Feel free to ask questions about the raw lifestyle and share your feelings...no question is too basic...
i need help with workign out how many calories i need per day
i registerd on nurtidiary but i couldnt see a calorie fiugre
if this helps i weigh 59-60 kilos and am 162cm :)
Hello, I am heavily interested in this endeavour. I am preparing for it, getting ready and hopefully this can be a complete transition into 811 LFRV instead of LFCV.
However, this site is often linked a lot here for reference and scientific evidence, http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/application-of-food-combining-princ....
They don't have many pro's to this type of thing. I was just doing research on mono-eating and such and this website came up, and I was surprised they were against it because it is often linked here to help explain raw food.
They even state at the end that fasting for a week is better than a mono-diet for 3 weeks.
Is there more insight on this? I would love more confidence that this is a safe thing to do.
Thanks guys for the support and the site!
I've always thought about going on BI, but never had the courage to do it :-). I am in India for 2 more works so I am planning to do BI once I get back to NZ. I will need it to detox from here (I am eating mostly fruits but every now and then try some Indian food or get stuck in situations where I am without fruit). I also want to use my trip to BI to kick start my return to 100% HCRV and just feel good about myself.
I also hope to use it as a 'cleanse' in time for the start of spring. I really want to get myself and my body on the right track once and for all so that it can heal over time and reflect on the outside how I feel on the inside.
I am getting married in 1 year, so I have enough time to be patient and stop the yo-yo-ing that I have gone through so far.
I'll order some bananas soon so that they are all ready to go when I get home :-)
thanks for the tipz alycia :) watermelon island was good but i deffenetly couldnt do it for more then 4 or 5 days! pros: lots of clarity in the mind, my vision was crazy i could look across the water from my house and see the land on the other side in 3 dimentional & before it was just one solid coast line, lots of awareness in my body i went for a run and could feel every single individual muscle as it expanded and contracted it was pretty incredible. cons: it was rly hard for me to eat a lot of watermelon and i would get really full on it so i was only eating 1 & 1/2 watermelon a day and it was way not enough calories for my body so i also felt very tired but at other times had a super amount of energy so i guess thats a pro, some dizzyness and lighheadedness and by the 3rd day i couldnt wait to not be on watermellon island anymore but i bought like 15 watermellons so i had a lot of watermelon and i didnt want to waste them. after watermelon island i went on banana island for 2 days but im not really a fan of bananas and so i didnt really eat a lot of bananas and my body was going carb crazy when i finally went back to eating normal LFRV..i think im gunna stay on the "mainland" for a while but goodluck if u are still planning on going to the watermelon island! :)
I'm thinking about going on BI but I need to know how many bananas are in a box? When I know this I'll know how many boxes I'll need for the week. Also, how long does it take for the Cavendish bananas to ripen after you get the box home? I'm guessing it will be about a week to a week and a half. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated. :)
Satchfan, I buy 13kg boxes and there are about 62 bananas in a box, they are about 7-8 inches long, so this obviously varies.
In the US 40lbs is usually whats in a box. I bought a box of green cavendish's and It took about 4 or 5 days to totally turn spotty and ripe!
I did melon island for 1 day and am currently on the 2nd day of banana island. I'm not really feeling that great on it. Once my box of bananas run out I'm definitely going back to the 811 mainland and staying there for a LOOONNNGGG time haha.
Hard to pinpoint exactly but, just a general sense of not feeling my best. Nothing major but I feel better when I eat a variety of fruits & veggies during the day rather than just one kind of fruit all day. Melon island was easier than banana island but even just one day had a weird feeling. I'm on day 3 of banana island now and i don't feel too bad just yet, but I'm glad my banana box is almost empty haha. I miss eating tomatoes and greens!