Hi Ya'll, Heather here.
I am brand new to this lifestyle, though have been tiptoeing the line for about a month now. Some days will be raw, others will be the "junk food" vegan. Initially, I have lost weight, but for the past month it has stayed consistent, and I have days where I feel so tired. Then I found Durianrider's youtube page, and from there, Freelee's page, and I was so intrigued and interested!
I am one-third of the way through 811 book, and it makes so much sense! I identify myself with so many of the issues that the high fat vegans have.....bloating, digestion issues, acne, loss of energy, etc. I am pretty sure I have a candida issue too. On the subject of candida, I was telling my mom about this lifestyle and how Doug Graham talked about it being a fat issue, not a blood sugar issue with high amounts of candida. She told me, "Um, I don't think so....every diet guru has their theories". Now, I am the type of person that, in the moment, I end up being silent, but afterwards, a whole torrent of responses pop into my head and I am like, DARN!!! I should have said that and that and that!
It just all makes so much common sense to me, and I am so happy to be a part of this community, because I know I will succeed with the resources and support this site provides. I am excited and ready to join this journey with you all!