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Banana Diet

Dieters are going bananas over this new diet fad.

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Created in Japan by a husband and wife duo, the Banana Diet is about as popular in Japan as The South Beach Diet is in the States. In fact, once the diet became known, bananas were in such high demand, they couldn't be found in Japanese grocery stores. But as its popularity has spread over continents and over the Internet, so have the versions of this fad, but interesting, diet.

The Banana Diet requires that you eat bananas only at breakfast and then whatever you like for the rest of the day. Why bananas and not kiwis or oatmeal? The science behind the diet is still forming, but there are two primary reasons for its creation. One, bananas are believed to have a certain enzyme that promote elimination and enhance digestion and the other is that bananas contain resistant starch, a kind of nutrient similar to fiber that has been linked to weight loss, satiety and digestion.

As long as you follow this diet closely, they say you can lose weight.

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  • Diet is in general healthy
  • Bananas are only consumed one time of day
  • Bananas contains fiber, potassium and are a good form of energy
  • Bananas are inexpensive
  • Promotes eating breakfast
  • Fits definition of a fad diet, more than a lifelong style of eating
  • No exercise plan is required
  • Bananas are not a magic pill to weight loss
  • Breakfast of just bananas will lead to a drop in blood-sugar levels
  • Restricts dairy and alcohol

The Banana Diet is pretty simple to follow. In the morning you eat one to two bananas followed by a glass of room temperature water. Throughout the rest of the day, you can eat whatever you like as long as it does not contain dairy, alcohol or other dessert-like foods. You are allowed one sweet mid-afternoon snack and then come 8 p.m. the kitchen is closed as a way to avoid mindless night-time snacking.


There is not an exercise component.


The Banana Diet will probably help you lose weight as long as you adhere to the diet's guidelines. But its lack of an exercise program and its dependence on one purported magic food makes it appear more as a fad diet rather than a healthy living eating routine that will result in maintained weight loss.

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its very interesting article....and why some people think its ridiculuos and stupid.....y not give it a try...theres no wrong with it anyways...

posted Nov 28th, 2011 4:30 pm



I lost (40) lbs and kept it off for years. I only ate bananas. This diet was good b/c it did not have to make eating choices. The answer was always: "bananas". I am going to try celery next b/c sweet bananas were hard to find, prices fluctuated, fruit flies loved them, and they did not have a long shelf life. It eliminated the need to keep a food diary and I could eat as many as I wanted. I am going to try celery now.

posted Apr 25th, 2011 2:03 pm



i think i will try the banana diet....it seens to be quiet easy, why not give it a try?

posted Dec 1st, 2009 9:09 am


The banana diet seems more like a tiny improvement to a normal, non-dieting person.

However, after I've gone through the lemon diet, and cabbage so up diet I'll try it. :)

posted Mar 3rd, 2009 1:21 pm



This i perfect fr people who do not like eating breakfast in the morning. I like bananas and I actually get full of it for a few hours.

posted Feb 26th, 2009 3:58 am



I love bananas! I have a banana and an orange juice every morning and it keeps me going strong! I guess i am on the banana diet without even knowing it :-)

posted Feb 25th, 2009 8:27 am


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