So I am new to the HCRV lifestyle.
I know and feel passionately in my heart that this lifestyle is the natural and most beneficial way of living, but of course, due to the many lies, misconceptions, and false teachings out in the world today, I need to seek first the truth to put to rest any lies I have been led to believe. In doing so, I can mentally and emotionally get on the same level as my heart, because our thoughts and beliefs play a huge role in our actions, ultimately reflecting the way we live our lives.
So I have some random questions, as well as possible concerns to address to all you fruit veterans!
First: I am getting over the whole fruit makes you fat, causes diabetes, feeds candida, etc etc nonsense, but I am concerned about just jumping into the lifestyle without any kind of transitioning faze or something, how my body would react to such a sudden change, if there would be anything to take into consideration...
2-What about Iodine? Calcium? DHA/EPA? Vitamin D? Supposedly there are essential nutrients and things the body needs that can only be obtained from meat and animal products...? The real deal?
3-My mother swears yogurt and the live active cultures is essential and would be practically a sin going without it, and detrimental to my gut! Insight...?
4-I've heard "carbs not used turn to fat" "can drive up insulin levels" or something along those lines. Yes, I have been scared about carbs making me fat (of course I trust and see this is not the case), but what's the real deal here? I guess I'm just inquiring about the nutritional science about carbs and sugars and how our body uses them and what not..
5-I'm curious about sprouting gluten free grains such as buckwheat or quinoa, (though I'm not sure of their fat content) and heard that sprouting nuts and seeds releases enzymes and are easier to digest... truth?
6-So I am not a mathematician by any means, how exactly do I calculate my daily fat and protein content as to not go over the allotted 10%? HELP!
8-I read on the band wagon that juicing isn't such a good idea..? Not even greens? I love juicing. especially carrots, beets, and watermelon!
9-Raw cruciferous veggies bad for thyroid? And also hard to digest?
10-"Anything is fine in moderation!" (yes, including crystal methamphetamines! lol jk) But can you have too much of a good thing?
11-Best drinking water? I could not afford a water alkalizer...
12-How about fermentation? Such as soy or sauerkraut? I heard that's good for the gut...
13-I totally believe truth is absolute and not so relative. Of course others totally disagree and would beg to differ, and that's why I believe health and wellness will be a never ending debate of what is right and wrong. Could the 80/10/10 diet really be a one size fits all lifestyle if people could commit, or would in not be possible for somebody with diabetes or another certain disease?
Anybody, please answer all, some, or just one that you are knowledgeable on! The more opinions the better! If you have any books to recommend, other advice for a newbie such as myself, anything else at all, please include that as well! Also, I am really looking to make some new friends, as I am very alone on this journey at the moment, but actually being ridiculed because this is unheard of in my town. Trying to save up for the woodstockfruitfest, in hopes to personally meet some sweet fruities, but it's not looking so promising :'( Praying for a blessing! Thanks guys!
I only have a couple of replies, but here goes.
2- Vitamin D is formed by the skin when exposed to sunlight.
6- Use a program such as cronometer.com. After a while you get a feel for what foods are composed of.
10- The original saying is "all good things in moderation". Yes, one can have too much of a good thing. That is excess and thus no longer good. However, we may not always in society know how much is enough, how much is too much.
13- Our finite minds cannot comprehend infinite Truth. I do not think there is an absolute right and wrong for our diet. There is better, best for me at this time, worse, horrible, .....
My advice is to try this for a certain period of time, then see how you feel. That is what I did and I feel so much better that I am continuing.
One thing I recommend you to do is buying the 80/10/10 book! I waited a few months with buying the book but I wish I did it directly. It`s gonna answer a lot of you're questions.
you can also find a lot of questions on the treads in the forum.
I eat whole raw food that taste good mostly sweet fruit some green leaves and easy digestible veggies like tomatoes cucumber etc...
if you don't like the food don't eat it.
stay away from fermented food!
best water the water in fruit, spring water, tap water if it's clean.
I feel amazing difference every week on this diet as you get slimmer, fitter, faster and clearer in the head.
and so on. don't worry about eating to much eat as much as you feel like as long as you eat a minimum of 2500 calls a day.
to get under 10 % of fat eat 90-95% sweet fruit and the rest should be veggies and you will be fine.
dairy is for calfs not for humans!!
this is extremely important to stay away from.
It's the worst thing you can eat.
don't worry about vitamins and minerals they are all there in the fruit and the greens.
just make sure you eat a variety of fruit and greens.
there is no one who gets fat on fruit even if you eat 5000cals a day or more.
just look at the longtime lfrv.
I hope this would answer some of your questions.
Thanks for the advice!
And yes, I just received the book yesterday in the mail, finally, and I am already half way through. Very informative, as well as being a great read.
About sprouting, yogurt, fermented, foods all in the name of better digestion: You won't need these foods on this diet. I believe these foods are used in other diets to try and make up for foods that are difficult to digest. This diet is simply the easiest on your digestion system. It will free up precious nerve energy that other diets use day after day just to get the food through. Fruit digests easy. And you will have more energy for other healing if needed and for having more fun.
The fruit-fat-insulin issues are an issue for those on high fat diets. Fruit will worsen these situations but are not the cause of them. The high fat, high salt crap diets are to blame, not the fruit.
A lot of people here have found that tracking their calories and nutrients on http://cronometer.com/download/
helped them transition and get to know what they needed to eat to get all the nutrients.
Welcome, and hope I've helped some.