Japanese banana importers are currently in a state of emergency due to the wild popularity of the Morning Banana Diet: Most supermarkets in Japan are selling out of bananas by 3 p.m. every day. The Morning Banana Diet was developed by a pharmacist in Osaka to help her husband lose weight and it gained popularity when a TV program featured a singer who lost 15 pounds in six weeks on the diet. The diet regimen is simple: Eat a banana and drink room temperature water in the morning, eat whatever you want for lunch or dinner (except for desserts) and go to bed before midnight. [TIME]
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