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  1. Quick update


    Well it's been a little over a month now of being 100% free from all wheat/gluten products and spring is now in full bloom.


    I'm happy to report that ALL SIGNS of my hayfever/allergies are gone. Completely gone. This is the first spring in my entire life that I haven't been a miserable-snivelling-sneezing-wanna-stay-indoors-hate-flowers-more-sneezing-mess.


    Thanks for your guidance Odidnetne and veganpotter! Indebted forever!

    Hey Suz: If you enjoy bread, I'd recommend getting the vegan cookbook from Sarah Kramer: La Dolce Vegan. It has great recipes with no gluten or yeast.


    Hope you feel better. Patrick

  2. Hi Patrick - thanks. Just fruit salads. The only processing is chopping/slicing, and I've also been having a lot of avocado and cucumber salads, grating the cucumber and mixing in the avocado.

    Avocado and cucumber are sometimes known as fruit-vegetables - they are in the fruit family. And nuts and seeds are in the fruit family too, so it's very easy to consume enough calories.

    I cycle the fruits I eat, but to give you an example, this is a typical daily menu:


    Meal 1:

    2 apples

    75g walnuts


    Meal 2

    2 bananas

    75g almonds


    Meal 3

    2 avocados

    1 cucumber, grated


    Meal 4

    1 mango

    1/4 watermelon

    1/2 pineapple


    Meal 5

    1 orange

    75 g brazil nuts


    Meal 6

    2 peaches

    50g blueberries

    75g cashew nuts


    Meal 7

    1/2 cantaloupe melon

    50g strawberries

    50g grapes



    Meal 8

    2 bananas

    25g walnuts



    I interchange oranges with grapefruits, blueberries with pomegranate, peaches with nectarines, etc. etc. - basically a week's menu will incorporate most of the things in the list on my bodyspace.


    Good morning Gorilla,

    Thanks for sharing this. I have been vegan for nearly 1 year and eat quite of bit of salads and fruits. But I also eat cooked food. I am not the type to count calries, do you? If so, how many calories do you eat daily? I am just a bit afraid to tackle an all out fruitarian diet with thefear to lost weight. I would most likely eat salds too because I love them. I am seeing your physique, you are in great shape. I've spoken to my girlfriend about this and, it's a tough call.I get awfully hungry after training, tennis or running. And I don't know whether just fruits would be satiating.

    Thanks again--Take Care. We'll chat again.


  3. The sunny season has begun - going back to raw fruit diet. Going to do it right this time and take a multivit during the first stage of the transition. There is no doubt in my mind that it is the best way to live!




    The following is a selection of what I will be nourishing myself with from now on:


    * Apples

    * Almonds

    * Pears

    * Avocados

    * Tomatoes

    * Pumpkin seeds

    * Bananas

    * Grapes

    * Watermelon

    * Strawberries

    * Blueberries

    * Walnuts

    * Cashew nuts

    * Brazil nuts

    * Oranges

    * Grapefruit

    * Figs

    * Peaches

    * Apricots

    * Pineapple

    * Blackcurrants

    * Cranberries

    * Acerola cherries

    * Mangos

    * Passionfruit

    * Pomegranate


    Makes your mouth water just readng the list doesn't it?


    Hi Gorilla,

    just curious: How many calries do you eat daily and how often do you eat? Do you eat any salads or strictly fruit?

    The reason I am asking is I read your thread"Gorilla's anabolic secret" and enjoy the positive vibe you and Bigbwii put out. I've been vegan for nearly one year and am getting back into training. You have made great strides. I hope to do as well, just don't know if an all-out fruitarian diet is ideal for me.

    Take Care and thanks for sharing your progress.


    Take Care--Patrick

  4. Hi all,


    This may be an odd question: My cholesterol is 117. I have been vegan for nearly one year. Prior to that, my cholesterol hovered between 150 and 180. I spoke to a nutritionist recently and he told me that that figure (117) is quite low. He tells me that cholesterol is essential for brain function, muscle function, etc. After reading, The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell he discusses cholesterol at quite length. He says that in many non Western countries (i.e. "diets"), cholesterol levels are even lower than mine. I workout quite often (run, weight lift, tennis, blading, etc. Could anyone be so kind and share some insights into this? Does anyone have an identical problem? The health practitioner says that if it doesn't increase, it can be fortified to increase the cholesterol with supplements.

    Any help/input is appreciated.


    Take Care and Thanks--Patrick

  5. Servuss Offense74!


    Wie geht es Dir? Well, I am currently living in Germany and I can honestly recommend to you to not purchase any vitamins from Germany. The reason: They are expensive as you would not believe. Comparing prices with the U.S. (reputable nutrition stores, noth the BS ones like GNC and other quacks), the vitamins are ca. 50-70% more expensive in Deutschland than the U.S.


    Try www.tunies.com (they, too ship internationally).


    Ich hoffe ich konnte Dir bisschen helfen.





    Mostly I'm looking for vitamin D2 without calcium. The only that is available in Sweden is D3 with calcium and vitamin A.
  6. This is probably not good advice... but I like to have a huge bean burrito and a beer after a workout.


    Hey xdarthveganx:


    It's better than having a scotch on the rocks after training.


    Also, in Europe a lot of sports coaches years ago gave their squad beer after a workout because it contains, or contained essential minerals.


    The beer is not the watered,watered,watered,watered,watered-down beer as in the U.S..


    I don't drink beer but Pilsner Urquell (THE Czech beer is what they drank.)



  7. ...actually there is a better super food supplement.


    its by a company called HealthForce and the product is called Vita Mineral Green.



    Thanks xdarthveganx.


    Sounds like a hell of a MV. Appears to have some many nutrients in that one would think they are oasting through the day.


    Would you know what comany offers this. I shop at several and they don't have this one.



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