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#1 Postby Hero » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:24 pm

okay so I've been wanting to eat more raw, but I always find myself getting a majority of my calories from pre-made/processed foods or foods I have to heat up (bagels, soymilk, spaghetti, soydogs, etc.).

I'd like to get at least 2,000 calories a day from raw foods. and for protein I am gonna supplement with soy isolate powder. nuts are kinda expensive for me right now...

so...

what are some raw foods that are high in calories?

also how many calories are in a banana?

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#2 Postby veggymeggy » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:16 pm

I don't know why I'm writing this on the forum when you're in the living room right now but,

use my food scale for calories. Look up banana in the fruit section, put the banana on the scale, punch in the code, and it will tell you how many calories are in it. It's more accurate than just "a large banana has 120 cal" or whatever. Pretty much everything you'd eat is in the little book. All veggies, fruits, etc....pretty helpful. Tells you carbs, fat, protien, fiber, etc too.
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#3 Postby Aaron » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:36 pm

"I don't know why I'm writing this on the forum when you're in the living room right now but, "

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm not done.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Ok done.

Beautiful.

Meanwhile toph try avocados and nuts maybe? Or look up on a list it'll have good info.

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#4 Postby Hero » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:39 pm

never had an avocado. no idea how to even eat one.



I'm gonna start eating lots of bananas. I want to eat about 10 a day.

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#5 Postby Aaron » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:49 am

Most of mine get chopped up and thrown into a sandwich or a bowl of beans with a chopped up tomato. It's not really an all by itself kind of food but it's good in a mix. Like a salad maybe?

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#6 Postby veggymeggy » Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:50 am

You refused to try avocado in the form of guacamole, remember Toph?

I'm in agreement with Aaron, avocados on sandwiches and in salads are quite delicious. Philly and I had one each in our super-salads.
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#7 Postby jonathan » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:15 am

avocados are superb. my friend oak (raw foodie over on VF) makes a mean avocado, coconut and banana smoothie. i dont think that anything in the world has more calories!!

nuts are a great source of cals too. eating 200g of mixed nuts will give you 1200cal.

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#8 Postby Jay » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:57 am

avocados are way more expensive than nuts. If nothing else topher, I'd eat just some peanuts and sunflower seeds. That's as cheap as it gets and it's bad for your health to not get some fat. Also remember before when you ate a bunch of soy protein shakes you started feeling bad.

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#9 Postby robert » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:03 pm

use my food scale for calories. Look up banana in the fruit section, put the banana on the scale, punch in the code, and it will tell you how many calories are in it. It's more accurate than just "a large banana has 120 cal" or whatever. Pretty much everything you'd eat is in the little book. All veggies, fruits, etc....pretty helpful. Tells you carbs, fat, protien, fiber, etc too.


Hey, I want to use this too!

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Can I look sometime?

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#10 Postby veggymeggy » Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:43 pm

robert wrote:
use my food scale for calories. Look up banana in the fruit section, put the banana on the scale, punch in the code, and it will tell you how many calories are in it. It's more accurate than just "a large banana has 120 cal" or whatever. Pretty much everything you'd eat is in the little book. All veggies, fruits, etc....pretty helpful. Tells you carbs, fat, protien, fiber, etc too.


Hey, I want to use this too!

:shock:

Can I look sometime?

-Robbie 2 Hottie


No. No, absolutely not Robert. It's strictly reserved myself, and now Topher.
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It's sitting on the counter next to the canisters. Of course you can use it silly.
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As far as food scales go, mine is really quite fabulous. I definitely recommend it for anyone trying to keep track of nutrients of unlabeled foods. It was a Christmas gift from my parents last year, yay for Mom and Dad :D
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#11 Postby Odidnetne » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:45 pm

I fully agree. I got a bag of raw peanuts (1 lb) for 2$, since I've gone more raw, and given up peanut butter (though I intend on soaking & blenderizing some raw peanuts and making my own) and other stuff like that, but raw peanuts are really good, and raw sunflower seeds are cheap too, last time I bought them they were 1$ a pound.

Good luck going more raw though,
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#12 Postby ljk11 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:32 am

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

Search this database for every food you can think of...

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Re: raw calories

#13 Postby ljk11 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:45 pm

Hey, i just read a post where you wanted to eat FOUR thousand cals a day. What's going on? :lol: :D
Hero wrote:okay so I've been wanting to eat more raw, but I always find myself getting a majority of my calories from pre-made/processed foods or foods I have to heat up (bagels, soymilk, spaghetti, soydogs, etc.).

I'd like to get at least 2,000 calories a day from raw foods. and for protein I am gonna supplement with soy isolate powder. nuts are kinda expensive for me right now...

so...

what are some raw foods that are high in calories?

also how many calories are in a banana?


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