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Strategies to prevent under eating on HCRV


Strategies to prevent under eating on HCRV

A place to share ideas and strategies to prevent undereating on fruit so we all stay 100% raw!!

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How much fruit i eat in a day...

I got a bit shy towards the end of this vid...you can clearly see how much fruit i eat though!

Discussion Forum

Do females need overt fats on 80/10/10

Started by Brianna Leigh. Last reply by Kara Feb 5, 2015. 15 Replies

Im not sure whether we have to include overt fats such as nuts seeds and avocado, what do ya'll think?  Someone told me that we as females need extra fat to produce estrogen, otherwise our testosterone goes way up-yikes.  Also for our monthly…Continue

Tags: estrogen, testosterone, cycle, menstrual, female

It's the end of the day and you've undereaten...what do YOU do?

Started by Missy B. Last reply by Rebbie Aug 10, 2014. 27 Replies

I know what I did, and it was truly an act of desperation (Realized that I hadn't eaten yet at around 2 pm, was at less than a thousand calories by 8 pm). What do you guys do when you're in the same situation?


Started by Jem. Last reply by Jogang May 16, 2014. 27 Replies

I was doing the 30 bananas day 811 approach where I would try eat at least 2500 calories of fruit a day. But I gained 10 lbs! Super stressful.I just finished reading Dr.Grahams 80/10/10 diet book and he says for someone my sex(F) and weight(140)…Continue

Black mold in dates & allergic reaction?

Started by Sasha. Last reply by Michael Feb 10, 2014. 9 Replies

This morning I was eating a whole bunch of different dates, and in a Deglet Noor date i bit into, I saw black mold like in this picture: …Continue

Tags: allergic, mold, dates

Help me choose a dehydrator

Started by Hua Pornchokchai. Last reply by Chris R. May 17, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm going to buy a dehydratorso I have more choice to eat:DI heard that  Excalibur is a good oneso I'm thinking of getting one of this …Continue

best permanent places to live for optimal long-term lfrv lifestyle?

Started by Amy, Duchess of Fruitopia. Last reply by Ruby May 8, 2013. 8 Replies

I heard that Thailand or Costa rica is best, your thoughts?

HELP.... I can't stop eating Pistachios

Started by Msdiane Whitedove. Last reply by Iconoclast Mar 16, 2013. 18 Replies

I've really gone nuts for Pistachios....pleeeassse heeelp.  I'm doing really good with all the fruits, but I can't seem to leave the Pistachios alone. I can't just throw a whole bag out. I'm outta control.Continue

olives & pickles

Started by Jem. Last reply by Elisheba Dec 17, 2012. 12 Replies

I have always been in LOVE with green olives and pickles.. How bad is it to continue eating these on the HCLFV lifestyle?Thanks!!Continue

Dates and Bananas question

Started by Rawlicious Nurse. Last reply by Steph Jul 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello HCRV lovers!I've been For the past 2 days I've increased my intake of bananas and dates. Yesterday I ate 14 bananas and 10 dates. I usually limit myself to 5-6 bananas on average and 3-5dates on average because I like variety of fruit. I dont…Continue

Hard time reaching Fruit calorie quota.. Dates the answer?

Started by Jem. Last reply by Rawlicious Nurse Jul 29, 2012. 15 Replies

It seems hard for me to fill my calorie quota of the day. I was thinking that eating 1/2 of my calories from medjool dates could help since they are more compact. But is that not healthy to eat so many everyday since they have a lot of sugar? Or…Continue

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Comment by Nash4343 on April 11, 2012 at 5:35am

@HereKittyKitty, I apologize I should have said that I didn't crave protein after eating the two oranges. 

Comment by ednshell on April 11, 2012 at 5:08am

Sweet!!! :D

Comment by Nash4343 on April 11, 2012 at 5:06am

Thank you once again ednshell for the wealth of info. I watched the video and read Adriene's post. I understand if I gain a bit while by body readjust to the new lifestyle. 

I have to say that today was the first day I actually was craving fruits when I got hungry. Yesterday I was craving protein like crazy by night time. It was all I could do not to cave in. I came in and ate two oranges and was full. SWEET!!!  

Comment by ednshell on April 11, 2012 at 3:19am

Happy to help! :)  

Yes, 2,720 calories would be your minimum on days you stay in bed and sleep all day. ;)  Add more for activity.  So 3500 is probably a good place to start on your less active days.  What happens is you feel so good on lfrv, lots of oxygen and energy, that you just have to move and be busy, so then you are getting enough exercise to eat enough to get enough nutrition, then you sleep longer hours with better sleep.  It all starts with eating enough calories from fruit and keeping the fat intake to 10% or below.  Eating plenty will also help ensure that you don't fall off the wagon.


Of course the first few months or so you can gain weight while your body is healing up and adjusting, especially if you have ever calorie restricted.  Adrienne wrote a beautiful piece here about it: Accept of possible fluid/glycogen/fat/blood/lymph weight gain  which can always be found in our All aboard the Banana Welcome Wagon! at the top of the main page.


Harley made a fun video about losing weight while eating lots:

Comment by Nash4343 on April 11, 2012 at 2:56am

@HereKittyKitty I would not tell someone that there is no way they can be hungry after eating anything. Everyone is different. Thanks for your input.

@ ednshell, Thank you for the information! I tend to eat small meals all day long as well as that is what works for me. I have never stuck with any diet plan because I stink at the calorie counting thing. So let me see if I get this right. I am 149 pounds so that would be 68 kilos and times that by 10 we get 680. So I need 680 carbs and if I times that by 4 we get 2,720 for calories. Is that correct? Now if I am wanting to drop a few pounds do I go less than those numbers or should I wait till I can adjust to this way of eating. I have always eaten a ton of fruit but have always done processed food as well but not a lot. Once again thank you!

Comment by ednshell on April 11, 2012 at 2:01am

Hi Nash, ya, if you want more to eat, go for it, if it's really close to your last meal then eat the same fruit or one that will combine well.  Michael Arnstein has been on 811 for over 4 years now and he eats all day rather than a few meals, this is just what works for him.  Starting out on 811 it is easier to eat smaller frequent meals, just keep stretching your ability to take in more by adding an extra bite or two to each meal after you feel full.  Listen to your body and use your intellect with objective measurements by tracking daily fat and calorie intake with chronometer or the like.  Stick with High calorie fruits  in the beginning and you can even skip the greens until you are able to get in enough calories from fruit.  10 times your weight in kilos to find carbs needed and multiply that by 4 to get calories needed.  This will meet your basic resting needs, add more for activity.

Comment by Nash4343 on April 10, 2012 at 7:30pm

I am so new at this that I think I was just born :) I have been reading and reading and I know that my confusion will one day be met with understanding. Till then I have a few questions but will start with this one.

I see some people eat 3 or 4 bananas and some who have gotten use to eating more. My question is, if at the moment I can only eat 3-4 in a smoothie how long after the smoothie can I eat say 3 or 4 more? I am under the understanding that it takes two hours to digest bananas. But if I am hungry an hour after my banana smoothie is it ok to eat another one or should I wait another hour? Could this be a personal thing as to what each person can handle and it is learned through trial and error? 

Thanks, Nash

Comment by Jaiid the Singer on April 1, 2012 at 9:14am

I ate a watermelon that way (with a spoon without cutting slices) for the first time this week - so fun! and fun watching everyone look at me like wtf too hahahaaaaa J x

Comment by Jaiid the Singer on April 1, 2012 at 9:11am

Haha 666 ooooooohhhhhhhhhh scary.... J x

Comment by Dreamer on March 31, 2012 at 7:35am

This group has 666 members now... uh oh guys... :P


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