Have You Heard About The Banana Diet?

Editorial Team

In today’s world where people are constantly looking for ways to lose weight, I must say there are a lot of diets for weight loss coming up. Some even go as far as to tell you that you would lose a certain amount kilograms in a week. Some are very hard to believe, yesterday I was telling my friend that there are so many diets for weight loss that it is getting overwhelming and she said she had been on a Banana Diet and it was working for her.

Banana to lose weight? That was my first thought especially because someone had once told me that eating banana actually make people gain weight but I researched on it and found out that it is actually really popular. 

This diet is called the Banana Diet for a reason; the plan's founders recommend you eat between one to four raw bananas for breakfast, along with room-temperature or lukewarm water, and nothing else.  Here are the basic rules to follow when trying out this diet

  • You can eat more than one, and in fact the inventor of the diet often ate four bananas in the morning, but don’t stuff yourself to the point of fullness or discomfort.
  • Eat only raw, uncooked, unfrozen bananas.
  • Other fruit may be substituted.
  • If you are still hungry 15 or 30 minutes after your banana, you can eat other food
  • Dinner must be eaten by 8 p.m. at the latest (6 p.m. is better).
  • There are no explicit limits on the types of food you can eat for lunch and dinner, or the amount.However, you should not eat a dessert with dinner or any of your meals.
  • At all meals you should eat only until you’re satisfied but not full or stuffed.
  • The only beverage allowed at most meals is water, the water must be at room temperature, not chilled or hot and should be drunk in small sips and not used to wash down food.
  • Outside of meals non-caloric beverages like tea, coffee, and diet soda are generally allowed but water is encouraged as much as possible,  consumption of milk products is discouraged and only on social occasions may drink beer or wine.
  • A sweet snack of chocolate, cookies, or the like is allowed at about 3 p.m but ice cream, a donut, or potato chips are not recommended. A good alternative for a more filling snack is popcorn but watch out for excessive fat content.
  • Go to bed by midnight. If you can manage to go to bed earlier, all the better.
  • Put no pressure on yourself to exercise.
  • If you want to exercise, go ahead but don't over stress yourself. You can try to get some walking in every day if possible

It feels too good to be true right, that was the same thing I thought but since my friend said it worked for her, I have made up my mind to try it. Whereas it’s not complicated, expensive or hard to do. Have you tried out this diet? Did it work for you?