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My name is Ricardo and I live in the Borough of Queens, NY. Queens along all the other 4 NYC Boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan & Staten Island) have an obesity issue!! Every where you look. Out of 100 random people passing you by; 70-80 of them are overweight or out of shape. Where I live in Queens I can honestly say there are very very few raw food eaters in a 20 block radius.
Recently becoming a raw food eater has been a slow process. For many many years my thinking was this: I exercise as much as I can and eat a "clean balanced diet." That "balanced diet" consisted of the standard health conscious American diet of a handful of cooked veggies w an animal protein (grilled) 2-3 times a day w snacks in between. Yes I would stay lean for sometime, but my runs and exercise routines were always sluggish. By the end of a long run I would feel super depleted of energy. Aside from that, I drank coffee like a madman! Sometimes 4-5 cups w milk a day. Crappy sleep and when asleep not really resting. Sluggish in the morning. To top it all off I always felt like I wasn't eating enough. So what would I do. Increase my protein or eat more eggs. Staying lean became a battle! About four months ago my wife introduced me to a documentary called Food, Inc. and it rocked my world!! I watched it and like a lot of people put it aside and continued living the lie I've been taught about food. The idea that carbs (like rice & too much fruit) makes you fat was deeply ingrained in my mind and heart. So 3 weeks ago I said enough is enough!! I began to dig and find out for myself what people in the raw food community had to say about animal products. Slowly my eyes opened to the truth and all the bullshit I've been fed by prominent nutrition gurus. I literally was upset at them and at myself. I was upset with the tv doctors (most doctors) for not sharing the truth about proper nutrition. About what animal products do to our bodies! As I dug deeper I ran into some pretty amazing individuals in the raw food community. The two that stood out the most were Durianrider and Freelee. I must have seen like 50+ videos with them!! They were pretty straight forward. No bull! And their attitude so appealed to me. This is the irony of it all and what broke the camels back for me. I work in a Manhattan hotel that has about 3,000 employees. Runs 24 hours a day with it's team members as the working force. I've been there 11 years. I've lost count the amount of messages posted on our back of the house message boards that read, "we are saddened by the loss of so and so." People I knew to some degree that were in their 40s and 50s dying of sudden strokes and heart attacks!!! People who have been eating our shitty cafeteria food for over 20 years. I just turned 40 years old and I have two beautiful children. I want to see them grow up. I don't want them to have a fat dad with no energy for them. And I want my wife to have a lean healthy fit husband. I made a decision to stop eating all animal products and so far I'm feeling fantastic. The first 7 days were interesting bc I think my body went into shock! WAIT, NO MORE MEAT. NO COFFEE!!? But have not regretted my decision yet. So thank you for all the information you two share Harley and Freelee. I'm Still learning and very excited about this journey!! Thank you for having me.
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I'm high carb raw vegan, I'm raw till 4
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Running in the park.
We recommend you purchase Freelee's ebook "Go fruit Yourself!". It is a must-read for newbies to the high carb raw vegan lifestyle.
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I need to order tons of organic bananas and dates.
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I will comply because I like totally agree with all this