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Banana Island day 1

Thursday, June 14, 2012

So yesterday was banana island day 1 for me .. IT WAS AWESOME!
Banana Island ( or any Island diet for that matter) is when you chose 1 fruit and eat only that fruit for a couple of days. This is still 100% low fat raw vegan, of course, you just mono eat for few days. By doing this you give your digestion a little bit of a break, because it can easily process a single fruit meal. This is also done to eliminate any type of additives and go through smooth detox. Bananas are super fast digestive foods and this is in a way very similar to feasts and fasts. For me personally this is to completely remove salt and to kind of hit reset button. I have been mixing a lot of recipes lately and noticed that I didn't feel as good as when I just mono eat through the day. So this is why I am doing this banana island.. that and because I was blessed with couple of boxes of perfectly ripe bananas for a very low price..

So.. yesterday was a great day, with one minus- I didn't exercise, I took a rest day and watched lots of banana island and raw vegan educational videos. I worked for a bit, but overall I had a sort of not much energy day. I still have my TOM, so that might be a part of it and the day before I had huge salad with a whole avocado and some salt and that always makes me feel low energy the next day.

Through my day I ate 51 extra small bananas. About 10 bananas every couple of hours., I also drank over 3L of water. I didn't get tired of bananas or hungry at any point during the day. I even used some frozen nanas in food possessor and enjoyed some banana ice cream. Towards the evening, around 9pm, I didn't feel hungry, but ate about 4 bananas, cause I knew I was going to stay up another 2 hours and I didn't want to eat right before bed. That worked out great, I slept very good till about 8:30 and got up without a problem. It's a thunderstormy type of weather today and that doesn't seem to be effecting me much at all. I am definitely planning on at least 30 min of exercise once I get some bananas in me ;)

Here is what my all you can eat banana bar looks like today, just to give you an idea, exactly 51 banana ( the amount I ate yesterday) and a pencil, just to show how tiny these are.

and of course I still have over a box of bananas left. I am assuming this will be enough for a total of 6-7 days on banana island. I also have about 10 mangoes left in the refrigerator, so in case I get tired of bananas I can switch to mangoes for few meals. I don't really know how long I will be doing this for, taking it one day at the time.

So the total numbers for the day:
Total calorie: 3677
Carbs: 943
Ratio: 93/3/4
and.. surprise.. surprise.. down almost 2lbs sense yesterday morning..
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  • -AMANDA79-
    Wow! That is a lot of calories. I'm not sure I get it, but whatever works for you!
    2967 days ago
    I'm so excited for you! You must be feeling amazing!

    51 bananas! How awesome!

    I must say I think I will give banana island another try thanks to you!

    and 2lbs down already how awesome!

    Keep up the good work
    2971 days ago
    I admire you. I like bananas, but not in the "I'll eat 51 bananas today" kind of way. emoticon
    But maybe, one day, who knows. I know after my juice fast I'll be eating much more than I used to.
    Thanks for all your inspiring blog posts.
    2971 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/14/2012 6:46:09 PM
  • MJK0430
    emoticon Yay for Day 1! I wasn't sure about the islands but it makes sense! Im looking forward to your daily posts.
    2971 days ago
    Holy smokes, that's a lot of bananas! Glad it's working for you, and hope you still like bananas when it's all over.
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    2971 days ago
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