Today marks the first day on this yellowy island full of sweet yummy mono goodness. So far, so good, despite some minor snafus:
Before heading to the gym to get my swol on, I ate 1 banana. I am making sure my bananas are uber-ripe (skin nearly brown, inside soft and almost mushy, aroma very banana-y and sweet) to make sure the least amount of starch is present as possible. I ate my banana with a fork and paused in between bites to try to ingrain the new habit of slow, conscious, mindful eating. Weird symptom: my tongue felt SPICY while eating the banana...what's up with this? Anyone experience this?
Workout was good... did abs and 10 min of elliptical as a warm up, then 40 or so min of back. I'm taking it light these days, as my strength rivals Lindsay Lohan on drugs (meaning, I'm pretty weak), so I'm basically lifting to not lose any more mass, keep the blood flowing, help with detox, and keep me motivated. It also helps a lot with my fibromyalgia/CFS and mentality.
Afterwards (7:15am), I came home HUNGRY and dying for a banana smoothie (I ate watermelon for breakfast for 8 days straight.... was getting kind of sick of it by now. Let's hope I don't feel that way about nanas!). I whipped up a 582g smoothie, saving one of the bananas to slice into the smoothie. I used 4 WF organic bananas and 1 Dole banana (I have a few different varieties at home...they all taste like bananas to me, lol). This sat well with me and I did a good job eating slowly. I read a book by Dr Klein and cuddled with my cat while eating. I wasn't stuffed (like I usually get). I felt comfortably full. However, I got really tired after eating and could have taken a nap. Also, my tongue felt SPICY again and I had a bad aftertaste in my mouth. My tongue was really coated as well. Walked my dog before heading out the door.
I got hungry around 10:30, but was running errands, so I couldn't eat til 11:10. I made a 601g smoothie, again saving some of the banana to slice into the smoothie. I started to become gassy/mucousy around 11am, but no noticeable bloating. This meal was good. 600g of bananas seems a good amount for my tummy to handle. However, I got REALLY tired/spacey again after eating this. Tongue felt weird again too. :-( Walked my dog to help with digestion....and to let him poop, which he did. Show off. :-)
After running more errands, I came home and wanted to try to push the volume up a bit more. Around 4:30pm, I had 740g worth of banana softserve (saving 1.5 bananas to slice into the finished product). It was really good and the coldness forced me to eat really slow. I made sure to let it melt in my mouth and get warm before swallowing. I was freezing while eating it...not fun. This took 1hr to eat! I was EXTREMELY tired after eating this and fell asleep. Maybe I should hold off on the frozen stuff for now. Plus, I think 740g is too much for my tummy to handle right now. I wasn't really bloated afterwards, but I felt uncomfortably full...and I think the amount of sugar in this meal was too much for my newbie-HCRV metabolism to handle. Maybe that's why I'm crashing after meals: my body hasn't adjusted to sugar metabolism, so my blood sugar is spiking and dropping and is basically dysregulated?
Walking my dog afterwards help to restore my energy.
The gassiness sucks. Thank god I live alone. I could out-fart most drunken men at any given bar. There's a new career idea!
Rundown on my symptoms:
-SKIN: cyst-like acne erupted in many areas on my face: 3 around my eyebrows, a few on my cheeks and chin. Lovely.
-MOOD/STRESS: felt calmer today. Anxiety wasn't horrible. I didn't feel as labile. yay, bananas!
-GI: gassy with mucus around 11am. Felt like I had to drop a douce, but no-sir-ee. No bloat! Digestion felt a bit efficient, so that's good.
-MOUTH: Tongue very coated, bad taste in mouth. Teeth felt sensitive while flossing. Tongue felt spicy while eating bananas.
-ENERGY: Good, but EXTREMELY tired after eating....felt like a major sugar crash.
-APPETITE: Decent. Waited to eat when I felt hungry...still trying to figure out what that means.
5:20am: 115g banana (102 cals)
7:45am: 582g bananas (518 cals) Smoothie with 1 sliced
11:10 am: 601g bananas (534) Same as above
430 pm: 740g banana soft serve (658)
Vitamins: 61% (this worries me...I'm lacking a lot according to cronometer...)
Minerals 58% (frown!)
I read that the tiredness after eating high-sugar fruits is due to the fact that some people have a hard time dealing with the high amount of sugar, thus adding greens in helps balance this. Is this something I should do? I want to do BI, but I'm feeling kind of off without greens.....
And what's up with the spicy-feeling tongue and coatedness? Gross.
Luv to u all!
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