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I am sure that you have come across many women whom have arrived here at the 30bad HCLF vegan lifestyle after having battled with Eating Disorders. I suppose I am a rarer case, being a male, but I thought it would be appropriate to disclose my history. I suffered bouts of Eating disorders between ages 15-22 Anorexia and Anorexia with purging being the most devastating and illusive. I am currently 22 years old and thankfully out of the grips of severe eating disorders. I have restored my weight to healthy levels but it has been an EXHAUSTING journey, that was full of shame and regret. Having weight restored in the summer 2013, by the fall I was searching for something to make me feel special, a way of eating the served both as a source of pleasure and happiness but also could differentiate me from the SAD. I was heavily plagued by an obsession over the perfect body and I still do struggle with my body image from time to time.

At first I spent days on end reading through Bodybuilding.com articles and forums. Soon I became completely brainwashed into the protein heavy diets that were necessitated by pretty much all of the "optimal" muscle building/fat burning diets. During this time I was weight training most days at the gym and operating under the motto of "harder is better". Unfortunately I then stumbled into the world of low-carbing and Ketogenisis. Hours at the gym that consisted of grueling HIIT workouts and weight lifting I was not feeding my body the carbs it so despereately was screaming for. The Ketogenic diet made me so ill that I fell into a depression and became a completely different person (as if the eating disorder had returned, but even worse!). I was dizzy and felt like my body was crashing every single day for 3 months. I could not exercise I felt too unstable physically. I couldn't even attend University classes and had to take the year off. My hands were freezing an discoloured and I had lost my strength for even light workouts. My body fat increased and I felt like SHIT.

I was plagued by debilitating symptoms over the months of Winter/Spring 2014 all the while not knowing the caus. The rampant trend of misinformation convinced me that low carb, diet was the only thing I was doing right, because certainly a low carb high fat diets would not be the cause of my illness. Books like Grain Brain and Wheat Belly reinforced the rules I was confined by. Eventually, I dipped my feet into Paleo and began to include roots in my diet. Once I began to introduce some carbs back in again I started noticing that my symptoms were radically disappearing! I came back to life and had the energy to finally rejoin the life that I had just begun building before low-carbing destroyed it.

Unfortunately I could not shake the brainwashing and I fell back into old habits - most of which were promoted as the healthiest solution to fat loss and health. Ya right. Over the past year 2014/15 I have battled restriction of carbs and to add insult to injury was attempting to implement Intermittent Fasting to my already calorie deficient diet. This year I've had my ups and downs. Recently though I put my foot down. I couldn't fathom sustaining this diet for life, and that's when I rediscovered Freelee the Banana girl (I had watched the channel back when it first began I remember...but I dismissed Freelee's vibrance and lean body as a rare anomaly.

This time however, I noticed the immense amount of other channels all of which were doing the same "crazy" fruit fiesta. All that sugar, all those carbs? No protein? How could this be. Well after days of binge-watching successful HCLF vegans I took the plunge myself. I have been instituting the Raw til 4 diet successfully and I absolutely am dumbfounded. This is the way to health, abundance and happiness and I have not looked back since making the switch.

I hope to continue learning and improving by accessing the resources on this webpage and am privileged to now be a part of the vegan community
What is your gender? PLEASE NOTE: To enhance the community experience, profile pics of yourself are *REQUIRED* to gain membership. Membership will be declined otherwise.
male
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I'm high carb raw vegan
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My favourite books/movies/authors/pastimes are....
I to learn and seem to have an endless fascination with health and the human body.

I am a pretty avid Instagrammer.
I jamming out to music and even like to sing along sometimes, ok, most of the time, ok ALL the time :3
We recommend you purchase Freelee's ebook "Go fruit Yourself!". It is a must-read for newbies to the high carb raw vegan lifestyle.
http://www.30bananasaday.com/freeleesebook
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?
Optimal and individualized diet arrangement that is also economic, practical, and adaptable. Hopefully I'll pick up tips and trick from other experienced members on here. As well I'd like to connect with others in the community (perhaps in person even)
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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