30 Bananas a Day!

Lately every time I have a banana smoothie (made up of 4 or 5 bananas with a large handful of spinach and sometimes romaine) - I feel SUPER dizzy for the rest of the day. I just overall feel disoriented, can't focus, and my head feels heavy. I'm drinking a lot of water so it can't be dehydration. I'm assuming it's a blood sugar thing. The question is should I worry? Maybe get checked for hypoglycemia or something? 

I know this diet can FIX things like hypoglycemia though. Are there certain guidelines I need to adhere to, to ensure my bloodsugar doesn't go crazy? 

Sorry if this has been talked about before. I tried searching but since there appears to be a member named "Dizzy", I couldn't weed out the right information. I can hardly even focus enough to  write this post right now. I feel all shaky too. Blah. :/

Views: 1176

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Can't say for sure. I've only just started to get shaky the past few days...and I've been eating smoothies for a few weeks now. The only things I really eat plain are apples, oranges, and sometimes mangos. I may have to experiment.

yeah if  you have symptoms after eating carbs, then I wonder what your dietary fat% is? So often when I hear people say they cannot eat fruit or carbs because the sugar makes them wonky, it turns out they are often over 10% calories from fat. I'm not saying this is definitely the case for you, but keep logging your food and can you put notes in the program you use? Then you can note how you felt that day, etc. I wonder if as you get more data and look at the notes superimposed, some patterns will start to make themselves known to you, so you can adjust things.

Hang in there, you'll figure it out! :)

Good idea about adding the notes. I will try that and keep better tabs on my fat intake!

Look at your carbs per kilo. However many kilos you weigh, you need 10x as many grams of carbs per day. Your calories will sort themselves out. You MUST look at this or you could end up in really bad shape.

When I decided to really focus on that is when the weight started dropping and I started to feel good. Stop whatever else you're working on ans PLEASE make those grams of carbs a priority.

I think you are malnourished.

Thank you, I will look at this. Based on my weight and using that equation, I would need 550 grams of carbs a day. I looked at the last time I logged food in Nutridiary and I was at 438grams.  So I was close! That was only with 1760 calories though.

Keep in mind that this is the minimum recommended, add more for activity.  10 times your weight in kilos, times 4 for calories for your basic fuel needs, add more for activity.

Good to know. Thanks!!

Hi Amy, when I started 811 I had dizzy spells for a few months during which time  I was consulting with Doug Graham and he said that it's due to a lower blood pressure on 811 than your body is used to and it takes a while for your body to adjust.  Adjust it did and I haven't had the problem in 3 years.  

In saying that though I totally agree with the previous comments that you really need to eat more as well!

Thank you for the added insight, Stephen.  Dang, I hope I don't get these for months! :/ Hopefully eating more will help a great deal.

RSS

30BaD Search

Freelee & Durianrider Blogs

         Durianriders Blog

            Freelee's Blog

Latest Activity

Jacob Chase replied to nina's discussion fruititarian kids
5 minutes ago
Julie replied to BananaStatesofMurica! RAW OR DIE's discussion Contact Me for Free Phone or Skype Support
29 minutes ago
Phoebe Smith posted a discussion
31 minutes ago
Erik commented on Casandra Willis's group Raw Canucks
31 minutes ago
Erik joined Casandra Willis's group
36 minutes ago
Erik is now friends with Maura M and Brooke
39 minutes ago
Isobel Baker joined Rich 2.0's group
1 hour ago
Isobel Baker posted a status
"Any Irish vegans outhere?"
1 hour ago
That Irish Vegan Girl posted a blog post
3 hours ago
That Irish Vegan Girl is now friends with hahhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, Fredric Sjöberg and Jacob Chase
3 hours ago
Adam Salah posted a discussion
4 hours ago
Adelina Chiriac posted videos
4 hours ago
Alex Curtis-Slep posted a video

$28 Worth Of Mamey Sapote

This is what $28 worth of mamey sapote (Magana variety) look like! I got these at the Mustang Flea Market in Pinellas Park from some friends of mine who farm...
4 hours ago
Vegetable Police posted a video

Durianrider impression! Carb the !@#$ Up!

WARNING: There is a LOT of swearing in this video lol. If you don't know who Durianrider is, you must not eat food. I love Durianrider, think he's hilarious.... Just having some fun ;)
4 hours ago
Dareios Rohan Katsanikakis posted a video

Interview With Kevin The Vegan Kid: Going Vegan As a Kid or Teenager

I met up with my friend Kevin for a short interview where i asked him about what inspired him to go vegan at such a young age, how his family and friends rea...
4 hours ago
Nicole Mitsigeorgis posted videos
4 hours ago

© 2015   Created by TheBananaGirl.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service