Japanese women are seen as one of the most beautiful in the world. Almost all of them are slim, and it’s like they never get old. But, have you ever wondered how do they stay slim and young looking?
Well, the biggest reason is their cuisine and lifestyle which are based on health and longevity. Even though you may not be able to follow a regular Japanese diet or lifestyle, there’s something you can do to be closer to their secret of a good-looking body.
It’s the morning banana diet created by Hitoshi Watanabe and his wife, the pharmacists Sumiko.
The Creation of the Diet
Watanabe had tried numerous weight-loss diets throughout his life, struggling to lose those excess pounds. So, he recorded his experiences and results from each of them. His wife, on the other hand, had a lot of knowledge in the field of preventive medicine, as well as experience while working as a pharmacist.
So, together, they created a new weight loss diet that was more effective than any other diet they knew. Besides being very simple to follow, it helps people lose weight without exercising.
In fact, Watanabe’s goal was to find a way to shed pounds without struggling to exercise.
All you have to do is drink water and eat bananas in the morning, but nothing else until lunch.
Why Bananas & How Many Should You Eat?
Bananas are high in resistant starch which resists the process of digestion. It feeds the good bacteria in your gut, thus suppressing your appetite and improving your fat oxidation.
What’s more, one research showed that replacing 5% of your daily carb intake with a resistant starch food can speed up the fat-burning process after a meal by 30%. Also, they are rich in fiber and low in calories.
When it comes to the number of bananas you can eat when following this diet, you can have as many as you need to keep you full but not overloaded. But, remember, you shouldn’t overeat! In that way, your body will have enough time to process the food you eat.
What’s more, if you start the day with a glass of warm water in the morning you will further boost your metabolism and help the weight-loss process.
Drink the warm water and wait for an hour before eating a banana. If one banana is not enough for you, eat another one after 20 minutes. But, make sure you choose only raw bananas. According to Watanabe, you should also avoid milk and alcohol during the morning banana diet.
If you like to fight obesity efficiently, here are few more things to have in mind. Have your dinner before 8 pm, and go to bed before midnight. You can eat whatever you like for lunch and dinner, and eat some fruit between meals.