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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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7 day Grocery list?

Started by Nika Nasser. Last reply by Nika Nasser Dec 9, 2015. 2 Replies

Hey guys, I'm on a budget and really want to properly start a 7 day rt4 plan. I've seen a lot of meal plans online but no actual grocery lists + quantities of food? If anyone can recommend a really…Continue

30 day challenge!

Started by Brazilian NanaGirl. Last reply by Brazilian NanaGirl Dec 8, 2015. 4 Replies

the hollydays are comming! for us that are just beginning this lifestyle is a hard time to stick to it, so any one want to be in a 30 days challeng with me so we can support each other? i'm on rt4…Continue

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Candida!! Help!

Started by Leah Brower. Last reply by Brazilian NanaGirl Dec 8, 2015. 5 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

detox??? HELP!

Started by Nika Nasser. Last reply by Brazilian NanaGirl Dec 8, 2015. 1 Reply

Hey guys, its my second day of rt4,  and this morning did not go so well. I had a smoothie of  8 medjool dates, 2 oranges, 2 bananas, and 1 mango. As soon as I had a couple sips, I was bouncing with…Continue

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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!

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. 


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