30 Bananas a Day!

   Hi there! I'm Michelle, fairly new to the 30BaD community. I'm fourteen years young, (never old, always young. You don't grow old ; you become more wise.) and I have been a vegetarian for over two years. A few months ago I made the transition to vegan, and am now easing into the HCLFRV lifestyle. It's a bit harder, mainly considering the fact I am so young, so if any of you have tips for teenagers starting out please let me know. :) 

   At the moment I am following the "raw until 4 plan." 3,000 + calories of fruit, vegetables, and starch daily, no regrets.

      So I was wondering, whether you are new to this lifestyle or not, what made you decide to become a high-carb, low fat, raw vegan? What are things you've experienced? Feel free to reply with your journey so far! I would *and I am sure others* love to hear. :)

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well i like the tots :)

because of my experience as a baby and toddler being 100% raw

and because i saw what mike could do and did with all fresh food and harley calling out the huxsters

my mom quickly joined me on the fullyraw boat (811rv style , she was like gormet raw since the 70's in her own unique way, ferments, nut cheeses, dehydratyed crackers, crackow)

super soft skin no more chicken back of arms ,  nearly double the strength,  way cheaper food costs, no body odor,  no need for soap any more,  no need for a fridge , better hair and nails (no more white spots) ,  gained weight (healthy).

glad to hear you're headed more raw because it matters to get the full benefits to be fully many people with illnesses going even a percent cooked wouldn't see the same benefits and their ailments come back so that's a sign.

you follow the optimum foods and combination charts?   (well legumes ain't on that ;) )  but if you do you get so much more 'otiminity'

 

I have legumes probably once every two weeks, not very often. I decided to include them because I do occasionally consume them. It's a real rarity. And yes, I do follow those charts :)

amen to your post

I work around baby food at the grocery store, it has always baffled me that babies eat nearly completely raw fruits/veggies for a few years, you can tell this is this healthiest way for a baby to survive and be healthy, yet when we become older all of a sudden meat, dairy etc become societies diet to "survive" which is obviously not work very well lol.  I am like "how do people think that eating processed "food" that is full of chemicals can help you in any way" lol.  The results of this lifestyle speak for themselves lol.

It's awesome that you found this lifestyle so young! When I think of what I was eating at 14... eeks! I am 38, been vegan for a bit over 10 years. Began my journey focused on ethical veganism. An over- abundance of packaged foods, coffee and wine abuse, allergies to soy and wheat did a number on me. That lead me to raw. Got into gourmet raw for a bit but felt awful. Stumbled upon Freelee and Durianrider's youtube videos. I thought they were crazy at first, but somehow it just made sense!
I think this lifestyle is challenging at first, but when I stay 100%, I feel the best I have ever felt.

For real, when I was 14, I was eating chicken sandwiches and chocolate milk for lunch on the daily (yay public school). Add in some soda, pizza, and chips/candy for snacks, maybe some scrambled eggs and cheese for breakfast... yuck!!! no wonder I was chubby and lethargic.

This lifestyle is challenging at first, I agree. It takes much more planning than just eating whatever is in front of you, but the benefits are tremendous.

I thought they were crazy at first, but somehow it just made sense!

LOL!! :-)  Well, hooray for hopping on the fruit wagon!  :-)

durianrider riders videos  busted me on my crackcao and high fat coffee starvation ways 

i was laughing at his jokes    then i soon released     he was talking about me   : )   first i got a little angry  

then i knew he was right    and amended my unhealthy vegan ways

Welcome to the lifestyle and I envy that you found it so young and I hope that you will have a long healthy life and are able to make life decision that are always harmonious to your journey here on earth.  

I personally came to veg because of an ailing kidney and just overall small health issues showing up.  That quickly led to raw then 801010 and me here at 30BaD.  I have cleared up my small health issues, but my kidney will probably never heal because it has scar tissue from a surgery a few years ago.  However, I can manage my condition very well on this diet most of the time.  

Now I am veg and raw for my health and for animal rights ethics. 

What I have learned from personal experience, helping members here, and from my independent research is the following:

The following formula works well for long term health and success:

Diet in a Banana Peel 

Eat a raw frugivore 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 kale, chard, and spinach) and about a handful of raw nuts or seeds a day. Eat simple meals 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 2-4 quarts 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 to this diet optimally for long term success:

Aloha to 30BaD's Welcome Wagon! - 30 Bananas a Day!

Peace, PK

Thank you so much for all of this information! It really means a lot to me. :) I also became raw for health benefits as well as for animal rights. Animals weren't put on this earth to be slaughtered. God (I'm a Christian, sorry if this offends anybody, but this is my take on it) provided us with a bounty of fruit and vegetables to eat. I find it funny how humans are the only species who consume cooked food, yet many find eating fully raw "extreme."

Don't say your kidney will never heal! If you say that you're just setting yourself up for failure. The scar tissue will eventually fade, I know this for a fact because I have had scars and scar tissue from a surgery for years (appendicitis ; got it when I was four) and they are now completely faded. 

Whats wrong with kale, chard and spinach?

I thought about ethical vegan years ago but the huxters and the you need protein for muscles brainwashery made me shy away from.  I felt maybe i'd want to do but i'd get sick so i didnt want to do it when I first thought of doing it. lol 

I was sick of being tired and sick so i changed my diet from high carb sad to low carb high meat high healthy fat caveman style nonsense in search of health.  My heart was messed up, dizziness upon standing.  Have always had depression and anxiety for years and thought that it would just always get the best of me. Etc. I had broken my ankle and lost my job.  Was feeling desperate for change again.  I found Freelea and she steered me to the truth that carbs are #1 in macros and fruit and veggies best foods to eat and the rest is high carb history.I have trouble staying complete raw though especially in new england and trouble finding/staying employed.  Oh woah is me.  But I will go to bed early tonight and go grocery shopping tmrw morning after a run and things will be good again. :)

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