Have you ever heard about Hollywood Diet? Pineapple and grapefruit diet is a similar method to lose weight very quickly. You cannot eat anything else but these two varieties of fruit during about 14 days. It is said that you can lose at least 15 pounds in only 2 short weeks! What are the advantages and disadvantages of losing weight on the grapefruit and pineapple diet? Is there any health risk to do that? How to lose weight and fat quickly and safely?
Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, fiber, potassium and Beta-carotene. Additionally, it contains pectin which acts as an antioxidant agent. 100 grams of grapefruit yields 49 calories. Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that aids digestion and would act as an “anti-aging agent”. 100 grams of pineapple yields 66 calories. This diet is easy to follow and leads to a very fast weight loss.
The 14-day (even 10-day) grapefruit and pineapple diet is dangerous. Why? It’s just too much restrictive. You will miss out on so many vital vitamins, minerals, lipids and proteins. Don’t do this! You are going to tire easily in your daily activities. This restrictive diet will be responsible for an important muscle wasting and will disrupt both your metabolism and your cardiovascular system.
The common idea that this type of exclusive fruit diet has the property to eat fat is not scientifically proved. For most people, this diet ends in failure. After following this diet you will probably gain back all of the weight that you have lost, plus some!
How to lose weight and fat quickly and safely?
There are interesting and effective weight loss programs which do not have the disadvantages we have described before with grapefruit and pineapple diet. They respect your metabolism and don’t have any negative effect on your muscles.