Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Morning Banana Diet – Does it Work?

When former opera singer Kumiko Mori of Japan announced she had lost 15 pounds on the Morning Banana Diet, there was an immediate escalation in the sale of bananas across the country. Since then, Japanese supermarkets cannot seem to keep this delectable fruit in stock, although Dole has increased its banana imports by 25 percent.

The question that begs to be asked: does it work? The simplified answer: maybe. The reality: who cares? It’s good for you and promotes healthier eating and lifestyle habits. The regimen is very simple and easy to follow – eat a couple of bananas for breakfast along with a glass (or two or three) of water at room temperature and you’re good to go - at least until 8:00 p.m. when you have to stop eating.

Okay, maybe it’s not quite that easy. As with any diet, there are a few more rules to follow: no desserts after meals, although you can have a sweet snack mid-afternoon. You can also eat pretty much whatever you want for lunch and dinner, but only enough to satisfy your tummy. Don’t stuff it. Exercise is recommended, but not mandated. You can’t eat after 8:00 p.m. and you need to go to bed by midnight. See? It’s not so bad. These are rules most of us can easily adapt to.

To get the full scoop go to: www.morningbanana.com (Note: this site goes down a lot, so keep checking back.)

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