Benefits so far:
- shinier hair
- velvety soft skin
- clearer skin
- great energy
- more time from not having to plan meals
- Slimmer looking from excess water weight releasing
- overcame mental blocks and learned more about myself
- I have a ton of new recipe ideas from fantasizing about other fruits and veggies
- No puffiness
- More flexible
- FANTASTIC digestion
- Saved money
- I freaking want a mango
Eaten poundage of bananas in 1 week: 86 lbs
Money equivalent (organic price): $0.64/lb = $55.04
It’s really amazing how much your digestion improves on any kind of mono-island (eating one fruit exclusively for x amount of days). It is so streamlined and quick, you continue to feel light and energized. The beauty of doing something like this is that your body gets really efficient at absorbing all of the nutrients, so I don’t feel weak in any areas other than my own personal desire for other tastes. Because I have been a fruitarian for 2+ years now and have gotten so clean, I can tell immediately if my digestion changes, and it has been night and day.
The two biggest changes for me were, no cooked starches, and no salt, which kind of go hand in hand anyways as I don’t salt my salad or fruit. When I was mostly (99%) raw before I experienced this same kind of consistent, painless, gas-less digestion. But about 6 months ago, I started incorporating more potatoes and rice for budget savings and warmth in the winter, so I started using salt. I also was eating more fat than I realized at times because of eating in restaurants, which can really mess with my digestion.
I went to the far infrared sauna today and felt absolutely incredible afterwards. My muscles were relaxed, I felt dehydrated, but clean and fresh, especially after the shower after the sauna! It was the perfect thing to do at the end of week 1, because I know for sure my body is at a healthy place with sodium. The way to tell if you are harboring water weight and excess salt is if your sweat tastes salty. Today in the sauna, there was no taste, and that is your sign, you are in the clear! Of course, it’s okay to have some sodium, especially if you are working out a lot and you are consistently sweating it out. However, it has a huge effect on digestion. It slows everything down because it is removing water from your cells, causing your efficiency to decline. So I prefer natural sodium occurring in fruits and veggies, which is enough to fulfill the necessary amount we need.
I keep thinking I am going to quit, and then when I get hungry, I go for the bananas. I thought about cooking some rice or potatoes tonight and that just seemed so heavy feeling, so now I’m eating bananas again. I don’t know how much longer I am going to keep this up, but it will probably be until I see a mango or some organic grapes. I am also really craving a salad, so I foresee a big salad tomorrow night.
I am really satisfied with a week, and I already maintain a fruitarian/vegan lifestyle and have for the past 2+ years, so it’s not as if this was intended to be a fast or weight loss gimmick. I really did this for my own spiritual reasons, but as well to help me get back off salt, and it worked! So, I may end up going another week, but I really see no point in pushing hard to do a month.
I do know that I will be avoiding salt and continuing to eat low fat when I come off of this. It makes such an impact on my digestion, how I feel, and how I look.
Banana count: 31
Total count: 243
Water/Coco-water: 7 liters
Sleep: 9 hours
Exercise: interval run/walk 36 min
Before breakfast: Liter of water
Breakfast: 1400 g bananas, 72 g coconut sugar, water
1 liters water
Lunch: 1335 g bananas, 108 g vegan cane sugar, water
Dinner: 7 bananas
Poop count: 4