it’s mildly acidic so it helps the digestion).


All you have to do is stick to this menu for 5 days. It’s rather calorie-depriving and offers very little variety but it’s harmless for someone with no health problems. Also, this is certainly not a suitable diet if you need to lose more than a few pounds since you can only follow it for the recommended 5-day duration. Because you’ll be getting a lot of liquids and quit all processed foods The Pineapple Diet will also help your body detox.

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Most meals require no cooking at all or they’re very easy to prepare. You could make a larger batch of vegetable broth and have it ready-made for several days.

Concerning exercise, there’s really not much you can do in 5 days. Physical activity on a regular basis is recommended for all people, of all ages, whether they need to lose weight or not. However, it is particularly important to workout (even daily brisk walks have incredible health benefits) as you’re losing weight, to prevent the loss of muscle mass. After all, you are trying to lose fat, not muscle.

Unless you have health issues that prevent you to do so, I strongly recommend you try to stay as active as possible and workout at least 3 times a week – whether you do it at home, outdoors or at the gym, it really doesn’t matter.

The Pineapple Diet is a low-calorie diet so it can be an effective way to lose a few pounds. The biggest problem is what you do once the diet is over. After all that pineapple there’s an increased risk of overeating unless you show some self-control.

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Pineapple Diet (5 Day Eating Plan)

  • PoundsandInchesdrops

    Pineapple diet is one of the effective way to lose pounds, and it is not only good for losing weight it is also good for people who has a high blood pressure.

    • Mari

      Do you have the recipe for the pinneapple juice

  • Britta Gabriel

    Can I substitute the Oatmeal for something else? I’m really not a fan of it at all

    • Hi Gabriel, many people are having a hard time eating oatmeal. Give amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat a try. These are all nutrition-packed pseudograins. However, be sure to adjust their quantity, since all these alternatives have far more calories compared to oatmeal.

      • Noura

        Can I replace chicken with fish ??

        • Not sure how well it goes with pineapple, but sure, why not. You could also use a plant-based protein like quinoa for example.

  • Sarah Walsh

    What is the serving size for the oatmeal, the broth and the salad? Want to make sure I do the diet right

  • Evelyne Gouwy

    It’s a nice diet, this one. I
    like the sweet
    taste of pineapple. I could eat every meal with pineapple.

  • alexis

    This diet does not do what it says. I followed it to the T for 5 days. I also went to the gym every night this week and I didnt lose 1 pound and i do not feel any different. And to top it off I have soars on my tongue from all the acid in the pineapple and nothing to show for it. I had a feeling this was too good to be true as i didnt see any reviews suggesting that it works. Because it doesnt.

  • Pineapple will not only help you lose weight, it also helps flush out ad toxins in our body because it is rich in fiber that is good for cleansing our body

  • Pineapple will not only help you lose weight, it also helps flush out ad toxins in our body because it is rich in fiber that is good for cleansing our body.

  • deathlightdb

    …Yeah, okay. Let’s “detox” on a plan that contains gluten, eggs, meat, fish and dairy. e_e SURRRE.