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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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Great video by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram with 10 all-important tips for beginners in an HCRV lifestyle!

30BaD note: juicing (without the pulp) is not ideal for most people, it's far better to eat the whole fruit. why?

 

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Strong Cravings

Started by Clear. Last reply by Rachel K 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

I am craving eggs of all things. This is unusual.Also i would normally have salt to help during heat.It is coming up to my period.Is there additional / different items to add in?Do i eat…Continue

A Newbie's Cry for Help - No Weight Loss and Criticism from Peers

Started by Jade Stone. Last reply by T 17 hours ago. 18 Replies

    So I'm a newbie... on the LFHC raw (till 4) vegan lifestyle train for the last 10 weeks.  My original goal was weight loss (I have 70lbs to lose), but have been loving all of the health benefits…Continue

I'm such a noob!

Started by adnyl. Last reply by adnyl 23 hours ago. 7 Replies

So today will be my first official day going full vegan.  The past few weeks I haven't eaten meat, but I had dairy, cheese, etc., but I watched a lecture and several interviews with Gary Yourofsky…Continue

Potassium and leg cramps

Started by ness. Last reply by adnyl yesterday. 6 Replies

So I've just started the diet. The best way I can get my calories up is by eating a lot of bananas.My husband is worried that I will get too much potassium or Hyperkalemia. Is that possible?Before…Continue

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Comment by Drea on October 6, 2011 at 2:36am
@ RunSurfPrayRaw & Don Bennett:::Many Thanks!!!!!  I'm going to read the article about calories...and eat more dates!!!  I read on the package about how much sugar the dates had like 29g for 5-6 pieces...and I thought it would not be good!!!   Like eating Raisins!!!.....but if its good for me, I do a bit more reading up on the fresh dates...and make the change!!  Guys thanks a million!!!!!  (Doubling the calories))))
Comment by Stephanie McClennon on October 5, 2011 at 4:36pm
Tomatoes are also genetically modified if I remember correctly. Not by monsanto (yet) but by other companies.
Comment by RunSurfPrayRaw on October 5, 2011 at 2:07pm

Drea

Thats easy, make a 4-5 nana Strawberry smoothie and double the calories, after eating 16 nanas yesterday I think its easier to drink them! ALso get a couple boxes of dates. Eat 10 dates and you will get approx 665 more calories and they are so easy to eat, like healthy candy. You will be at 1500 calories in no time! Also love Mangos/watermelon and some decent calories there also Best Wishes

Comment by Drea on October 5, 2011 at 1:49pm

There is a problem...I have a dilemma.  I'm a stickler for perfection..and discipline...and challenges.  LFRV is a challenge for me.  I was plan on going to 'Banana Island'....I have a whole case of Bananas that are not ripe.  And the nanas have been a staple food for me.  So I'm buying Watermelon, and grapes and Melon...waiting for the nanas to rippen.  And I've been struggling hard to get enough calories..especially not to feel hungry at night!!!  Someday its 1300..maybe, other days its about 896 cal....I workout which last about 2-3 hours and then hit the fruit stand on the way home..and before you know it , its 2 pm..so I smoothie up 2 nanas...and like 6 strawberries....barely enough calories...and again 2-3 hours later...So now its 6pm....and I'm hungry but I'm out for another workout...and no foods.....so when I return..I eat a salad..and I'm starve!!  But its Bedtime!!!  ~~I was doing pretty okay until I ran into unripe bananas....

.......I'm trying not to eat the nuts....I bought 3 bags....ate some, read a blog..and then threw them out!!!  I'm getting a bit weighed down trying to keep the focus!!! 

 

__I'm sorry I just needed to vent..b/c its after 10 and I'm hungry!!!!

 

ANY SUGGESTIONS!!!!

Comment by PhoenixWay on October 4, 2011 at 5:27am

Dennis...just so you know...I've been vegetarian for 26 years and never had a cavity.  That crap about eating organ meats, bone marrow, and drinking blood, etc. is just plain scary.  The guy who's book the blog article you mention is about...he's a monotone zombie who is not a professional and appears as if he's on drugs.  Rami Nagel...very strange guy...check him out on YouTube.  He appears to have waxy skin, glazed eyes, and seriously receding hair...in his late 20s.  He looks like he's in ketosis, basically carb deprived.  Beware. 

 

That being said, no doubt getting adequate fat soluble vitamins is important for healthy bones and teeth (as well as hair, nails, skin), and I do agree with him that dental disease comes primarily from eating unhealthy food, such as white flour and sugar, processed food, and cooked food (devoid of nutrients).  What he only skims on is that animal foods produce acid, especially in the huge quantities he recommends.  This acid toxicity literally sucks calcium and magnesium out of bones and teeth, making them weak, brittle and prone to decay and osteoporosis.  Also, animal food minerals are not as easily absorbed by our bodies and take so much more of our precious energy to digest...when we could get these same minerals and vitamins WITH their enzymes and phytonutrients...from fresh, uncooked produce.  It's amazing the extent of ignorance out there...and the need for denial of the guilt associated with eating dead animal flesh.

 

Vitamin A can be found in leafy green vegetables, sweet potatoes, winter squash,  carrots and cantaloupe. Carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, bananas and cantaloupe  also contain vitamin E.  Vitamin E is also found in asparagus and corn. Good  fruit and veggie sources of vitamin K include blueberries, kiwi fruit, avocado,  Brussels sprouts, spinach, cauliflower and cabbage.  Vitamin E is also found liberally in nuts and seeds.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/251196-foods-high-in-fat-soluble-...

 

Comment by PhoenixWay on October 4, 2011 at 3:36am
Dennis...that's BS.  Not even worth defending, it's so stupid.  What is the political agenda of that rag?
Comment by Dennis Hamilton on October 4, 2011 at 3:26am
"the fat soluble activators A, D, and K2-only found in animal products??"  The Healthy Economist has an article on this, and I can't believe this is true. (they go on to say 'mineral depletion and ill health is the inevitable result'). Do any of you Raw Veterans know anything about this?  HELP?
Comment by PhoenixWay on October 4, 2011 at 3:22am
Thanks, Sunny.  My info is that GMOs are pretty much limited right now to corn, soybeans, beets, sugarcane, cottonseed oil, and canola oil....also Hawaiian papaya.  It looks like rice and alfalfa are to be added soon.  However, since corn GMO in the US is 86% and soy 93% of the crop, chances are most processed foods have GMOs, since there are soy and corn derivatives added all over the place (soy lecithin, corn syrup, etc.).  Avoid!  Avoid!  Avoid!
Comment by Sunny on October 3, 2011 at 4:16pm

I too have been raw for about a year. I found it far easier because I had given up gluten and GMO's for months before going 100% raw. That took some research and perserverence as 6 months into it I was still finding ways that Genetically Modified Organisms were hidden in my food.

GMO's are man made genetically altered foods where Human, Viruses, Bacteria, Animal and seaweeds genes have been spliced into plant DNA mostly to line the pockets of Monsanto (now known as the Pharmacia Corporation) to make the crops Roundup ready. Unfortunately that could be deadly to those who eat the plants which may produce pesticides in our digestive system.

By going raw in the USA especially with mono meals one can avoid the majority of all GMO's which are hidden in 90% of America's processed food without our knowledge. The head of our FDA said it would scare us unecessarily so no labeling is required. Most of the other countries where GMO's are allowed they give their citizens a choice with labeling. Many countries and now some cities and States in the USA are choosing to stop GMO's in their communities. Currently there is a movement to demand labeling and get Michael Taylor removed from our FDA.

4 simple tips to avoid GMO's

1.
Look for "Non-GMO Project Seal" verified seals this means independent testing has been done to make sure there is no GMO in the food. This is the only way to know for sure.

2.
Buy Certified Organic - Certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients. However without testing it is not necessarily GMO free as Organic is a way of growing the food and not the seed stock.

3. Avoid At-Risk Ingredients including Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Cottonseed and their derivative forms. Look for the oils listed on labels. See the Genetically Modified food overview list linked on the website.  You can read more on my Healthier Choices page on my website if interested. http://abundanthealthholisticcenter.com/Healthier_Choices.php

Going low fat was a bit of challenge because I had gone the high fat gourmet raw food diet of over 50% fat. There are still some days that I desire more than the few nuts an ounce of nuts equals but I am getting much better each day. In the beginning I was hungry all the time without the fat which seemed to fill me up. Now I am much more excited about the lightness that I feel by eating the 80-10-10 way though many times it is a lower fat count than 10%.

If you truly desire to be healthy you will listen to your body and know that some days it's ok to be a little higher and some days a little lower in the percentage as long as the average is still close to 80-10-10.

Once in the habit of consciously getting there it becomes easier to know which foods you can enjoy more of and choose to eat less of. Hang in there. You are on the right track. This is a journey to be enjoyed not a punishment or something to endure.

Comment by Eric Rivkin on October 3, 2011 at 4:01pm
  • Here's an option to a real beginning of the LFRV lifestyle. Live in a place that grows 100% organic  plant food in the tropics with other like minded, healthy people. Glowing, ripe sweet baby bananas grown here are the favorite of our raw food family guest's daughter at Jewel of the Sun in Costa Rica. www.Vivalaraw.org. This family may just be settling here soon.  Ahh, the radiant spirit of raw vegan health. 


 

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