If you mention Pina Coladas to most people the first thing that comes to their mind will probably be either the cocktail or Rupert Holmes’ 70s hit “The Pina Colada Song”. Dieting and weight loss are probably the last thing anyone would think of, but believe it or not the Pina Colada Diet does exist and many dieters who have tried it are happy to sing its praises.
The Pina Colada Diet could be seen to be appropriately named because it is a cocktail of sorts, but without any alcohol. The essential ingredients are a combination of tropical fruits, protein shakes, weight loss supplements and workout routines. So it would be unfair to consider the system just another fad diet because it is actually a structured weight loss program that promises results via a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise, and (the secret weapon) Re:Active Pina Colada flavor Skinny Shakes and pills.
Dieting the Pina Colada Way
Aficionados of the diet claim it can carve out ‘a new bikini body’ in just four weeks, but dieting the Pina Colada way is not just a case of popping a few pills and waiting (hoping) for the magic to happen. Pina Colada Dieters need to make a serious commitment to taking an active part in attaining their weight loss goals and that involves some lifestyle changes that some dieters may find hard to live with.
Eating healthy and swapping some meals for protein shakes can be a hard adjustment to make. Taking the necessary fat burning pills should not present a problem to anyone, but the required workouts that ensure maximum fat burning and help carve out a new fitter, healthier, and more toned body may prove to be a commitment that many dieters do not wish to make.
How it Works
Each day begins with a glass of ‘melt water’ (tap water that has been frozen and allowed to thaw).
The required fruit, shakes, and healthy meals nourish the body without all of the extra fat and sugars that are such a big part of the daily diet of people who are ‘eating normally’.
The fat burning tablets kick-start the metabolism and encourage more efficient fat burning and the workouts ensure the body is put in a situation where it needs to begin burning off some extra fat (to fuel the workout).
Everyone knows that cutting down on fats and calories can result in weight loss and that’s just a true for ‘regular exercise’, so the Pina Colada Dieting method has obvious potential, but not everyone is familiar with melt water or the ingredient garcinia cambogia (used in the pills), so let’s take a look at them now.
What is Melt Water?
Melt water is prepared by placing normal water into an airtight container and placing it inside a freezer. After a while a layer of ice will form on the inside of the container. This should be removed and disposed off. The rest of the water is then returned to the container and allowed to fully freeze before being thawed ready for use. The preparation process removes salts and other unwanted material and the resulting liquid retains essential minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Drinking melt water helps to purge toxins from the body and is believed to enhance the metabolism.
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Garcinia Cambogia is a popular super fruit ingredient that has become very popular since it was endorsed by the American TV show host Dr. Oz who called it a “magic” weight loss aid.
The ingredient is extracted from a fruit that originated in Indonesia. It contains high levels of hydroxycitric acid (HCA)—a substance that has a strong reputation as an appetite suppressant and can also prevent the growth of fresh fat cells within the body.
Read more about Garcinia Cambogia here
A Typical Pina Colada Dieting Day
- First drink of the day: 1 glass of melt water
- Breakfast: Poached eggs and steamed spinach.
- Lunch: A shake (5 days a week) or a meal consisting of lean fish or meat with some vegetables.
- Dinner: Lean fish, courgette, and butternut squash.
- Supplementation: Garcinia cambogia tablets before each meal.
- Training: 45 minutes to an hour in the gym (weights and cardiovascular) at least once each week.
What the Media Says About the Pina Colada Diet
The Daily Mail featured the diet in their “FeMail” pages. A young lady named Deni Kirkova stuck with the system, lost 10 lbs. in four weeks, and was ‘absolutely thrilled’ with the results:
- 2″ lost from her hips
- 2″ lost from her waist
- Toned physique
Deni also stated she never felt deprived of food and said the diet has taught her to love healthy eating.
Potential Pina Colada Dieters should be aware the diet allows no alcohol so dieters who wish to look good in a few weeks will need to forsake the feel good benefits of their favorite tipple whenever they go out. This is a sacrifice some people may find hard to make. Committing to the required exercise may also prove difficult, but any sacrifices made should pay dividends later on. Eat less fat, consume less calories, and burn off excess fat and calories—it’s a common sense approach to weight loss so there can be no doubt that the Pina Colada diet should work (if it is strictly adhered to) and with daily supplementations of a powerful ingredient like Garcinia Cambogia results are practically guaranteed.