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Shashi Kapoor
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Our community would be delighted to know you better. Please tell us more about yourself and what brought you to 30BaD. Detailed responses will only be accepted (feel free to reapply with more detail if at first not approved as a member). We suggest you pick a name other than your own if you want to maintain anonymity.
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I used to be the most sedentary person on the planet (probably a mild exaggeration). I used to eat a diet of sweets, biscuits, and processed processed foods. I was 15 stone and figured that was all I'd ever be. One day I realised that it was a choice.

I started training 4 and a half years ago, in my first year I was doing 3-4 hours of martial arts training per week. I replaced the cake with salads, gave up refined sugars and dropped down to 9 stone within 18 months. I hadn't even thought about the fact that I was wasting away and my diet was putting me into starvation mode. When I looked in the mirror and realised I had given myself food complexes and was undereating, I decided to completely go against my newfound love of weight loss and start gaining (healthy) weight.

I increased my training to 10 hours per week. I started to eat what I thought would build me up (synthetic proteins, 'recovery' meals, meat/fish). It did work to some extent though I now know that's just because of the overall increase in cals. I had more energy and felt stronger. This made me really start to look at my diet and research it. I've experimented with many things.

My friend introduced me to 801010. I thought the notion was ridiculous. The first time I ate a whole bunch of bananas before training I realised it wasn't. I have been transitioning to 811rv since and eat 811 near consistently now. I now sit at 11 stone with a much lower bodyfat % than I've ever had.

The lfrv mindset has given me energy levels that I've never experienced before and really helped me in my quest for health and self development. I question everything all the time so it'd be great to have some more experienced people to grill... I mean steam... I mean... uh :P.
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Yes! I already eat mostly 811rv
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My favourite books/movies/authors/pastimes are....
Books/Authors: The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven Covey, Shaolin Chin-Na by Yang Jwing Ming, 80/10/10 by Dr Doug Graham, Travels of the Mind by Ettore Grillo, The Secret - Rhonda Byrne, The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi

Movies: 500 Days of Summer, Avatar, Fist of a Legend, Ip Man 1/2, Boondock Saints. Crappy action movies, Arnie/Stallone movies, martial arts movies are great for a laugh too.
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 would love some opinions on my diet habits and would love to meet new people.
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At 5:59am on May 8, 2014, Beastie said…

Hey! Dr. Doug Graham will be speaking in London on Saturday 7th June 2014!

Why People Fail on Raw Foods and How To Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams!

Come join us! 

For more details check out our ever expanding UK community of Fruit Munchers here… www.meetup.com/fruitluckuk or email fruitluck@yahoo.com

Hope to see you there!

Beastie x

At 3:40am on January 25, 2012, Stephane said…


I wanted to let you know we will have a raw fruit festival in Spain next September


Maybe you'd like it.


At 5:04am on August 1, 2010, GuavaGirl said…
Thanks for your reply on Vipassana classes. You're so right about the subjectivity of it. Kind of ironic isn't it? since meditation is about learning how to view the body and the world objectively as a witness. As long as we have an ego can we ever really view the world without some bit of subjectivity? Not to mention the issue of the genome, how much of our thoughts, perspectives, and behaviors are coded in our genes?

I'm a bit of a neuroscience buff, especially cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. I've always been interested in learning about meditation but really only started diving into it in the past year.

Thanks for your reply, I found it very useful :)
At 9:11am on July 29, 2010, Jo said…
hay buddy,
welcome - martial arts community is pretty small in general so awesome to see some lfrv in that field. hope this lifestyle gives you the energy to power on!!!
At 5:02am on July 28, 2010, Amanda Jane said…
Out of everything I would have to say my favorite is Tae Kwon Do because its emphasis on leg work. I have very long flexible legs so they would be my strength, especially in sparring. My favorite activity in class though would be forms, I am addicted to them.
At 12:56pm on July 26, 2010, Amanda Jane said…
I take American Karate which is mixture of various martial arts (e.g. Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Judo, ect.). What's your style?
At 3:18am on July 26, 2010, GuavaGirl said…
Oh, heh! 8-0
Basically I was wondering if it was really necessary to take the 10 day course. After reading "The Art of Living" and some other books on vipassana (I found @ http://dhammabooks.com/), in combination with what I already know about cognitive neuroscience, behavioral psych., how we form perceptions and associations based on raw sensory data, and the constantly fluctuating state of our electrons, I feel like I'm already doing it right.
Ok, now that I've written a book (lol), I think I'll also repost part of my original post...

"Can some one tell me what the benefit of going to the classes is compared to just reading up on the subject and goin' at it alone?...
I'd love to hear about anyone's experiences with the classes.
And I was also wondering why some people attend more than once."

I love to discuss this kind of stuff so anything you have to say I'm all ears :)
At 4:09pm on July 25, 2010, GuavaGirl said…
Glad to be your new friend :)
You say you have a potential answer to my question on meditation? I'd love to hear it, do tell :)
At 1:51pm on July 25, 2010, Amanda Jane said…
My training has been going very well! I had reached the level of advanced brown belt when sadly, during my Senior of high school, I had to quit due to the stress of school. This year though I have been reviewing my curriculum and I am almost caught up again.

How has your martial arts training been going?
At 7:44am on July 25, 2010, Amanda Jane said…
Hi! It's nice to meet you and thanks for the friend invite! =)


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