Hi Raven, thanks for the response.
I'm always trying to more add raw, raw is so easy, just wash it and eat it.
I do add raw fruit to my oats in the morning.
Most of the food that I eat during the day is raw fruits and veggies. Sometimes nuts.
My dinner usually tends to be cooked though.
I do agree that vegan does not automatically = healthy.
So much of the available junk "food" is vegan, but not very healthy.
I'll look for Dr. Fuhrman's book, I just finished Howard Lyman's book.
I've seen Dr. Fuhrman speak on the VegSource.com website
There are several hours of great videos at VegSource.
My RAVEdiet book and DVD should be here early next week, then maybe Dr. Fuhrman's book will be next.
Other books that I've read are by Dr. Barnard, Dr. Campbell and John Robbins.
Dr. McDougal is another who's book I would like to read.
I don't want to be huge, but maybe that will change as I grow
I try for low fat, high carb, moderate protein.
My fats have changed from greasy or hydrogenated to healthier plant fats.
My carbs are now fruits, veggies, whole grains instead of refined garbage.
My protein is no longer animal but instead quality plant protein.
I rarely shop at the supermarket, now I go to the health food stores.
Our choices are a little slim here in Montana.
My forearms are better, thanks for asking.
I had the same pain when I went from 20# to 30# dumbbells.
We've all heard the expression: no pain, no gain. This was a little more.
It wasn't the good burning pain like when I try to do just one more calf raise.
No more pain and more reps on my second workout with the 40# bells.
My upper body is still pretty weak. My legs are strong though.
That comes from carrying around a lot of extra weight everyday.