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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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rawtill adaptation ;?

Started by chiara*mazzolin*di*fiori. Last reply by Carli yesterday. 2 Replies

Hey guys ;) for school reasons i find more comfortable having the cooked meal at lunch instead of dinner, if you have/had a similar situation, do/did you find big differences from raw till 4 formula?…Continue

RT4 NEWBIE!! DESPERATELY NEED HELP! AM I GOING TO FAIL??

Started by Maddie M. Last reply by sean sullivan Oct 25. 9 Replies

OK so I'm 18, live in Australia on a student budget and have been vegan for a while but decided to harden the flip up and go HCRV (it's actually so much cheaper haha)!!  I just bought my first tray…Continue

Tags: help, lunch, unripe, bananas, newbie

Fructose sirup

Started by Diana Hassmannová. Last reply by michael Oct 22. 10 Replies

Hello everyone, please help! I just found out there is fructose sirup added to the dates I eat. I'm not even sure what that stuff is, does anyone here know? Could it be bad, unhealthy, cause weight…Continue

Nuts

Started by Melissa. Last reply by English Rose Oct 21. 5 Replies

Would a meal of just nuts be ok?  I am still transitioning and my goal is to be fully raw.  Nuts really help, but I am finding that mixing them with bananas is not working out to well for my…Continue

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Comment by Nina Took on December 19, 2011 at 12:27am
Hi everyone, I'm quite new to the fruitarian lifestyle, but i am aiming for going completely raw when the new year begins. Ideally i would like to start right now, but i find the task of telling my family that i wont be eating any of the traditional christmas food a bit daunting at this point. I feel like I need some experience and confidence with the fruit lifestyle before I confront them. At the same time i dont look forward to eating fatty christmasfood. Any advice?
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 18, 2011 at 4:03pm

I still think that it is better for a person to be in the situation where they have to eat a lot to increase their calories and gain weight than it is for an overweight person to have to cut back on their intake. I personally find eating a pleasure (I think that is how it is supposed to be too, otherwise nobody would eat), therefore, to be able to eat more is a good thing, and having to cut back, even though it is not, FEELS like a punishment, and then you have to deal with being hungry all the time. I have never had a problem with a "shrunken" stomach, even after prolonged food restriction. My appetite is always massive. Now I just have to get over my fears of gaining weight, and feed my appetite!!

I totally agree about breakfast not being the most important meal of the day, and all of them being equally important. I also don't really like to think about eating in terms of "meals" as that is too rigid. I like to eat when I am hungry, and sometimes I will eat something that is "meal sized" and other times it will be more "snack sized" and I definitely do not gauge what I am going to eat based on time of day or what would be appropriate for a "lunch, dinner, breakfast, etc." But for me, I am truly really hungry immediately upon waking, so that is when I break my fast, so to speak. I think it is because I have a really fast metabolism, so nothing lasts me through the night, so by morning, or even in the middle of the night when I wake up to go to the bathroom I am very hungry. I have tried drinking water first thing in the morning, but I hate drinking water, and usually have to force myself to even take little sips throughout the day. It seems even harder on an empty stomach. Usually when/if I do drink anything it is while I am eating.

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 18, 2011 at 3:02pm

Jimmy, my pee fluctuates in colour. Typically - first pee in the morning has some colour, and the rest of the time is pretty clear. I depends on what I eat in the day. If I eat just fruit, and greens, I would say 90% of the time it is pretty close to clear, but if I add some cooked veggies o a bit of grains, it gets slightly darker. Sometimes, though not often, I pee fairly yellow for no reason, but it is not often, and I am not at all concerned about it. I think it just means that the body is doing it's normal job of filtering unwanted stuff, be it from food, environment, whatever. I would NOT be concerned if your urine is straw coloured rather than crystal clear. And Shelby - I wouldn't worry about exact calories in your dates, especially in your situation. All dates are extremely calorie dense and since they are so small, it takes nothing to pack in a ton of calories. I personally stay away from dates for this very reason. I would much rather eat 2 heads of lettuce than one measly date. But since you say you are the oposite, wanting more calories in less food, dates could very well be your best friend, given that you enjoy the taste!!

Comment by Jayelle on December 18, 2011 at 5:16am

Thank you Don.  I think the reason why I went back to cooked is because it was easier.  Plus, there are fast food places all over and I grew up eating a lot of fast food.  Too much going on to fix dinner?  Go grab a meal already prepared (even if not healthy).  I'm working on getting out of that mindset.  I mean, fixing something to eat when raw is not all that difficult (unless you're doing gourmet and even then it's not hard). 

I think that for me to be successful while raw I'll have to start thinking of food differently.  Sometimes I eat for the "wrong" reasons (ie. for the sake of eating rather than to sustain myself). 

Right now my breakfast and lunch are raw as are any snacks.  I mostly eat cooked for dinner.  I'm planning on being pretty much all raw by New Years.  And what I eat that isn't raw i want to be vegan at the very least.

Comment by Jayelle on December 18, 2011 at 1:50am

Hi everyone.  I had been on here a while ago and now I'm back.  I so want to be raw.  I was raw years ago but for some strange reason I went back to a SAD diet.  For my body, my health, my mind, and my spirit I want to be raw again.  Does anyone have any advice?

Comment by jimmy on December 17, 2011 at 3:49pm

Yes red, Go by the label but adjust it if the weight is different.If they have lost water you wont be able to know the exact calories,I would'nt worry about it too much

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?

Cheers! 

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 

 

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