General Health, Health and Wellness

Avoid Bananas and 9 More Weight Loss Tips for Men

5 Comments 08 June 2011

Heartplate_cholesterol_healthyeating_400Attention, men: Achieve a lean body, more energy and better overall health with these 10 key rules, from The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body.

1. Make a list of the reasons you want to lose body fat and keep it off forever. Laminate it, carry it with you, and refer to it frequently.

2. Avoid buffets and other places where there are many food choices—the more food choices you have the more you will eat too much of the wrong foods.

3. No finger foods—ever.

4. Don’t eat unless you are sitting at a table.

5. Avoid eating fast. Savor every bite. Try to spend 15 to 20 minutes eating each and every meal.

6. Avoid high-glycemic fruits (bananas, kiwis, pineapples, papayas, mangoes, honeydew melons, watermelons, cantaloupes, raisins) and all fruit juices.

7. Don’t eat for at least two hours before you go to bed.

8. If you get a craving, avoid eating for at least 15 minutes — cravings invariably disappear by that time.

9. If you must have dairy, then go for low-fat or soy cheeses.

10. For snacks, have a protein shake, apple with low-fat cheese, orange with handful of almonds, or celery or carrots with low-fat cheese.

The Life Plan

The Life Plan

Jeffry S. Life

Jeffry S. Life, M.D., Ph.D., is the bestselling author of The Life Plan and Mastering the Life Plan. At a vibrant seventy-five years old, he is in great shape, still practicing medicine, and at the top of the healthy aging field. In 2012 Men’s Fitness magazine chose him as one of the top twenty-five fittest men in the world. He has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Esquire magazine, as well as national TV shows, including The Doctors, Steve Harvey, and The Dr. Phil Show. His private practice is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he lives. His website is

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  • BreRoz

    This seems like a pretty good list for women as well. Especially number 1!

  • Rory

    Wow, the one about the high-glycemic fruits was really surprising!

  • kojala

    We agree! Thanks for reading.

  • Vanessa Alexander

    I think you nailed it! I used to have one banana every night for a snack, thinking wow I’m really going to keep my weight down, and bam, showed up on the scale every morning. Eat those bananas during the day!

  • Cadiya

    Avoiding all these lovely fruits; bananas, kiwis, pineapples, papayas, mangoes, honeydew melons, watermelons, cantaloupes, raisins seem to be a big price to pay for the sake of losing a few pounds!


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