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IN People ON 13 Oct, 2016
Have you heard about the infamous banana girl from Australia? Leanne Ratcliffe aka Lin Ratcliffe has taken the internet by storm with her banana diet. She eats 50 bananas a day and looks completely unrecognizable now. Lin Ratcliffe became an internet star overnight with the amazing results obtained by banana diet.
Read on to know the unusual story of the banana girl.
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Lin Ratcliffe has 450,000 followers on Instagram and 245,548 followers on Facebook.
Banana girl believes that fruit diet can help her in getting a fit body.
She named it as 'Raw till 4' diet plan.
She eats a vegan meal containing carbohydrates in dinner.
Her diet went viral on social media with the hashtag #bananagirldiet.
But she eats 50 bananas a day to remain fit. Ratcliffe shares her banana diet and fitness secrets with her followers on her website and YouTube channel.
Banana girl even followed the raw till 4 diet plan during her pregnancy. She insists that banana diet is healthy as she and her baby suffered from no ill effects due to her diet plan.
The diet should consist of a huge amount of a single fruit, such as two entire pineapples, five mangoes, two litres of orange juice, 1.4 kg of apricots or 20 bananas. After 4 pm, banana girl eats cooked meal containing a single ingredient in large qualities such as 3.5 kg of potato baked in an oven or another meal of fruit.
Ratcliffe claimed that there are many other benefits of banana diet in addition to weight loss. Raw till four diet plan helped her to get rid of acne, chronic fatigue syndrome, low thyroid function, and digestive disorders.
But the question still remains whether this diet is really good for health?
Evangeline Mantzioris, the nutritionist, explained, "Diets like this are not good for the body because the body does not receive important minerals such as calcium, healthy fats, and vitamins. Too much fructose from fruit is equivalent of a few cans of Coke a day."
Fruits must be included in the daily diet, but it is foolishness to rely completely on them.