Hi everyone :)
I started a stupid shake diet about a week ago and just went crazy on the research. Cut out the meat, dairy and grains. Eventually I found out about the raw food vegan diet and got really excited yesterday so today I headed to a few local grocery stores and got myself some good stuff.
I'm on a tight budget so I couldn't go to the wholefoods store and 'get all the things'. I had to shop around and check which fruit where, had the best chance of being without pesticides/fungicides.
So these are my spoils, it set me back about 18 Euro. I hope it will get me through the next 3 days. Only the bananas, tomatoes and nectarines are true organic.
Hello Insomnia, greetings from a fellow Dutch guy, if you need more help please ask away.
Your shopping’s will last me maybe till lunch for one day :D Yes its way way way to little food.
These are my weekly shopping’s done in The Netherlands: http://www.30bananasaday.com/photo/albums/fruit-and-vegetable-restocks
Try to get the money aim for about 7 to 10 Euro a day to get started on this diet, save it for a while and give it a good 100% trial (there really ain’t a price tag for the great feeling and health you can get doing this lifestyle correctly).
I read in your profile your unable to read??? Hopefully this will change when you saved some money and gave this lifestyle a chance for some weeks. I can really recommend reading the 80/10/10 book it will give you good guidelines and answer some of your questions.
Hey man nice to meet you. We'll keep it english for the sake of discussion but it's nice to get some advice from a fellow Dutch guy :)
Do you worry about the food being organic or not? And how much do you spend on it per day?
I'm not really used to eating a lot so I figured my main problem was undereating + eating the wrong stuff. I'm gonna have to gradually increase my food consumption, until then I could probably do with a lot less...
I firstly worry about getting enough calories and nutrients in my body to sustain my lifestyle, this means eating enough and buying enough foods. I spent about 14 Euros a day for food, and this is a combination of non-organic (mostly) and some organic (check out my restock pictures and descriptions, all the info is there!) So getting enough food first, organic second.
drdougraham recommend eating as much as you can stuff inside your and then eat one more peach of fruit, for a while so your body (stomach) adapts and learns to expand when eating large amounts of fruits that are needed to get enough nutrients.
if you think you can eat less for a while then your setting yourself up for failure and graving.
Use something like http://cronometer.com/ to learn to eat enough (10 grams of carbs, per kilogram body weight is a good start), highly recommended to do this for more then a few months, and maybe even a year.