I must really be going crazy. Last week, I wrote an article about why eating chocolate or 30 bananas a day is not healthy. People doing those crazy things agreed that I was right about one and wrong about the other. I had people contact me, saying I was right about chocolate but wrong about the fruit. Than I had others say I was wrong about the chocolate, but right about the fruit. I even had one person write me saying that they enjoy a lot of chocolate covered bananas each day. It’s really getting out of hand.
Everyone thinks they have the answer. I just read an article by one raw food author who stated he is mad at the raw food movement because he believes eating a lot of fruit everyday is the only way to be successful while eating a raw diet and many of the other teachers who have had success are wrong. He once wrote a book called “Raw Secrets.” The only secret in the raw movement is there are very few people even eating all raw, even if they say they are. But that’s fine, because as I stated in my last article, we don’t have to be 100% raw to be healthy. Of all the raw food teachers I respect the most, Brian Clement gets my vote because he eats 80% raw food and does not hide the fact. He does not have issues telling people he is not 100% raw. Brian knows you don’t need to be 100% raw to be healthy.
Back to the madness. How in the world can someone sit at a table and stick 30 bananas down in their mouth and not believe it’s overeating? It’s insane some of the things people are saying. They are so worried not to eat fat that they have to eat tons of fruit just to waste away. Maybe they need to understand some fats are healthy, in fact, a certain amount is needed. It is proven, if you don’t get enough good essential fatty acids, it can affect your thinking. Obviously it’s happening here.
Someone asked me how many bananas I thought was enough and not considered overeating. I made the error by responding to the glutton, suggesting there is no reason a person would need to eat four bananas in one sitting, ever! Unless of course they were stuck in a desert for two weeks with no food, or perhaps deceived to believe by a few raw food writers that it is sane to overindulge in massive amounts of food. It doesn’t matter what the food is when it comes to gluttony, too much is too much.
How much is too much? Any amount that is more than you need is too much! We don’t need a lot once we are healthy! If you need to eat 30 bananas to get your nutrients, here’s a brainstorm: Maybe you are not eating enough fat or protein? Or maybe you are just not healthy?
Being fit and being healthy is not the same thing. I know some pretty fit people that ended up being the best looking people in the cemetery. I could visit any gym in the world and find good looking fit people who eat a terrible diet. Excessive exercising to justify over eating is not a wise idea.
Maybe we should change the name of the raw food movement to the excess movement. There is no need to eat 30 bananas in one sitting, no need to drink 15 vegetable juices a day, no need to fast for 100 days on just juice and no need to consume tons of chocolate. Go ahead and call me crazy for trying to warn people that overeating is un-healthy. I am trying to help people understand less is more. Maybe I am the crazy one, but what do you expect when I see people foolishly consume tons of raw junk food and wonder why the raw diet isn’t working for them. Or people eating tons of fruit well into the night and than claim they don’t have an eating disorder.