The Banana Diet
The Banana Diet was invented a few years ago (in 2008) by a Japanese couple who decided to lose weight by eating this fruit calorie and nutritious. The secret of the diet is to eat bananas for breakfast not to overeat at lunch or dinner. We know that the banana is used as filling, so the diet could be really useful for those 3 to lose excess pounds in 3-4 weeks. In addition to bananas, however, the diet should also drink 2 glasses of water every breakfast, trying to prefer water at room temperature, good for improving digestion and feel satisfied for hours.
This banana diet is composed of four meals: breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. After breakfast you can eat various foods for lunch or dinner, a snack while you could eat a little bland. The important thing is to respect the various zones, namely: a snack before 3 o’clock in the afternoon (15:00) and have dinner before 8 pm (20:00). If the times are not met, the effectiveness of the diet is zero. Another important rule to follow is to drink water every meal. All foods and drinks are absolutely forbidden that contained alcohol and various dairy products.
Breakfast: A banana or more and 1 or 2 glasses of warm water
Lunch: A meal of your choice
Snack: A chocolate whatsoever, eaten within 15
Dinner: Always a choice of meals, but always within 20
The physical training is not mandatory (according to the makers of the diet), but I still recommend trying to do at least 3-4 hour walks a week.
Pros and Cons of the Banana Diet
a. Pros: The most important pro is the banana filling breakfast that raises the metabolism. Another point is not eating after 20 (it should be for all diets).
b. Cons: The diet encourages physical training, essential for a good weight loss. It forces you to always do the same breakfast, so you can follow along.
However, in the overall banana diet is pretty good and you can lose 3-4 pounds a month without making big sacrifices. Not only work if you overdo the calories for lunch and dinner and if it fails to comply with meal times.
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