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  • The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Doug Graham would tell you to DEFINITELY cut out a lot of that fat. It's not healthy.
  • First off, I just want to let you know that you're beautiful and don't need to take in all the hype about being a perfect weight. Wanting to be healthier though, I can totally understand that. Congrats on the decision to go raw vegan! It's definitel…
  • I would try cutting out some of the fat. Too much fat can actually block the body's absorption of vital nutrients. Try reading the 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Doug Graham. He talks about blood pressure on raw vegan diet. Good luck! :]
  • Make that 4 girls with eating disorders. ;]
  • Fruit! Eat lots of eat! It's really hard to keep up with calories on a raw diet because everything is so low-cal, not to mention fibrous and very filling. I would recommend eating fats in the form of avocadoes, olives, and durian to add some extra c…
  • It's not necessary to eat a TON of food, but you definitely need to listen to your body's hunger cues. That can mean anything from a stomach growling to a headache or even sometimes fatigue. Just make sure you're getting enough fuel for your body. O…
  • Like Joannabanana said, it's highly unlikely that you're experiencing a protein deficiency. Depression can come from a number of things like lack of sunlight, physiological components, and reactions to recent events. I wouldn't pin it on the raw foo…
  • Good advice! Thanks! I actually did that this morning. I had some of the zucchini bread that I was really craving and got an awful stomachache. Not doing that again!
    in Tips Comment by shannon5105
  • Ok. So I got the Probiotic 7 version and it is DIGUSTING. Obviously I don't want to waste it, so I'm going to try using it in my green smoothie this morning.
  • So I looked up the health benefit of bananas and they are good for lots of things. For me, though, they're particularly good for nerves, stress, and depression. Realizing this became a revelation similar to the one Sergei and Valya Boutenko had; you…
    in Bananas Comment by shannon5105
  • Phew! I'm glad I'm not alone. ;]
    in Bananas Comment by shannon5105
  • As you stick to a raw vegan diet, your body will naturally discover it's perfect, natural weight. Good luck!
    in questions Comment by shannon5105
  • My mom and stepdad are like that. Even my cousins, grandmother, and sister. Everyone's right: you can't change other people. The best you can do is keep yourself happy and hope that spurs them to take healthier action. Good luck!
  • I'm more of a grazer. Let's see: 1/4 cantaloupe 4 bananas 10 dates Banana-peach green smoothie Banana-kiwi green smoothie 2 carrots Mushrooms, romaine, and spinach with 1/4 avocado steamed sweet potato (my one vice, hopefully the last. It was awful)…
  • Luxdivon- grains and nuts can keep you from having regular bms. Also, I'd recommend learning about food combining and transit times. For instance, sweet fruits should never be combined with fats (as Larabars often do). Sweet fruits should be eaten o…
  • I started eating 80/10/10 and I had 7 the other day! :D
  • Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. Perhaps there's a store near you that has cheaper produce than the store you're currently buying from. Simpler meals work too, you can just have fruit for breakfast, a green smoothie for lunch, and a sim…
  • 17! :D
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