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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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Why am I gaining weight eating only fruits and vegetables?

Started by chryssa kasma. Last reply by Άλς Sep 9, 2016. 3 Replies

 I ate only 1000 kcal per day in the past three years...and basically proteins and no fruits...according to the dukan diet! When does my body starting to change ?  on I feel great with super super…Continue

Tummy Troubles!!

Started by Leah Brower. Last reply by Darka Jun 13, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi y'all!I've been high carb vegan for about a year and a half now, and I was vegetarian for 6 years prior. I have always had digestion problems and I came to this lifestyle seeking relief. At first…Continue

New and need help

Started by bdwyer1199. Last reply by Sue Biene Jun 5, 2016. 1 Reply

I read Raw til 4 and decided to give it a try. I am about 6 weeks in and decided to check my fasting blood sugar this morning after a 12 hour fast. My blood sugar was high for me with a reading of…Continue

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Life in Nebraska

Started by Faith Kerl. Last reply by Mrsmithone199 May 22, 2016. 3 Replies

I grew up in a farm town.. 'nuff said, right? When I told my family in my later teens that I thought killing animals for food was cruel, I literally got laughed at. I've lost friends because most of…Continue

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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!

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 16, 2011 at 9:35am

Wow that is really cool about your farm!! 

For me, I am ALWAYS starving hungry for breakfast as soon as I wake up. And sometimes even if I wake up really early just to use the washroom I am starving then. I think it is just that I have a really fast metabolism, because I usually eat a lot right before I go to bed as well. I am not active at all either. I know I should be more active, but right now I would definitely be considered sedentary. But I would barely last 30 minutes without eating after waking up!! haha. I know what you mean about not feeling up to par if the elimination is not going well. I pretty well always have a nice movement after drinking my green smoothie in the morning. If I eat something else on occasion - for example the other day I decided to just have an apple, a banana, and a mandarin orange - I don't usually have a movement till much later in the day and even then, it is usually smaller, and I just don't feel as clean. 

Comment by jimmy on December 16, 2011 at 8:22am

Wow Shelby,thats some heavy gut issues there,any wonder you're having a tough time with all this.How in hell did all those issues arise,how did the nerve damage come about,man,thats a lot to deal with.

I hope you're not taking any allopathic medications,dunno what I'd do if I had all that to deal with.

Fruit works on the lower man,the metabolic functions,nourishes the intestines and plays a major role in blood building,any fruit,as long as its ripe.Do you have a good juicer?,like one of those slow turning ones.I'd be adding a lot of green,carrot,green apple juice,maybe beetroot,try to add some fresh tumeric and ginger and lemon.You might need to eat some root vegetables as well as they work strongly on building up the physical nervous system,if you cant handle them raw you can steam them.I'm not a professional,so I cant advise you on supplements,maybe you need more therapeutic remedies,but like you said you were taking already 60 pills.so I dont know

Yeah ,the farm here,my brother,his partner and myself lease 300 acres property here,its sub tropical climate so we can grow bananas and other fruits and vegetables year round.Its certified organic property but we only use bio-dynamic methods since coming here 5 years ago.we only cultivate maybe 5 acres and theres orchards and pasture,the rest is natural forest and regrowth forest from previous clearing of rainforest for banana plantations and dairy farm. 


Comment by jimmy on December 16, 2011 at 7:34am

Hi Nicolette,thanks for the kind words.

Yea,the breakfast thing,you could say I eat breakfast but its about 4 hours after I get up.There's no way I'm truly hungry immediately after waking up,maybe I eat too much the night before and have to work it off the following morning,who knows.Usually after eating at night I dont do much,just laze around on the computer,watch a dvd or just crash soon after eating.I've tried eating soon after I wake up,it does'nt agree with my body clock,I'm not hungry so there's no reason to eat.I like to feel empty at some point in the 24hr cycle.The nitty gritty of it is this.Soon after waking I visit the loo,regular as clockwork,even if I've visited the previous evening after eating.I c*** on about elimination but its just as important as the nutrition,believe me,you cant feel good if the outgoing is not fully enabled.Sooooo,as I was saying,after the early morning ritual,I feel like doing stuff,not eating,as the morning goes on I feel more energized to the point where I start feeling pretty hungry,usually around 11am depending what time I wake up.Ok,some days you may not feel quite as brilliant as other days,everyone has their energy peak days,but its fairly consistent.Maybe I got into this routine years ago when I used to cycle 40 kms to work every day,I first read about the no breakfast thing in one of Paul C Bragg's old books,not sure which one,maybe it was 'The Miracle of Fasting',not sure.He described,how in the old days in rural US of A,the old folk used to get up early in the morning,do the milking and other farm chores,then about 4 hours later they'd come in and eat a hearty breakfast,after all the activity they'd be primed for eating so there'd be no trouble with digestion,and they'd remain in fine health,although they may not have been on some 'perfect' diet or whatever.So,maybe this inspired me to try it,I guess I must've eaten breakfast in my childhood but its all a bit hazy.After all that,what I'm getting at is if you're not actually hungry,one is not ready for food and the digestion and elimination is not gonna be as efficient,I'm talking about hunger felt when you're in a fairly relaxed state,not immediately after doing strenuous exercise or uncomfortable feelings in the stomach,etc,etc,if you get my meaning/,there's different things here.

Anyway,enough of me,here's a bit of a rave about bio-dynamics,probably explains it better than I can


peace,love and all the good things! 


Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 16, 2011 at 5:43am

Wow Jimmy - I love how you are so relaxed. I find it so nice when there are people who do the raw thing like you without being so strict and hard on themself if they do have a little cooked!! Your post made me happy and was really encouraging!! Haha, but I can never understand how people can go any length of time without "breakfast"! I am always starving when I wake up and eat right away after brushing my teeth after getting up! That just shows how different we all are! And what exactly is meant by biodynamic foods? Is that like sprouted things? I got soo excited today when I noticed that my quinoa I have soaking sprouted little tails. I mainly do the soaking for the reduction of phytic acid (because yes, I do cook them), and had normally been keeping them in the fridge, but after doing some research I learned that it is best to keep them at room temp or a little warmer, so this is the first time I kept them out of the fridge and they actually sprouted!! YAY!!! I was especially surprised as I added a little ACV to the water to help with the neutralizing of the phytic acid.

Comment by jimmy on December 15, 2011 at 10:00pm

hi Shelby,I tried to explain my experiences as simply as I can,hope you can get something out of it.Theres many ways to go about on this trip,everyone finds their own individual methods in their own way and time,depending on their situation,you'll end up doing likewise.If something is working for you keep doing it,if not then try something else.Once you understand the basics feel free to experiment within that framework.If you're comfortable counting calories do it,if its a stress then forget it.Sometimes you'll wanna combine stuff,other times you'll be happy with mono,nothings set in stone and no ones opinion,method,experience or any book is gospel.

I know there's a lot of information to deal with in the beginning but dont get caught up in the detail and let it freak you out,my advice for what its worth is focus on the basics,which everyone sort of agrees with,simplifies things somewhat,dont you think???Having some health issues to deal with must make things more difficult for you I must say, Shelby,what exactly is your gastrointestinal disorders you mentioned,specifically?and who diagnosed them if you dont mind me asking


Comment by anabea on December 15, 2011 at 8:54pm

no, not at all.... I think with those of us transitioning, especially those like me who are doing this alone and aren't watching others actually "doing" it.  It's all so hard to conceive.  It goes against all I was taught (and I am a counselor!!!) and it goes against what I have done and taught for years!  So, it's all mind blowing.  When someone takes the time to write out exactly what they do it is extremely helpful.  Not only is it an act of kindness, but it is such a teaching moment.

I have read so much, my mind is filled with so many facts, it's just great to to hear what someone does day to day.

I must say there is relief in the simplicity of it.  "Just eat 10 bananas"  It also resonates with this voice inside me that already "knows" all of this.  But years of SAD dieting, paleo dieting, restaurant foods, books on protein.... have so twisted my thinking.  So, I appreciate so much when someone actually goes to the trouble to write to a newbie and explain things in a respectful way.

Also, acknowledging that this is not an easy transition and giving hope is very healing.

So, thank you!!

Comment by jimmy on December 15, 2011 at 7:40pm

you're welcome anabea,hope I did'nt c*** on too much though

Comment by anabea on December 15, 2011 at 7:33pm

thanks Jimmy for taking the time to write all of that out.  That was fantastic!  Thanks 

Comment by jimmy on December 15, 2011 at 6:10pm

Its never failure,this journey can take time,we've all been down that road,every day's a new beginning.The sun always rises.


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