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Hey community:) so excited to start this journey! I've been following a vegan life style for the past 2 years. I started 2 summers ago and i feel in love. Constantly craving for more information. Starting in the summer was great, I ate mostly fresh fruits and salads and felt better than ever. But as the Canadian winter came along I really started craving cooked foods and couldn't get enough of sweet potato fries. I still felt good, but more from the environmental aspect of me not harming animals and not as much from the inside. my energy levels went down and i was tired most of the time. i blamed it on the Canadian winter. Long story short I started craving vegan junk, and was just never satisfied, until a month ago. When I decided I had enough, knowing something better is waiting for me around the corner, and there was freelee...I never got too much into raw life style before since it seemed to challenging for me and at the time with all the junk food around me, I didn't have the motivation. Until one of freelee's videos came up on my YouTube page, and I clicked play. Since then I'm just hungry for more information and motivated to make it my lifestyle. Giving Mother Nature her great power and letting her taking care of me.
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I really want to be HCRV and just need some guidance
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Mhmmm there are so many! Tuesdays with morrie is a great book to get perspective on life. At the moment i mostly enjoy nutrition books, and ordered the 80 10 10 diet today;) i love documentaries movies and
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Anything you know I want to learn, would love to learn more about exercising
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I will comply because I like totally agree with all this
Re: Cooked food, one of the reasons we recommend getting at least 2500 calories a day for females and at least 3000 calories a day for males, aside from energy and proper nutrition, is to help prevent cravings.
Actually it can be a bit tough to get down that many calories at first because even sweet fruit is not as calorie dense as high fat foods. So many smaller meals can help as can having smoothies. You can pretty easily get a banana and date smoothie down that will be calorie dense.
Also, the evening meal is a great time to have a massive salad, helps to offset any savory foods cravings you may have.
Another thing which I have found helpful is to be "casually firmly-committed" what I mean is don't make any "forever pronouncements to yourself". Maybe I am just weird, but when I do that, I automatically start straining against it, whatever it is. So I make "right now" choices, like, "I am choosing to eat high carb raw vegan for this meal". Not "I am never going to eat cooked food again." So this way I don't feel cut off, frantic. I CAN have pizza for my next meal, I just choose not to.
It did help me at first, to be a little firm with myself, say set a time period of a week or two as an overarching goal, but I was still making those decisions for each meal. This helped because as I made each goal, it made me feel good and gave me desire to move on to the next goal, etc. But really in practice the decisions were still being made meal by meal.
As you start to feel fantastic like you never have before, you will FEEL so much better than any coked food ever tasted! It'll become a self-motivating thing. :)
To get started. Be sure to note food, calorie, water, sleep recommendations and log (can use www.cronometer.com or similar) your food/drink intake, at least for the first few months to get used to what you need to eat to stay on target calorie wise as well as macronutrient (carbs:fat:protein) wise. Even if someone is a long time, established, raw vegan, it is possible to discover some things using "hard-data"; spot trends, be able to make good adjustments, that might not be possible otherwise.