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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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Started by Melissa. Last reply by Melissa 11 hours ago. 3 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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raw till 4 transition to fully raw

Started by jojojnr. Last reply by Lax Vegan Oct 13. 2 Replies

hey everyone,i have been high carb high raw vegan for 5 months and in the last few days i have been all raw... Just experiencing some extreme tiredness and moodiness that i didn't experience when…Continue

Fructose sirup

Started by Diana Hassmannová. Last reply by Diana Hassmannová Oct 9. 8 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

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Started by MissBliss. Last reply by MissBliss Oct 4. 2 Replies

Anybody live in or around Oceanside?? If so, where are some good places to shop to get fruits and veggies in bulk?? I moved here recently and don't know of any sources! Help!Continue

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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?


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.


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