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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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Hair Falling Out

Started by Kierce Jill. Last reply by Kierce Jill 20 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hey Newbies,I am almost in the middle of my 4th month of transition. I have been raw till 4, and one week ago I went 80/10/10 style since my little one is off visiting my parents. Things are going…Continue

Craving seafood so much!

Started by Rihanna Han. Last reply by Rihanna Han yesterday. 8 Replies

I've been on this diet for at least a a week or 2 now, and i feel amazing! I have more energy and i can feel my body feeling refreshed and leaner. The PROBLEM is.. i have been craving seafood like…Continue

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Mono meal question!

Started by Summer Alvarez. Last reply by Summer Alvarez yesterday. 8 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm new here and right now I'm in the research phase so I'm reading up all I can before I take the plunge! I plan to start raw til 4 on Tuesday after I get home from a trip. Anyway, my…Continue

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

Started by Jade Stone. Last reply by Michelle Sweaney yesterday. 24 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

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Comment by Joanna Cantoral on December 15, 2011 at 4:34am

Thank you Don, btw I knew I recognized you from the Woodstuck Fruit Festival Videos on youtube. That looked like such an amazing event. 

You are right. My best bet is just saying NO! I have been doing what Nicole had mentioned. And it is only leading to cooked food binges and more grains. Its not helping me but certainly hindering my progress into a grain-free lifestyle. 

It'll be hard, but I know in time my body will thank me.

Comment by anabea on December 15, 2011 at 1:47am

Don, that was amazing!!  Thanks!

Comment by anabea on December 14, 2011 at 9:39pm

thank you!!

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 14, 2011 at 6:37pm

Joanna - that was my biggest issue too when moving toward the raw lifestyle! Before I switched I would have to say that at least 80% of my food intake was in the form of grain products (the other parts fruit and dairy). Now I am completely off of the dairy (it was pretty tough giving up my yogurt and the milk I used in my cereal, as was the kaiser buns and cereal... and even the fat free processed cheese slices and veggie "meat" deli slices... oh, and the fat free cream cheese) I still eat about one serving of cooked grains a day but I make sure they are gluten free and I soak them first. I think this is a HUGE improvement from what I was eating about 6/7 months ago even if it is not perfectly 100% raw. I found that the key to elimination was going VERY SLOW!! I used the grains that I was eating at the time simply as a tool for getting in more raw foods. For example, I continued to allow myself to eat kaiser buns and pita pockets, but I made sure to fill them with a bunch of veggies. Slowly but surely I found ways of using less and less of the grain products and more and more of the fruits and veggies. Now, the grains I eat are helping me to eat huge salads, so I think it is worth keeping them in my diet for now, as without them, I don't think I would keep eating massive salads. I think it is important to realize that every step you take to improve your diet is going to benefit you and that even if you take years to get to your "ideal" diet, you are still working in the right direction. It is not a race and there is no timeline... unless you have a deadly disease... but for the average person I think that it is better to go slow, allow yourself to eat some things that you know are not 'ideal' while you work towards decreasing these things over time as you feel you are able to let go of them. I think that as you eat cleaner and healthier your body will let you know wen it is ready to give things up. Take it away from your body before it is ready and it will have a tantrum (and the cravings will linger and just become more intense, making you experience of the raw lifestyle not so fun). I actually have some organic gluten free cereal sitting in the cupboard that I am contemplating... the stuff is sooo expensive and I will feel bad if I don't finish it as my mom pays for the groceries. I also use soy milk on this if I eat it. I am curious to find out how my body will react if I do eat some.... but it makes me anxious thinking about eating it. Last time I ate some popcorn (the latest addiction I overcame) I ended up feeling really gross and got kind of anxious.

Comment by Joanna Cantoral on December 14, 2011 at 4:21pm

Help! I have an addiction!

My name is jo and im addicted to grains!! Bread oatmeal crackers all of it! Any advice on how to break this addiction???? 

Comment by FitDevL on December 14, 2011 at 8:27am

Golly gee ... i soak my dates for like 24 hours and i usually pull them apart a bunch first too ... turns em into date-goo-awesome-spectacular-sugar-fun ... also makes a lot less racket in the blender ..... 

Comment by FitDevL on December 14, 2011 at 8:24am

@Anabea ... i use Healthy Habits B-12 patches ... got em off therawfoodworld.com back a few months ago when they had an uber sale on em .... something like a third of the price that they are regularly

Comment by Laura Hills on December 14, 2011 at 7:48am
Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions!! I'm going to soak the dates tonight and make the daterade in the morning! :) you guys/gals are awesome!
Comment by Banana Dude on December 14, 2011 at 7:13am
Laura, I think 30-60 minute date soak (that sounds kinky!) is enough, I leave mine in a mason jar in the fridge over night and they blend up nice ;)
Comment by jimmy on December 14, 2011 at 6:39am

Laura,howz you're elimination??If you are eating enough raw fruit and veg,drinking enough water and getting enough rest my experience is to have a bowel movement after each meal and on arising(I dont really eat so-called breakfast).When you eat enough at a meal soon after you'll wanna visit the bathroom.You might feel a bit full after eating say 10 bananas,a big green smoothie,salad or whatever but after the said visit you'll be fully energized,comfortable and jumping outa your skin.Raw fruit and vegetables pass through the system fairly fast,what goes in must come out otherwise you'll feel sorta bloated and sluggish.



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