not many know the feeling of dread when it comes to meal time. I get anxiety every time I eat. I never know how I will end up. Unless you have this condition no one really understands it. Most people think it's just a tummy ache. I have half a watermelon waiting for me once my stomach is ready. If I run low on fruit, what's the best cooked vegan option? How did you heal your digestion? I know it will be a long and hard process, but if their are any steps you took that would help me, I would really appreciate the help.
Hey BananaBill! Thanks for checking in. :) I was actually logging on here to ask you a question.... during your recovery phase, what was your exercise like? Curious to know...
Since I posted on the forum I have been making a huge effort to eat more and it's been a revealing experience. First of all, I had been eating much less than I was estimating, probably 2500kcal a day max. Now I'm eating around 3000. It has made a huge difference, about a 25% improvement in how I feel. So, I take it to mean that all the advice was spot on. If I can get up to 4000, maintain it for a while, and also work on getting more sleep (I'm still only getting 7-8 hours), I think/hope I will be headed for full recovery.
Thanks again for sharing your story with me and for the support! It means a lot! :)
I think it's important that people can express what they want to here, within reason. We always try to keep the overall goal of the site in mind, encouraging and supporting a HCRV lifestyle. That said, there are HCRV peeps of all different persuasions and we want them to feel each as welcome as the next.
So what we want people to do is to keep posts like that in the off topic area or in the steam room. We don't want a huge glut of off topic posts in the wrong place. As long as the discussions don't devolve into personal attacks, etc. I think and hope it will be OK.
If you start seeing posts in the wrong area or big melees, please always feel free to message me or post to my wall! :)
P.S. I actually can see some value in discussing political things as they impact our ability to live an HCRV lifestyle, but yeah they are not my favorite discussions either. My favorites are seeing people start on this lifestyle and just come alive! That's what keeps me coming back, people's transformations, it's REAL magic and we all have access to it!!! :)
No prob Bill. It sure would! The creation of a Philly group is imminent where I'll post a thread to gather details from everyone. I've been on and off for over a year, underestimating cooked food cravings every time! >_< Back on track as of a few days ago. How about you?
Hello! So what was your impression of the Fruitstock? I've found only very positive things about it. I think my digestion is just getting better in time and with hydration, sleep. I enjoy banana smoothies now. And I feel more energetic. M.