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Old 10-19-2010, 05:29 PM   #51
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If you are an individual who eats 6+ pieces of fruit a day, attempt a fast and see how your "general physical preparedness" really is.
Dude, I do it all the time, and I feel awesome. Lots of fruit, plenty of days of intermittent fasting. Fruit is not the devil. Bananas rock.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:46 PM   #52
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Something is wrong when 6 pages are spent debating eating bananas or not. Unless you are allergic to them or eating an ungodly amount a day, don't worry about it. Kind of reminds of Melissa Urban's blog post on eating carrots.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #53
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Something is wrong when 6 pages are spent debating eating bananas or not. Unless you are allergic to them or eating an ungodly amount a day, don't worry about it. Kind of reminds of Melissa Urban's blog post on eating carrots.
Precisely. I mean, eating a banana is not nearly as bad as drinking half a bottle of wine while eating Jif peanut butter straight from the jar with a spoon. Not that I would know anything about that.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:11 PM   #54
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Just a question for the people saying they eat 4-6 bananas a day...
How do you do it? Doesn't it get boring? I had an orange for breakfast every day for a week. Saturday I woke up, looked at the orange and thought 'blah, this again.'
How can you not be just so burned out on anything after eating 4-6 a day every day?
I like them and all but need the variety.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:15 PM   #55
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Sounds like you've been reading about Universal Adaptation, it's good stuff. I've been mixing up three-day "food shocks" where I live off of nothing but rice and some soup broth to prepare my body to be able to function for any possible food crisis situations. A friend of mine has been doing these "food shocks" for a while and is now moving to including small amounts of grass into his diet to further broaden his digestive abilities.

This winter I'll be periodically turning off my heat to encourage my internal thermostat to function at the broadest possible of temperature ranges and I try to do at least a couple workouts a month in work or dress clothing to be able to handle emergency situations in those as well. Unfortunately my gym has put a ban on my workouts in an evening gown but a skirt suit has gone by OK.
Can't. Stop. Laughing.

Pass the grass, please. I'd like some with my wine, peanut butter and 4-6 bananas.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:18 PM   #56
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Just a question for the people saying they eat 4-6 bananas a day...
How do you do it? Doesn't it get boring? I had an orange for breakfast every day for a week. Saturday I woke up, looked at the orange and thought 'blah, this again.'
How can you not be just so burned out on anything after eating 4-6 a day every day?
I like them and all but need the variety.
I eat 4-6 eggs a day. So, maybe, one day I don't because I want something different. It's not a big deal. Don't eat the orange. Eat what you want.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:34 PM   #57
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Re: Bananas?

Steve Pavlina discussed eating 19 banana's a day and how it had zero impact on his blood sugar WSFS (http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/02/raw-food-diet/)

If you are overly concerned, purchase a home diabetes testing kit and test it out. If they actually spike your blood sugar more than you want don't do it. Otherwise treat them as another awesome fuel source.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:02 PM   #58
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Re: Bananas?

Sure general physical preparedness and Crossfit, blah, blah.

The overwhelming majority of people do CrossFit because it's fun, effective and efficient. Not to survive nuclear warfare, alien abductions, typhoons, or guerrilla warfare. It's a banana. Those same people who are doing CrossFit to lose 5, 10, 50, 200lbs didn't get there by eating to much fruit. So the answers are such.....Eat the damn banana! Even while holding your insulin pump....odds are they didn't get Type II diabetes from too much fruit. So yea, if eating a banana IS their biggest concern, then it's true....You don't have much to be concerned about in terms of your nutrition. So long as that banana is covered with caramel under 5 scoops of ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry!

And Corey(I think that's the name) once you get familiar with the boards(saw only 5 or so) you'll RARELY notice people giving advice people want to hear, or agreeing with someone just to be nice... If anything, it's the exact opposite.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:07 PM   #59
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Something is wrong when 6 pages are spent debating eating bananas or not.
Wayne, meet the Crossfit boards. Crossfit boards, Wayne.
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Re: Bananas?

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Just a question for the people saying they eat 4-6 bananas a day...
How do you do it? Doesn't it get boring? I had an orange for breakfast every day for a week. Saturday I woke up, looked at the orange and thought 'blah, this again.'
How can you not be just so burned out on anything after eating 4-6 a day every day?
I like them and all but need the variety.
I don't just eat fruit

The majority of my diet is meat and veggies.
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