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Beginners in a fruitarian/raw vegan lifestyle


Beginners in a fruitarian/raw vegan lifestyle

I created this group for supporting each other during transformation to raw vegan lifestyle. Also here will be given some tips how to suceed in a fruitarian diet, whats the most comon mistakes made by raw food eaters and a lot of more usefull info.

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Sore leg muscles. Any advice is welcome

Started by Robyn Cipollo. Last reply by Michelle Sweaney on Friday. 2 Replies

I have only been on the Raw diet for a few days now and I am getting sore muscles or tingling sensation in my legs. Please help on how to get this resolved. I tried B-12 vitamins and not much luck…Continue

Candida!! Help!

Started by Leah Brower. Last reply by Gabrielle Sep 30. 4 Replies

Hi there folks,So I'm quite new to this lifestyle, only been Raw til 4 for about a month, and I have seen a lot of improvement. However, before coming to this lifestyle, I never had a yeast problem.…Continue

Help me start please!

Started by Shirnesse Goh. Last reply by Shirnesse Goh Sep 15. 2 Replies

Okay so i wanted to start rt4 2 days ago but i just cant get enough fruits in the day.At night, i go on a rice binge(about 6pm). Then i feel stuffed and i get a huge belly. After that, i will seek…Continue

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Fruit allergies?

Started by Manta Raygun. Last reply by NICO MELON Sep 11. 6 Replies

I know someone who wants to do 80-10-10... But he is allergic to so many fruits!! Here is a list: bananas, watermelon, kiwi, cantaloupe, honeydew, coconut, pineapple, and uncertain what else. Is…Continue

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Comment by Yael Feit on May 2, 2012 at 7:24am

Mara-- so what you are saying is that I won't loose it until I start working out a lot and burn off everything that I ate??  Oh no! Nothing will work unless I work out? I need to drink more, yah??

Thanks so much for answering...

Comment by Mara Cordova on May 2, 2012 at 7:17am

Yael- how much did you gain? Are you accounting the physical weight of what you're eating when you weigh yourself? You're not doing anything wrong, you need patience. If you eat 2000 calories of bananas a day, you're going to weigh  7.5 pounds (6oz per banana, 20 bananas= 120oz) heavier on that day, if you drink 64 oz of water a day (as is recommended) you're going to weigh 4 pounds heavier on that day. 11.5 pounds that is not YOU, every day.

That 11.5 pounds will give you the energy you need to work away your fat, the weight that IS you, without adding more fat to the weight that is you. 3oz of ground beef is 250 calories, with 150 calories of fat. If you had your 2000 calories in beef, that's 24oz (1.5 pounds of beef- which is LIGHTER than 11.5 pounds of fruit.) with 1200 calories of FAT, that will be you.

You are not doing anything wrong. You are doing something right!

Comment by Yael Feit on May 2, 2012 at 7:06am

Why am I gaining, not loosing?? What am I doing wrong??

Comment by Stephanie McClennon on May 2, 2012 at 4:54am

j. lyn, a lot of people are going to tell you exactly how many calories they think you need, but really your body is the only thing that can tell you how many calories you need. do you find yourself looking for more sweet (or non-sweet, like starchy) foods after a meal? eat until you're full and not craving any other foods.

Comment by sally on May 1, 2012 at 1:54pm

Martin, I just read your post where you said you read that it was advised to take salt pills on long runs...Maybe you should read Dr. Bragg's book, he did an experiment with young college students and he himself participated.  They did a long run across some desert and all those who took salt pills were dropping by the way side, (he was elderly when he did this) and he was the only one not taking them and he made it to the finish line.  The point is, make sure of your source and that you do your homework before making a suggestion for people doing long runs to take salt pills.  I haven't done much research on it myself, but would use caution in suggesting them.

Comment by Marina Rina on April 29, 2012 at 6:28pm
ive done master cleanse 10 day twice in one year. Did it for weight loss mostly. It was quite hard and addictive, coz you loose lots of weight in 10 days but end up putting it back on as quickly! I guess most of it was water weight! Drinking processed sugar (maple syrup) for 10 days is deff not great for you, especially now i found out its not raw and often has been boiled before getting to the shops! I havent try juicing yet but reckon its way better for you!
Comment by Scotty on April 28, 2012 at 10:12pm

I have been following 80/10/10 for 6 weeks now and find that when ever i get up to 15+ bananas in a day i develop really dry gooky mouth and pimples on the end and sides of my tongue and a really sore tummy (acidic feeling). I am careful only to eat ripe spotty bananas and am drinking 3 litres+ water a day. watery fruits done seems to be a problem but its hard to get the calories in with them like bananas and dates. Do you have any idea on what is causing this reaction?

Comment by Michael McKay-Fleming on April 28, 2012 at 8:23am

That's what I heard about the Master Cleanse, from some guru online, can't remember who. You'll cleanse and detox on 811, no need for a master cleanse.

Comment by John on April 28, 2012 at 6:27am

Get a good water filter, preferably ceramic.  They are the best.  Bottled water is a lot of hype that you don't need to pay for, and many have been found to be tap water.  It is also bottled in plastic.  You don't need it.

Comment by jimmy on April 27, 2012 at 11:12am

If you eat only low fat whole foods,especially sweet raw fruits,you can forget about getting too many calories,its more likely not getting enough so eat,eat,eat with a free mind.


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