What is a banana diet and can you lose weight by eating bananas, keep it off and stay healthy? This diet is another which only consists of one type of food, in this case bananas, and can therefore lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This is a crash diet, which does not contain enough calories. And will lead to the yo yo effect once you stop it.
The banana diet was huge in Japan a few years ago, as a famous actress lost a lot of weight on it in a short time.
Kerri Glassmann , American nutritionist, explained, "You start with a banana, as many as you want, for breakfast, with warm water. You don't have anything until lunch. You have a basic lunch, which can be anything you want, even pizza and fries. Then (in mid-afternoon), you can have a snack, which can even be a sweet. Then dinner, which can be anything you want. It has to be before 8 p.m. Nothing after dinner, including sweets. Then, you have to go to bed before midnight."
Glassman said: "Bananas do have fiber, and they're gonna help fill you up to some extent. But still, many people we know, no matter how many bananas you have for breakfast, (if) they're told you can have whatever you want for lunch and dinner -- you could be having a turkey sandwich, trying to lose weight, and then all of a sudden, you switch to pizza and fries -- you're gonna gain weight.
"It's a recipe for disaster for most people. However, for some people, if you're eating, let's say, lots of sweets throughout the day, and now you're told you can't have any sweets except for one small sweet at three (p.m.), you might lose some weight. Also, for some people, if you're an emotional eater and you over-consume thousands of calories at night, you're gonna cut calories (with this diet). So, for some people, you may lose a little bit of weight, but for most people, it's a recipe for disaster."
Glassman calls it "a fad diet," noting it gives people rules to follow, and saying isn't the stuff of a roadmap for lifetime eating.
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