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This is a safe place for those who really, really, REALLY want to succeed in a LFRV lifestyle but the journey is just a little harder for us. We want to get there…we need to get there…and we WILL get there! Through support and encouragement and empathy, we can come here and share our struggles, scrutinize why we sometimes fall, get what we need to pick ourselves back up again, and have a cheerleading section who has our back every step of the way.

No one here is giving up! We know and understand and believe on every level that this is the path we need to be on to get the results we're after. But personal demons challenge us and we can't always see past the illusion. If we end up making poor choices, this is where we come to confess, analyze and get the motivation through the help of others to dust ourselves off and commit again, a little stronger each time.

Some of us are here with valid overeater/binge demons. Others of us have other types of mental/emotional disadvantages. For anyone here, there is a struggle involved.

What's amazing about the folks in this group is that we really believe in this path and are determined to get there. We haven't given up, we're not quitting! We just really need this support group and each other.

Because this is a safe haven for "struggling with the struggle," we want group members to feel safe. Please keep comments inspirational and kind. The LFRV community really needs the voice of those who made it despite the odds!

Location: Anywhere there is struggle!
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Latest Activity: Jul 17

Discussion Forum

can't seem to get the fat down

Started by Rawfully Yours. Last reply by Athena Apr 29. 2 Replies

I cant seem to keep my fat at 10%. I mean I know what to do...or not to do...but cant seem to do it consistantly. I attribute this to chocolate addiction and occasional non grain bread...that has to…Continue

how to get over the guilt

Started by Kelly Kaiser. Last reply by Mikaela Mar 27. 1 Reply

Hey guys so I've decided to take on this life style about 2 weeks ago and it been pretty up until tonight. I'm a swimmer on my high school team so for 2 1/2 hours after school I swim, and when I got…Continue

Tags: help, lifestyle, guilt

Life After Being 100% Raw For 30 Days...

Started by Ya Mei Wolff-Smith. Last reply by Kamau Mar 4. 6 Replies

HELP! I just binged on: fruit, potato salad (with mayo and egg), chicken burritos, cinnamon bread, sunflower butter, turkey wrap, ice cream... things that I know will make me look and feel terrible.…Continue

Tags: hopeful, backtracking, depressed, sad

advice/support please... been a rough year

Started by Elzee. Last reply by annmarie dolce Feb 28. 2 Replies

Hi :),about a year ago i was making a transition into hcrv.  although i was struggling with various issues, i was excited and determined about this.  i was hcrv for a little while, and then i got…Continue

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Comment by Marie on February 28, 2014 at 8:29am


I am still finding it really hard to transition from bulimia to HCRV, any advice that is gentler and more therapeutic?

Anything appreciated!!


Comment by Watermelon All Day Every Day on February 13, 2014 at 4:39pm
Hi I'm new
I have had my first Food Addicts meeting today and got a sponsor who is vegan SOS fee but not raw. Still she is amazing. I would like to know if there are actual meetings by group Skype you can attend from this group here?
And are the 12 steps you go trough here or are they same as to FA and OA?
I wanna continue my abstinence and stay raw 811 as I know this is the lifestyle I thrive on. Although I'm still scared.
I'm so happy this group exists. That and seeing others succeed gives me hope.
Comment by Rita on May 26, 2013 at 1:27am
New or HCRV also. Have almost 3 months under my belt and still going strong. Yes it's hard sometimes, cooking for others and seeing all the things that used to be so " inviting" to me, to say the least!! One thing that keeps me going? I FEEL good and every day I feel better!! No one and nothing is going to force me back into a lifestyle that make me sick, literally. So when I watch everyone eating all the yummy "poison", I smile inside and know, that for today, I'm staying healthy, no matter what :)
Comment by Sephtan on April 12, 2013 at 3:25am

Definitly related. This video might be of some help


But I am not sure how much 80 10 10 or natural hygiene can actually help with trauma work or better how deep it can go. Still working on that one. But there are a lot of things that can be done additionally like EMDR, Holotropic Breathwork, Peakstates, ... you could look into. Seeing your husband die, working a strenuous job, ... dealing with all that alone is a lot, but there is also a lot that can be done to break a vicious circle and turn it into a virtuous circle. Glad to read you are making progress :)

Wanted to write sooner but my life is more or less a permanent spiritual emergence, so stuff like this can take a while

Comment by Cheryl T on April 12, 2013 at 1:39am

Happy note... losing weight... doing 100 squats a day w/ my daughter...   paying off my debt... adding more fruit... decluttering my mind and body....      Does anyone else believe that it's all related?   ---    clutter of the mind leads to clutter of the body or home--maybe it's the other way around- a vicious cycle  

Comment by Cheryl T on April 2, 2013 at 11:29am

just tried the EFT's and think I may have discovered the deeper problem (been frustruated at work lately- as hospital RN and Sitting here crying (a little)...when the patient's seem to want to give up and start to ''CTD'' (Circle the drain) I get angry-- well about  5 yrs ago- I came home and found my hubby dying (brain aneurysm) and despite my efforts could not save him- I yelled at him- angry that he would die on me... I think it's related... At nursing school- it's a challenge unlike any other- you have to be perfect and hard on yourself to make it. They don't prepare you for all the death that you encounter. I gotta get over this... gotta eat more fruit and deal w/ this.

thanks everyone for letting me unload and now-- Let the Healings Begin!, raising my mango up in the air.   CT

Comment by Cheryl T on April 2, 2013 at 10:33am

Thanks Sephtan, I have difficulty sorting out my thoughts... mind-body- and home... I guess I need to imagine a huge metal trash bin and toss anything that no longer serves me... I know it's all related somehow... Thanks again CT  :o)

Comment by Sephtan on March 31, 2013 at 10:08pm

Meditation is a good exercise to transfere a state of high awareness into everyday life and also to reduce mind chatter. I really love the saying / joke / play of words "Better to meditate than just sitting around doing nothing" :). I try to be careful with films like What the bleep because they tend to be a bit ... over the top, which can lead to frustration. Some of the scientists from the movie distanced themself from the movie afterwards saying they been quoted out of context. When it comes to creating my own reality I try to stay on a more .. human level - like when I act nice towards others, it increases the chances that they will act nice towards me, but not for certain. There are a lot of factors at work there including once own subconcious mind acting not nice without me knowing it, so for me that too mostly boils down to awareness. A nice combination of awareness and creating ones reality on a "human level" can be found in this saying from Ghandi:

Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.

Comment by Cheryl T on March 26, 2013 at 3:35am

Thanks Sephtan, I will check out the EFT-- my youtube not working now for some reason... I don't meditate yet but I'm going to do it- one of my goals and perhaps one of the most important as each day we make our reality... at least that's what they say on the movie, "What the bleep do we know?"... good movie! C.T. :-)

Comment by Sephtan on March 26, 2013 at 2:00am

Namaste Cheryl :)

ETF stands for Emotional Freedom Technic. The theory behind it is that tapping some meridian points can help to release ... stuff. A lot of people are, of course, trying to make money with it, but the technic itself was actually free from the beginning and you can find masses of youtube videos showing it. I heard from people having good results with it but I was never one who could feel them (but I used be dissociated from my feelings and they are even now still somewhat new for me). In my therapy I am told to use one of them, and while I am still not feeling anything related to that tapping the therapy itself has helped me that much, that I am doing it at home too now. Only because I am not able to feel the result doesn't mean nothing is happening :)


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