30 Bananas a Day!

Hey guys! I'm following a 100% raw vegan diet since 2 months, and I eat everyday 1500 calories (maybe sometimes I eat more, but I usually don't eat more than 2000). Yeah, I know that Freelee and others recommend to eat at least 2500 calories everyday but I think this would be too much for me because I'm quite sedentary (I'm a student and I spend most of the time at the computer or doing my homework and I workout just 40-60 minutes 4-5 times every week). 
Since I started this diet I try to keep my fat intake low but I'm always craving for fatty foods, especially avocados and coconut meat! Most of the time I find really difficult to resist and I eat more fats than I should. The result is that I feel bad and guilty. Honestly I can't figure out why I have these cravings. It's really frustrating. I'd be glad to have some help :)

Views: 1328

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Based on your post, I would like to offer you my take on your situation....

You are not eating enough carbs. Eat more vegan carbs and cravings for crap go bye bye. Very simple. Also, working out 50 - 60 minutes 4-5 times per week is not even close to sedentary. It's a lot of exercise actually. You are under-eating big time and likely headed for a crash and burn. You def need at least 2,500 carb calories to fuel all that regular exercise.  You're not "craving fats" you'r craving calories, and being new to the RV lifestyle, your body's memory of high-calorie foods likely = fat. You seriously need to up the carb intake big time if you plan to stay low-fat vegan/lfrv long term, and if you want to continue your workout regimen.

If your goal is 100% raw.... Try upping your calories to +2,500 from sweet fruits every day. Sounds to me like you really need to eat more. Heck, try 30 bananas a day ;)

Best Wishes,


Great reply and agree fully :)

I wouldn't say that avocados and coconut meat is crap though.. 

I would agree Victoria. I'm just being real in asserting that someone who is only 2 months raw, and undereating, likely isn't specifically craving avocados and coco's , but is likely resorting to them instead of cooked, or unhealthy, dense calorie options... probably in the interest of "staying raw".  We've all been there.


the 2500 minimum recommendation is for sedentary people if you didn't move at all, if you were laying in a locked in syndrome situation you use more calories then you are eating.

You seriously call yourself sedentary?  what am i then? a plant? i don't exercise anywhere near what you are doing.

Carb up!

because you're not eating enough you're craving denser calorie sources (fat).

Also there's never a reason to feel guilty when you're not harming anyone but yourself..

I also craved fat (avocados) when I went raw 1 month ago. The cravings are gone now. 

Thank you everyone for the answers! :3 I think you're right, I have to eat more calories, because I've noticed that I'm not craving just fats, but also dates, which are very high in calories...

I surely had the not enough calories issue, 2800-3000 is my average anymore. 1500-2000, I'd probably be craving a lot more than an avocado.

You can't figure out why you're craving fats but your calorie intake is sub 2000? Oh my. You are only going to slow down your metabolism, or binge out on unhealthy fats. I am a student who does some light exercise and I eat 3000 calories. Haven't gained any weight on this diet so far. 

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. Literally stuff yourself with fruit and I swear you won't crave a single thing. Thats the best advice I can give. Also, if you are a freelee follower, watch this:  


Good luck:)

How long have you been eating this way?

5 months

Hi sweetie,

You need to eat more calories, or else your hair will likely fall out like mine had. Going below 2500 is flirting with many a health problem.



TheBananaGirl created this Ning Network.

30BaD Search

Latest Activity

VeganKeyes's photo was featured
27 minutes ago
pradtf replied to pradtf's discussion great site with nutritional research information
10 hours ago
OrganicMark posted a status
"Something Just Broke In China As Repo Rate Soars To 1,000% Overnight #awakening #peace #truth #love #light #now http://bit.ly/32A0ORD"
OrganicMark posted a status
"Shocking News about Salem Media and the CIA #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #love #light #now http://bit.ly/2xTX7bz"
OrganicMark posted a status
"Iran Offers Nuclear Deal If US Lifts Sanctions; Oil Tumbles #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #love #light #now http://bit.ly/2JPO80q"
OrganicMark posted a status
"Bank Run: Deutsche Bank Clients Are Pulling $1 Billion A Day #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #love #light #now http://bit.ly/2XQ3Nqr"
Rock and Nemo are now friends
Jul 16
OrganicMark posted a status
"#SerialBrain2 - Winning: Trump now controls the chemtrails! (Pt.2) #awakening #peace #truth #love #light #now http://bit.ly/2GbYV48"
Jul 15
OrganicMark posted a status
"Housing Bubble 2.0 - Foreclosure Filing Onslaught is On the Way #evolution #awakening #peace #truth #love #light #now http://bit.ly/2JFxuAL"
Jul 15
Profile Iconchungculands, Deya Storm, Luke Robinson and 1 more joined 30 Bananas a Day!
Jul 15
pradtf replied to pradtf's discussion great site with nutritional research information
Jul 15
Tanya Popovic left a comment for Rebecca
Jul 12
Rebecca left a comment for Rebecca
Jul 12
Profile Iconcal bates, mark wilcox, Claire Hyun and 4 more joined 30 Bananas a Day!
Jul 11
Eddie (Mecca Date Farm) replied to Eddie (Mecca Date Farm)'s discussion Semi Dry Medjool Dates, 20 # for $67.00 US. from meccadatefarm.com
Jul 10
Eddie (Mecca Date Farm) posted a discussion
Jul 10

© 2019   Created by TheBananaGirl.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service