Well it's day 8 on banana island. As I mentioned, I haven't been doing bananas 100%, but they they make up 90% of my daily calories. I've decided that by mashing up my bananas with a fork in a bowl (sort of laborious) to make almost a lumpy pudding soup and chilling it for a couple of hours makes it SO much easier to get down the bananas. But more importantly, I feel re-energized eating them in this crudely processed form as opposed to eating them peeled whole.
I am starting…Continue
Added by madkump on June 19, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
This is DJ Shamrock with coming atcha with a super fun dance mix!
Catch me at the WoodStock Fruit Festival this summer!!
Added by DJ Shamrock aka Veganbadass on June 19, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments
I recently went a week and a half without shampoo. It's summer here and it's getting hotter. So, I decided to get cornrow braids in my hair. I won't have to wash my hair for a month and the greasier it gets, the better it will look! So, there's a tip for anyone transitioning. I googled "cornrow braids" and it showed the nearest salon, I walked right in and had them done in an hour and a half and it didn't hurt!
Added by Jesi Di on June 19, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments
For the past two days I can’t stop crying. Off and on all day I am brought to tears. These are tears of joy, tears of gratitude and appreciation, tears of accomplishment and of relief, tears of sorrow, tears of love, tears of forgiveness, and tears of life. Whether they are sad tears or happy tears they are good tears. They are tears of realization and of regret, they are tears of sadness for the ones that I can’t save, they are tears of sorrow for the ones that struggle, they are tears…Continue
Added by Many Many Fruits on June 18, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments
Fruit is the most divine food on the planet and anyone that completely embodies a fruitarian lifestyle has a powerful energy signature.
Freelee shines and is truly is a great inspiration. I definitely think that she should change her name from Banana Girl to Banana Goddess.
Yes, still on banana island - though not perfectly.
First lesson learned: have ripe bananas. Not dozens of unripe bananas the day you start out on banana island (thinking you can just go to the store for the first couple of days - it's been a week and my bananas are finally spotting).
Second lesson learned: resist all cravings for cooked food on banana island. I made the mistake in the beginning to give into cravings for bland white rice. Depending where you're…Continue
I studied for over a year to take a huge exam in March and just got my results and I passed! Cost me almost $2000 dollars in prep and exam price. Also caused my soon to be ex husband to complain that I never gave him attention.... I am now a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist Physical Therapist!!!! Woo Hoo! Next step is to ask for a raise at work!! Any suggestions on how to do this? I am nervous!
I always drink a smoothie for breakfast but I use Almond milk in place of yogurt. I have heard of people using water but i'm a bit hesitant. Is water the only option for the base?
Top reasons I LOVE fruit 5 - there is plenty more.
1)Its super sweet and delicious!
Fruit is so yummy and sweet. Before I started this lifestye I was constantly getting cravings for sweets and sugar around 5 times a day. I binged on chocolate, sweets, buns, cakes, all that refined sugar crap! Now I eat as much…Continue
Added by Orlaith McNulty on June 18, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments
I gotta admit, it takes some strength to stay high carb raw vegan for a hundred percent throughout the week. especially right now, for me at least, with having to attend parties and such social gatherings, I am pretty much doomed to have some cooked food. Fortunately, that is the case mostly for weekends. Didn't do too bad on Saturday (had friend's grad party), had a little bit of bread, some hummus, and like one veg bean burger, and tones of fruit and vegetables.
feeling great so…Continue
Added by Maxim Evsikov on June 18, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
So I have had to take this week off work due to stress & recurrence of depression.
I felt awful all last week. Had manic moments where my heart was racing because work was so busy - I couldn't cope at all. I felt so sad, and just completely numb to things.
I managed to do my workouts most nights, which really helped, but it actually comparatively feels much worse now when I am not exercising, like I am crashing after the adrenaline rush.
I was quite manic on Saturday…Continue
Could we admit when feeling crabby?
Using Anger as a Beacon
Afraid of anger cause of not knowing how to express it, having underlying fears that once the lids open on it, of overwhelmedness and people in life. Rarely allowing my ang…
I'm finding it sorta hard to stay fully raw on a tight budget. I called my local market and asked them how much of a discount they would give me for buying their ripe fruits in bulk...only 10% percent. :( I love eating fruit all day long but my boyfriend complains about how the fruit is all gone by the end of the week. Maybe we should do our own food shopping instead of combining it? 100 dollars a week is a lot of money to spend. But I've noticed how great I've felt on raw vs.…Continue
Added by Alex on June 17, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments
Yesterday was an overall success. Got down 20 bananas! And added some dates and greens to help stimulate my appetite to get down more bananas. Also, went to a BBQ last night and did just fine not drinking alcohol or eating BBQed meat. Drank sparkling water with lemon instead. Also, was able to get to bed before midnight which is great.
Today, I woke up early because I was throwing a tag sale. I am moving into San Francisco and need to get rid of the extra stuff I've been…Continue
In order to stay on track eating 100% raw vegan, I need to make an effort to eat around 2500 cals. This cal recommendation makes a lot of sense to me now. Every time I fall back into eating cooked food it's probably because I haven't been eating sufficient fruit calories. I usually find it hard to get in a lot of calories on days that I am working. I will be trying the following things to get in more calories:
- Making datorade (either for the evenings when I am likely to crave cooked…Continue
I fell off Banana Island yesterday.
I was doing REALLY well. I had gone 6 days and had learned so much. I had cleared up some skin issues, was getting the excess salt out of my body and bringing my ever-present bloating and edema down. I was learning about bananas and calorie intake and how to make it all work with my work schedule. I was posting regularly on the Banana Island group forum. I was making friends and feeling supported and feeling so proud of…Continue