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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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Great video by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram with 10 all-important tips for beginners in an HCRV lifestyle!

30BaD note: juicing (without the pulp) is not ideal for most people, it's far better to eat the whole fruit. why?


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

Started by Jade Stone. Last reply by Nancy Croswell 31 minutes ago. 17 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

I'm such a noob!

Started by adnyl. Last reply by Barb Cuttance 11 hours ago. 3 Replies

So today will be my first official day going full vegan.  The past few weeks I haven't eaten meat, but I had dairy, cheese, etc., but I watched a lecture and several interviews with Gary Yourofsky…Continue

Potassium and leg cramps

Started by ness. Last reply by adnyl 17 hours ago. 6 Replies

So I've just started the diet. The best way I can get my calories up is by eating a lot of bananas.My husband is worried that I will get too much potassium or Hyperkalemia. Is that possible?Before…Continue

Can you overdose on bananas?

Started by Clear. Last reply by Clear yesterday. 4 Replies

My friend who is doing this diet too might be eating too many bananas.Yesterday he ate 35-40 bananas. He is 6ft.How many is too many pls???Continue

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Comment by FitDevL on December 14, 2011 at 3:53am

@ Laura Hills ... datorade man .. datorade ..... soaked dates and water blended ....  drink that and u can bounce all over the place for hours ... if that still leaves u sluggish ... i like my b-12 energy patches

Comment by Laura Hills on December 14, 2011 at 1:23am
So in the beginning of LFRV I had a ton of energy! Today makes it 4 weeks and I'm so sluggish I had bananas today because my schedule didn't allow for a sit down melon. Any suggestions on how to get enough energy to watch 2 small kids?
Comment by bob jones on December 12, 2011 at 11:42am

  Thank you Don    I will be looking in to those book

Comment by bob jones on December 12, 2011 at 9:33am

  iam new on here..  where should i start at 

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 11, 2011 at 4:36pm

Haha, well, I may not be a seasoned raw foodist, but I have definitely had those over-acidy oranges and knew they weren't right. I just wish I could find this out before tasting it... like in the store. I do definitely look for the heaviest ones though, and I have heard that you should look for the ones with the smoother skins. I try to smell them to and get the ones that are the most fragrant, but even still, it all seems to be just as hit and miss. Oh well. Such is life... I guess that makes it all the more exciting when you hit a batch of truly ripe sweet and juicy gems!!

Comment by jimmy on December 11, 2011 at 3:58pm

Don,are you saying all cooked food is "non-human" food and toxic or just grains??.

I saw a video of you being interviewed on youtube,you were saying that your grandparents lived long lives and died a natural death but you never mentioned their diet. 

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 11, 2011 at 2:27pm

Wow, thanks so much Juimmy - I really like the way you think!! Have you watched the movie 'Food Matters'? It says that as long as I think it was 51% of what you eat in a given meal is raw, you won't have a 'toxic response' so to speak. I don't know how they measure the percentage - weather they are going by calories, or just aproximate quantity, but I think that since when I eat these cooked grains I am eating about 1 cup cooked grain with about one head of lettuce with raw fresh orange or other fruit juice on it, I am probably not getting too much ill effect from the grains.

Lekoma - so far, fruity dressings are the only kind I have had, as I am not a fan of most vegetables. I actually don't like celery (I just thought that you might be able to mask the flavor in the carrot juice idea), or cucumber though. I don't like tomatoes or peppers either which seem to be common dressing ingredients, and I don't use avocados or nuts or seeds, that pretty much leaves me with fruit... but I am enjoying it.... now if I could find some good oranges. haha does anyone know how to select a good orange that will be sweet and juicy? This last batch I got were pale, with little juice and not too sweet or flavorful. Is it just hit and miss? Or are there some cues to look for?

Comment by jimmy on December 11, 2011 at 8:39am

I'm pretty much all raw,but I dont think its right to say all cooked food is toxic.Actually,anything put into the body is foreign to it until it is transformed to become human bodily substance.Some people can have an allergic reaction to any food,raw or cooked.

Comment by jimmy on December 11, 2011 at 8:27am

The lettuce leaves(green or red)are more important than the stem,which is usually more bitter.When a lettuce goes to seed the whole thing becomes stem,the whole plant turns bitter as all the nutrients go into forming the flowers and seed.Before this happens the naturally bitter stem throws all the nutrients into the leaves(chlorophyll).The stem consists mainly of the white juice.Some varieties of lettuce are less bitter in the stem than others.so you can eat the stem as well.If you need some bitter things better to eat chicory or dandelion leaves,which are naturally bitter and more medicinal.


Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 11, 2011 at 7:39am

Right, that is true, and I have heard that neither is quinoa. How long does it take to sprout? I let them soak in the fridge for at least 12 hours but I'm guessing that is no where near long enough... I usually use fresh squeezed OJ and honey for my dressing, then I add spices such as turmeric, cumin, cayene, onion powder, garlic powder,nutritional yeast, and sea salt. Sometimes a bit of ACV. I have also tried with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice which is great. I tried lime once, but that salad was a disaster... too much lime, too much salt... I don't know really, it was just a bomb salad, so I bet lime is ok if you don't use too much... maybe just a quarter of the lime instead of the whole thing! Lemon was also just ok, but I really like the orange. I actually saw a recipe on some vegan recipe site for a dressing based with bananas... I'd like to try that sometime. I think it would be really helpful to have a juicer as I can see something like carrot celery juice being a good dressing too.

Does anybody know if I am missing many nutrients by throwing out the white center 'stem' part of the lettuce? I find it too bitter, so I just tear all around it for the leafy part and then discard the stem... but I feel like the bitterness means that is where lots of the nutrients are....


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