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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.
Hi, my name is Amy and I am a mother, wife, professional and newly changed by discovering a new way of living my life through the HCRV lifestyle. I have been loosely practicing a raw diet through daily juicing, fasting, and eating a primarily plant based diet with some fish for the last two years. When I changed from a S.A.D. to an 80% raw diet I noticed an increase in energy, mental clarity and weight loss. That being said, I now know I was missing a LARGE part of the health and wellness picture. Approximately three years ago I was a smoker who was hooked on stimulant medication for a misdiagnosis of adult ADD and I had a diet where I primarily consumed animal based and processed foods that occasionally included fruits and vegetables. I began to feel worse and worse and my body was producing symptoms of my lifestyle including a gall bladder disorder. I quit smoking, quit all medications, cleaned up my diet, regrettably had my gall bladder removed and began running and working out. Fast-forward to now, although I have improved greatly over the last year I have felt a reduction in my energy and mental fogginess. I began to research various plant based diets. I watched several documentaries that provided detail on the inhumane treatment of animals and the damage animal based foods do to our bodies. So in December I made a change. I read Dr. Graham’s 811 book and found this website, among others that have been a blessing in this journey of my life.
I’m now a little over one month into this new way of eating and living and I must say it’s been amazing!! I feel so much energy, clarity and stability of my moods. Further, I can now sit down for a meal and not "disconnect" myself from what I am eating.
I am looking to make connections within a HCRV community in order to continue to progress and learn. My husband and children are still meat eaters, this is very difficult for me because I love to prepare food for my family. I am slowly and graciously introducing them into a vegan diet and I pray that with time they will join me.
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female, womyn
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I'm HCRV already
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I enjoy running, biking, hiking, any type of heart-pounding exercise. I also love spending time with my family and friends.
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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?
Connection, and continued education about the HCRV lifestyle.
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 5:33am on January 8, 2013, Chris P. said…

Hi Amy,

Welcome aboard! :)

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To get started. Be sure to note food, calorie, water, sleep recommendations and log (can use www.cronometer.com or similar)  your food/drink intake, at least for the first few months to get used to what you need to eat to stay on target calorie wise as well as macronutrient (carbs:fat:protein) wise.




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