i really appreciate the replies, and that helps because i do snack a lot on raw nuts and seeds so i'll cut those out for a while.
There is so much to learn about food nutrition and i find it so interesting!
Why is it stressed that the fruit and veggies are raw? i love fresh raw fruit and i snack on raw celery/carrots but coming up to winter here, i look forward to warm cooked meals. would it still make a difference if there were blanched/lightly cooked. or do they have to be completely raw? I haven't looked much into grains but i'll educate myself and start avoiding them, thanks
. But yes, have been counting calories for a while now so i'll keep on top of that for sure!! thanks Cappy
VeganBadass (awesome name) haha vegemite is the best! i know its vegan, i can't remember if its gluten free. its very high in vitamin B and actually quite good for you (used to be my go-to hangover cure on toast). its an acquired taste though, i don't really know many people who haven't grown up with it that like it.
Yeah i agree, after i reach some of my fitness goals i'd like to start introducing certain food groups back into my life, but at the moment i'm feeling so great i'm going to keep it up as long as i can.
I appreciate the information, its all making more sense now. we do get quinoa, i have it in salads as a substitute for coucous/rice and i have a porridge recipe for it but i'm yet to try it.
What are your views on gluten free products, like gluten free bread? i try to stay away from other gluten free pastas/pizzas and stuff like that, but i've always liked having a slice of toast with breakfast...
as for typical diet, i usually have baked beans and spinach for breakfast, either dhal, quinoa salad or bean salads for lunch and for dinner tofu salads or lentil dishes, lots of vegetables and i have Slendier products, like rice/noodles/pasta. Do you have Slendier in the states? its made from konjac. very low in calories, carbs, everything pretty much.
and C.O it is a beautiful city, but so is New York! only been there in feb though so i was freezing!