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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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Comment by jimmy on November 16, 2011 at 2:47pm

Can anyone explain why the peoples of say Asia find the need to cultivate rice as a staple food and people of the pacific islands for instance rely on staples like taro,sweet potato,plantain and other cooked starchy foods,even though they live in the tropics and have an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables year round?Why has the need arisen to go to all the effort to cultivate these foods?

Comment by jimmy on November 16, 2011 at 12:30pm

Well,its great to be able to eat tropical fruits,but how many LFRV actually live in the tropics?.Its totally unsustainable to be relying on imported fruits from 1000's of miles away.Even here in the subtropics its difficult and expensive to be eating things like durian,mamey sapote,mangosteen,etc,etc,even jackfruit despite the fact it can be grown around here.Mangoes are a once in 5 year crop here due to the humid climate and it often rains at the critical fruit setting stage,so there's no fruit due to anthracnose unless one gets out the poison copper sprays,etc.The only reliable,local staple high calorie tropical type fruits are bananas and avocado and if your lucky things like black and white sapote,custard apple,etc,although all these are not strictly tropical fruits.So how can people living in temperate climates have as their staple everyday foods tropical fruits?,also how do 6 billion humans all live in the tropics?.Early this year here in australia,almost the entire banana plantations in north queensland(90% of banana production)were wiped out by a cyclone,along with mango and papaya and other tropical fruits grown there.The price of bananas for the general population went up to $15/kg in the cities and are still average $6/kg today.Tropical fruits may be the fruits most desirable for humans but I think we need to get some perspective on this.Also,If fresh fruits are imported from 1000's of miles away,maybe the quality is not gonna be so great either,maybe there might be more goodness in a local apple,pear,stone fruit,berries or persimmon?,if one lives in temperate climes.

 

Comment by Traci on November 16, 2011 at 5:05am

Apples are great.  No reason to exclude them.  They are just lower in calories, so you'd have to eat more of them to get your daily calories in.  People just tend to gravitate towards bananas, dates, etc since they are higher cals and therefore less volume of food needed to consume in one day. 

Comment by Jessica on November 16, 2011 at 4:54am

I haven't been able to get my hands on the 80-10-10 book yet, and perhaps this question is answered there, but as i've been active on this site this past month and reading up on LFRV, i've noticed hardly any mention of apples. Any mono meals someone talks about are never apples, any daily list of what someone ate really never mention apples.... I'm slightly nervous that my 4-5 apple a day habit isn't helping me, since some pretty seasoned raw fruitests seem to exclude them from their diet. Is the a reason bananas, persimmons, mangoes, and oranges seem to trump apples when it comes to fruit preference?

Comment by Don Purvis on November 15, 2011 at 1:58pm

@Brian...There are vegan gums and mints out there without aspartame. Check your local health food store and some of the larger grocery stores are also carrying vegan sections as well.

Comment by B'jaia Ben-Avari on November 15, 2011 at 1:21pm

Aspartame, as Don points to it is, well, something one does not want to have in their body.  Dr. Mercola has several articles on this chemical if one cares to do the research at www.mercol.com.  I will admit that transitioning to this way of eating is a huge change and for sure it does not occur over night. Keep working with it Brian.  It is worth it all. 

Comment by Glow on November 15, 2011 at 11:18am

few ups and downs but still on lfrv without any other food unless you consider my dear chewing gums, which I plan to give up since they contain aspartam

Comment by Lauren on November 14, 2011 at 8:59am

Hello Don,

 

A few weeks ago you suggested a low fat hemp protein powder for people who are not yet consuming enough calories to meet their protein needs. Do you know of one you can direct me to? I have been unsuccessful in my search.

Comment by green girl on November 11, 2011 at 10:22pm
Etain did you loose any weight in those six weeks?
Comment by John Jasper on November 9, 2011 at 9:15pm

I feel the same way and I don't even know your big sister! :)

I'm having greater success with my diet since I focussed more on getting my protein and calories from raw nuts, avocadoes and seeds.   These are higher in fats than other fruits which add to the calorie count.  This works best as an evening meal and because I know protein needs about 4 hours to clear the stomach, it helps me fight off the snacking urges that have daunted my progress for the last year or so.  I also know the importance of going to bed on an empty stomach so I know that any after dinner snacks will be detrimental to my digestion and my sleep.  Overt fats have a bad name around these parts but in my personal journey, I've found them to be a requirement.

Some vegetables just ask to be eaten raw and others require some sneaking up on.  The trick with most is to buy or pick them when they're small and succulent.  Once they reach what might be considered normal size, some become woody, bitter and unappetizing.  The problem is that supermarkets don't tend to stock them in the younger stage. 

Another trick is to eat lots of tomato with the salad and veg as they give you a break from any blandness.  Don't eat them in the same mouthful as that will just confuse the senses and impair the digestive system's actions.

 

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