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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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Why am I gaining weight eating only fruits and vegetables?

Started by chryssa kasma. Last reply by Άλς Sep 9, 2016. 3 Replies

 I ate only 1000 kcal per day in the past three years...and basically proteins and no fruits...according to the dukan diet! When does my body starting to change ?  on I feel great with super super…Continue

Tummy Troubles!!

Started by Leah Brower. Last reply by Darka Jun 13, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi y'all!I've been high carb vegan for about a year and a half now, and I was vegetarian for 6 years prior. I have always had digestion problems and I came to this lifestyle seeking relief. At first…Continue

New and need help

Started by bdwyer1199. Last reply by Sue Biene Jun 5, 2016. 1 Reply

I read Raw til 4 and decided to give it a try. I am about 6 weeks in and decided to check my fasting blood sugar this morning after a 12 hour fast. My blood sugar was high for me with a reading of…Continue

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Life in Nebraska

Started by Faith Kerl. Last reply by Mrsmithone199 May 22, 2016. 3 Replies

I grew up in a farm town.. 'nuff said, right? When I told my family in my later teens that I thought killing animals for food was cruel, I literally got laughed at. I've lost friends because most of…Continue

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Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 9, 2011 at 2:21pm

Wow. This is all really helpful, uplifting, encouraging, and inspiring stuff you guys! Thanks so much! Yes, I think that based on the fact that by eating this many calories a day has allowed me to continually lose weight even though I don't have much left to lose shows that I probably do need more calories. The last time I weighed myself I was 87 lbs. I am 5'6" and feel that my ideal weight (where I feel and look my best) is around 100 lbs (obviously there is no exact number as weight will fluctuate from day to day and even throughout the same day). I have a small frame. I would love to be able to completely forget about calories and calorie counting - just be able to listen to my body without worrying that I will eat too much and then gain weight. I have no problem appetite-wise! I can eat tons, I just never let myself, because again, I am afraid of gaining weight. You are right VP that 'We need to learn to be driven by love and trust rather than by fear.' I have to start trusting that if I listen to my body's hunger signals, and feed it the best quality fuel I am able to, that I will not gain too much weight.

I think that one of the hardest things for me in eliminating ALL cooked, is the fact that I am EXTREMELY sensitive to bitter tastes, so when I am craving something non-sweet, so no fruit, there are very limited veggies I can tolerate, as I find most of them bitter. This is why I will cook my broccoli, or why on the odd occasion I have some grains, because they are more bland than bitter or sweet. Other times, like when I eat some cooked sweet potato or oatmeal, I am also gravitating towards the warmth, as I am always soooo cold! (Being thin and living in Canada!!) I am doing my best right now though, and I would say that at least 95% of my diet is raw!! (I don't do any nuts or seeds either - it's mostly fruit, and a tiny bit of greens)(I've been addicted to making a banana 'ice cream'/pudding type thing - blending frozen bananas with other fruits, sometimes some pureed spinach, or soaked dried fruits.... I have this several times a day!!)

Comment by PhoenixWay on October 9, 2011 at 8:18am
I agree that DNA can become corrupted, as you say, and also that we can and do certainly (and typically in SAD USA) misinterpret what our bodies need.  What I am talking about is a healing process, a rebuilding of health and a reacquaintance with what is natural and good for us.  This is not only about eating healthier food and reaping the effects of that.  It's also about learning to walk again with bare feet on the earth, lying on our backs on the ground and napping or watching the sky, drinking fresh, pure water...getting regular, liberal sunlight on our skin, meditating and doing yoga, spending time and sharing love with good, healthy, nourishing people...and going out into forests and by the sea and letting all that INFORMATION re-educate our DNA about its proper structure and function.  We need to learn to be driven by love and trust rather than by fear...and yes, we do need to learn again to trust ourselves...the same way that babies do naturally before we and our SAD society corrupt them.  :)  Love and peace to all.
Comment by PhoenixWay on October 9, 2011 at 6:47am

Another mention is that we have to believe in and trust our original, uncorrupted bodies...guided by our DNA, which has been perfected over millions of years of evolution.  Once you start putting stuff in your body that it actually recognizes, can digest, and knows it will make and keep you strong, your body sends a message to your brain saying "That stuff is awesome.  Eat more of that stuff."  After weeks and months "faking it until you make it" (another reality when we are in any kind of training stage), suddenly you find yourself wanting raw spinach, or a smoothie, or to sit in the sun and eat an entire melon, with juice dripping all over you.  Then, you just smear it into your skin and lick your fingers.  And THAT'S when the miracle happens.  Suddenly, fast food, processed food, even some of your old favorites, no longer appears to be food.  It appears to you to be just cardboard...and even poison.  You feel as if you would never put it in your body again.  That's how it works, folks.  And it's an awesome, enjoyable process.  LET it happen.  Don't MAKE it happen.  Relax.  Breathe.  Smile.  Be.  :)

Comment by John Jasper on October 9, 2011 at 6:43am

Nicolette, you've obviously got a sound head on your shoulders and with that you will succeed.  Your thinness probably means that most of your stored toxins have already been flushed but there will still be plenty of repair work to be done.

I've been transitioning for the last 2 years and am only now seeing a slight increase in weight from rock bottom.  It might be a temporary gain so I'm not celebrating just yet.  My system's had a good clear out and hopefully the process of breaking down the old stuff is now being exceeded by the slow buildup of healthy cells.  All that repair takes energy but that doesn't always mean you need to eat more.

In hindsight, without the benefit of this site and the 811 mindset, I'm sure that I was undereating a large part of the last 2 years but I never felt that I was.  I eat like a horse but was not eating horse-sized quantities of fruit but I always ate till I was satisfied or beyond with fruit (including nuts,) veggies and salads.  I suspect that my appetite was being diminished instinctively to allow the cleanup process to continue at good speed.

My only problem now is getting the fruit in fast enough so that my mealtimes don't join up :P


Comment by PhoenixWay on October 9, 2011 at 6:42am
I feel that everyone is on his/her own journey, and transition is reality.  Abrupt, radical changes to one's routine are stressful on mind and body.  I like to suggest the principle of addition.  Start adding good stuff, and you will be too full for the bad stuff.  For example, if you eat enough fruit during the day, you won't crave carbs before bed and break down and have something not so healthy.  Also, we have to moderate the detox effect so it's tolerable.  Some people are coming off of McDonald's, psychotropic or other prescription meds, processed and cooked foods, etc.  Let's avoid lecturing others about their own progress.  Our progress should only be measured against ourselves.  That being said..N, I think that 1300 cals/day may be too low...unless you're about 80 lbs and want to stay that way!  :)  Avoid fixating on the the number and check in w/your body.  If you're craving food at the end of the day, and esp. if you're already very thin, add more.  If you feel and look good, then what you're eating is fine.  If you feel and look "too thin" or "always hungry," eat more.  If you feel and look overweight and feel bloated and sluggish, eat less.  Hugs.
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 9, 2011 at 5:42am
Yes, I do believe the facts on how 100% raw will give the ultimate benefits, I just feel like I need to allow myself some time to get there. It's such a shame that the worst foods to buy conventional are typically the most expensive to begin with... but I try to get what I can organic. And, haha about the weaning off the cooked carbs being like going off a drug! I am doing both at the same time and it is a nightmare!! Been on an antidepressant for about 12 years and have made the decision that I am THROUGH with it!! No more - that I did cold turkey (I have tried a few times to go off it, both weaning down on dosages and cold turkey and it makes no diff.)
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 9, 2011 at 4:13am
Well, I still live at home with my mom, so throwing all that food away would not be a good idea, as she still eats it (and has no intention of going lfrv, or even vegetarian for that matter, and you can't force anything on anyone. Also, I feel like saying that going part way is not going at all is a pretty pessimistic statement to make. For instance if someone who struggles with money decides that they want to buy and eat organic but can't afford to do so with all foods, so chooses to buy all of the 'dirty dozen' in organic and buy the rest conventional, I would say that they are doing a huge benefit to their health, but you are saying that they might as well not buy any organic if they can only do so for those 12 items. I believe that each and every small step in the right direction is going to bring health benefits. I am going to continue on my journey towards complete lfrv, but don't want to kill myself in doing so... I mean, worry and anxiety itself is probably more toxic than a little cooked food, so if this is what is going to help me on this journey I think it is not such a bad thing.
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 9, 2011 at 3:56am
So, based on your article Don, I am getting enough calories at 1300... (I am definitely not active enough)
Comment by Don Purvis on October 8, 2011 at 4:08pm
Christy, I would also add that if you do feel the need to supplement to NEVER supplement blind. Get a blood test and see IF you're lacking anything at all first. Don't guess. But I would take Don B's advice on eating a variety of fruits first over some powder or pill. The fresher the better and more alive and more nutrients! And have fun with this! Eating isn't a chore; it's fun! :-)
Comment by Christy Stevens on October 8, 2011 at 1:46pm
Thanks for all your wisdom Don. I appreciate it :)

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