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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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Struggling (Day 6)

Started by Seth Taylor. Last reply by Karri Underwood on Wednesday. 22 Replies

Hi folks, I am new to this lifestyle. I've never been vegan or vegetarian before. I agree that it is likely the healthiest lifestyle out there, and that is what drew me in in the first place.But six…Continue

DETOXING!!!!!!! DOES IT END??? ITS ONLY MY FIRST DAY

Started by abigail morrison. Last reply by Karri Underwood on Tuesday. 5 Replies

so I started my transition yesterday and lets just say im going through a detox and its not fun I had diahrrea . my stomach hurt when I transition should I go all vegan or raw till 4 I need to know…Continue

Day 1 tomorrow- advice please :-)

Started by TaraBear. Last reply by TaraBear Nov 22. 5 Replies

I'm going to start doing Raw til 4 properly tomorrow. I've been kinda following it in the literal sense of being raw til 4, but I've been eating high-fat junk for dinner. I'm ready to put in 100%…Continue

Transitioning into RT4 and stuff about eating disorders

Started by Esther. Last reply by Diana Hassmannová Nov 17. 8 Replies

Hello! I'm totally new here and literally just signed up. I'm writing here to see if I can find any people who have similar experiences as me and hoping you can give me some tips. I recently found…Continue

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Comment by Joanna Cantoral on December 21, 2011 at 1:33pm

I caught the flu! agggg what do u guys do when ur sick? 

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 20, 2011 at 2:53pm

Well, I know you have a small appetite, but if you went with the dates you would only be eating about 10 of them, and I that is not much food at all, so you might even find yourself actually being hungry doing that - so if you want to go way over your calorie range, go for the dates. I like watermelon, but personally don't always feel that great when I eat it, so monoing on h2o melon does not much appeal to me, but since you said you really like it and feel fine eating it, I would go with that. You mentionned that water melon was low in sugar, but it's only a little lower than many common fruits like apples and oranges. I say choose whichever one you like the taste of best and also which one you feel physically the best after eating. Also, if you start on one and decide that it is not going well for you, you can always start with the other one. Not like you are on a strict timeline. Take your time and don't push yourself!! How long do you think you will do this for?

Comment by Joanna Cantoral on December 19, 2011 at 5:07pm

I cant thank you enough! everyone has been so helpful! Don and Lekoma- the fact that you both take the time to come here and answer all of our questions and concerns..im truly grateful thank you very much...so i made it the whole day and not one grain!! not one! It was hard...but doable...time to conquer tomorrows challenge's!

Peace and many blessings to you all XOXO

Comment by Nicolette Barnes on December 19, 2011 at 2:22pm

Joanna - I know exactly how you feel about the grain thing. For me, what I have found works best is NOT telling myself straight up "no more grains." Rather, I tell myself I will limit how much and what grains I eat. I started by eliminating all the gluten-containing grains, and then told myself, only once a day. Slowly, as my body becomes more sensitive and I keep 'not feeling good' after eating them, I slowly crave them less and less. I mean, unless you have a serious illness and you need strict detoxing, taking your time eliminating the grains is not going to kill you.

Comment by Jayelle on December 19, 2011 at 8:44am

Fruitcake.  I have the same problem.  My husband and children are omnivores (though my 6 yr old daughter doesn't like meat so I can easily see her eating more and more of what I eat).  My husband is supportive of my going raw.  But he doesn't want to go raw with me (he will, however, eat many of the raw things I make).  I found that making my food first, even though it's easier, will help me not nibble on the cooked foods while making them.  I can nibble on my dinner and then eat it with the family as soon as theirs is cooked.

Don, you're completely right about making sure you eat enough nutrients.  I find that on days where I've had plenty of nutrients then I don't crave the other foods as much.  The only thing I crave sometimes is that feeling you get when you over eat.  You don't really get that with a raw diet.

Comment by Nina Took on December 19, 2011 at 6:33am
Jayelle, thank you for the advice, that is such a good idea. Bringing my own raw food to share takes away the "negativity" of not eating what is made for you. Instead it's about sharing, both the dishes that I bring and the raw lifestyle. I have to read up on raw recipes, although your suggestions sounds yummy. Until now I have mostly done monomeals with just one fruit at the time, but in the dinner settings that I'll encounter during the holidays I think bringing complex meals with fruits and vegetables would be the easiest solution.

Josephine, going lfrw is totally my new years resolution. As I said, I am very new to this raw lifestyle and I haven't been able to commit fully yet, basically because of what I fear people around me will say. So I have been eating fruit for breakfast and lunch just like you, and for dinner it all depends on wether I am eating alone or not. Writing it out just now makes me realize how stupid it is to let fear of judgement dictate how I eat and live. I really should take a stand like Lekoma said, and be confident and proud of my life choice. But coming off confident isn't really my strong suit, that's my problem. Even though I strongly believe in it.
Comment by Joanna Cantoral on December 19, 2011 at 4:40am

Thank u Lekoma. Its easier said than done and yes it is like crack! ahhh and crack kills right lol

Comment by Fruitcake on December 19, 2011 at 4:27am

I am having the same problem as Joanna. I start my day eating raw and by the end of the day I get easily swayed by something cooked, or crappy. I find it hard because I have family members  in the house that eat differently so there is food in the house (for them) to tempt me. Plus I have to make dinner for them from time to time and that is difficult as well.

Any parents out there having similar difficulties? 

Comment by Joanna Cantoral on December 19, 2011 at 3:49am

I have seriously falling off board. Ill start the day saying ok NO GRAINS and then boom! hours later im eating some...arrrgghhh! you would think with all the bad crap that is in grains I would know better. But ive noticed how gross I feel afterwards and still go for it. Im water fasting for the next 14-16 hrs because I feel so gross inside.. 

Comment by Jayelle on December 19, 2011 at 3:40am

Nina, you can do what I used to do for family dinners (since no one in my family is supportive of my being raw).  Usually what I do is I eat some of the cooked food.  But I also bring an uncooked dish to share as well as an uncooked desert.  Then I eat mostly that.  Funny thing is, my omnivore family really like the raw foods I bring (I don't introduce them as raw vegan, just as a new dish I heard of).  It works so well that when I go over to a family dinner everyone asks for me to bring the dishes.

For the dinner I make tomato bowls.  Basically cut a tomato in half, scoop out the insides, and fill it with all sorts of cut up veggies (kind of a stone soup sort of thing).  When I'm making it just for me I make a large one, when I'm making it for more than myself I use smaller tomatoes.  Sometimes I top it with sprouts.  They all LOVE it!

The tomato bowls can be fruitarian if you choose.  Basically use just fruits that are considered veggies (tomato, squash, etc)  I add a few non-fruits to it like broccoli and carrots.  Just mix everything in a food processor.  But you can also cut everything up by hand too (just dice them).

For desert I make my luau fruit salad which is soooo good!  It's pineapple on the bottom, then cantaloupe and honey dew, then more pineapple, then strawberries and grapes on top.  The juices from the pineapple change the flavors of the other fruits slightly and it's surprisingly good.  Sometimes I'll add pineapple juice (not totally raw) and let the fruits marinate over night.

 

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