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I stumbled on this site yesterday; got the 80/10/10 book last night, and already finished reading it except for the testimonials. Over the years, I have been slowly going towards this diet, before knowing it existed. It all started when I had a dream I cooked my dog. It was the most disturbing dream I have ever had. When I woke up, I was SO RELIEVED it was just a dream. That was when I seriously started questioning myself "How can I say I love animals when I eat them? How is a cow different than a dog?" and so on. Anyway, I plan to start this diet in a few weeks when I get paid. I recently moved into a new house where I have a HUGE backyard, and I plan to start a garden and grow my own foods. My current diet is almost all fruit and veggies, with the addition of yogurt, cereal, and soy milk. So, all I have to do is stop the yogurt, cereal, and soy milk, and stop cooking other things. I don't cook many of the fruits/veggies anyway because I have known for years that cooking kills them. I haven't eaten canned foods in years. I have heard of the raw food diet before, but it was a different type, where people were making "raw chocolate cupcakes", and that never appealed to me. I could completely relate to the 80/10/10 book when he says something about how many raw foodists (who are doing it wrong) seem to think just by being raw it's somehow magical, and you can eat whatever you want as long as its raw. It's because of those particular raw foodists that caused me to ignore anything having to do with raw food until I stumbled on this site yesterday. I really enjoyed the book because it seemed to contain all the things I knew, from researching over the past 10 years, but it was all in one convenient book. Plus I learned a few new things. One particular new thing I learned that I found fascinating was that the reason fruit increases blood sugar in people is because their blood has too much fat in it, but that if you remove the fat from the diet, fruit does not do this. I think what I am most interested in is recipes. I have been cooking since I was 5 years old and i LOVE to cook. I am interested in other people's recipes, and I am interested in creating recipes. When I first became a vegetarian, I was doing it totally wrong. I would make a normal meal with meat (I am married and my husband eats meat... and so does my dog, so meat is something I must deal with daily) and just not eat the meat. So, in the beginning, vegetarianism meant losing something. Then I moved to Seattle and somehow ended up at a Hari Krishna cafe. Then I learned how to rethink eating and meals. No longer did I have a plate with side dishes and the meat (aka entree) suspiciously missing, but instead had entrees that were meatless. Recently, I saw a recipe called "Raw Spaghetti", which is the one with sliced squash covered in a raw tomato sauce. I would have never come up with that on my own. Then I also saw salsa, and I was just "wow, how could i not see that salsa is all raw foods?". I also noticed the diet kinda coincides with the way I eat naturally, as far as when you eat things. What I mean, is currently, I eat 1-2 bananas for breakfast, then for lunch i graze on something like grapes, and it's not until evening that I want something more than just fruit. I also am already a big fan of smoothies.
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female
Please tell us about your dietary inclinations:
I really want to be HCRV and just need some guidance
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My favourite books/movies/authors/pastimes are....
Demian by Herman Hesse; Anything (books, tv series, movies) by Carl Sagan or about Carl Sagan; BBC's Earth; Nature/Science Documentaries, The Pacific Ocean, photography, road trips/travelling, drawing, cooking (when you make an all raw recipe is it still called "cooking"? maybe i should say "preparing meals"?; playing with my dog, computers/technology, and plus many more things...
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?
recipes and inspiration.I am often idealistic, so I know that despite the fact that I think "Eating only raw fruit/some veggies will be EASY", I realize I will probably have cravings. When I quit smoking, I *knew* cigarettes were bad, but that did not stop me from WANTING cigarettes. It took time to feel "normal" without them, despite cigarettes being 100% abnormal. I read about the detox symptoms that can happen with this diet, and again because of smoking, I have experience with detox, and how horrid it feels, and how despite feeling like the world is over, it's actually a good thing because it means the body is healing (even if that's not what it feels like while it's happening)
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 we are The Borg and resistance is fruitile

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At 9:46am on July 12, 2012, FruitZen said…

Hey Alex,

I'm trying to coordinate some fruit lucks in LA. I'd love it if you could join and help me promote it a bit to anyone locals who are on the fruit train =) =) =)

Thanks!

Check it out.

http://www.meetup.com/Fruitluck/

At 2:37am on April 18, 2012, PK said…

Welcome to 30 Bananas A Day!

For a bird's eye view of 30 Bananas a Day, inspiration, and a jump start to your diet, you might like the 30BaD Banana Wagon Tour:

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