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Lose Weight with Banana Diet
Banana diet is one of the cheapest and tastiest ways to lose weight. And American nutrition experts agree to this hot new Japanese diet craze.
If you want to lose weight, here are two words for you: Go bananas. This is exactly what the Japanese have been doing ever since they first heard about the “Morning Diet” created by an Osaka pharmacist to shrink her chubby hubby. This simple Banana diet plan promptly slimmed the guy down by 38 pounds.
The Banana Diet began to spread. A famous actress dropped 26 pounds; a well known opera singer shed 15. Today, many Tokyo stores still sell out of bananas by noon each day.
What Experts say about Banana Diet
The Dallas Dietetic Association’s Neva Cochran, R.D. says, “It’s a healthy, satisfying and energizing way to eat. And most dieters will find having bananas for breakfast will boost their results nicely.”
According to Nicholas D. Gillitt, Ph.D., of the Dole Nutrition Institute, “There’s solid research proving that bananas are an unsung superfood. And they’re particularly beneficial to dieters.” When the Woman’s World magazine heard this, they asked a group of their readers to test Japanese strategy and report their results: In a single week, the magazine’s reader team shed up to 7 pounds and 3 inches of ab flab apiece!
Banana Diet Rules
- Breakfast: Enjoy a banana (or two)
- Follow with a sensible lunch and dinner
- Off-limits: Alcohol, sugary drinks and desserts
- Optional: You can have a little something sweet, 3 p.m. snack
- Aim to stop eating when you’re full and finish your evening meal by 8 p.m.
Why Banana Diet Works
- Breakfast turns up your metabolism by 300 calories!
Your metabolism sleeps when you do—and it only wakes up when you eat your first meal of the day. So the sooner you eat the better. Gillitt says, “Research shows that breakfast eaters burn an extra 200-300 calories a day.” At 100-200 calories, a banana breakfast likely provides fewer calories than you’d normally eat, yet you’ll still get the same metabolism boost.
- Bananas speed fat-burning by 25%!
Bananas are one of the best sources of “resistant starch” a type of carbohydrate. Resistant starch ferments in our digestive tracts, creating by-products that increase fat burning by 20%-25%. “This increase in fat-burning lasts all day—even if you only eat the resistant starch at breakfast,” says University of Colorado’s Janine Higgins, Ph.D.
In a new Mexican study, dieters given a drink spiked with resistant starch from bananas doubled their weight-loss results compared with dieters who got the same drink but no resistant starch.
Pros say that the resistant starch in bananas also increase the absorption of calcium, another crucial nutrient for weight loss.
- Banana fiber blocks fat and hunger!
A two-banana breakfast starts your day with 6 grams of fiber and no fat. “Fiber bulks up in your stomach so you feel full longer. Fiber pulls some of the calories you eat through your digestive system before they can be absorbed. So fiber helps reduce overall calorie intake in two key ways.” says Gillitt.
Finish researchers found that overweight folks who consumed more fiber and less fat lost 3 times more weight than folks who didn’t.1
Related Diet Article(s)
More Article(s) on The Banana Diet:
- The banana diet is 1 of the best and easiest ways to help boost your weight loss efforts. It appears there are many versions of this diet… and I also have a version of this diet. A lot of the other versions of this diet just seem plain silly and not very practical.
Read here » Banana Diet – 1 of the Easiest Ways to Lose Weight If You Do it Right
- The official Japanese plan simply calls for a “sensible” lunch and dinner. This Morning Banana Diet – Free Diet Meal Plan samples were created by the Woman’s World magazine nutrition team for their readers.
Read here » The Morning Banana Diet – Free Diet Meal Plan
1Source: Excerpts taken from Woman’s World, pp. 18, 19. February 9, 2009 issue
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More Information on Banana Diet
- The Morning Banana Diet
Ever since former opera singer Kumiko Mori announced she had lost 15 pounds on the “Morning Banana” diet, there has been a shortage of bananas in Japan, according to The Japan Times online. Billed as the fastest and easiest weight loss diet, the Morning Banana diet has taken Japan by storm.
- The Japanese Banana Diet
Have any of you seen or tried this diet. You have 1 -2 bananas for breakfast and then so sensible meals plus one snack and you are supposed to loose weight on it.
The Japanese love it. I am trying it now to see if it does anything for me. I am not a breakfast person and the bananas are easy for me to get down.
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