I have been 100% low fat/high carb raw vegan for 40+ days now.
I feel great, look slimmer, more energy and generally a better person I think.
Is your goal 100% LFHCRV?
I am feeling a little confused because I know that this lifestlye is the one for me but it is so strict and I feel guilty if I even have nuts or avocado now, I have been craving a vegan 'cheese' pita since I have gone 100%-
I was 90% raw vegan for about 6 months before with my cooked food being sweet potato and quinoa but it was heavy in nuts and seeds. So I am very happy with how I am eating now lfhc but if one day I fancy a vegan 'cheese' pita just feel terribly guilty about wanting this.
By the way yes I am eating enough calories, I am eating constantly and lots of it.
So does it matter to you if you are 100% or not?
I am eating better than i ever have but can't seem to get away from the guilty feeling I sometimes have and unsure if 100% is my goal.
Yeah i know what you mean, I think i am just having an uninspired day and it is just a craving right now. I have always wanted to be 100% so will just keep going. I am sure this feeling will pass :) thanks
It would be a goal long-term in terms of health. I wouldn't eat cooked food simply because of it's pathogenic qualities. Cravings are basically just addictions to things that your body is hooked on now. Cravings are difficult, you just have to remember how bad cooked food and too much fat is for you. Momentary pleasure or lifelong health, longevity and happiness? Its's up to you I guess.
I'm just going to keep going, i'm sure it is just a craving. I hope. I do feel great, maybe just overthinking things too much. Going 100% raw vegan is the next step to my natural living. Need to keep at it :) thank you for the comment I appreciate any advice. Maybe just needed to get it out there and leave it at that cheers
I think that postulating this HCRV business in percentages is problematic.
The only question that needs an answer is: Do you want to be optimally healthy, or rather healthy?
optimally for sure
How many calories are you eating? I know you're eating constantly but that mightn't mean much, e.g I could eat passionfruit or blueberries at a frequency someone might call 'constantly' but still not get enough calories.
Dates, bananas, oranges, watermelon and spinach are the main foods I am eating currently.
I count in at around 2500 a day. 3000 if I am doing exercise- my exercise is usually long walks/hikes and running.
Exactly! Aim for health! If one aims for optimal health - the highest possible health for a human being - they'll naturally end up at HCRV.
Sure, being a purist about diet is a great concept, but everyone is different. 100% doesn't work for everyone, and I've been doing fruit and veg for almost a year now, but I'm not 100% at all.
What I've got from this website and harley/freelee's preachings is finding a clean diet full of nutrients, and working around it so it fits ME. that's the most important thing I think anyone can learn about nutrition; the importance of individuality and how different foods affect different people.
just my two cents :P
If you are "not 100% at all" and have only been on fruit and veg for "almost a year" then you have no frame of reference to judge what is optimal health.
Why not give raw mono-island a one month try just to see if there is any difference?
And everyone is not different. We are all hominids and we all have the same basic dietary needs, contrary to some "heath gurus" out there who would tell you otherwise..
Sure cooked high carb vegan is much better than most other diets and will make you feel good but 100% raw is a whole different world!
-Peace, love, fruit...
100% doesn't work for everyone.
This is entirely erroneous. Human beings have a species specific diet, just as every other species on the planet does. As Trevor says, every is not different. We are all of the same species with the same physiology and are meant to consume the same diet. Some of us may have screwed our system up through abuse, such that it may take time to re-adapt to our species specific diet, but in time anyone can and will adapt to this lifestyle with a little effort because it is the lifestyle best suited for human beings.
Variations may suit certain people, but those variations are really only in the type of fruit and veggies, not in the diet itself. There is no need for each individual to re-invent the wheel and try to find their own, individualized diet - no more need than horses have for sorting out their diet, or lions have for sorting out theirs. We're the only species on the planet so thoroughly confused as to have forgotten what it is we are meant to eat, and so ignorant as to imagine that two humans with identical digestive systems would somehow require different foods.
Continue with the journey of finding your own diet, if you'd like, but it seems like a waste of energy when the species specific lifestyle is already right in front of us. It's a little like a pirate continuing to search for a treasure after having found one, simply because the treasure he found is the same as others found. ;)