Starting on Mon 25th June (Australian) I will be hosting a 30 DAY High carb raw vegan challenge on my facebook page. Lots of people excited already, about 400. Join us! Please follow this link to the event page.
Watch my video to find out more --->
Remember if you are not on facebook you could still post your daily journal here. Here is the post from Facebook --->
Time to get your raw on folks! For the next 30 days, EACH DAY please come here and record what you eat, your exercise, water and sleep and encourage others to stay on track. This challenge is only for HIGH CARB raw vegans, 811-style. No superfoods or powders, salt thanks. Example is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtxFC4LHnKo
* Not only the joy of being 100% raw for 30 days but as motivation --> those who honestly stay on track for the 30 days and post here everyday (without fail) will get a free copy of my upcoming ebook!
* If you fall off the wagon please don't post about it here because it can negatively affect others on the challenge. Posts like that may be removed to help keep the high vibe.
* You must be 100% raw and post here EVERY DAY for the next 30 days to receive the free ebook. You *must* use the same thread day after day so I can read your journal. Journals that are all over the place cannot be accepted.
* Please set out your journal like this :
Bfast: 10 banana smoothie
Lunch: 1 head of iceberg lettuce with 20 dates
Dinner: 1/2 jakfruit (med) and a kg of snow peas
(good to include calories)
Exercise: 10km easy jog
Sleep: 9 hrs.
Day 27: July 21 2012 (Lots of dates today!)
B: 8 dates
L: Mangoes and strawberries
D: Cauliflower, 20 dates
Snack: More dates!
Exercise: Jog-walk 30 min
Sleep: 8 hours
Day 28: July 22 2012
B: 10 dates
L: Went to a friend's house for a BBQ - armed with my salad! I'm starting to become known for them :)
A couple chunks of pineapple, grapes
Big salad: Mostly mangoes, zucchini noodles, bell pepper, radish, spring mix, avocado and lemon
Snack: 10 dates
D: Cauliflower, more of above Big Salad
Water: 2.5 L
Sleep: 6 hours (tomorrow's going to be a sleepy day ...)
I'm thinking of taking a break from dates the next little while. More fresh fruit will do me some good!
Day 29: July 23 2012
B: Large canteloupe
L: Head of cauliflower, peaches
D: Head of broccoli, dates
Exercise: Jog 30 min
Sleep: 6 hours
Day 30: July 24 2012
Great monomeal day!
B: Orange mono-meal
L: Peach mono-meal
D: Date mono-meal
Exercise: Run 30 min
Sleep: 8 hours
I can't believe it's already been 30 days! Even after all this, I'm still loving the fruit. I've also been surprised by how accepting people have been with my fruit and salads. I haven't straight out told people about the raw vegan thing, but everyone's been willing to try my fruity creations
ITS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG! TIME TO SMASH SOME NANNERS!! :P
I've been getting off track lately, and I could give millions of excuses why I can't currently be raw, but... I need to do this. I will be going away in two weeks for 5 days, with out really access to the computer, could I write down what I eat and post it all at once when I get back? or do I have to have to post every day?
dear banana girl.so what about fat? i am running approx 1-4 hours a day mountain ultra training. but nobody seem to eat almonds , avocados etc. even in small quantities.do you consider them "banned" from this challenge or is nobody just eating them. yet? I would love to hear your plan about this.(if you have time, considering the huge success of this challenge)
it depends on how many calories from fruit your eating..... the more cals from fruit you eat the more fat you can eat! as long as it stays within the 80 / 10 / 10 ratio
example if your eating 4000 cals a day.....then 400 of those calories can be from fats, eg almonds, avocados etc...
but very few people seems to "use" the fatty fruits. thanks for your answer.
All the fat you need is found in fruits and greens and in the correct balance even without the addition of overtly fatty foods like Avo and nuts. We need approx a minimum of 3% of our calories from fat each day to thrive and if you eat *enough* fruits and greens you get 5% or more so no worries. Aim to get over 2500 calories from fruit a day. Try this for the next 30 days and the results you experience I'm sure will instill faith