I recently graduated from college and started my own business. I dont have much money now but my health is so important to me so I started eating HCLF Raw Vegan. Its totally worth it! I found ways to make it work. I got a membership at Costco and am buying in bulk but now I've started to think: I'm not buying any of that stuff organic. If I'm eating such high quantity of fruit it may be bad if its not organic. But, I dont know if I can afford organic. Just now I came back from Costco and spent 116 dollars! I was just there last Thursday and spent close to a hundred. I go to the store every day to buy bananas so that they are ripening and of course end up buying other fruits as well so I'm spending 10-20 dollars daily. Thats already close to 300 dollars in just a week. AND its all on conventionally grown produce. It worries me! I want to live this way but am I doing more harm than good? Please give me some suggestions or your experiences on this diet. Do you all eat organic? How do you make this work without busting the bank? Should I be worried that for the past 2 weeks I've consumed such a high quantity of non organic produce? A lot of it has been things with a peel like bananas, pineapples, melons, mangos but I've also been eating a crapload of tomatoes because they have them in bulk at Costco. Any advice, tips or experiences shared would be greatly appreciated!
great advice, doing what you can. I'm gonna start trying to get bananas at whole foods. This might seem like a dumb question but how do you get cases there? Should I ask one of the people that works there?
i eat alot of conventional stuff and im doing great. i have alot of experience with buying and picking produce i get all my greens organic (because they taste alot better.) i also get whatever i can get free organic ( from friends and my own growing ) buy from farmers market. and i get bananas conventional all the time (Del Monte Quality - awesome) ill get conventional fruit from stores mangos all conventional hey if they have nice protective outter layers and they look good smell good taste good eat em up and enjoy. or if organic is on sale and looks good. buy as much organic and get as much as you can organic as possible but dont stress yourself out about it enjoy life.
I just buy my bananas from my local grocery store ... get juicy and ask to speak with the produce manager and see what deals he can offer you.
Went and picked up another 2 cases of organic bananas (grow and chiquita brands) for $50 total ... 1 case will usually last me around 3 days if I'm banana islanding ... mixed in a few organic pears today ($45 for a case ... not as keen on them but a good backup for when I run out of bananas).
Dates are also great for high-energy convenience ... datepeople.net and 7hotdates are the best (I've bought from both of them), though the season is kind of ending now. I've also seen on here people mentioning eatdates.com which could be your best option right now.
But yeah, I'm finding it challenging to get a selection of low-priced, sweet (plenty of citrus if your body likes these) organic fruits right now ... so just going with bananas, a few pears, and going to add more greens into the mix (romaine lettuce, red/green leaf lettuce, tender baby greens).
Hope this helps! Love and bananas, DJ