30 Bananas a Day!

I think it's important to realize you don't always have to reach that perfect '3000' calories a day. I've learned you need to eat intuitively and that means don't eat when you're satisfied. If you keep trying to eat the same calories every day, you will plateau and weight loss will be that much more difficult. I'm not saying to fast one day and gorge the next, just vary your calorie intake each week! Calorie cycling is what they call it!

Views: 269

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I agree, listen to your body and do what feels right. Being obsessive about how much you eat is a bad thing IMO. I think if you feel lethargic and you need more energy, then eat more, if you feel fine and have plenty of energy there's no need to cram things in.

Well, with a catch - this diet is a little bit different because if you don't meet the minimum caloric requirements, you generally end up feeling like crap (low energy, headaches, etc.).  I struggled for a good month when I first started out on this diet because I was not used to eating the huge amounts of food that you do on this diet, so my stomach had to get stretched out.  And even now, I don't like doing 10-banana smoothies - I prefer breaking my meals down into smaller 700-calorie increments so I'm not waddling around haha.

But once you get past that point, definitely listen to your body.  I've acclimated & have no trouble eating a bag of 20 clementine oranges or half a watermelon now...it's normal for me at this point!  I do try to do a 24-hour fast at least once a month to give my digestion system a break, but beyond that, I just try to make sure I'm taking in enough calories & water so that I'm getting the right amount of nutrition & not getting dehydrated during the day.

I second that! Listening to your own body is key but if your body is not used to eating this way then it might be difficult judge if you need more food or not. I also tend to break my meals into smaller increments, it feels better.

The thing you said about fasting is something that I've been think about. Fasting 1 day a months seems like a good idea. Will fasting 2-3 days be even better? What's your take?

+ 100

Courtney, we here do not recommend caloric "cycling" any more than we would sleep or dental hygiene cycling?  There are appropriate lifestyle habits that need to be performed each and every day if we're to maintain optimal health, and eating enough cals is one of them.

Incidentally, our recommended minimums are 3K for gents, and 2500 for ladies:


Sam is correct that often we're so conditioned to eat just enough to merely squeak by through our day, rather than thrive with energy as we should, toward which end eating sufficient calories daily is a must.  Don't "wait for hunger" or "go with your gut."  Have a specific plan as verified by a caloric counter such as Chronometer to ensure you're consuming appropriate amounts.  Over time, this may become automatic, but especially for those learning, it's vital to have quantifiable information you can rely upon to know you're on the right track.

If eating this much is a challenge, you're not alone.  Just eat as much as you desire, then a few bites more.  Over time these bites will multiply, until you're able to eat amply and with ease, never needing to "cram" anything.  

Oh, and you're welcome to join our AZ group for the lowdown on all local activities:




TheBananaGirl created this Ning Network.

30BaD Search

Latest Activity

OrganicMark posted a status
"Liquidity Shortage Getting Worse: Fed's Repo Oversubcribed Even More As Funding Demand Jumps #peace #truth #love #light http://j.mp/2lXEgcM"
OrganicMark posted a status
"Liquidity Shortage Getting Worse: Fed's Repo Oversubscribed As Funding Demand Soars 50% Overnight #peace #truth #light http://j.mp/2mi7u6d"
OrganicMark posted a status
"$53.2 Billion In QE Lite: Fed Concludes First Repo In A Decade Amid Liquidity Panic #peace #truth #love #light http://j.mp/2kFdPbI"
OrganicMark posted a status
"Home Prices: Downhill From Here #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #love #light http://j.mp/2kMOeNN"
pradtf replied to pradtf's discussion great site with nutritional research information
Sep 16
pradtf left a comment for Tams
Sep 14
pradtf and Tams are now friends
Sep 14
pradtf replied to pradtf's discussion great site with nutritional research information
Sep 14
OrganicMark posted a status
"ECB cuts key rate, relaunches QE to shore up eurozone economy #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #love #light http://j.mp/2kymAUZ"
Sep 14
OrganicMark posted a status
"Trump Says Fed Should Cut Rates "To ZERO Or Less", So US Can Refinance Debt And Lenghten Maturities #peace #truth#light http://j.mp/2kH4yzB"
Sep 12
hajapapaya replied to TINtininintin's discussion seeking hair and scalp advice in the group Raw Vegan Skincare & Beauty
Sep 8
OrganicMark posted a status
"Housing Bubble 2.0 - Housing Market Crash on the Way: Shiller #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #love #light http://j.mp/2knZ6ln"
Sep 8
Peter Csere commented on Peter Csere's video
Sep 7
Josephine H Calvi is now friends with Randy Raw, Jojo Marion and Kevin
Sep 6
Lotus33 and Primal Rich are now friends
Sep 6
Scarlet R joined TheBananaGirl's group
Sep 6

© 2019   Created by TheBananaGirl.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service