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I am a 52 year old mom and grandmother. I love animals and want to do good things for my health and the planet, so being a vegan was always a goal. I went to Connecticut in 1984 to learn from Viktoras Kulvinskas. I feel like I did learn a lot, but I was always hungry and soon fell off the wagon when I returned to south Florida.
For 30 years I wished I could be vegan, but could not. I felt like a failure for this and eventually developed a drinking problem that lasted for years.
Recently, I discovered durianrider videos on youtube. I was struck by his straightforward style and everything he said had the "ring of truth" to it. So I kept watching. He kept hammering the point across that for a raw vegan diet to be successful, one must take in enough calories. Calories, calories, calories...CARB calories, that is!! I began to see that Harley was holding the missing puzzle piece!! All these years I had been unable to figure this out!!
So, I began the diet. But so far only partial success. I feel a lot better, and the urge to drink is way less, but I'm not there yet...
I just watched one of Freelee's videos and I can see clearly what I'm doing wrong. Not counting calories. So I'm probably undereating the fruit. No wonder I crave bean burritos, guacamole and corn chips, anything Mexican...plus cervasa!!
So the plan is to go back to basics and do it right. I just feel so fortunate to have stumbled on to you two, I feel so grateful for you both. I also feel stupid because after listening to you both remind me over and over to count calories, and the other tips, I arrogantly didn't listen. Why? I honestly don't know. Hard-headed, I guess!!
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I really want to be HCRV and just need some guidance
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I am going to school at night for Massage Therapy. My only other pastime is watching Youtube vids on how to go raw vegan.
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I feel so dumb for thinking that I would instinctively eat enough carb calories!! Even still, this first month hasn't been a total loss. Even doing it wrong, I still feel so much better, so I'm excited to see what happens when I actually do it properly...So just maybe some reassurance that I'm normal?
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I will comply because I like totally agree with all this
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Yup, being hard-headed, or stubborn (as I was for years when I insisted on being cooked vegan macrobiotic even though I had a raging soy allergy) is common to a lot of us here. But, high carb raw vegan really does make sense, so I'm glad to kept on going and found Freelee and DR... and us here @ 30BaD.