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Beginners in a fruitarian/raw vegan lifestyle


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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Mono meal question!

Started by Summer Alvarez. Last reply by Summer Alvarez yesterday. 6 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm new here and right now I'm in the research phase so I'm reading up all I can before I take the plunge! I plan to start raw til 4 on Tuesday after I get home from a trip. Anyway, my…Continue


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Looking for other likeminded people to friend on this lifestyle! :)Continue

Strong Cravings

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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

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    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

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Comment by John Jasper on October 8, 2011 at 8:12am

Nicolette, your before-bed snack is surely just a bad habit that needs to be kicked.  My problem was always having to have a sweet after the evening meal and it's been a real struggle to beat it.  After a year or more of having no success, I've started winning this battle and it feels great.

When you eat too close to bedtime you rob your body of the great benefits of quality sleep and the opportunity for healing.  The body has to process that food or else it will rot in your stomach so energy is diverted from the maintenance processes and because of the activity, you cannot obtain the deep levels of sleep required for serious maintenance work.

If you were eating fresh fruit, it would still be inadvisable but eating unhealthy items such as cheerios and soymilk is just multiplying the burden on your body.  These products are acid-forming and as such will require calcium from your stores to neutralise the waste products.  The ultimate store of calcium in the body is teeth and bones so whenever I'm tempted to have something unwholesome, I remind myself that this product will probably rob me of calcium from my teeth and/or bones.

Through this method, I'm retraining my mind to see past the artificial flavor of unwholesome products and focus instead on the detrimental affects they cause.

To be sure, kicking the habit will take some intestinal fortitude but once you've gone a few days without it and started noticing the improvement both in sleep and early morning energy, you'll see that it's worth the effort. :)

Comment by Myca on October 6, 2011 at 5:30pm
Nicolette, I always eat before bed. An Apple or banana. Something light and wonderful. I always sleep so much better.
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 6, 2011 at 8:28am
Hey all - I'm back with another struggle. So, over the past few days I have been feeling hungry and full at the same time. I don't know whether to eat or not. Aslo, I am usually most hungry really late at night. I know some people say it is best not to eat late at night so you can let your body really rest while you sleep rather than spending energy on digestion, but I simply don't sleep at all if I don't eat right before bed. Last night I ate some Cheerios with soymilk. I felt terrible, like I ruined everything I have been working for health-wise. I hope that occasional slumps like this don't take you a step backwards bit rather, 'simply don't do anything to help you.' I have also been feeling some abdominal discomfort and noticed that my stomach is a bit distended. My BM's have not been all that regular either. This is all new in the past week or so. Any thoughts, suggestions, encouragements, wisdom, etc would be GREATLY appreciated.
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


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!!!!



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?

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