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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 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.

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
 

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