30 Bananas a Day!

Feel free to ask questions about the raw lifestyle and share your feelings...no question is too basic...

We have another banana island thread going here....
and banana & 2 fruits island here....

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


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Glad to hear you are resting a lot in bed.  If I had a history of cfs I would focus on rest and only do a bit of exercise to get my lymphatic system moving every day, trampoline jumping, five minutes of jumping jacks or even gentle arm circles and leg swinging.  And a long night of sleep and get to bed early and a nap during the day, even just lay there with eyes closed for a spell.  You are showing amazing recovery so far, it does take time, slow and steady wins the race! ;)

On a side note I have recently been using an earthing sheet with good results, you might want to check it out: http://www.earthing.com/Default.asp

The first things that pop to mind for me when someone has a lot of detox symptoms is dehydrated or not enough food. I mean if you are doing fully, or mostly, HCRV from standard diet you may well have some detox symptoms, but not typically to the extent that you are mentioning.

You mention that you are drinking a lot. Can you give a guess as to how much? Sometimes a person drinks a few glasses of water and feel like that's a lot. If that were the case I wouldn't be harping on it,. it's just a matter of perspective!

Also, you mention eating a lot of bananas, 40 is a good number! But on 40 you really should have enough calories that you are not tired all the time. Can you take a picture of what your bananas look like when you eat them? I am interested is a fairly close up shot of the bananas, with skin. Does the skin have a lot of brown spots? Are the bananas easy to peel, with the skin almost falling off as soon as you start tugging on the end?

The reason I ask is because a LOT of people feel like truly ripened bananas are "gross". My daughter is chief of them! LOL! She refuses to eat ripe bananas. If she ate 40 the way she likes them, I suspect she'd have a lot of problems! If your bananas are fully ripe, you really should have a good bit of energy from them.

So the biggest cause of a lot of detox symptoms are dehydration and not eating enough calories.

When I first went raw, I felt like crap for about 2 weeks, then felt awesome on the other side of that. However, at the time, I had not even heard of 801010 and was not eating enough calories. Later on when I went HCRV and had a better handle on hydration and calories I felt a LOT better going fully raw after having slipped off of it a bit.

yep i eat up to 35  day an drink over 3litres water .an the nanas are spotty yes they have spots no i dont need take pik of them lol,i love squishy nanas,. when i first went raw 8months ago i was feel like crap for 4months but ten i was fine

oh an im not harping we are here to help each other get advice .  this is what these groups are for arent they for getting help an i wouldnt ask for help unless id already followed all the raw tips already like water n calories etc

If I ate 40 bananas, I'd need a long nap to sleep it off!

Detox doesn't follow rules, for it depends on what's made You toxic: poor 'food', heavy metals, stress or upset.  Serotonin isn't everything!  And more isn't the only solution; especially if bananas are meeting toxic waste inside.

Just getting our minds still and listening within can provide the solution.

Hello Everyone,

I'm starting bananas and persimmons (since I've got 2 1/2 boxes) tomorrow because I like the simplicity of it and maybe I'll gain some weight.  If not, that's okay.  I'm looking forward to it, although bananas aren't my favorite.  We've got lots of ripe ones.  Looking forward to it!  For at least two weeks and hopefully for a month if we can get enough ripe bananas as my daughter eats a lot of them every day.



I was wondering if I should add anything to my banana smoothies? I usually put coconut sugar and/or vanilla drops in them which makes them more appealing to me. I'm only doing bananas, no second fruit, and may eventually add greens in. But for the first week at least, just bananas.

So I guess my question is, will it hinder my BI experience to add sweeteners to my smoothies?



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