Dieters are going bananas over this new diet fad.
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.
- 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.EXERCISE
There is not an exercise component.CONCLUSION
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.Common Mispellings
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