I know that this question is probably contrary to the views and opinions of the majority here on 30BAD, but I am just extremely curious...
I know for ultimate health LFRV is optimal but can a cooked high carb low fat vegan diet be combined with a raw high carb low fat vegan diet? Or is best to stick with just one? Thanks in advance :)
I can't afford to eat all fruit so I eat as much fruit as I can afford and then get the rest of my carbs from steamed potatoes & rice. My thinking is if you can afford LFRV... go for it!
I eat 2 fruit meals and a salad plus 1 cooked vegan meal for dinner. That works well for me, except that I have bloating, gas, puffy under-eye circles (from salt), and other minor symptoms. I still feel good and have lots of energy to exercise and live my life. But I felt way better physically when I was 100% raw.
I have the same experience with cooked carbs and salt. Bloated, gassy it sucks. I am starting banana island today.
My husband and I eat two large fruit meals and then a giant salad with the addition of cooked rice at dinner time. We, also, cannot (yet) afford to eat three large fruit meals...rice is cheap. We both feel fantastic and have lots of energy. But, I have found that the more grains I eat, the more I crave them. I'd like to eventually transition to 100% raw, but for now, rice adds in those necessary calories at low cost.
Here we stick with one...LFRV or HCRV
The longer one does a low fat raw fruit and leafy green based diet, the more clean and detoxed the body becomes. This in turn will cause one to feel ill after eating cooked food.
What we have learned here:
CHEAT DAYS = SICK DAYS
ONE CANNOT RIDE TWO HORSES WITH ONE BUM...or two bicycles in Durianrider's case:D)))
We tell people go for it 100% and never look back.
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and I quote...
The case against transitioning:
If one is doing two or more diets, one is only doing a mix and will not have optimal results. The same conditions, diseases, and cravings will keep coming up again and again and never get resolved.
One cannot ride two horses with one bum:)
Mixing a high fat diet and a high fruit diet can cause problems like Type 2 Diabetes, candida, and chronic fatigue syndrome, and weight gain.
Fruits digest fast. Animal products, fats, digest slowly as well as cruciferous veggies like broccoli and root veggies like carrots in some people.
Eating fruit on top of slow digesting food can cause the fruit to ferment leading to digestive discomfort and or pain, gas, bloating, and other problems like brain fog.
CHEAT DAYS = SICK DAYS!
Cheating with cooked food, and even steamed vegetables for some people, can cause digestive upsets, detox symptoms, and a return of previous conditions.
Of course everyone is different, but what many members who have tried to transition have experienced is that the longer they eat raw, the cleaner their bodies get.
What will happen is that their bodies will react violently when they cheat with cooked food. Symptoms may include upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, headache, acne, and other detox symptoms. The best way to describe it is sudden onset of flu like symptoms which may last 1-3 days.
Other reasons we say no cooked foods is that cooking denatures and changes the consistency of foods. If and when you have time, this is an interesting free ebook that study the effects of tribal people's and the health problems and birth defects they experienced when processed and cooked foods were added to their diets:
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets
and Their Effects
BY Weston A. Price, MS., D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Thanks everyone!!!! :)