"In a nutshell, the Magic 888 can be regarded as nutritionally safe for a three to four days' reducing regimen at a time... How is it possible to have so many hunger-satisfying foods for only 888 calories? Here the magic figure is 88, the calorie count of two venerable foods in the diet. One is a medium banana - golden yellow or flecked with brown spots at peak of ripeness; the other a cup of skim milk. It is because of ease of digestion and inner values that doctors prescribe bananas as one of baby's first solid foods. Moreover - and this is especially important in reducing - they rank high in apatite-satisfaction, the feeling known as satiety value."