This Chick Eats 51 Bananas a Day to Stay Thin


Meet Freelee “The Banana Girl,” a self-styled diet guru who has developed a program consisting of large meals of a single raw fruit or vegetable. In one YouTube video, she demonstrated how she consumes 51 bananas in one day, adding a new, pun-y layer to the whole “you are what you eat” ethos. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Along with her popular YouTube channel, the mononymous Australian vegan also has a book (Go Fruit Yourself) and a lifestyle website through which she promotes her low-fat, high-carb diet in a vast array of crop tops.

Eating between 2000 and 5000 calories a day, Freelee remains ‘raw until four’, meaning she eats no cooked or heated food whatsoever until 4pm, usually eating meals consisting of a huge amount of a single fruit, such as two entire pinapples, five mangoes, two litres of orange juice, 1.4kg of apricots, or 20 bananas.

Freelee, who admits she’s suffered from both anorexia and bulimia in the past, says she lost 40 lbs on this diet. No mention was made of the physical comedy opportunities that several hundred banana peels a week would present.

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