I went HCRV because I truly believed that it would heal my body from the damage I did to it, and the damage that the early years of eating SAD and not being all too active did. I believe that HCRV is not only the healthiest way for people to live, but that it is the kindest to the planet. I understand the fear of gaining weight, but this is supposed to be a forum that promotes HEALTH of body, mind, and spirit- not pleasing aesthetics. I take it personally when people say this is a "diet that isn't working" because they're misunderstanding completely what it is. It's a lifestyle based on compassion and awareness, from which you will happen to reap countless benefits- It is not just a band-aid for your belly.
One of the things that attracted me to 30BAD was the LACK of people complaining about every little dip and curve, every 2lb/1kg difference in their weight, etc. I find it alienating when every discussion is someone freaking out over a MINOR weight gain, or asking a hypothetical question for the sake of proving a moot point. It's juvenile. I know I haven't been a member long, but in the short time I have been here it seems like the site has been overrun by fad-dieters and people who understand NOTHING about nutrition, and aren't willing to listen to those with years of solid experience. Jeepers. I would really like to see more worthwhile discussions from the centered&balanced members of 30BAD. I will start one myself later. Cheers, truly fruity people!