I ate 20 bananas today. 20! I guess that means yesterday’s banana feast didn’t burn me on the fruit. It’s very interesting. I wanted ease and simplicity and I’d say today I got it.
I drank 32 ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice first thing this morning and then about an hour later (so as not to mix the acid fruit with the sweet fruit and hinder digestion. . . its amazing what I’m learning) I peeled 9 bananas, put them on a plate and took them to my room where I was doing some work. It took me probably an hour to get down 9 bananas, possibly a little longer, but I did it. And when they were down I kinda thought I would not be able to eat another one. I thought it would be the last thing I wanted.
A few hours later I made myself a smoothie with two large mangos and 6 more bananas. It was heavenly. I love mangos. I think I’ve decided they are my current favorite fruit. I wonder when they go out of season because that will certainly suck. But then maybe by then I’ll have a different favorite fruit. Who knows.
When it was “dinner” time I ate three more bananas. And I was so close to hitting 2500 calories that a couple of hours later I ate two more. 20 freaking bananas. In one day. 2550 calories! Drank 2 liters of water and went for a walk/run/walk of 5 miles. It was a walk/run/walk because I’m recovering from a car accident and my chiropractor only released me to run no more than 5 miles every other day. Since I ran yesterday I was not supposed to run today, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s like that for me, with running. But I’d say total I only ran about a mile, and only when it was “easy” — I will really run tomorrow!!!
I know people who would tell me I was killing myself by eating 20 bananas in one day. That eating this way is just wrong and not good for the body. These are, of course, people who still eat meat and dairy and while I don’t judge them for that, they tend to judge me for NOT eating meat and dairy, And now, well now, I’ve just gone off the deep end and have decided to survive on primarily fruit.
Thing is I do feel good. I don’t feel like I”m missing anything and I’m thrilled I’ve decided to give it an honest try. I’m extremely good at listening to my body — so far its telling me all things are good — if that changes I’ll re-evaluate and re-adjust, but for now I’m going to stay the course.
Another milestone? Tonight I went to the movies with my youngest son — we saw Lawless and I highly recommend it. The milestone is that I didn’t eat any popcorn. Movie popcorn is a downfall of mine. Even when I’m raw I will eat movie popcorn — tonight, possibly because I was so full from 20 bananas, I wasn’t even tempted and my son was eating it sitting right next to me. I did notice it smelled yummy, but I was never tempted to reach into the bucket. Yay!
Off to bed! 🙂