so a few weeks ago, my parents put me on a 'diet budget' - $40 per week.
I dunno about elsewhere, but in central WI, in late April, that's not a lot. So, I was eating a lot of bananas.
Like, maybe 15ish bananas a day?
I know that FreeLee can eat this many in, like, a meal - so maybe by this communities standards it's not a lot - but it was for me! Haha.
Anyhow, I was fine for maybe a week and a half - and then I started to just abhor bananas. They were all I had in the house to eat, and I would chose to just not eat at all and be hungry, rather than forcing myself to eat another banana. I was worried, I knew I wasn't getting enough calories - but honestly, in comparison with eating bananas I didnt care.
Also, a few days later, I got sicker than I have been in over 2 years. I was congested, my skin was really sensitive, my throat hurt, I was really tired, and I felt like I was going to throw up. I slept for 17 hours, woke up and felt good for a day, then woke up the next feeling like crap again.
I have been really enjoying and wanting greens recently, so daddy thinks I may have suffered some sort of toxicity or whatever from the bananas? (As greens are naturally very detoxing)
I have been fruitarian for a little over half a year now, too. - I've just been working on eating monomials & trying to get higher carbs.
I'm 16, 5'2, 103lbs, by the way (if that's important, idk)
I don't have an extremely active lifestyle, but I do yoga for a little over an hour every day, and I walk 20+ mins per day.
I know people have gone one 'banana island' and eaten nothing but bananas for a month+ ...so what did I do wrong? What happened here? Any ideas?
Thank you so much, in advance, for your responses!
Sounds marvelous ihavealight and oh so intelligent. I find your message very encouraging and sound of mind. Not sure you're dropping your seeds on the right soil though. Her current mindset....and I love how you said that. Is well....her current mindset.
How do you feel about raisins Kati?
Raisins make a good, cheap date substitute. I've even used them to make "raisinade" before. Very calorie dense, just like dates. But if you shop around probably about 1/2 or even a 1/3 of the price.
Yeah definitely soak them, at least an hour if you can. Over night would probably be best.