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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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Juicing vs. Blending?

Started by Valheru. Last reply by Valheru Aug 22. 2 Replies

I keep hearing about Juicing in negative connotation but Freelee has blended drinks all the time. Is blending not juicing? Or is juicing just extracting the juices from fruits and not having the…Continue

Tags: blending, juicing

Low calories on certain days?

Started by KikiKooks. Last reply by KikiKooks Aug 20. 2 Replies

So I've been doing a RT4 style diet for a short time now. I'm starting to feel the desire to move more in the last day or two but haven't been exercising yet. So not active yet.I eat till I'm full…Continue

Tags: loss, weight, low, ratio, calories

RT4 NEWBIE!! DESPERATELY NEED HELP! AM I GOING TO FAIL??

Started by Maddie M. Last reply by Maddie M Aug 16. 7 Replies

OK so I'm 18, live in Australia on a student budget and have been vegan for a while but decided to harden the flip up and go HCRV (it's actually so much cheaper haha)!!  I just bought my first tray…Continue

Tags: help, lunch, unripe, bananas, newbie

Is Cron-o-meter reliable?

Started by Ana Banana. Last reply by KikiKooks Aug 14. 3 Replies

I'm not talking about specific vitamins or amino acids. I'm asking about calories. Do medjool dates really have 66 kcal? I had 40 dates, 5 small bananas and 2 apples, and apparently I had 3300 kcal.…Continue

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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.

Comment by Nyki Gillette on November 9, 2011 at 6:04pm

My sister is the one who told me about 30 B.A.D. and she insisted that before my huge bundle of bananas I just bought become ripe I should start the raw food vegan lifestyle. I love being able to eat all of the fruit I can handle, but my problem is with the veggies. Since I am used to greasy, salty, sugary processed foods, my taste buds don't care too much for so many of the raw veggies. I am running out of ways to become creative with my veggies and I only just started two days ago! Plus, it's hard for me to consume more than 1,000 calories. I need to know some calorie rich foods to help me keep up!!! I'd feel soooo lost if it wasn't for my big sister!

Comment by Glow on November 5, 2011 at 2:44pm
I think I'm staying at my place for dinner, don't feel to secure in this yet. And I want to be in an environment I control, I am still far from 100% raw vegan/fruitarian, but moving in the right direction and want to keep at it making it more and more a habit. But feel a bit vulnerable since I'm at the start of this journey
Comment by Don Purvis on November 4, 2011 at 12:01am
I have an 811rv friend going in for laproscopic hysterectomy soon. Should they eat any differently preparing for or after the surgery. Such as prunes for a good bowel movement or anything in particular to get rid of the gas afterwards? Any informed or experiential advice is most welcome and appreciated! Thanks! :-)
Comment by princess.schuck on November 1, 2011 at 8:43pm
hi gaby and irlianna thank for your reply, @gaby i tried it raw before but it does taste as good as when its cooked, its like eating raw potatoes. i was just looking for ways to expand my menu since this is my 1st week and the craving pangs are stronger =). @irlianna: i'll probably wont add that saba banana then. =)
 

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