30 Bananas a Day!

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We have another banana island thread going here....
and banana & 2 fruits island here....
http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/official-banana-2-fruits

banana island blog article I wrote recently

Here is a related video also

I regularly receive a lot of questions in relation to fatloss on banana island so this information is slanted towards answering those queries....

Important questions to ask yourself before doing this are......

-What is my motivation to do a banana 'feast'? If the answer is fatloss then a holistic approach is needed to sustain the fatloss (exercise, long term comittment to the right eating plan, hydration considerations etc)

-Am I willing to eat a diet after the feast which agrees with my body/physiology in line with nature's design? If not then the fat &/or old health issues will return

-What are my beliefs surrounding a raw diet? Do I think its ok to eat processed raw gourmet food? Is my goal to eat a lowfat raw vegan diet?... (I believe this is the only way to achieve & maintain vibrant health longterm).

Yes Banana island may assist you in losing weight short term but is this the only reason u are doing it? isn't everyone sick of playing the same old 'yo-yo' record over and over again?? I advise peeps not to do BI for weightloss....We want sustainable, long term lean healthy glowing bodies! & you can have it! Just make the choice to follow the right lifestyle consistently, build lots of reasons why not just flimsy weightloss reasons or u will go back to cooked food.

Ask these questions of yourself...

-Am I willing to read 811, research how my body works and especially learn how to combine food properly?.

-Am I going to put my health first before by social life & not cave to pressure from friends,peer group etc?

-Am i willing to work out how many cals I need to sustain myself whilst on BI?


These questions are important if you want to really get vibrant results and feel amazing for the long run.

Also important to success...

-Work out what foods you currently have 'attachments' too and address 'why' or else u may go back to eating them....although it may simply be (& usually is) that you are not eating enough carbs (the body runs exclusively on glucose & you are highly likely to 'binge' on undesirable 'foods' if you are not getting enough) which brings me to my next point.....

-Work out how many calories you need a day to maintain your current weight with www.nutridiary.com and keep your calories up there or else you will be tempted by foods that aren't health-supporting. Eat enough Fruit!! This is very important!!

After answering those questions & making a comittment to an allround better lifestyle these are my recommendations & personal experiences...

-When on banana island I would generally eat between 25-30 bananas a day mostly in smoothie form

-Get enough ripe spotty bananas & a box of semi underripe. Trial a couple of days on bananas and see how many you eat & compare to your calorie calculations, increase your total intake if not meeting daily requirement.

-Work out how many bananas in a kg and buy enough for 2weeks - 1 box of ripe if possible (or wait until they are spotty but not fermented!), A box of varying ripeness for the second week (but make sure you work out how many you need for the 2weeks)

-Exercise daily - this is important, at least a powerwalk or bike ride.

-Drink lots of water (requirements differ depending on exercise/bodyfat levels/environment etc)

-Get in touch with your creative side, paint, sing, draw, play an instrument, dance etc- these activities are important as they assist you in feeling good & as a result you are more likely to want to nurture that 'feel good' feeling which generally leads to participation in other activities that promote health & wellbeing like eating well! Start conscioulsy planning your life how you desire it...instead of being 'taken with the wind'.

-Get sun on your nude body! Daily if possible, obviously don't burn yourself.

The reason for bananas over other fruits? You can do another fruit, I have done mangoes only for 2weeks and melons&mangoes for 1month (bar 1meal) but bananas are..

-Easy to get hold of
-Ripe ones are cheap
-They are a great source of energy/carbs and will keep you fueled up for your daily tasks.
-THey taste great! & are great in smoothies
-They are really satisfying & filling.

I had about 25-40 bananas everyday in smoothies & ate them for 10days then added celery (I would say u could add the celery earlier) followd by tender baby greens for another couple of days.
After this I added in mono-meals of another fruit (with still plenty of bananas) and so on... adding back in fresh,ripe,raw,(preferably organic)whole foods until i was simply eating a well combined lowfat raw vegan diet.

The simplicity of one fruit at a time on digestion allows the body the energy to eliminate the fat and toxins out of the system, I lost a good couple of kgs and felt AMAZING! And still do actually! But i recommend you ask yourself the questions above first.

You can always go back to your old way of eating if you don't like it but remember your body will be more pure and sensitive afterwards and will tell you loud and clear what it wants.

Maybe I should make a vid explaining all that too...

It is ideal (but not essential) to be eating a lowfat raw vegan diet consistently prior to travelling to banana island as what u eat after the feast will generally be what u ate before hand

Lovefree

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Here's my perfectly ripe narna's....these are red daka variey

I need help...oh do tell about the banana diet, I heard that this is down quiet often in Japan....
Haha cool! Hi girls! Im happy to answer any questions here!

Important questions to ask yourself before doing this are......
-What is my motivation to do a banana 'feast'? If it is fatloss then it needs a holistic approach to sustain the fatloss (exercise, long term comittment to the right eating plan, hydration considerations etc)

-Am I willing to eat a diet after the feast which agrees with my body/physiology in line with nature's design? If not then the fatloss or old health issues will return

-What are my beliefs around a raw diet? Do I think its ok to eat processed raw gourmet food? Is my goal to eat a lowfat raw vegan diet?... because this is the only way to succeed longterm.
It may work for the summer & you will lose weight but isn't everyone sick of playing the same old 'yo-yo' record over and over again?? We want sustainable, long term lean healthy glowing bodies! & you can have it! Just make the choice...

-Am I willing to read 811, research how my physiology works and especially learn how to combine food properly.

-Am I going to put my health first before by social life & not cave to pressure from friends etc
Those questions are important if you want to really get vibrant results and feel amazing for the long run.

Also
-Work out what foods you currently have 'attachments' too and address 'why' or else u may go back to eating them, it may simply be (& usually is) that you are not eating enough carbs (the body runs exclusively on fructose & glucose & you will binge on 'foods' if you are not getting enough) which brings me to my next point.....

-Work out how many calories you need a day with www.nutridiary.com and keep your calories up there or else you will be tempted by foods that aren't health-building. Eat enough Fruit!! This is very important!!



After answering those questions & making a comittment to an allround better lifestyle these are my recommendations & experiences...
-I would generally eat between 25-30 bananas a day mostly in smoothie form
-Get enough ripe spotty bananas & a box of semi underripe, do a couple of days trial on bananas and see how many you eat, then work out how many in a kg and buy enough for 2weeks - 1 box of ripe if possible (or wait until they are spotty but not fermented!), A box of varying ripeness for the second week (but make sure you work out how many you need for the 2weeks)
-Exercise daily
-Drink lots of water (requirements differ depending on exercise/bodyfat levels etc)
-Get in touch with your creative side, paint, sing, draw, play an instrument, dance etc- this is important as it makes you feel good & want to do other things (like eat well) that make you feel good!

The reason for bananas over other fruits? You can do another fruit, I have done mangoes and melons as well but bananas are..
-Easy to get hold of
-Ripe ones are cheap
-They are a great source of energy/carbs and will keep you fueled up for your daily tasks.
-THey taste great! & a great in smoothies
-They are really satisfying & filling.

So they way my feast went was that I had about 25-30 bananas everyday in smoothies & ate them for 10days then added celery (u could do that earlier) and greens for another couple of days then mono-meals of another fruit and so on adding back in whole foods until i was simply eating a lowfat raw vegan diet.

The simplicity of one fruit on digestion allows the body the energy to eliminate the fat and toxins out of the system, I lost a good couple of kgs and felt AMAZING! And still do actually! So i recommend you ask yourself the questions above then go for it!

You can always go back to your old way of eating if you don't like it but remember your body will be more pure and sensitive afterwards and will tell you loud and clear what it wants.

Maybe I should make a vid explaining all that too....
You girls feel free to start a thread on here if you decide to go on banana island and i will coach you through it & maybe recruit more people to join in for support??

Oh a picture of a ripe spotty banana...i will get back to you x

Lovefree
Yeh i enjoy the odd deliberate 'house clean' too Kathleen :-) I did mono meals of melons and mangoes for a month once (bar one meal) and it was quite amazing, i was floating around like some sort of spirit!!
i had an amazing 5kg cert organic watermelon for breakfast this morning. im going to ride 2 hours back to the shop tommorrow. and then 2 hours back home..just for this amazing melon!
Im sure there's a more technical answer out there but primarily to me food combining means eating foods together that require similar digestion rates and contain similar sugar quantities...

I think i will post an article or two about combining...

-Melons should be eaten alone because they are so high in water & digest very quickly

-sweet fruits like bananas go well with greens, celery

-Acid fruits like grapefruit, orange, tomato goes well with overt fats like avocado, I don't recommend any other fats unless its from a fresh source, no oils, raw butters etc as they compromise health and are 100%refined fat.

These are a few examples theres more to it and its easy to learn, i will get to work on writing an article, Herbert Shelton has a great food combining chart and so does Doug Graham, I recommend reading 'The 80 10 10 diet'.

I talk about how much fruit I eat in a day here too on this video on the main page....
http://arawconnection.ning.com/video/how-much-fruit-i-eat-in-a-day

Lovefree
I should mention not to combine sweet fruits with fats like avo and also eat fats at the end of the day (after fruits) for best energy levels :-)
avo and durian are the best digesting fats. i eat em for about 3 months each of the year. i can eat fresh local durian everyday when in malaysia but i cant do it with avocado. i stagger my avo consumption over the week. as an athlete that trains hard, i find eating over 10% of my cals from fat in a month has a negative effect.

sendentary people have the hardest time digesting fats. hence why they struggle even more energy wise that athletes. as ALL fat must pass thru the lymph system and the MAIN way the lymph gets activated is EXERCISE..

so i only eat overt fats when im doing hard training. and keep em minimal even then..

we eat enough cals from carbs, and we are tak'n care of.

so if we want too snickety snack
its time for a fruit attack!
Hey Freelea,
thank you so much for creating this community and for the reply on give it to me raw forum about the banana island diet. I'm going to start it tomorrow, just have a few quick questions. Did you lose weight during the mono banana and how many days should i do it for? also could you tell me if you think i would lose more weight if say i used grapefruit or orange instead?

thank you for being so kind with your support, it means a lot to me.

love
kelly
Yes i already know i want to eat 80 10 10 after the bananas, ive had the book for a while now and tried it for a few weeks last summer and it felt incredible, but i went back to high fat raw and then onto cooked junk and now i am sick from it and bloated over my whole body i can feel it. I'm not just doing it for the weight loss, i have many reasons many of them emotional attatchments to food and binging and i want to eat 80 10 10 for the rest of my life and make exercise a vital part of my life too. Also i have a very high body fat% which i want to reduce a lot for my health.

Thank you for your advice, im feeling very positive today and the bananas are lovely so far!!! :-)

Love kelly
Cool thats great Kelly! I just wanted to make sure as i've made the mistake on focusing too much & getting too attached to the weightloss goal & therefore it being unattainable. This will be a great journey for you, u can take your time reintroducing other foods if you like... to get max benefit, it doesn't hurt to go without overt fats for a while, I have done it for about for a few months before & so has Durianrider....we felt awesome!....lots of healing lifeforce available to the body. Have u got loads of ripies??
Here's some red dakkas that are truly ripe!

Oh Kelly sorry had to delete and add to my post that i lost 3kg over the month not a week!!

Hey tar babe!

Yes i did lose weight about 3kg over the course of the month but its important for this not to be the sole reason for doing the banana island....Why don't you aim for 7days like Jess is? and post on the forum there with her on your progress and we can all support you, even take a day at a time, break it down into chunks if that's easier to digest...
I recommend smoothies & eating bananas, mixes it up a bit and the smoothies are really hydrating too.
Yes you probably would lose more weight on the citrus but again I wouldn't recommend this as a weightloss thing, its important that you are really prepared and know exactly how u are going to eat after it....I recommend you get 811 if you haven't got it, during my feasting i always read it and stay focused on my health. Im sure you are going to feel great Kelly, its going to be an awesome experience!!!We are all here to support you too :-))
Lovefree

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