Are you looking for weight loss? If yes, then what is the appropriate food for you? Also, is the diet that you are planning to follow nutritionally balanced? Whatever diet you choose to follow, it should be practical and easy to follow. You should be able to maintain it for the rest of your life. The information provided below will show you what you should look out for in a diet for weight loss.
How many calories should I eat?
According to the weight loss experts the simple answer to the question “How many calories should I eat?” is 1,000 to 1,500. But it also depends on your weight and activity levels. Diets are different for different types of people. Usually these diets are referred to as low-calorie diets.
One of the most popular diets that have taken the world by storm is the ‘Morning Banana Diet’ whose base is the calories in a banana. Developed by Hitoshi Watanabe and Sumiko Watanabe of Japan, the diet has gained international recognition.
This is a super simple diet and weight watchers love it. You need to eat only bananas and water at room temperature for breakfast. You can eat whatever you like for lunch and dinner. But the rule is, don’t eat after 8:00 pm. Of course you need to restrict consumption of food like ice cream, dairy products, desserts and alcohol. You can have one sweet snack to satiate your sweet cravings, but only during mid-afternoon.
How many calories should I eat a day?
As recommended earlier, the answer to this question is 1,000 to 1,500. However, if you exercise on a regular basis, the answer to “How many calories should I eat a day?” becomes 2,000. In either case you should not consume below 1,000. The total amount should be consumed from various sources and not a single source like fat. You need to balance your protein and carbohydrate intake as well.
How many calories are there in a banana?
There are about 108 calories in a banana and 17.5 grams carbohydrate. Carbohydrates form most of the calories in a banana. It is interesting to note that carbohydrate composition changes when the banana ripens – the sugar levels rise while the starch levels fall.
Bananas promote weight loss and are the cynosure of the ‘Morning Banana Diet’. One theory suggests that bananas have certain enzymes that accelerate digestion, which in turn causes rapid weight loss.
Bananas are a rich source of potassium which helps in reducing heart problems and hypertension. At the same time it also helps in fighting against ulcers.