Banana diet fads have been around for many years now. However, back in 2008 the Banana Diet took a whole new shape in the form of the Morning Banana Diet. This was started in Japan and thanks to social media it quickly caught on all around the world. It temporarily caused a shortage of bananas! The idea behind the Morning Banana Diet is to only eat bananas in the morning and chase them with room temperature water.
Then it is said that the participant can eat whatever else they want for their other meals and still lose weight.* There are some rules that apply though. To start with, the participant cannot drink alcohol or consume any dairy. Instead they must only drink room temperature water with all meals. The last meal of the day has to be eaten before 8 pm and bedtime should be before midnight. The Morning Banana Diet also forbids sugary snacks and deserts, especially after the dinner meal.
The founders of this diet Sumiko and Hamachi Watanabe want dieters to be aware of their fullness levels, and never push it too far. There are no calorie limits or restrictions each day, but being cognitively aware of your stomach is important on this diet. Although there are different variations of this diet, you will be eating a bananas in the morning for breakfast and drinking water at room temperature. Lunch and dinner will be as normal, but the founders recommend you eat Japanese food (naturally). Finally, only one snack is allowed per day, in which sweets are allowed just at this time during the day.
Do Dieters Lose Weight on the Banana Diet?
The amount of weight loss that might stem from the Morning Banana Diet really depends on a couple of factors. The first factor is how much weight you have to lose in the first place. Obese individuals will likely lose weight on the Morning Banana Diet. This is because the rules dictate them restricting their calories to a certain extent.
However, those who only have a few pounds to lose might find that their results will not be anything like what they might expect. No matter what your situation is, you will be losing weight because you will not be eating as many calories. On top of following this specific eating regime, the founders also believe in getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night. The more sleep you get, the less you will be prone to snacking and eating later than 8:00pm.
Is The Banana Diet Diet Easy To Follow?
As far as diets go the Morning Banana Diet is not an easy one to follow. In order to follow it properly you might have to rearrange your sleeping schedule. You might also have trouble totally giving up alcohol as even a social drink here and there is not permitted. The same goes for desserts. If you are a dessert lover then you will not have an easy time on the Morning Banana Diet. Not many people like bananas either, and the thought of having to eat them first thing in the morning, may be hard in and of itself.
Drinking lukewarm water with bananas for breakfast each morning does not sound appetizing at all. It also does not motivate you to get up and going in the morning. Bananas are also very starchy and full of sugar which both are not great for the waistline. It really doesn’t make sense you are putting that into your body first thing in the morning over protein.
The Morning Banana Diet is not a diet that should be taken very seriously. Its effectiveness has not been proven long term. This is a fad diet like any other. There is no ancient Japanese banana magic that will make you lose weight. Any weight loss that you might experience on the Morning Banana Diet would be primarily due to you cutting out sugars, dairy, and alcohol. This would likely result in you gaining back any of the weight you might lose in a real hurry once you return to your normal way of life.
*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary