Japan : the morning banana diet

the morning banana diet

I don’t really know how effective is that diet but my dear friend Sachiko told me that it is quite popular in Japan. You can read the full diet on the morning banana diet website, it’ s really funny.

1. Eat only raw bananas for breakfast. Remember to chew it well.
Eat as many bananas you like. Basic principle is to eat bananas.
But, if you don’t feel like eating them, eat other kind of fruit.

If you really want to eat something else, wait for 15 (ideally 30) minutes, then you can eat anything.
If you wish to get the effects early, rice is recommended.
If you can’t eat rice for some reasons, candy balls will do.

Frozen bananas are not preferable to make it into a habit because they chill your stomach.

We recommend bananas because they are cheap and sweet, there is no need to do the dishes, and therefore it is easier to continue diet.

2. You must drink WATER. Drink it every once in a while.
When eating a banana in the morning, you should drink room temperature water.
After 15 (preferably 30) minutes, you can drink anything.
(If feel chill, drink ginger tea or something alike to warm yourself from the inside.)

We don’t say you must drink two litters a day.
There is no rule as to how much water you should drink.
There is no need to care about the quantity. Only thing to do is drink it constantly.

3. Eat as you like in lunch and dinner
Eat what you like.
Some choose smaller lunches, but you should eat as much as you like unless you don’t feel too full in order to pace yourself.

Smaller lunches and lots of snacks will backfire.

If you wish to get a quick effect, Japanese food is recommended. Especially, eating more rice and less side dish is effective.

4. Having a snack time is OK.
There is no problem in eating snacks every day.
But eat only one kind a day. You can eat even a bag of snack a day.
Chocolate and Japanese sweets are recommended.

Take ice cream and dairy product away from your habit.
If you feel like eating a lot, you should eat rice.

5. Eat dinner early.
The main cause of obesity is late dinners.
Even if you eat bananas for breakfast, having dinner late at night will spoil them.

Late dinners cause a situation in which you fall asleep while your stomach is still working. That does not let you take a good night’s sleep.
Without a good night’s sleep, your fatigue will not be reduced. Without eliminating your fatigue, your body conditions will get worse, and you’ll easily swollen or gain weight.

It is OK to eat a lot, as long as it is an early dinner.
Have dinner at least 30 minutes earlier than your usual dinnertime.
Somewhere around six, or eight at the latest, is the best time for dinner.
You should avoid eating desserts after dinner. You can enjoy sweets only during your snack time.
Eating desserts after dinner may cause the blood sugar level to go beyond the line that you should not cross. Remember the risks.

6. What if you want to eat something late at night?
First, drink some water. Only a bit will do. Don’t gulp down, but swallow it slowly to relax yourself.

If you have enough dinner, a real desire for food won’t come easily. If you can’t feel relaxed and really want to eat fruit, it is OK as long as you limit it to one kind.
Chew it well. Let it digest quickly. Then, go to bed.

7. Go to bed before midnight
Fatigue worsens your health.
Make a habit of going to bed before midnight. Getting rid of tiredness everyday makes your body easier to lose weight.
You can sleep well by going to bed with an empty stomach and eating bananas to remove tiredness.

Your health conditions will recover when you can sleep well. Therefore, without a good night’s sleep, the morning banana diet will not be effective enough.

8. How you wake up in the morning is important
Many of those who have a good night’s sleep thanks to Asa-banana say that they naturally wake up before their alarm clock goes off.
Try waking up before your alarm clock starts ringing. If you don’t need to use an alarm clock, sleep until you naturally wake up.

When you wake up by an alarm clock, your brain feels great stress.
Stress to the brain causes stress to the large intestine that has close relationship with the brain, and with the large intestine stressed and tensioned, you will not be able to have movements smoothly.
With a combination of bananas in the morning, water and relaxation, you will sweat more while sleeping.
After you brush your teeth, drink half or a cup of water. This is just a rough estimate, so you don’t need to force yourself to drink.

Your room is filled with carbon dioxide because of breathing while sleep. When you wake up, breathe out slowly. After you have breathed out all the air in your lungs, breathe in some fresh air from outside.

9. Have an exercise when you feel like doing it. Don’t do anything painful.
Appropriate exercises are good for both health and diet, but tough exercises can be bad for both.
There are reasons why you feel it tough, and you won’t feel tough if it is good for you.

We recommend light exercises that would be refreshment, something you won’t run out of breath with and something that doesn’t seem it would ever burn any calories.
In fact, easy exercises that seem they wouldn’t burn any calories, like swinging your hand, may contribute to losing weight.

10. What if you drink or eat too much?
Don’t do any exercise and take a rest till the next day. Let your internal organs get rid of their fatigue to make your body easier to lose weight.

There is a limitation of how much energy you can use a day. If you have eaten too much, what you need is a rest, not an exercise, because a lot of energy is used to digest food.
Your body may gain a kilo or two temporary, but if you take enough break, you will return to your original weight in a few days thanks to Asa-banana.

11. Let’s keep an open diet diary
Just write what you ate, what you did, and what you felt.

You cannot make progress by regretting the past.
It’ll be nice if you have a small milestone of what to do tomorrow.
Let’s make one small step forward every day.
Even if the step is small, if you continue it for a hundred days, it will become a big progress.
Set a small goal and achieve it every day to gain power and confidence.
Setting a concrete goal is the secret of success regardless of your age or your achievements.


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