The Morning Banana Diet
You probably heard that bananas are one of those fruits you should avoid at all costs if you want to lose weight because are high in sugar.
But bananas can also promote weight loss if you eat below your calorie intake and don’t combine them with fats. The secret is not to load yourself with fatty foods, which can accumulate into fat cells when combined with sugary food such as bananas.
The Morning Banana Diet or Asa Banana Diet was created by Sumiko Watanabe, a preventive medicine expert and her husband Hamichi Watanabe, who’s counseling at Japan Body Care Academy. This diet has been around for a while and many people are finding success in it, so get ready to go bananas.
- For breakfast eat one raw banana and drink room temperature water. Don’t eat cooked or frozen bananas. If you’re still hungry wait 15 to 30 minutes and only after that you can eat another banana.
- At dinner and lunch you can eat normally, without restrictions. Eat until you feel satisfied and stop when you’re 80% full. At lunch is recommended to eat Japanese food, especially rice.
- Don’t eat after 8 p.m.
- Sip room temperature water for all meals
- If necessary eat a banana at 3 p.m.
- Allow at least four hours between your meals and bedtime
- Workout if you want to, even if is a short walk around the neighborhood.
- Keep a diet journal
- Avoid ice-cream and dairy
- Reduce the alcohol intake
- Go to bed before midnight
The Morning Banana Diet works because the enzymes found in nanners, which speed up digestion and elimination which results in weight loss.
Another explanation why the diet works has to do with resistant starches found in bananas, a type o fiber that increases fat burning and promotes fullness.
Not many diets focus on sleep, but studies show that people that get enough sleep (7 to 9 hours per night) tend to weigh less. When we are tired we tend to eat more and overeat on unhealthy foods.
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