Is Japan more suspectible to diet fads than other nations? I doubt it.
The latest trend is called the Morning Banana Diet which involves a banana for breakfast and anything you want for the rest of the day.
The beauty of the banana diet is that it doesn't cost anything. You won't need to buy books, join a support group, or follow a complicated schedule.
From the Telegraph in the UK
The banana craze started in March this year with the publication of Morning Banana Diet, which claimed that consuming only bananas and room temperature water for breakfast fuelled weight loss, regardless of what was eaten during the rest of the day.
The trend for eating bananas recently gathered pace following a string of television programmes proclaiming the success of the banana diet.
As a result, sales of bananas at Life Corp, a major supermarket chain, reportedly increased 70 per cent last week while a department store in central Osaka also reported August sales up 50 per cent from last year and regularly selling out by early afternoon.