Well... What do you do when you are following a high carb, low fat vegan diet high in fruit but you are not thriving and none of the advice on this website is helping? I have also asked DR on his youtube channel countless times for advice and he has replied at times but it just doesn't help. I'm lost and I just don't know what to do anymore.
have you done bloodtests?
When mixing and transitioning did not work, mixing the cooked world with raw, I chose to go fully raw.
What help do you need? What issues are you having?
What do you think you need to do differently to have success?
When cooked foods do not work:
99-100% Raw Long Term Success
Eat a raw frugivorous diet where most carbohydrates and calories come from whole, raw, ripe, sweet, and juicy fruits like oranges, papaya, or mangoes, supplemented with about ½-2 heads of lettuce greens a day ,(not high oxalate veggies like kale, chard, and spinach), and about a handful of raw nuts or seeds a day. Eat simple meals (like mono meals, or only use a few ingredients) but a rainbow of foods over a period of time.
Eat enough on a daily basis with at least 2500 calories for females and at least 3000 calories for males. Drink 8 or more cups of water a day and pee clear. Get 8-12 hours of sleep as needed. Exercise about 30 minutes a day 5-6 days a week with at least one day off for rest and repairs. Get about 30 minutes of sunshine a day on your skin for vitamin D, mental health, eye health, and healthy bones and teeth.
For more science behind how a raw foods diet optimally for long term success:
Thanks but I can't afford a fully raw diet period. And I felt fine, energy-wise when I was eating the SAD so it's not the cooked food.
Can you share a sample of routine foods you eat. I might be able to trouble shoot some problems foods with you that other members have problems with.
What trouble shooting have you done on your own?
I understand you cannot do fully raw, but are there improvements you can make like adding more greens to the diet?
If you are RT4 are you following all of the guidelines? If so, what seems to work or not work for you?
There are many factors to health. Look at your weakest links, try to improve. Where you are already doing the best, wait and allow the body to heal while you continue to live healthfully! There are so many factors, are you eating all raw? Whole foods? Fresh food? Truly organic? Eating enough? Is the food grown in excellent soil? Are you getting enough sleep? If you can sleep more you need more...what about sunlight? exercise? Stress in your life? There are so many factors and all we can do is optimize our situation by going towards health!
How long have you been on the health path?
Don't worry, and be patient :)
I have been at this for 2.5 years with zero success. There were a few days during the first year that I felt very energetic. For the rest, I've been feeling like ****.
I'm tired of posting my details on this site because I have quite a few times now and it's just frustrating to not get any information that gets me anywhere. That wasn't my question but thanks to everyone anyway...
That's something I'm thinking about but I'm not sure.
I would really just love to know why I'm not thriving on this lifestyle while others are. It frustrates me to hear DR talking about how much energy he has when I'm so out of shape now I can barely run.
so did you take a bloodtest?
See a doctor to rule out any health issues and deficiencies such b12 and vitamin d.
Then start slowly. Walk a half mile a day for a week, then walk 1 miles, etc.
DR has been at this since early 2001 and has always been into biking such as doing messenger work. It is not going to happen overnight.
I have been at this 4.5 years years, and every year I discover something new. This year I achieved more homeostasis, meaning the scale does not jump around every time I eat. I need less water than before like 6-8 cups and I pee clear.
Are you saying you've really tried everything?
Do you feel worse than before this diet?
Do you have detox symptoms? If not, find your weakest link. There must be one.
If it's detox, either except it or take a step back in the diet.
During the next 24 hours I might be back and forth here @BaD.
I will keep this discussion open on my desk. Feel free to share what is causing you problems, and may be we can work through it together.
I looked through your discussion list, and for the last 2+ years, you have only added 40 replies to the forum, and even then, not a lot of details of what you are doing personally. Not everyone active today was active then, and or we may be online at different times.
So lets work through this together, and perhaps others might learn from you as well.