I'd like to preface this by saying I WON'T quit because I'm too stubborn and I KNOW that this is the right lifestyle, but it doesn't mean it's all totally sunshine and rainbows. I'm on banana island and I LOVE how I feel and I love how easy it is not to wonder what my next meal will be. It's fabulous. But every day at some point I think about how nice it would be to be normal. I look at chocolatecoveredkatie.com and think about her delicious vegan desserts. I've even gone on food gawker and gawked for a while lol. So yea, I think about it. I've been doing this for a little over 70 days, and I can't imagine ever going back to eating "normal" again and sometimes that makes me sad. I really do love going to restaurants and cooking. Maybe because I'm on BI i miss experimenting with recipes, and I can't even get a salad at restaurants which is what I did the first month being LFRV.
I'm also bummed because my skin isn't getting better even though I've been on BI for 2 weeks now, my plan is to stay on bananas for a month. Megan Elizabeth is mentoring me right now and suggested I add in papaya to help with my skin, so I've been blending that into my dinner banana smoothies, so maybe that will help. If my skin doesn't improve by the end of my month on banana island, should I keep going? What's the longest you can stay? Like I said, I think about quitting every day, but I know without a doubt that I won't. It's just tough sometimes.
In addition to getting more variety in your diet (as many have mentioned), to address your skin issue try using pure lemon juice instead of soap. Been using it for a year. Works great. You will see and feel better very quickly.
I love the "nothing worth doing is easy" topic. I am considering banana islansd. If you want to ease in by juicing greens while eating only bananas, does anyone have any suggestions? I notice such a major difference in my skin when I juice dark greens. It is the only thing that makes a noticable difference over night.
When I added greens to my Banana Island I did them in their whole form (not juiced) by making green smoothies. I started adding them in my 3rd week, maybe just 2-4 ounces of spinach or romaine once a day, sometimes a few ounces of celery, building up to about 8 ounces daily.
I could really feel the difference. Adding the greens in just sort of smoothed me out (no pun intended :)). It gave me such a mellow feeling.
If you want to clear up your skin, try juicy fruit. They will do it in 2 weeks. Melons are great for that.
did it work for you? Like a mono island on juicy fruit or just juicy fruit in addition to whatever?
How can you expect your skin to improve without eating leafy greens? For me, the more leafy greens I eat (especially spinach), the better my skin gets. I eat 1.5 to 2 pounds of spinach every day. Monoing may work for some people, but for me, leafy greens were always the key.