Yes, that’s right! As the name suggests, the Banana Diet is obviously a diet plan that involves consumption of bananas. This plan traces its origins in Japan, where people have always been very self-conscious about weight and diet control, as well as skin care. Created by a pharmacist from Osaka, Sumiko Watanabe, the Morning Banana Diet is gaining more and more popularity for its miraculous results associated with improved digestive system, better metabolism and healthy weight loss.


The theory behind the Banana Diet is not rocket science. This common fruit is packed with food enzymes known to aid in proper digestion and speeds up body metabolism, therefore leading to quick fat loss. Knowing your body composition before starting this or any other diet will help you set your goals and expectations right. Besides the fact that they are an excellent source of potassium and vitamins B6 and C, bananas are one of the best sources of resistant starch. Slowly digested throughout the entire day, starchy carbs deliver the necessary energy fuel to the cells, make your stomach feel fuller and improve body’s capacity to burn fats quickly. Moreover, bananas contain amino-acids that are transformed in serotonin, commonly referred to as the “happiness hormone” and proven to induce feelings of satisfaction and relaxation.

The Banana Diet is associated with improved bowel movements as a result of increased water intake, optimized metabolism and nutritional menu. Make sure to drink plenty of water! Eat the last meal of the day no later than 8p.m. Let your digestion process complete before you go to bed and you will enjoy deep, restorative sleep and healthy weight loss.

Banana Diet Foods to Eat

  • Raw bananas – 1-5 per meal
  • Beans and legumes
  • Soups
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Lean meats
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Water – 8-12 glasses a day

Banana Diet Foods to Avoid

  • High-fat dairy products
  • Fried foods
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Tea/Coffee

Following the Banana Diet is simple and easy. Start the day with a glass of room temperature water and as many bananas as you need to satisfy your appetite. And remember: raw means raw! The bananas you are consuming must be raw, ripe and unprocessed; preferably organic. You are not allowed to add honey, yogurt or sundaes. Make it on-the-go if you want, but do not skip breakfast. Continue with lunch and early dinner of your choice and a small afternoon snack. There are absolutely no restrictions in regards to the regular meals; you can eat whatever you want as long as it’s healthy and consumed in moderation. Snack with a fresh fruit before 3p.m. if you are feeling hungry and drink as much water as possible. You are not to stuff your stomach, chew the food thoroughly, eat slowly, let your digestive system signal the brain and allow yourself enough time to experience pleasure and satiety.


  • Boosts metabolism
  • Rapid weight and fat loss
  • Reduces food cravings
  • Helps cut down sugar and fat intake
  • Great nutritional plan
  • Doesn’t cut out whole food groups
  • Reduces the chance of over-eating at bedtime


  • Not appropriate for dieters who need protein-rich breakfast
  • No healthy exercise recommendations
  • The lack of calorie counting may allow some people may eat excess calories at lunch/dinner

The Morning Banana Diet, a.k.a. the Miraculous Banana Diet is a simple, yet effective weight loss plan. When it was first published, it became so popular that it resulted in nationwide banana deficit in Japan and it’s gaining more and more fans every day. Try it out, you will be amazed with the results!