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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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Consuming food is taking me so much time

Started by Lola Maria. Last reply by friendly guy Jul 30. 2 Replies

Hey there,I feel the best consuming fruit but I find that I need to eat soooo much of it to feel satisfied. I wanna be raw vegan but right now I just feel like it's unsustainable if I need to keep…Continue

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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Comment by Christy Stevens on October 8, 2011 at 11:28am
im hoping i can slowly learn the trick of the trade and get to some farmers markets but for now im stuck with the expensive grocery store since im in a small town! thanks for answering back guys!
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 8, 2011 at 11:25am

Also, I'm thinking that if money is the issue, you would still be better off buying a few other fruits to eat each day as oposed to any supplements. Try doing your bulk with bananas and salads, but add in maybe a few pieces of other fruits too.Look for sales and you can get some good deals. For example, apples, at least where I live are in peak season, and I just saw a flyer add for 45 cents/lb (where a typical price for this apple is about $1.30/lb)

Also, just for clarification... when people talk about banana "island" or other fruit "islands" on this site, does that just mean that that is the only thing you are eating for a period of time? I can't seem to find where the term is explained... is it an Australian term?

Comment by RunSurfPrayRaw on October 8, 2011 at 11:17am

Christy

I think you will die from boredom not lack of nutrients, banana island is a lonely place beyond a few days ;-) Hopefully you can find some reasonable melon $5 watermelon goes a looonng way

Comment by Christy Stevens on October 8, 2011 at 11:10am
i have a question, i have not a lot of money, so if i eat only bananas and a salad am i getting enough nutrients even though im not changing up my fruits. Should i take a supplement?
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 8, 2011 at 9:37am
ahah AMEN to that VeganPheonix!!
Comment by PhoenixWay on October 8, 2011 at 9:29am
Good for you.  I understand "getting mad" but it doesn't help, does it really?  Learning to be healtheir is about learning to love ourselves more, which includes patience, kindness, and forgiveness.  MO CAWWBS!  MO LUVVV!!!
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 8, 2011 at 9:08am
Oh, and your advice to 'be patient' is VERY GOOD. I think when I try to push myself too hard too fast, I am not as efficient in the long run at achieving my goals.
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 8, 2011 at 9:07am
I know - it's pretty bad. I just have such a fear of calories that it is hard, but with so much encouragement from people like you and inspiration from people like Freelea, and DR, Dan McDonald, Dara Dubinet, among others, I think I'll be able to get through this. I think I am going to start by allowing myself to eat a little more cooked vegetables for a while while I kick the things like cereal and soy milk. Then once I feel stable there, will taper down on the cooked veg. Right now I usually have about one bowl of home made soup with cooked broccoli and sometimes beets each day, but in the past few days I have also had some cooked spaghetti squash, and sweet potato. I always get so mad at myself for eating these things, but I think that if I make peace with the fact that they are just going to help me in transitioning off the more processed things (even though I only 'cave in' for them once every few weeks) I will feel much better.
Comment by PhoenixWay on October 8, 2011 at 8:42am
Jeez, Nicolette, 1300 is a starvation diet, even if you're not exercising a lot.  You are actually fasting not eating.  That explains your thinness and starvation before bed...and of course if you're painfully hungry, you're not going to sleep as well.  Dear, you need to add about 500 more cals/day at least throughout the day...that's 5 more pieces of fruit for you!  When you increase your exercise after feeling more energized, you can add a few hundred more.  With fruit, you don't have to restrict...or even really worry about the cals.  Just eat until you're satisfied.  Learn to communicate better w/your body.  I highly recommended bodymind work for you...yoga, tai chi, massage, Thai...it will help you have a better friendship between mind and body, and a greater awareness of how you feel and what you need.  You'll even start to crave foods with the specific nutrients you're lacking...try to be patient.  One step at a time.  Breathe!
Comment by Nicolette Barnes on October 8, 2011 at 8:38am
haha I love it! "EAT MO CAWWBS." It's funny to think that even before I got into this lifestyle and learning about all the benefits of lfrv etc, I always knew that carbs were the best thing for my body to run off of. Of course, I was chosing all the wrong sources, but even in the SAD, if one componant is gonna trump the rest, the grains are gonna beat the fats and proteins!!
 

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