Sexy Pineapple Diet

This diet from 1970 was simple. Just eat only pineapple for two days every week. On the other days you can eat whatever you want. The book is apparently quite a rarity, because I haven't been able to find any used copies for sale.

Over at vice.com, a guy recently tried the diet and claims that he lost 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs) in three days. Which, actually, isn't a lot. Evidently, he was able to find a copy of the book. He also discovered that one of its authors, Sten Hegeler, was still alive, 93 years old. When contacted, Hegeler admitted that not a lot of deep thought went into the concept of the diet:

"Pineapple with whipped cream was the preferred dessert back then, so I thought, 'My god, I can have as much pineapple as I want for two days,' and that sounded splendid."

And a bonus for linguaphiles: The word "erogetic" appears to have been invented for this book. I'm not sure what it means.



Fort Myers News-Press - Sep 16, 1970



Chicago Tribune - Nov 5, 1970

Posted By: Alex - Wed Aug 09, 2017
Category: Food, 1970s, Dieting and Weight Loss





Comments
My parents followed a similar fad diet around the same time involving grapefruit. They inflicted that misery on us kids as well. To this day I have no desire to eat a grapefruit.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 08/09/17 at 07:50 AM
[face slap]

I've only been eating the non-sexy type of pineapples.

The details always get me...
Posted by crc in idaho on 08/09/17 at 08:33 AM
The Chewing Diet

Simply chew each bite 32 times and spit out the remains.

And remember the diet's motto: "Nature will castigate those who don't masticate."

Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 08/09/17 at 06:48 PM
I remember the grapefruit diet... though I remember jokes about it more than people actually being on it.
Posted by Brian in denial on 08/10/17 at 09:15 AM
The best thing you can do when you have no food is call it dieting!
Posted by BMN on 08/10/17 at 09:46 AM
We all know the real reason for eating a lot of pineapple, it makes your $ shot sweet wink
Posted by Ron J. in your mom on 08/12/17 at 08:07 AM
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