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  1. Yeah I agree, 811 is not like: "look I eat 500 calories a day and I look like Arnold Schwarzenegger"

    And don't forget the Vegan Fitness Team, Tonya is 100% raw, and Brendan said he mostly eats raw food, he is even featured in the Raw For Life DVD

    Yeah, but still, the cooked people see this as a theory

    It is a theory. 100% raw or 811 or anything might work for some people, but that doesn't mean it works for everyone. It also doesn't mean a different diet might work better. Most of nutrition is theory sitting on top of just a few concrete facts. That's why we have some folks in here for whom raw didn't work at all, and they needed to switch. We have others who are thriving on it. We're all trying out different nutritional theories all the time.


    And guess what? That's perfectly OK. It shouldn't be anathema to admit that your personal beliefs are just theories. Back up what you can with hard science and admit that the rest is conjecture. But please realize that anecdotal evidence or isolated cases aren't scientifically valid. Not for 100% raw or 1g/lb of protein per day or 811 or fruitarianism or food vibrations or keto. Not for anything, across the board.



  2. There is not a one diet fits all. There are so many metabolic processes going on in the body, and each one is unique. Unique as not only your genetic DNA blueprint you were born with, but all the developmental processes that were either enriched, compromised, or masked this DNA blueprint, as you progressed and are still progressing thru life.


    well said.

  3. 9-GRAIN WHEAT Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, barley malt, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, yeast, high fructose corn syrup, whole wheat flour, wheat gluten, contains 2% or less of the following: oat fiber, soybean oil, salt, wheat bran, rolled wheat, rye nuggets, dough conditioners (DATEM, sodium stearoyl lactylate), yeast nutrients (calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate), degermed yellow corn meal, rolled oats, rye flakes, caramel color, triticale flakes, parboiled brown rice, refinery syrup, honey, barley flakes, flaxseed, millet, sorghum flour. Contains wheat.




    mmmmm. wholesome.

  4. one day at the mall i had to get subway. i guess i was in a hurry that morning and didnt have time to prepare food like i normally do, so i had a 6" with wheat bread, spinach, banana and bell peppers, black olives, tomato.. i couldnt even finish it. totally ing. i went home later that day to discover the bread contains high fructose corn syrup. i didnt research the vegetables at the time but they tasted very weird..


    oh and she also used the same ing knife that she had (probably) been using all day without washing it.


    ive tried their salad too, which in my case is just spinach and veggies in a bowl since i assumed the lettuce was worthless. did NOT taste right. and the girl working there looked at me like i was the opposite of civilization or something when i indicated that there would be no dressing on the salad.


    subway used to be my favorite.

  5. for awhile i was of the opinion that anything cooked is bad bad bad, but, as with most subjects its not black and white.


    i finally started eating broccoli again. im steaming it now, and its sooo good, i cant stop eating it. so while im not 100% raw any more, im eating food that i like. i think i'll get more out of the cooked broocoli than no broccoli at all, huh?

    we're all different and most foods are different, so im beginning to think a rigid percentage plan is not the way to go on this.


    i enjoy the raw lifestyle, i like eating living foods. but right now i think my body is saying its ok to mix it up a little. i guess im probably 60/40 this week. feeling awesome.

  6. I use bars like theses:




    Is there much difference between this and the "perfect push up"? I find these to be good because the wrist is straight, so the joints don't get strained, and you can also go down further to get better range of motion of the chest.



    i would go with these over perfect pushup for sure. they are more affordable and will probably last longer.

  7. Well, it sounds like you haven't been Vegan for a terribly long time, so the best piece of advice that I can give you is to remember that you didn't always feel the way that you did. You probably ate and lived mindlessly for years, so how can you expect any different from your friends or family?


    They aren't where you're at right now. And they may never want to be. You had an life changing ephiphamy that they may never have.... and if you try to "make" them share your views, you'll usually only push them farther away.


    Try to see a "glass-half-full" approach to life. You can look at all of the cruelty in the world and get sad or you can be greatful that YOU aren't being cruel to animals. You can get through to your family and friends by being the healthiest, most positive vibrant person that you know, and then they WILL COME TO YOU wanting to know more about your lifestyle. But how many people are you going to attract to your cause being sad, depressed, negative, not fun to be around... making them feel guilty or bad about their choices.


    The best thing to do for yourself and for the cause you believe in is to find a way to WANT THEM to have what you have by being a better person. Someone they want to emulate. It doesen't happen with words, bullying, guilt... it happens by being a role model. Someone they look up to. Think of creative ways that you can draw more people to your way of life by being a different you. But its human nature to resist something that people feel is being forced upon them.


    The next time you see a yummy stack of pancakes, instead of getting sad... think of creative ways that you can make them Vegan Pancakes That's another thing... .show people how yummy, fun and easy it is to be Vegan. Think of how good you'd feel cooking everyone a Vegan meal that they had no clue was Vegan... and then you tell them after and there mouths drop to the floor. Things like this are fun, positive.... and will draw more people to you and your way of life


    Don't be sad. Life is too short and there are too many wonderful things to experience and do. If you're going to make a difference in this world... it starts with finding a way to be happy, positive and see the good in people and in the world. There is good everywhere. It just depends on what you choose to look at. Choose to see the good, not the bad.



  8. i think most people would care, if they werent so brainwashed. remember, they didnt necessaily choose it, they were born into it. the best we can do is spread the word and lead by example. no one wants to hear preaching, but they'll always watch if you demonstrate life can be lived differently.

  9. i use FITDAY but there are other nutrition trackers.


    its really convienent bc it saves your recent foods, so inputting data is quick and easy. its also free.



    Last two months my avg day looks like this:


    2329 calories


    89.7 g fat 35%


    324g carb 54%


    67.8 protein 11%



    not enough protein i guess, but i feel fine and im building muscle. too much fat, but that peanut butter is just so good.

    just thought id share.

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