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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.
I am a 52 year old mom and grandmother. I love animals and want to do good things for my health and the planet, so being a vegan was always a goal. I went to Connecticut in 1984 to learn from Viktoras Kulvinskas. I feel like I did learn a lot, but I was always hungry and soon fell off the wagon when I returned to south Florida.
For 30 years I wished I could be vegan, but could not. I felt like a failure for this and eventually developed a drinking problem that lasted for years.
Recently, I discovered durianrider videos on youtube. I was struck by his straightforward style and everything he said had the "ring of truth" to it. So I kept watching. He kept hammering the point across that for a raw vegan diet to be successful, one must take in enough calories. Calories, calories, calories...CARB calories, that is!! I began to see that Harley was holding the missing puzzle piece!! All these years I had been unable to figure this out!!
So, I began the diet. But so far only partial success. I feel a lot better, and the urge to drink is way less, but I'm not there yet...
I just watched one of Freelee's videos and I can see clearly what I'm doing wrong. Not counting calories. So I'm probably undereating the fruit. No wonder I crave bean burritos, guacamole and corn chips, anything Mexican...plus cervasa!!
So the plan is to go back to basics and do it right. I just feel so fortunate to have stumbled on to you two, I feel so grateful for you both. I also feel stupid because after listening to you both remind me over and over to count calories, and the other tips, I arrogantly didn't listen. Why? I honestly don't know. Hard-headed, I guess!!
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I really want to be HCRV and just need some guidance
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I am going to school at night for Massage Therapy. My only other pastime is watching Youtube vids on how to go raw vegan.
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 feel so dumb for thinking that I would instinctively eat enough carb calories!! Even still, this first month hasn't been a total loss. Even doing it wrong, I still feel so much better, so I'm excited to see what happens when I actually do it properly...So just maybe some reassurance that I'm normal?
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 12:41pm on July 16, 2012, Sultana said…



At 12:40pm on July 16, 2012, Sultana said…

Hi Sara,


Yup, being hard-headed, or stubborn (as I was for years when I insisted on being cooked vegan macrobiotic even though I had a raging soy allergy) is common to a lot of us here.  But, high carb raw vegan really does make sense, so I'm glad to kept on going and found Freelee and DR... and us here @ 30BaD.

If you haven't already, check out the Banana Welcome Wagon for some reall y useful info & jump right in :) http://www.30bananasaday.com/notes/All_aboard_the_Banana_Welcome_Wagon%21




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