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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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A Newbie's Cry for Help - No Weight Loss and Criticism from Peers

Started by Jade Stone. Last reply by urosbr Sep 8. 27 Replies

    So I'm a newbie... on the LFHC raw (till 4) vegan lifestyle train for the last 10 weeks.  My original goal was weight loss (I have 70lbs to lose), but have been loving all of the health benefits…Continue

Low calories on certain days?

Started by KikiKooks. Last reply by KikiKooks Sep 1. 4 Replies

So I've been doing a RT4 style diet for a short time now. I'm starting to feel the desire to move more in the last day or two but haven't been exercising yet. So not active yet.I eat till I'm full…Continue

Tags: loss, weight, low, ratio, calories

IM NEW how to ease into this lifestyle

Started by chocolatey. Last reply by chocolatey Aug 31. 3 Replies

ive been loving and eating all sorts of animal products ever since i was born, but had just recently discovered that my body is intolerable of a bunch of food: dairy, eggs, gluten, yeast, soy just to…Continue

Juicing vs. Blending?

Started by Valheru. Last reply by Valheru Aug 22. 2 Replies

I keep hearing about Juicing in negative connotation but Freelee has blended drinks all the time. Is blending not juicing? Or is juicing just extracting the juices from fruits and not having the…Continue

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Comment by jimmy on December 17, 2011 at 3:46pm

Shelby,they dont sound like medjool dates,I've never seen dried medjools only the bread dates which are really dry.I thought all medjools come fresh and are moist.If the dates are drier then the calories count for the same weight will be higher,dont know the figure,you can probably find it online.The iranian dates you see in packets in the shop are drier so they can be stored longer.Dunno about the other date varieties,if they are drier then calories are higher,by how much I dont know


Comment by jimmy on December 17, 2011 at 3:38pm

I've got a box of Bard Valley medjool dates here.On the box It says extra fancy,also says 2 dates(46 g) 140 calories.I just weighed one of the dates(unpitted),it weighs 20 g.The dates are fairly big but I've seen bigger before,yours must be tiny but you said they were big,are your scales working right???.

Another point is any calorie reading for any weight of product is gonna be based on the water content of the product.fresh dates are gonna vary in water content,so you'll never be able to know the exact calorie count of each date,its only approximate.See what I'm getting at?


Comment by jimmy on December 17, 2011 at 3:10pm

Hi Shelby,regarding your comment about date calories/weight.On average a fresh medjool date weighs about 24 g,yours must be smaller,if they weigh less,then you'll need more of them to make up the same calories that you are aiming for

The calorie number is always based on the weight of said portion of the food.How come your medjools are less than half the weight???.I've never seen a fresh medjool date that small.If a 24 g medjool is approx  66 calories and yours are 10.5 g then you'll need 2 and a bit to make up the same weight and therefore the same calorie count.It works out the same coz you are still only eating the same weight of dates despite how many you have to use.

Get it??? 

Comment by jimmy on December 17, 2011 at 2:39pm

'They' say we are supposed to pi** clear.How clear is clear???????????????

I've observed cows in the field,the urine looks pretty clear when its coming out but I think its more straw coloured.How many of us on here actually pi** crystal clear every time??????? I dont,and I drink a fair bit of water and of course most fresh fruits and vegetables are 80% water or more,even avocadoes are high water content compared to nuts(5%),fresh dates about 20% water,so with all this water how many of us have perfectly clear urine???

Just wondering 

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 17, 2011 at 1:43pm

haha, try not to get frustrated about it Shelby! I just say our bodies are all different, and while of course we NEED water, I think our bodies differ greatly in the amount they need through drinking water. I see this even in animals, some seem to drink so much, whereas others seem to drink concerningly little, yet both do just fine. 

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 17, 2011 at 6:59am

But I don't see there being anything wrong with eating immediately, so I don't plan on changing that. I find drinking water very unappealing. I know it is good for us, but I just can't make myself drink much. I could easily go weeks without drinking any water apart from the water I put in my smoothies. I try to drink a little throughout the day, but I never get in more than a small glass, maybe about a cup worth. I have tried before several times to force myself to drink more water, but I always feel so heavy and bloaty when I do, and I am constantly going pee! I also don't have a juicer, so making juices is not an option right now. Even when I get one, which I do hope to do, I don't think I would want to do juices in the morning before eating. I have actually heard that it is good to eat right away, as this revs up your metabolism and gets your body flowing with more energy after it's nightly fast (hence the word breakfast...BREAK - FAST) But regardless of the different theories, I just know that I feel best eating right away! I wouldn't say breakfast is my biggest meal though. I don't really do "meals" per say... I just eat all throughout the day, probably around 6 or 7 times.

Comment by bob jones on December 16, 2011 at 9:42pm

   nicolette    Iam the same way... when i get up in the morning iam so hungry and eat as soon as i get a shower,,, breakfast is usely my biggest meal.... and at time it doesnt matter how much i eat ,, i steal eat more....   with in a very short time

Comment by anabea on December 16, 2011 at 9:25pm

thank you Lekoma.  Just great advice.

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 16, 2011 at 2:23pm

Don - why would you say "but better to have to scale things back than to not be able to eat enough food to get the amount of calories you need."  I would WAY rather not get enough calories in the first place than be overweight and have to cut back - that just seems like such a tease.

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 16, 2011 at 2:15pm

Well, I know I am not eating enough, but I have always been one to need something to eat as soon as I get up. Even before my eating disorder when I did nothing but eat all day it seemed, I would be the same. I actually find that when I eat more, I am more hungry... I think it simply comes down to having a really fast metabolism, so it doesn't matter how much I eat - it won't last me more than 5 hours!! But that is fine with me - I don't see any downside to eating as soon as you get up, or to having a fast metabolism. The fact actually is really comforting to me, as it means I can eat more food before I start gaining any weight!! And while I need to gain weight, I would hate for the weight to come on after only eating a small amount!


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