Day 12 - and I have my ups and downs - think the bananas I ate yesterday were under-ripe (yellow but no spots) - so tummy felt awful last evening and this morning.
Still have not had any cooked food or anthing - only LFRV - craved avocado yesterday!
Still feeling strong.
Hope others are progressing - this site is very enspiring - just knowing that thee are others on the same "path" is very encouraging.
Added by Garth Jack on February 20, 2010 at 8:57pm —
after undereating for 4 days coupled with buzzing around trying to move house, i broke down and ate pizza. i ate grapes and watermelon before that but somehow, i was still starving! i think i probably ate about 1000+ cals per day for the last four days coz i simply couldnt squeeze in the extra food! i ate heaps of juicy stuff- nectarines, plums and peaches and somehow, the water in them filled me up before i could get in enough cals. i started eating dates but they felt a bit dry and i… Continue
Added by Jolene on February 20, 2010 at 2:17pm —
Day 33 of the Fruit Fast. Yesterday i had intended to buy some whole durian. Usually our local asian markets don't start carrying them until about May. But i know of this very large market in Greensboro, NC Continue
(about 2 hours from me) that always has them. i called down there and
confirmed that they indeed carried them by the caseload. But something
impressed me to stop by my local market first. The couple that own the
store are elderly (i'd say in their 60s) and from…
Added by todd on February 19, 2010 at 11:21pm —
I set some rock-climbing goals for this year but "unfortunately" (after the first trip) it seems i set the bar too low.
Here they are
2)Red point 7c
3)Manage one-armed deadhang on my rung at home
Well during the 3 weeks trip to Turkey i was consistently onsighting 7a,7a+ and even did 7b - which is totally incredible jump from last year. It seems that a couple months training throughout the winter helped a lot. In addition to that i did one 7b+ 2nd… Continue
Added by Ondrej Knybel on February 19, 2010 at 8:42pm —
So around 2:30 or so today I felt myself going into ravenous binge mode. As in, eat anything, especially cooked, that's around. Ok, not ANYTHING, I wouldn't go eat a ribeye, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I think it was triggered by the smell of the lentil soup my boyfriend was heating up that he made last night. He also sautéed garlic to add to it so the house was filled with the smell of really garlicky lentil soup. I was caloried up on juicy fruit so it wasn't a consequence of too little… Continue
Added by Erin Volentine on February 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
Today I added veggies to my fishies diet. That's right.....I mean to make the entire planet eat more veggies, including the ones in the sea. Selfish really....if I can distract a fierce shark with a carrot maybe I can swim for it! lol
I had no idea that fish loved sweet peas sooooooo much! They actually fought over them and attacked each other to keep control of the peeled sweet peas! It was fun to watch. I video taped a little bit of it but missed the best parts. I will post the vid… Continue
Added by Diana on February 19, 2010 at 9:57am —
So today I decided to weigh myself. I hadn't weighed in a few weeks after going off on salty cooked food and didn't want to b/c I knew it wouldn't be very good. I decided on a whim to weigh myself this morning since I've been doing this for 1 week solid. It wasn't too horrible...
Starting weight: 125.5 lbs
- 86 oz grapes
- 1 large cucumber
- 30 oz. bananas
- 6 oz. dates
- 8 oz. strawberries
- 7 oz. blueberries… Continue
Added by Erin Volentine on February 18, 2010 at 2:03pm —
Day 31 of the Fruit fast. i ate a third meal today. i wanted to see if i could get along with two, but after an intense workout this evening i was really hungry. The problem was, i ate at 11pm; not good. Even if it is all fruit i want to practice being temperate in all things. So i think i will have a third meal when i think i need one, especially as my fruit-driven energy makes my workouts more intense. As i have seen in other long term fruitarians, eventually i expect to need to eat less… Continue
Added by todd on February 18, 2010 at 8:41am —
Having only discovered this great lifestyle a couple of weeks ago, i am reaping benefits already - losing water weight and some fat (i hope!), feeling calm and clear-headed and feeling CLEAN!
But, i am finding that living in the northern hemisphere is going to be a big problem. I love bananas, but getting them to ripen in this cold climate is difficult; actually, most of the fruit i buy doesn't taste like i would expect - i am undereating and at the moment its OK because i still need… Continue
Added by carwen on February 18, 2010 at 12:40am —
I went to Nutridiary.com yesterday and started putting in some of the foods for the days I have kept a food diary. I was amazed how little I am sometimes eating. I had a huge salad and fruit three times but ended up with a total of 800 calories. I thought I had eaten a lot, and found I didn't at all. I did really good on my fats though, I tried blending celery and tomatoes and oranges and that was so good I ate about half before I put it on the salad.
Today I only ate a small… Continue
Added by Connie Rice on February 17, 2010 at 6:00pm —
for the first time tomorrow :] im new to lfrv but i think if i did a 7 - 10 day banana island it would be a great jump start to a lifetime of healthy eating :]. ill go all day 80 10 10 and ill eat plenty of fruit but at night i still crave pasta and cooked foods! :[ so im just going to make it easy for myself ( and my digestive tract) and do it. anyone with experience please comment and help me through it!
Added by Cherry Bomb on February 17, 2010 at 2:18pm —
Walked around downtown today watching mardi gras parades and some friends' band at a friend's bike shop. On the way home my boyfriend decided to stop at a Middle Eastern restaurant and get some falafels and baba ganoush! Ooh la la. One of my favorites. But it was really very easy to resist. I almost didn't have to use much will power. I just busted out my oranges from my back pack and was happy as a lark.
For me, resisting these temptations is a MAJOR breakthrough. In the past when I… Continue
Added by Erin Volentine on February 17, 2010 at 11:14am —
So on Saturday a lad stood 3 floors high on the shopping center ledge and requested me to play elvis. One slip and he'd fall to a hard landing! He'd be following the curve in spacetime caused by his mass and the earth! Think he wanted to enter the BBC "be a scientist" competition.
Added by Paul on February 17, 2010 at 3:06am —
Day 30 of the Fruit Fast. Still no salt cravings at all. Is this permanent? Maybe so. With my new freedom the possibility of this Fruit Fast becoming a permanent Fruit Lifestyle becomes more of a reality. Continue
But i may be getting ahead of myself. Indeed, this particular Fruit
Fast is just beginning. Even with the salt cravings i wanted it to last
at least a couple of months. If i am truly freed from salt (as i
strongly perceive that this is the case), then i should continue…
Added by todd on February 17, 2010 at 1:59am —
- 4 bananas
- 3 navel oranges
- Salad - lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, red bell pepper, dressing (sesame seeds - ground into paste, juice of 1 lemon, juice of 1 orange)
Total Calories: 2135 (87/6/7) MOVEMENT:
Jillian Michaels' Shape-Up… Continue
Added by Erin Volentine on February 16, 2010 at 11:19am —
Hey there, another good day!FOOD:
glass of young coconut water
31 oz. green grapes
- 5.5 bananas, blended with coconut water to milkshake consistency and poured over my berries, YUMM!!
- 8 deglet noor dates, blended with coconut water -… Continue
Added by Erin Volentine on February 16, 2010 at 11:17am —
So....Right? I know what you're thinking didn't this girl just say she was heading to Banana Island? Looks like we've got another one who fell off the wagon(doritos gawd).
Well, I underestimated how many bananas it would take and the impending snow storm causing a shortage of bananas so I'm sitting here staring at 3bunches of bright green bananas, heartbroken...I loved banana island; life was so simple there. In two days my system was getting cleaned out, there was no hassle/fuss mealtimes,… Continue
Added by Jes on February 16, 2010 at 10:11am —
To keep making choices that go outwards and bless others. I am inspired to do that! That place in which you always find that you have more!
It was interesting in class today how my professor noted that it's better to hire an optimist to make phone calls to advertise a business, as the success rate will be much higher, but for professions like dentists and doctors it's better to have a pessimist who is more realistic. We also went over attitudes and what's important to people in… Continue
Added by Tinah on February 16, 2010 at 4:52am —
Just wanted to upload my guy friend's wonderful artwork.
Inside that heart box is a quartz rock with a big smiley grinning face drawn on (joked about days before). Very cute!
He made a beautiful fruit presentation with a pineapple for a base!
He drew a picture of a durian flower...… Continue
Added by Tinah on February 15, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Check out my new blog post on the exciting new update about my healing process for my foot:
Added by Ashley Hamilton on February 15, 2010 at 3:51pm —