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Freelee The Banana Girl And The Banana Diet: Meet The Woman Who Eats 51 Bananas A Day

14/04/2014 15:17 | Updated 20 May 2015

Diets can be boring. Diets can be repetitive. And often, this is what makes us fall off our healthy eating bandwagons right into the warm hands of McDonald's.

Unless you're this woman. Meet Freelee The Banana Girl - a fruitarian who eats 51 bananas every single day and believes this is this key to staying slim.

Don't believe us? Watch this video of her putting away the fruit throughout one day.

Freelee claims her approach to eating - which includes daily banana bingeing as well as not eating any cooked food until 4pm - has helped her lose a massive 40 pounds.

But is it healthy? She describes the regime as "high carb, vegan" and tends to eat huge quantities of one fruit - such as pineapples and mangoes as well as bananas - in a single sitting.

However, critics have slammed the extreme routine, with some claiming it's no better than an eating disorder.

Among the naysayers is Jo Robinson, author of The New York Times bestseller and acclaimed diet book Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health, who has labelled Freelee's eating plan "absurd."

Speaking to The Daily Beast, she added: "Bananas are the last thing I would advise people to eat 30 a day of."

Freelee's response to all the haters? Er...

So what do you think? Would you try the banana diet or are you a fan of the "everything in moderation" rule? Tweet us @MyDailyUK.

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