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Morning Banana Diet of Japan For Weight Loss.


Morning Banana Diet



Room Temperature Water



Eating Bananas

Japanese diet plans for weight loss. Japan has been hit by the Banana Diet it's pretty simple and great for me I love bananas and usually eat one every morning.

Here's how it goes.

One or Two Bananas in the morning

One glass of room temperature water

optional snack at 3 p.m.

Eat whatever you want for lunch and dinner. ( I would suggest eating healthy foods and not as much as you want.)

No desserts at all

Alcohol consumption is discouraged

No food after 8:00 pm.

Go to bed by 12:00 pm

There's been a run on bananas in Japan they can't keep them in the store.

The diet was designed by Sumiko Watanabe for her husband who she

claims lost 37 lbs. Sumiko Watanabe is a pharmacist.

No Desserts



Why Bananas are good for you.

Bananas: High in fiber a banana gives an instant, boost of energy. It's said it provides enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.

High in iron

High in potassium yet low in salt. I know what it's like to get low on potassium. I ended up in the hospital because of this.

They're good for high blood pressure

They're good for heartburn if you have trouble with digestion (some people do) one banana sprinkle a little pepper on it.

Lovely Banana Tree

Morning Banana Diet

Morning Banana Diet

Does this diet work

I have no idea if this diet works. It sure looks like you get plenty to eat, maybe more than you need. I just thought I would put it on and let everyone see what it's all about. Like I said I love bananas I can do this I know. Leaving out the sugar would be my problem.

I have tried many diets. I'm in Weight Watchers now. I starve on Weight Watchers it's just not enough food. I know it has worked for many people. I plan on staying with it because it helps me by going to the meetings and the weigh in. Weight Watchers has now changed to eating fruit, without using points. When they first came out with all the fruit you want to eat and no points, our leader said she ate bananas all day and, of course, she gained weight. I can’t remember how many she said she ate, but it was a big amount.

Remember if you eat too many bananas you are going to gain weight. They also say eat whatever you want for lunch and dinner. I wouldn't eat a dozen hamburgers or French fries, eat good healthy food such as lean meat, vegetables, nuts, fish, beans, other fruits and oatmeal. Just examples of some of the foods you should eat.

I'm not a doctor so don't take my word. Please check with your own doctor before starting a diet.

I'm only listing the diet for you I'm not an expert on this diet. You may have to adjust this diet for yourself and to make sure your not taking into many calories. We all know in the long run calories count and if you go overboard with calories you will gain.

Adding exercise is always a good idea if you can. The diet is not unhealthy bananas aren't going to hurt you. Bananas are one of the cheapest things you can buy.

This diet is a fad diet but if it works for you and gets the weight off and gives you a start why not try it. It's safe and healthy. It will help you eat breakfast something I find myself not doing when I should but if I do I go for a banana.

Many diets are fad diets remember the cabbage diet. I couldn't take that one. I even tried the Subway diet, two days and I couldn't stand to look at another sandwich.

Check your BMI

You can go to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and find out what your BMI is with their calculator. You can also download an app for your iPhone.

If you check out my hub to the right you will see my story on the heart attacks I had when I was 38. This is my main reason for trying to keep my weight down. Health is always a good reason I think. Dieting is not always easy to do but something I guess most of us have to do at times.

What WebMD has to say about this diet.

The diet I have on here is a little different than WebMD but pretty close to the same.

I saw this diet on YouTube CBS and they are saying as many bananas as you want this is not ture about this diet. Only two bananas in the morning.

Read What WebMD Thinks

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Morning Banana Diet of Japan


moonlake (author) from America on February 03, 2014:

Au fait, Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the votes, and share.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 26, 2013:

Lots of people are thinking about New Year's resolutions right about now and many will chose to put "diet" on their list. Personally, I don't bother with resolutions, but for those people wanting to go on a diet to start the New Year, this sounds like a good one. I love bananas too.

Voting this up, useful, interesting, and will share.

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a great 2014!

moonlake (author) from America on September 26, 2013:

Indian Chef , My doctor encourages them because they're high in potassium. There's 105 calories in a medium size banana with anything you can't go overboard. Thanks for stopping by.

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on September 24, 2013:

Moonlake diet looks good but out here they say one banana has 175 to 225 calories so usually the doctors discouraged them. shairing here and voting it up.

moonlake (author) from America on April 01, 2013:

georgialgal1984, I agree only greenish bananas for me. I also can't stand very ripe bananas. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Mrs Frugal from United States on March 31, 2013:

I've never heard of this before. I have heard of raw foodists who eat as many bananas as they want and still loose, or maintain their weight. They are also only eating super healthy low calorie foods throughout the day.

I personally only like my bananas with some green on them and still firm. Ripe, soft bananas, are repulsive to my taste buds for some odd reason.

moonlake (author) from America on March 29, 2013:

Peggy W, I know it all has to do with how many calories you take in. Take in to many calories your going to gain weight that is for sure. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 29, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

Bananas are a good food source but I read the WebDoctor link that you inserted at the bottom of your hub and it debunks the diet. There is no magic diet that takes and keeps weight off. Wish there were!!! Most fad diets will take off weight for a time and generally the person packs it back on and often even more. Calories taken in must be utilized and expended in the same ratio to maintain one's weight. Exercising a little more and taking in a little less each day will take weight off. Not sexy, I know. Just the plain truth. Voted up and interesting.

moonlake (author) from America on March 07, 2013:

rajan jolly, So true no dessert will help weight go down. I to eat bananas everyday. I did try it but I had trouble with the room temp water and no desserts. Water at room temperature makes me feel sick I have no idea why. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 06, 2013:

I love bananas but I eat it anytime I wish. I don't need to lose weight so I guess this is okay. Did you try this diet and benefit? Just wondering.

Of course, without any dessert the calorie intake will go down appreciably.

Voted up and interesting.

moonlake (author) from America on December 27, 2012:

seanorjohn, can't go wrong eating a banana no matter how you eat it. After this Christmas with all the cookies I need back to healthy eating. Thanks so much for stopping by.

seanorjohn on December 26, 2012:

I often have sliced banana on toast for breakfast. Not sure if that helps in a diet but it tastes good and I think is good enery boost. Voted up.

moonlake (author) from America on June 20, 2012:

LauraGT, That is true. I know if I could cut out all desserts, stop drinking diet coke. I could lose. We eat good as far as meals go and I don't eat bread unless we're having a sandwich. Like you I have a banana just about everyday. Thanks, so much for stopping by and reading my hub. I appreciate it.

LauraGT from MA on June 20, 2012:

I love bananas and have one every day with my cereal. It makes sense that they would help with weight loss because they are so filling. Look forward to hearing from someone about whether this diet works. I suppose having a few bananas every day, eating no desserts, and not eating after 8pm would help most people lose weight (as long as their lunch/dinner aren't too horrendous!)

moonlake (author) from America on May 29, 2012:

Dolores Monet, I also like bananas. I like eating my yogurt and slice up a banana to go on top of it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on May 29, 2012:

I don't know about the whole diet, not being a dieter, but there is nothing like a good banana in the morning. Bananas are so easy to eat and full of nutrition they are a great way to start the day!

moonlake (author) from America on April 24, 2012:

Thanks molometer, for stopping by. Even a banana diet is not easy. I still eat that banana every morning. It's the food I add later in the day that doesn't help.

Micheal from United Kingdom on April 24, 2012:

I like to eat a banana in the morning too. Interesting hub.

moonlake (author) from America on April 06, 2012:

samdackson, I'm really not sure how you can gain weight. My Mom use to be so thin and they told her to eat anything she wanted and to make ice cream shakes everyday. Now days they wouldn't say that.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

samdackson from Colorado on April 06, 2012:

your post was good but i think your post only how to wait lose. Please gave me information about how to wait gain. Thanks

moonlake (author) from America on February 01, 2012:

Hospital beds,

Thanks, for stopping.

Hospital beds on January 31, 2012:

Hospital beds the level height of Bed can be adjusted to facilitate close observation by the Medical staff.


moonlake (author) from America on October 15, 2011:

Sounds good. No truck like that here.

Cutters from South Carolina on October 15, 2011:

oh I am very lucky, I get them right off the truck still bright green! They are by far the best bananas I have ever had in my life!

moonlake (author) from America on October 15, 2011:

Cutters, thanks for stopping by.

I wish we could get good bananas but their sure not good here their always half mushy. I hate soft bananas.

Cutters from South Carolina on October 15, 2011:

Banana diet sounds like it would be fun. I get them for free.....I may try, it thanks for sharing!

moonlake (author) from America on August 18, 2011:

Minnetonka Twin, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on August 18, 2011:

I am a life time member of weight watchers and I know what you mean by getting hungry on it. I eat fruit when I'm feeling starved. Not sure this bananna diet is healthy but can't wait to hear how it goes.

moonlake (author) from America on August 10, 2011:

DeborahFantasia Thanks for stopping by and reading my hub. I know with a heart condition they want me to eat bananas because I have problems with my potassium getting low from the water pills I have to take.

DeborahFantasia from Italy on August 10, 2011:

I love bananas also, it was great reading about the benefits of them which I was not aware of ! Great Hub :)

moonlake (author) from America on June 06, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by. WW now says that fruit is 0 points so it even works in with their diet. I would lose weight just by having no desserts.

vinsanity on June 05, 2011:

Hey this is a great idea for a diet. I might actually try this.

moonlake (author) from America on September 17, 2010:

Thanks so glad you enjoy them.

Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on September 17, 2010:

moonlake, I am enjoying your hubs very much

moonlake (author) from America on July 03, 2010:

Thank you.

nikitha p from India on July 02, 2010:

very informative.

moonlake (author) from America on February 02, 2010:

Thanks for stopping by sorry I'm so late with approving your comment. I have been busy and haven't had time to get on here.

Did you try the diet? How did it go?

Info Help from Chicago on January 10, 2010:

Hi Moonlake,

I will try this diet and let you know the results. I love bananas, they are one of my favorite kinds of fruit. I am a fan :)

moonlake (author) from America on December 04, 2008:

Calories are always what count in making you fat. 110 Calories in an Apple and A small sized (peeled) banana contains about 80 calories so I would say their no different then other fruits and they are good for you just like any other fruit. I know no other reason why bananas would make you fat.

Thanks for comments.

Lgali on December 04, 2008:

I heared banana make you fat it true or not?

moonlake (author) from America on December 04, 2008:

thank you and thanks for stopping by.

Bellemerchant from New York on December 03, 2008:

Nice hub moonlake, very informative

moonlake (author) from America on November 14, 2008:

Thanks for posting, RGraf.

Rebecca Graf from Wisconsin on November 14, 2008:

Very interesting. Like you, I love bananas.

moonlake (author) from America on November 11, 2008:

Thanks for stopping by, izetti.

Lizett from The Great Northwest on November 10, 2008:

Thanks for the info.This would probably work! I'm not too into diets, but I know bananas help flush you out and unbloat after you eat too much salt.


moonlake (author) from America on November 10, 2008:

I know just what you mean I also love bananas but I have ended up in the hospital with low potassium and believe me it was terrible and it can cause death. My water pills that I take for my heart caused my low potassium so now I have to take potassium pills.

Netters from Land of Enchantment - NM on November 09, 2008:

I love bananas. Which is a good thing because I have low potassium levels and coronary artery disease. My heart doctor tells me you need potassium for your heart. Great article. Thank you.

moonlake (author) from America on November 03, 2008:

Your welcome.

Barbie-Perkins from Cincinnati, OH on November 03, 2008:

Moonlake, Sound like an interesting diet. Eating bananas may help take away the sugar or dessert craves. Thanks for the info. Barbie

moonlake (author) from America on October 31, 2008:

Thanks Scottie for comments on my hub.

Scottie JD on October 30, 2008:

At last a diet for the senile! Not much to remember, that suits my sytle!

moonlake (author) from America on October 27, 2008:

Thanks so much for comments. I do get hungry on it by lunch I am ready to have lunch.

JenArt on October 26, 2008:

I have to be up on all the latest diet fads, whether I try them or not. This one sounds pretty good. Of course, the real question is how HUNGRY you are while doing it. ;)

moonlake (author) from America on October 25, 2008:

I lost a whole pound...I was surprised.

moonlake (author) from America on October 24, 2008:

Thanks for comment. It would be nice if this really works.

desert blondie from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen on October 24, 2008:

Fascinating...so many ways to lose weight...and somewhere there's a way that will work for everyone!

moonlake (author) from America on October 24, 2008:

Good...I found the video on the banana diet.

Lgali on October 22, 2008:

I will try this

Jerilee Wei from United States on October 22, 2008:

Used to feel the same way about water, then started traveling internationally and learned "it's all about what you are used to." Ice cold water and ice is not the norm, even in Europe. There are scientific reasons why ice water also isn't necessarily good for us too.

moonlake (author) from America on October 22, 2008:

LouiseKnittel thanks for stopping by I also think it sounds like plenty of food so that's what makes me wonder if it will work. I do know with myself if I have any sugar at all I start right away putting it on.

Jerilee Wei, the water is going to be my hardest part I like water but I want it ice cold. Room temp and warm water make me feel kinda sick.

Jerilee Wei from United States on October 22, 2008:

Good hub! Don't see where it could hurt anyone. Room temperature water is the norm in many places outside of the U.S. anyway.

LouiseKnittel from Ohio on October 22, 2008:

It sounds like plenty of food and you will not feel deprived!

moonlake (author) from America on October 22, 2008:

Thanks to both of you for stopping by. I'm going to change that to no desserts at all because that is actually what it says.

LeaAnne from North Carolina on October 22, 2008:

No sugar at all, I guess this means no bread or fruit.

BkCreative on October 22, 2008:

This sounds interesting. I like knowing the latest 'everything.'

I pick up a banana almost everyday now to eat now that watermelon season is gone. And I start my morning with a cup of warm water to detox.

Hmm. I can do this.

Thanks again!

moonlake (author) from America on October 21, 2008:

Thanks for stopping. I'll try it also starting this week-end.

Catlyn from Somewhere in the OC on October 21, 2008:

l look forward to trying this out and I will let you know how it goes!

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