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sk8ter
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Hi guys...not trying to start argument or anything...but would like to hear if you went off your O diet and did this 30 bananas a day diet or anyone who tried it....



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No, but in my youth I went for a few days on buttermilk and green apples alone inteding to lose some weight. Very soon both my legs were covered with reddish stains. I rushed to a dermatologist, who gave me a severe warning never to repeat such irresponsible follies, and ordered me unequivocally to eat everyday a little of everything.


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Hi guys...not trying to start argument or anything...but would like to hear if you went off your O diet and did this 30 bananas a day diet or anyone who tried it....



Thanks

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Well, I intended to! Went to the grocery store, and to my great surprise that's what they told me.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1Hc80NpL4M



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Some of the single food diets work for a while but are hard to do.  What is the reason you wish to consider it?

there are many ways to get to the same end.. if you share a little more about you we might have some good answers..


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Quoted from sk8ter
Hi guys...not trying to start argument or anything...but would like to hear if you went off your O diet and did this 30 bananas a day diet or anyone who tried it....

Thanks

Lawrence


No chance of an arguement, Lawrence, we take these questions very seriously:

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=VW-jNuBK3gY&feature=related

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I wonder how a type A would do on that diet...
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PRICELESS  

"Yes! I'll have some bene - bananas!"
But the next day an Explorer would say:
I'll have NO bananas TODAY!
Liver wouldn't handle the constant repeats!


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I wonder how a type A would do on that diet.


Avoid for A secretors, so not so well.

Of course no one will do well on it long term.

It is a 3000 calorie a day diet; so it would not be great for weight loss.

I hear it is not great for teeth either.


Some experience of people who have tried the diet (This site is not neutral on the issue):

http://30bananasadaysucks.com/.....vice-is-not-working/



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lots of conjecture here but really wanted to hear from someone who is/was following BTD...

lots of pro's and con's both diets still have what i call binge when your body craves something that your not suppose to eat ..I personally will experiment a bit but I know i do well with animal fat..... bananas have about .7g of fat per cup or banana i forget which so its not like your going without fat its just not animal fat...

if there is anyone here that has experimented can be A AB B or O BT


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lots of conjecture here but really wanted to hear from someone who is/was following BTD...


What you said doesn't make sense to me. All of us here are following our individual Blood Type Diets whether we are O's or A's. You just heard from the O's and they basically said "no bananas".  You may not actually find an O here who did bananas for 30 days fad diet because they read the Blood Type Diet book first and knew better than to try an unbalanced fad diet. So maybe they don't exist here.


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It would majorly screw up with my blood sugar- I can't handle that much fruit each day, and I need protein and fat to go along with the natural sugars and starches found in bananas.

I don't know if it would do you harm in the short term, but a diet of only bananas is not sustainable for humans in the long-term. Historically, people ate what was available- and that might have meant nothing but fruit for a few days if they had no other provisions and fruit was ripe- but it would be alternated with periods of nothing but meat when hunting was good and nothing was ready to harvest.


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Has anybody thought of the sodium to potassium balance in the body. That much high potassium fruit with out sodium containing foods could lead to a heart attack.
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Has anybody thought of the sodium to potassium balance in the body. That much high potassium fruit with out sodium containing foods could lead to a heart attack.


Don't worry - be happy, skinny, sexy. & have some more fruit.

Here is the thirty banana a day answer to  the potassium issue:


http://thebananagirl.com/potassium-overdose-on-30-bananas-a-day-2.php


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You just heard from the O's and they basically said "no bananas".
O's said no bananas???? Where? Banana is a diamond in my SWAMI!!!!  

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You may not actually find an O here who did bananas for 30 days fad diet because...
No no, it's 30 bananas A DAY! That's why it couldn't be found in the store! Maybe by now they already have a fresh supply.



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lots of conjecture here but really wanted to hear from someone who is/was following BTD...

lots of pro's and con's both diets still have what i call binge when your body craves something that your not suppose to eat ..I personally will experiment a bit but I know i do well with animal fat..... bananas have about .7g of fat per cup or banana i forget which so its not like your going without fat its just not animal fat...

if there is anyone here that has experimented can be A AB B or O BT


Thank you

Lawrence


Hi Lawrence.. ALL your cravings will GO AWAY when you follow either the BTD, GTD or an Individualized Swami.  And that's a fact Jack!   Such a crazy thing to eat only one food.  Any nutritionest would advise anyone against such a stupid thing.  


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I have delved into that world.

1. The 30 bananas a day diet is NOT 30 bananas a day literally - it is the doug graham diet of 80 percent fruits, 10 percent leafy greens and 10 percent vegetable fats like avocado, raw nuts etc. they encourage diversity so basically any sweet fruit is allowed and a large array of greens, nuts, etc, but low fat not zero fat.

2. I could not sustain it for more than a few days tops. If I don't eat meat for longer than 1-2 weeks I start to get severe abdominal pains which turns into vomiting.

On the positive side I do trim down a lot when abstaining from meats, even eating a lot of fruit calories, but this was not always the case for me, I had to do a a lot  of cleaning house before this could happen.

I have a feeling that for the average person attempting that diet, the rapid cleansing will be completely overwhelming, i.e. breaking up kidney waste, gall waste, lung catarrh, all at the same time. Way too difficult. A lot of the people in that scene were already either vegan or raw vegan, so they started out fairly clean to begin with.

There are a lot of success stories on that site but I think most of those people are very shallow when it comes to overall health. So I think it's either going to work exceptionally well or not at all, and that seems to be the case as people are very polarized there. I never even bothered to post there because I knew I'd be kicked off that site in a heart beat.

One thing I do like about it is that for me sugar has wound up to be the main energy source. Meat and fat give me no sustained energy, and grains are problematic, so fruit sugar may well be the best source of energy. And many of those people are serious athletes that can run circles around folks here.

I'm still open to it working for me at some point in the future. i.e. those intestinal pains could be a violent cleansing reaction of some sort that was just too intense for me to go through, or it could just be that the diet is insane - who knows. I have serious heavy metal problems as well and as far as I can see that diet can be very dangerous for my condition.

Also for people with adrenal problems the high potassium could be a serious problem.

I love it for its intellectual purity, that we are close to bonobos and we should eat as the bonobo eats, but reality for me hasn't been able to reconcile with the theory.

I've been cleaning out my small intestine for 23+ years now so slow and steady I guess.
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Bananas hurt my delicate A stomach-- and they taste bad too--


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For the most part, an O needs adequate amounts of animal protein and animal fat in the diet for longterm, sustainable health. Some Os do great on lots of fruit, while others need to keep the fruit portions down and get higher amounts of calories from protein, fat, and complex carbs. I do better on grains than fruits in terms of both energy and blood sugar stability, though other Os find the exact opposite.

Take that fruit/nut/greens diet and add some meat (or seafood or bugs or whatever) and  you'd get something a lot healthier for Os and Bs. Even monkeys eat bugs along with fruits. I've seen videos of monkeys "harvesting" an anthill. Primates are omnivores, not herbivores.

I'm sure we share a lot of genes with bonobos- but that doesn't mean we should eat exactly like them. We're close enough biologically even to mice to get an idea of toxicity (for example, mice fed GMO corn and getting cancer is a good indicator that GMO corn may not be safe for human consumption.) But that doesn't mean we should EXACTLY follow the diet of another species!

I share more genes with a type A human than I do with any non-human primate, yet that A human and I will thrive on different macronutrient ratios. The same poisons will poison us both, and we both need lots of organic veggies, yet the A will thrive on soy and whole grains, while I thrive on red meat and low grains.

If two humans don't even thrive on the same exact diet, why should I care how monkeys eat?


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80% fruit will not sustain anyone for a lifetime. Who would eat like this? We're humans, not fruit bats  
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It may work for 4-7 days, as an excursion.


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well alright... I read all your reply's and really appreciate them....

I do want to clear this up....this is not an 80 10 10 diet its a banana diet 30 each day ...

I will try when and if my freakin bananas ever get ripe! organic bananas last long time..


I will try this essentially a body cleanse..I will do it for a week and see how i feel I will report daily...

I do like to read your thoughts so please keep them coming..


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sk,there is nothing healthy to ingesting one single food and much less that many......

someone was able to convince you on following such a protocol, yet these BT/GT guidelines offering a lectin free anti inflammatory by excellence approach did not ......good luck


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Don't worry - be happy, skinny, sexy. & have some more fruit.

Here is the thirty banana a day answer to  the potassium issue:


http://thebananagirl.com/potassium-overdose-on-30-bananas-a-day-2.php

You can tell by the picture that there is not anything going on in that kitchen except bananas. Barest kitchen I ever saw. Maybe she just doesn't like to cook!  
My max for bananas is ONE a day at the most! C_Sharp, I suppose I will NEVER be happy or skinny, much less sexy!


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here is my report....not good....could not make the entire day on bananas...i felt tired cold no energy and my blood pressure went sky high! this could be from some special vitimans (detox) and cause blood pressure issues i just don't know .


Last night made some organic spaghetti with beef and rice angle hair pasta felt much better

and today my blood pressure went back to normal now back to more or less an O diet

anyone else tried this bananas diet I would like to hear from you


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I never just eat a banana. Always eat peanut butter along with it. But cooked in a muffin with loads of chia, etc., satisfies the best! Yummy!


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I'm sure it may not hurt for one day, but my blood sugar would be dancing around with too many of them.  It seems to be off the past few days with me eating too much fruit.


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here is my report....not good....could not make the entire day on bananas...i felt tired cold no energy and my blood pressure went sky high! this could be from some special vitimans (detox) and cause blood pressure issues i just don't know .


Last night made some organic spaghetti with beef and rice angle hair pasta felt much better

and today my blood pressure went back to normal now back to more or less an O diet

anyone else tried this bananas diet I would like to hear from you


Lawrence


I'm glad you listened to your body and abandoned this unhealthy, unbalanced plan before even finishing the first day.

I honestly don't see how ANYBODY can be healthy on a diet like that- unless they used to eat a ton of processed foods and they do this short-term as a detox- but even then, there are healthier detoxes out there (such as those based on green juices.)

If you're an O, then brown rice pasta is a better choice than wheat pasta- but even wheat pasta with beef is clearly better than eating nothing but bananas!



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I really don't see the point of this tread taking up space & time?! Different if it was in a general diet discussion blog/site...
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more of my thoughts + whats happening...

I am taking a supliment which can be detoxifying along with the detoxifying of the bananas made me feel well not good..

today i did about 15 bananas in a smoothy with some vitamins and just got done eating the rest of the spaghetti for dinner. I feel real good!... bowls  are very good!

that first day must have been a killer detox...

I will continue and ramp up with the bananas my blood pressure is below norm which is good...I have a clear head

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Possum, I've seen less "beneficial" hanging around for days!
Ummm not sure what you mean?  

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Ooookay, I could not even get through reading this entire thread, try as I might, before I became COMPELLED to respond, so I'm sorry if I repeat anything, but, people:  do not go on a 30 banana per day diet.

1.  It's a total gimmick diet.  30 anything per day is a gimmick, a fad, and an extreme, clearly.

2.  Segueing from my last point re the extremity of this, THIRTY bananas per day is an insane amount of bananas to consume in one day.  As gulfcoastguy points out, it will wreak havoc on your electrolyte balance, if nothing else.  And is that ALL you are supposed to eat for the day?  If so, this is even more insane.  This is going to make your blood sugar go crazy wild.  In short, this is a completely unbalanced diet, and before anyone argues that it is okay because it is just short-term and it serves some purpose(s) in the short term, and then you can get back on a balanced diet in the long term, riddle me this:  why not just cut out the middle man and go on a balanced diet right away?  There are no short cuts to eating right and having your body respond to that by getting into balance in every way.


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everyone has the right to there own person and opinion...and what works for them

I have been doing this banana lifestyle for several days...If i eat something whole like pasta with beef etc for dinner I feel good..... never made it the entire day on just bananas ...I also incorporate vitamins with the bananas which the banana has some very good things for us O's too...my bowls are really good and i feel like i am getting some detoxifying effects too..

I am begging to think that we are so different that each one will have to find what works and what doesn't...this maybe well known but need to say it...

several examples like my mum she is an A..did the BTD and felt bad!...gassy just not good and needs beef too to feel better...nothing worked with here...for me the BTD is good but I am trying to do better and the only way is to experiment!

I also feel that like these vegans there so left or right its almost cult like! I also feel somewhat that the BTD is starting to feel this way too...these vegans think there better then everyone strange oh well I will continue to do what works for me

good luck to you all..

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several examples like my mum she is an A..did the BTD and felt bad!...gassy just not good and needs beef too to feel better...nothing worked with her
As you may have read in these forums, the way to heal is bound to an inevitable process of detox, which is not at all pleasant and sometimes not at all easy, to say the least. But with BTD this process is apparently the least unpleasant possible. Still, this is something through which one must pass in order to heal. At the next phase things are going to clear, and the feeling will be better than ever before.

The necessary detox process is something that one has to be aware of and which has to be taken in account, in order not to let it hinder one from doing the work.



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As you may have read in these forums, the way to heal is bound to an inevitable process of detox, which is not at all pleasant and sometimes not at all easy, to say the least. But with BTD this process is apparently the least unpleasant possible. Still, this is something through which one must pass in order to heal. At the next phase things are going to clear, and the feeling will be better than ever before.

The necessary detox process is something that one has to be aware of and which has to be taken in account, in order not to let it hinder one from doing the work.



sk8ter, this cannot be emphasized strongly enough.

I would just add that "dabbling" will not produce desired, much less optimal, results. Good health requires long-term vision.

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everyone has the right to there own person and opinion...and what works for them

I have been doing this banana lifestyle for several days...If i eat something whole like pasta with beef etc for dinner I feel good...

...its almost cult like! I also feel somewhat that the BTD is starting to feel this way too...

You are right when you say everyone has the right to their opinion (even if it's factually wrong), and most will only eat what they choose - no matter why they chose it...

What MOST of the posts in this thread are telling you - whether you choose to understand or believe it, is that life is about balance.  Different food values, nutrients, exercise to use all muscle groups in a way that is best for each person, exercise vs. detox vs. beneficial foods, etc..  All play a part in whether you "feel good" or are healthy.  Even "feeling good" short term vs. getting healthy can be a compromise at times, depending on how unhealthy you are and what is necessary to regain health...

We are only bringing to your attention some of the balance that has shown beneficial to many other people of your type - but it is up to you how much to incorporate.


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I have to wonder if your Type A mom might be an Explorer, and NEEDS some meat in her diet. I bet she'd do even better on lamb than she does on beef. But if she's happy with her current diet, there's no reason to change it.

You seem to be doing well on lots of fruit in the daytime, with meat and grains at night. You'd probably be doing even better if you had more variety in your fruit intake than just bananas, and if you swapped out some of that fruit for a variety of vegetables you'd do even better.

Nobody does well long-term on only one food as their primary nutrition source, unless you're a baby and that food is breastmilk- but then the milk should come from a woman who's eating a varied diet.


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Ruth you are so right...my  mum loves loves lamb....she maybe an explorer as you say......I didn't know that A types were allowed to eat meat as per BTD ....I think her weak link is that damn weat, bread etc....she has been very heavy her entire life but very healthy if that makes sense...weird!

she does not have any typical symptoms like A's are suppose to ..maybe you can find a link ....something i can actually print out and give it to her...for this explorer diet....

I am doing good with the bananas its all an experiment..but at the end of the day I want some Beef!

tonight will be spaghetti with broccoli as the noodles


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sk8ter, sometimes A's are A2's (there are A1's and A2's), and the 2's do need a bit more meat, a bit more of an O-like diet.  So for A2's, sometimes the classic BTD doesn't work as well for them as either getting "SWAMIed" (very customized!) or trying the GenoType Diet (not as customized as SWAMI but more factors taken into consideration than in the BTD, and also is, while evolved largely from the BTD, a different system than the BTD).  Just saying, she might have better results with one of those.  Good luck to her.

And, hey, if you like that banana diet, more power to ya.  My point was just that 30 bananas per day is a LOT of bananas per day.  I'm concerned about the balance in your diet, etc., as that amount of bananas just seems waaaaaaaaaaaaaay outta wack to me.  But if you are doing well, congrats--I didn't mean to sound overly critical...just critical enough *lol*!     I had a strong reaction to reading about the diet as you described it, and I stand by my points, yet I I hear what you are saying that, if it works for some people, don't knock it.  I just want people to proceed with caution and hear my concerns on it.  Yet you also deserve to be heard that you are having good results with it.  


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everyone has the right to there own person and opinion...and what works for them


Quite right!!! I have a banana plantation and will definately benefit from humanity eating 30 banannas per day... keep the thead going!!!

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Hi guys...not trying to start argument or anything...but would like to hear if you went off your O diet and did this 30 bananas a day diet or anyone who tried it....



Thanks

Lawrence


I have done this...  The results were not stellar.  I felt weak and tired and hungry all the time.  It was almost impossible to stick with.  Actually, when I did the raw food diet the first time, I didn't even go completely raw or vegan...  I still ate steak.  I dropped weight like crazy.  I lost nothing on a month of the 30BaD way.


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I've never heard of the diet, but if you eat more than a banana a day you can kill yourself on too much potassium. I wouldnt try it based on the title of the diet.


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Only if mine are covered in dark chocolate. Frozen. That's not a diet, then  


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