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Heyyyy, I'm a 26 year old dude from Baltimore, Maryland, US. I play music by ear so if it's an intuitive instrument I can pick it up and run with it... well, maybe walk and jog with it.

I love being outside, taking walks, hiking, swimming in natural bodies of water, playing with puppies, dogs, cats, squirrels, sharks... eh, not playing with sharks, but watching footage of them. I dig animals! I am one, after all. I love dancing, riding my bike, being happy, helping people out... the stuff that makes life rich.

So what brought me here? I've been veggie since August of 2011 after attending an incredible retreat at a place called the Omega Institute in upstate New York. I was there for a week and ate a mostly vegetarian diet with the exception of scramblies for breakfast early in the week. My experience there was absolutely transformative in so many ways, and I came home with a deep knowing... an unspoken understanding and depth that left me speechless. I didn't want to eat meat any more... I didn't want to hurt another creature if I didn't need to eat it to survive. So there's my transition story!

Back to now: About three weeks ago I was searching for a better way of living healthily after kicking some bad habits (smoking lots of marijuana and munching on ice cream, nachos, anything I could get my hands on) and I realized I was using it to cope with my reality and avoid my life rather than step up, be a man, and stare my problems down. I'd been eating "healthily" since August, but I couldn't shake my love of cheese or eggs and I couldn't get a grip on the grossness of soy cheese... yeech! One morning about 3 weeks ago, I made eggs and took a bite... and tossed them in the trash. I didn't understand what happened, but my mouth was just like "Aw hell no, get that sh*t outta here." Something really turned my stomach... and then I stopped eating cheese as well. And so, with my options "limited" I started researching the raw food diet. I was really into the concept of "eat living food= feel alive, eat dead food=feel dead!". It makes so much sense!

So I hit up some local vegan-friendly restaurants and started on the raw gourmet thang. I was looking for more info and came across Harley's video about "Getting Early Nights"... HILARIOUS, and true, and intuitive! So I redirected to this site... I thought "30 bananas a day? who the **** can do that and live off of it??" Well, after transitioning from raw gourmet, to home raw gourmet, to 80-10-10 with a ton of bananas and dates every day, it turns out that *I* can live well by eating mostly fruit. I dig it! So I've been lurking on these forums and getting answers to some questions and decided I should probably just join if I'm coming here everyday anyways. Besides, I'd like to be a part of something that is made up of passionate people. Seeing Dr. Graham's videos really solidified the idea that I can not just survive on a HCRV diet, but I can THRIVE... and I intend to do so. Thanks for reading!
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male, man, babe, huh?
Please tell us about your dietary inclinations:
I'm HCRV already
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My favourite books/movies/authors/pastimes are....
Books: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn; The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle; Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal; Goosebumps...ya know...
Movies: Star Wars, Jaws, War of the Worlds, Lord of the Rings, The Fountain, Ram Dass: Fierce Grace.
Hobbies: I currently make music for a living by writing songs for a publishing company; I love learning and getting outside, listening to music, dancing, singing, laughing... living!
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Durianrider & Freelee started this site to bring together high carb, raw vegan and vegan lifestylists' across the Globe! 30bad is a high standard and high performance team! We're here to help you make our team! Let us know what high fruit assistance do you need?
I'm mostly interested in how to stay fit, live vibrantly, and have fun. I want to live a passionate, high energy life. I want to put on muscle and lose fat while being HCRV.. Just keep doing what you're doing - the videos have been incredibly helpful, as are the forums, so thank you.
30bad is a fruit-focused vegan internet community which promotes a high carb fruit based vegan lifestyle free of any animal products. Our forum does not tolerate encouragement of anything contrary to this. Nor do we allow endorsement of non-vegan items or practises which involve the imprisonment, exploitation, abuse or murder of sentient beings. We also require our members to post with proper netiquette. Therefore, please indicate your intention:
I will comply because I like totally agree with all this

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At 12:58pm on October 6, 2012, veiledtiger said…

Hey! I'm from the Baltimore area too! I would love to talk to someone who is already successful on 80/10/10; I'm currently cooked vegan and looking to transition. Where do you buy your fruit, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks! 

At 7:49am on February 28, 2012, Sultana said…


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