I am planning to change my lifestyle. I ate meat and dairy regularly and now planning to slow it down.
What do you guys think about Having one meal (breakfest or lunch) by purely fruit and eat "normal" the rest of the day. Do you think this will have any negative effects? What if somebody would do that long-term?
Another question is what the long-term effects would be. I was talking to a lot of people about this and trying to convince them to eat less meat or dairy products is really hard. However, I felt that with simply replacing one meal per day would be ok for most of them. And I think it would be an achievement for all the animals and our society.
I hope somebody can help me with this problem, even if I am still far away from 100% LFRV!
Thanks a lot in advance!
I've had to learn this through experience: justifying the consumption of animal products is irrational. If you know that it's harmful to you as well as the animals, what's stopping you from cutting those "foods" from your diet?
Thanks for your reply, Lisa!
My experience. Its like all big changes in my life (e.g. stop drinking, stop smoking) were only succesfull if I would cut back step by step. I think its a personal issue - everybody is different here. Some people need little steps over a long period, for others its best to stop completely from one to the next day.
Plus I really think a whole society, which has beliefs (about meat, dairy or whatsoever) has to defeinitely learn step by step. It is everybodys own decision if he/she eats meat or not. But I feel I can do a good deep if I can convince some people to cut it out on several days a week (which is in my opinion a very good thing).
I would like to recommend eating exclusively fruit just for one meal a day. But I want to recommend that with a good conscience. So are there any negative effects, if you combine this one meal of fruit with a "normal" diet, e.g. weight gain, lack of anything etc etc!?
Being a raw vegan may sound very extreme to many people. Plus many vegans may express their views in a rather extreme way. I think that is holding back people to think about such a lifestyle in a rationale way. Learning progress step by step may sound reasonable for people who are used to eat acertain way their whole life and were thinking that there is nothing bad about it their whole life as well!
Fruit for breakfast is a good start. Just don't get used to it, thinking you're done with transition already.
Also, cut the meat already. There's really no reason to eat it beside the taste, so "everyone is different" isn't a valid excuse.
Yeah, I am already cutting the meat!Youre right about that.
But actually I was hoping for some replies that could give me some examples for effects it would have to simply replace one meal a day in combination with a "normal/cooked"/SAD diet high in protein and fat. I was reading a lot of stuff on here and get the feeling that there are a lot of people on here who really know something about nutrition, biochemistry, fructose, fat loss etc. I would like to hear some answers in this direction.
If I could show some positive effects to friends of mine, they would rather try this experiment. What can they expect?
-sufficient vitamins, minerals etc. ?
Thanks a lot for your responses!