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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:45 pm 
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So I am 100% raw for the first time in my life, started yesterday. I am eating mostly whole foods. A lot of fruit, some veggies, and will likely work in some seeds and nuts at some point. Maybe some sprouted garbanzos too.

I am also about the lightest I have been in a long time, weighing in at a mere 155lbs. It is almost time for my fire fighter agility test (2 weeks) and I am going to ramp up training to prepare for that, and beyond!

I am going to keep a blog of what I eat, what I do, and any gains I make here.

To catch up, my first day was (after coming off a cleanse/fast):
FOOD:
3 oranges
2 tangerines
4 kiwis
3 mangoes
4 pears
8 leaves kale
1 tbls cp hemp oil
1 tbls raw apple cider vinegar

TRAINING:
Light jog.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:13 pm 
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I don't think I ate enough early today, or I was doing some new detoxing...I had a headache...

After the seeds I felt better though.

FOOD:
blended kale and hemp with some water and vitamineral greens
1 mango
3 1/2 apples
4 bunches of mache (green I had not tried before)
3 ounces raw pepitas
3 bananas
6 live flax crackers

TRAINING:
Fire fighter training facility exercises including running stairs with a hose, 50 lbs bucket training, sled pull, dummy drag, ladder lift, ladder pull, ladder place, fan carry and fan lifting. About 45 minutes or so.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:13 pm 
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Just wanted to make a note about the pears, since you'd posted that they were the only fruit you had a problem with - I notice I have a problem with pears too, as much as I love them. So maybe it's a 'pear' thing, and not a 'you' thing!! Will have to do more research on their properties...

This is a great opportunity for you to do some first hand research about food combining! You can prob google to find a food combining chart, but the general rules I remember off the top of my head are:

Best to eat fruits alone, and before meals or other foods, as they digest the easiest and quickest and will ferment in your system if eaten after something that takes longer to digest...

Learn the sub categories of fruits, as you shouldn't combine them (acid, sub acid, etc - oranges and pears don't mix!)

I believe you can do nuts/seeds with veggies, so better to put nuts in your salad (and probably why the kale and hemp are good togther) than fruit (a lot of folks like dried fruit in their salads, not so good)

Nuts and grains are not supposed to mix well either, I believe.

I'm interested to see how you do with grains, Isaac - that is one of the biggest changes in going from vegan to raw, the elimination of cooked grains. So I'd love to hear how you fare with things like soaked and sprouted quinoa, buckwheat, etc!!

And mono eating is always best (though most folks are appalled at the notion since we are raised to eat "well rounded" meals, when we should really focus more on well rounded diets overall, not in one sitting!). If you eat only one thing at a time, your digestive system can do it's work properly and efficiently and you should be digestively very happy!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:54 pm 
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Feeling good today, no headaches, and a strong appetite. Went for some raw pecan butter (about 3 servings) with bananas and had some stomach discomfort for about 20 minutes, but other than that a great day!

My mom is here too, so that is making this way of eating a little more challenging as she wants to feed me...

FOOD:
1 serving vitamineral greens
2 kale leaves wrapped around 2 bananas and 2 handfuls of raisins
3 oranges
3 bananas and 3 tbls of pecan butter (mom influence, ouch)
1 raw bar (figs, seeds, nuts)
handful pepitas
1 shake (22g raw hemp protein, 1 banana)
nut loaf (blossoming lotus)
greens drink (blossoming lotus)
live pecan pie (blossoming lotus)

TRAINING:
Fire fighter training facility exercises including running stairs with a hose, 50 lbs bucket training, sled pull, dummy drag, ladder lift, ladder pull, ladder place, fan carry and fan lifting. About 40 minutes or so.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:31 am 
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eek!

Your ideal balanced raw vegan diet should really be
50-ish% fruits
40% greens/sprouts
and the rest nuts/seeds/dehydrated foods.. less than 10% of your
daily intake.

I would say slow way down on the nut intake... you can really mess
your digestive system up!


Fresh IS best.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:03 am 
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Really good digestion today, although I feel kind of "heavy" or something. Maybe I was used to the light feel of fasting...
I also got a little more complex with bars and bowls. Not sure if I need to worry about that, I am unclear on the advantage of eating singly, if it actually means I get more out of the food or if it is just easier on digestion.

FOOD:
vitamineral greens
bowl of raw granola with raw nut milk
1/2 cup pineapple
1 cup melon
2 raw bars
5 figs
2 large bowls of kale with flax, avocado, garbanzos, salsa, cucumber
3 kale leaf wraps with banana and raisin
shake with hemp, kale, figs and soaked cashews
1 head broccoli w/ almond butter

TRAINING:
45 minute trail run
50 pull ups

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I guess I was feeling heavy for good reason, I weighed in at 161 today which is about 6lbs up, and I know that is not muscle gain. Maybe that is the weight of my active digestive system? Crazy.

FOOD:
hemp and vita mineral greens shake
3 oranges
2 Vega bars
1 kale, tomato, avocado and dulse salad
handful raw trail mix
large bowl raw granola with fig blended soaked cashews
live bar
hemp and almond shake
raw granola with almond milk
hummus w/ carrot and celery
pecan pie
a little nut loaf

TRAINING:
stair machine with 50lb backpack
70lb 7ft rope lift sets (5x8)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:22 pm 
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oregonisaac wrote:
Maybe that is the weight of my active digestive system? Crazy.


Shoudn't be, when I was raw, passd through fast, maybe it is though and you have to adjust to it, you usually gain some weight back fast after a cleanse/fast.

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Got a late start today, then took a nap, and my meals suffered. Still feeling really good. No kale today!

FOOD:
hummus and flax crackers
cabbage and apple
hummus and broccoli
3 homemade raw protein bars (hemp, soaked cashew, agave, cacao)
vitamineral greens
young coconut
2 oranges
2 tomatoes
1/2 head local cabbage (between purple and green, tasted like kale!)
apple cider vinegar
1 avocado
handful walnuts (from Robert, really good, he is selling for cheap)

TRAINING:
1 hour budokan
stair climb w/ weight
rope lifts

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So I am trying to remember yesterday to list my food. Wednesdays are really busy for me.

FOOD:
2 oranges
hummus
2 tangerines
1 avocado
kale, tomato and cucumber salad
vitamineral greens
hemp, cashew, agave bar
head broccoli
2 larabars
2-3 handfuls of pecans
apples and walnut butter
apples and almond butter

TRAINING:
None

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:02 am 
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Good day, but I got dizzy while training which is a little odd for me and nearly puked. Maybe that just means I was working hard enough.

FOOD:
3 apples
1 orange
1 tangerines
salad
granola nut cream parfait
raw bagel with walnut cream spread (seriously, a raw bagel!)
1 whole coconut
fig sweetened hemp shake
vitamineral greens
double wheat grass shot
2 handfuls of pecans
large bowl raw granola with agave sweetened cashew milk

TRAINING:
stair climb w/ weight, squats, back extensions, leg lifts, dips w/ weight, speed walk with 50lb dumbbells

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:14 am 
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I used to get dizzy a bit or feel like puking or actually puking when I was into bodybuilding hardcore and training legs until I made myself sick. It is pretty common for bodybuilders and other lifters to feel "sick" when training legs or doing very heavy and intense workouts.

I don't get that way much anymore and I'm still training hard and have some sweet leg workouts. I still get a little lightheaded when standing up after leg press or something like that.

Quite a variety of fruits! Great stuff! I eat a ton of fruit, as you know and have seen. I like your approach to health and your goals to feel great, just like Brendan. His focus is to feel great to perform well and have great mental clarity and he follows a 90% raw diet to do that. He has no stomach problems (like I have) and digests food well, and is as efficient as it gets.

I'm sure you'll be like that soon too. I also want to cleanse for a certain period of time and go mostly raw but still maintain and build muscle. I want to keep getting bigger. Right now I'm smaller than I was months ago.

Sorry, didn't mean to write so much in "your" blog, just thinking about things since you've been hanging out quite a bit.

All the best with the training. Let's hit up the Lotus sometime soon!

Take care man, great journal!

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Must be normal, because I proved to myself I am not weak today doing a test run of the fire fighter agility test. It is a simple pass fail, 8 minutes and 4 seconds or less, and I ran through it in 6 minutes 30 seconds. Raw power!

FOOD:
vitamineral greens
wheat grass shot
tangerine
raw granola and cashew milk
bowl coconut soup
cup coconut soup
3 flax crackers
nut loaf
romaine and avacado salad w/ apple cider vinegar and hemp oil
raw granola parfait
a lemon blended with coconut oil
a few handfuls of pecans
raw bagel
mixed greens salad
spinach, lentil and avocado salad with vinegar, hemp and coconut
live fudge

TRAINING:
Fire fighter training facility exercises including running stairs with a hose, 50 lbs bucket training, sled pull, dummy drag, ladder lift, ladder pull, ladder place, fan carry and fan lifting. About 25 minutes or so.

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Nice Job!

Keep it rockin man!

Well done and stay nourished with the healthiest foods and you'll be great.

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You look like you're putting a lot of effort into this! Hope your agility test goes great!

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