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First blog post, random musings

I've never written a blog post before, but figured today would be a good day to start. I'm pretty heavily focused on diet and lifestyle, and trying to educate myself as much as I can.



Perfection is an illusion, and just what is perfect anyways? On the crazy information orgy called the internet there are a million and one conflicting tidbits of advice. Following my body has always been what's served me best, and indeed it's been the only thing I'm even capable of doing. The body wants… Continue

Added by Alice Donoghue on September 2, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How to get more water in

The age old fight between water and digestion. I can't drink water too early before a meal or it won't digest properly. I can't drink water too early after a meal or it won't digest properly. I can't drink water during a meal or... you guessed it - it won't digest properly! So what to do?

INCORPORATION. Your food and water are friends. Incorporate. 

For this, the easiest thing to do is have smoothies. Take a smoothie recipe, add the required amount of water, then add another…

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Added by Hasini Jayasooriya on September 2, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

How to stop bananas becoming too ripe

We've all had that problem at least once - buy an abundance of bananas, don't manage to eat them all, then they get overripe. After much research and testing, I've come up with a few simple rules to stop your bananas becoming too ripe.

1) Blend them and drink them. If you want to get through them, go on a banana island diet (just bananas) and blend them all so that you can get in a lot of bananas and finish them all.

2) Separate them! Bananas are friends! They help each…

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Added by Hasini Jayasooriya on September 2, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

I'm in constant pain from a past injury and it's affecting my energy levels and self-esteem :( Advice appreciated.

So, I'm a really avid cyclist.  About 1.5 years ago I was sideswiped by a large truck while biking in my city, which resulted in a broken wrist and 3 broken bones in my right foot.  I had to get surgery on both, and now I've got all sorts of metal in me.  When it comes to my wrist, I have no problems.  It's like it was never broken.  My foot is a whole other story.  I am in pain, all the time.  If I'm so much as standing, I'm hurting.  I'm able to walk and be active, I can do a modified jog…

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Added by Alysa W on September 2, 2014 at 9:52am — 4 Comments

I'm new and young, any advice? Please!

I'm a 15-year-old girl who's been struggling with EDNOS and BED for a year and a half. I really want to be healthy and I think the HCRD would be a GREAT chance to achieve my goals. I love fruit, but people told me not to eat it since it's going to make me fat. I've watched a lot of Freelee's videos on YouTube and I really want to join this community. I live with my parents and they don't even let me be a vegetarian, even though I don't feel like eating dead animals AT ALL. At the moment I'm… Continue

Added by Anna on September 2, 2014 at 6:01am — 1 Comment

Knee problem

Hi Guys! Yesterday something happened in my knee. I went run and suddenly i fell down. I'm feeling deep pain in my left knee. I could barely walk. It also happened me in past. I'm worrying. I love running and i want to do this. I wonder if vegan diet can help me. Lastly my diet was awful. Now i'm recovering. Do you have some good tips to improve health condition of my knee?

Added by Anna on September 1, 2014 at 7:45pm — 4 Comments

My very first Banana Island ~ Starts Sept. 1st!!

Hello all of you beautiful banana goers!!! 

I have been taking in all of the advice that so many have been sharing with me and I have decided that with my slow digestion, yet passion to live a high carb lifestyle, I think it is time (and that it is best) for me to venture off onto a BANANA ISLAND!!! 

I'm stoked!! 

Banana's are an easy eat for me and if this is what it takes to correct my digestive issues plus gain an abundance of energy, sign me up TWICE!! 

I…

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Added by She Fit Vegan on September 1, 2014 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

Salt ~ Didn't know it was on the naughty list

Ok so here I am doing super duper fabulous on my RT4!! 

Big banana/date smoothies in the morning (8 bananas, 6 dates, vanilla drops and 1400ml of water). Fruit or smoothie for lunch.. sometimes some dried plums for a quick snack and then dinner is usually white rice with veggies. I ALWAYS sprinkle salt and pepper on my dinner... always!! and then as I was reading the RT4 FAQ's page to gain more knowledge on the lifestyle, I came across the ingredient list and found out that salt is a…

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Added by She Fit Vegan on August 31, 2014 at 5:37am — 5 Comments

smoothies i have missed you :)

Just got back from an 11 day trip to Portland, Oregon.  Home in Philadelphia, PA as of last night.  I ate mostly pasta and potatoes with very small fruit breakfasts(all apples and bananas) with some pasteurized orange juice and romaine lettuce thrown in while I was away with some vegan junk thrown in (have you heard of the vegan food cart Homegrown Smoker?  worth it…).  But man, I am feeling it.

I'm enjoying my first banana smoothie in over a week and nothing has ever tasted so good…

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Added by Alysa W on August 30, 2014 at 5:35am — 2 Comments

Hyper Adrenal

Hello!!!!!

I can now say goodbye to the cholecystitis I was dealing with!! Hooray!!! Happy Dance!!!!! I went to my amazing Doc yesterday and she did her kinesiology work on me and I passed the bacteria test and inflammation test. Last week I said the pain was at a six, yesterday I said it was at a three... I haven't had a fever in five days or so nor have I been dealing with any major pain!! As of now the gallbladder is not an issue but I will remain on the fat free ~ low fat diet and…

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Added by She Fit Vegan on August 30, 2014 at 4:58am — 14 Comments

My first day Raw Till 4

I've been losing weight over the last year, but my diet has never really been sustainable. I would eat maybe an apple and orange for breakfast, a banana as a snack, then a tuna salad for lunch, followed by maybe soup, egg whites, mushrooms, peppers, and copious amounts of sweetened coffee. I mean around 4 cups a day each with 2 sweeteners each. Although I was eating a decent amount of fruit and vegetables, I was focusing on things like bell peppers and celery, and I often didn't have enough…

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Added by Emily Williams on August 29, 2014 at 10:08pm — 2 Comments

Back to work

So today I'm back at work after the conference.

Last night I bought a bunch of fruit because I didn't want to come unprepared and set myself up for failure.

Today I found myself trying to prepare it all to take to work. Ugh I can't wait to get a blender.

I ended up eating:

3 bananas, 2 pears, and a nectarine in the morning and when I got to work it was lunch time (late work day) and I had prepared a salad with cut up nectarine and…

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Added by Valheru on August 29, 2014 at 4:11pm — 5 Comments

Am I Detoxing?

 I've done every diet.

 Okay, that's an overstatement. But I've done quite a few. South Beach when I was younger (which was basically an eating disorder) and several other strange fads for bursts of a week or so. A year and a half ago I started exercising religiously (I love it), and that cut the idea of dieting out of my system. I was getting slim and loving life. So weight loss was not why I chose to go RT4.

 I'm actually really in love with what I'm doing now, which is…

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Added by Charlotte Chapin on August 29, 2014 at 3:32pm — 5 Comments

Stomach can't keep up with my brain :( WARNING: POO INFO

Hi I was hoping someone with a similar experience could offer any advice!? It would be appreciated.

I have been HCLF vegan since July 26th 2014. I run 5-6 days a week for 30-40 mins each time. I get about 6 hours of sleep a night.

I am eating a good amount of fruit and carbs:

Run on empty after drinking water when I wake up. Then...

Breakfast: 8-10 banana smoothie with 2 tbsp coconut sugar (sometimes with berries as well)

4 HOURS…

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Added by Gwen Goll on August 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

I QUIT my job today!

So I will admit working at a fast food restaurant is miserable 100% of the time (at least it was for me)

I had been contemplating quitting for a month now, thoughts kept swimming in my head, creating an alternate reality where I had a GOOD paying job doing what I LOVE to do (healing and cooking). Today it took just a simple upset moment to make the decision for good. I AM DONE with this establishment. Serving S*** food to fat, unhealthy people who I wanted to help and yet here I was…

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Added by JazzDemi on August 29, 2014 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Not fully Vegan yet

I haven't gone full vegan yet, i still eat other things. I am now eating more fruit than i was 2 weeks ago. I buy banana's, watermelon, grapes, peaches, cantaloupe, have not yet used  my blender im not buying another blender mostly cause, i have a husband who is cheap doesn't spend unless needed on certain things. and its hard going fully vegan cause of my husband who likes to eat junk food, candy, cakes, chips, ice cream and guess whose thinner... I'm looking for any recipes that u…

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Added by Charlotte Varney on August 29, 2014 at 9:23am — 4 Comments

why my friends are always hungry and freaking out over small things

because they aren't carbed up!!!!!!! literally i hardly ever see my friends eating any carbs, always avoiding carbs or adding tons of dairy and meat with them which is soooo bad for them but to each their own they look at me like I'm crazy for eating so many carbs (between 2500-3000 cals) at the weight that i am which none of them understand that all my weight gain is from my past 3 year eating disorder but i feel awesome and i wish they could feel this way too. my friend jessica last night…

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Added by Alex on August 29, 2014 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

Mama Bear's Top 10 Tips for Happy Healthy Eaters

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So who here is a mom? Most of us moms are familiar with the scary stats on rising rates of obesity in the US, it’s true.  Yet in between the constant stream of homework, play dates and little league, it’s not something we generally worry about day-to-day with respect to our…

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Added by McTallica on August 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Today I started my raw til 4 diet

I've been slowly introducing fruits and vegetables to my diet over this summer before starting the raw 'till 4 diet. Today I decided to start it, this morning I had my date and banana smoothie! I definitely need to buy more bananas. I only had one left :(. After I had some grapes, and now I'm having apples. I'm probably going to have a few oranges later and some celery. I don't know what I'm doing for dinner just yet, but I'm going to make sure it's low in salt and vegan of course haha. Last…

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Added by Lauren Elizabeth Solano on August 29, 2014 at 4:17am — 1 Comment

Just Analyzing Life

Thought I would take a moment and post this in my blog for future reference.  I am around Day 512 or 513.  If anyone is reading this blog, know that I have been gaining weight on a consistent basis since day 1.  Some of the weight was needed (no eating disorder, but suffer from several health ailments).  I have tried most everything, more cals, less cals, 100% raw, raw til 4, no b12, supplement with b12, drink 4L of water, drink less water, banana island for 12 days, monomeals, and the list…

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Added by Fruity Fitness on August 29, 2014 at 4:15am — 8 Comments

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