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  • #16
    If it's just one day, why not just enjoy the hell out of the fruit and not worry about the protein (that day)? I do that on occasion- I have a smoothie for breakfast (yogurt, fruit) and a piece of fruit and almond butter for lunch. No need for nasty tasting protein crap.

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    • #17
      It's a heavy lifting day. Unfortunately, fruit is forbidden on the cardio and depletion days, AND on the main carb-up day. It is amazing how detrimental fruit is for the lean muscular physique. Goes to show that most of these diets are invented by men. Men generally don't really crave fruit, so they don't see that exclusion as OMG, big DEAL! Now, if that was beer...

      And, lol, I like everything about hemp protein, apart from how it looks and tastes! Nutritional profile is just great. I am stuck with a kilo of it. Well, once a week, with a hearty prayer, and if I dump it in AFTER the fruit so it actually dissolves better... I might also try to go spinach-avocado route with the hemp. That will somewhat disguise the swamp color of the resulting concoction with the happy spinach green.
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      • #18
        Just a thought....maybe part of the reason that you seem to have issues with overeating is because you are trying to be so restrictive with your diet. I know that when I start to get really restrictive, that's when I break down one day and eat every carb I can find in my pantry, and that usually lasts 2-3 days which ends up ruining all the work I did in the first place.

        It seems like you are training, like to be a body builder or something? I'm not sure, I don't know your story. I just know from personal experience that when I restrict myself that way, it usually ends up backfiring on me and I binge on tons of food, usually non primal food, which then leaves me feeling sick and gross for days.

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        • #19
          Interesting. I am currently working at a different office for a few weeks and there's a vegan in there. I swear that if someone had lined up all 20+ employees and said "find the vegan," I would've spotted that person right away - she's the only one who looks like she's on her deathbed. Pale, sunken-in eyes, straggly hair, very thin, etc.

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          • #20
            I guess, I have a screw lose somewhere, I just can't seem to adhere to strict diets at all. I always want everything.
            I had read this blog not long before I read your post. I don't know all of your story but the above quote from your original post made me think of some of the findings the experiment discussed in the blog. I hope it helps! I do think you are beating yourself up over this. Do you want to be healthy? Then love yourself first.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by MarissaLinnea View Post
              Why do you want to be a raw vegan?
              Exactly
              Primal/Paleo is not for everyone, it's for those who have committed to understand.
              READ THE BOOK! ...as Robb Wolf says: "Trying to convince people to save their own ass will burn you out."

              Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, and an affront to all I stand for -- the pure enjoyment of food. Anthony Bourdain

              and yes, calories DO count my little piggies

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              • #22
                Leida, some time ago I did realize that no matter what I eat or don't eat, no matter how hard I exercise - my body will never be perfect. Thanks to the PB lifestyle I've lost weight, improved my body composition, firmed up, but to my own eyes I still don't look perfect. Guess what, I don't care. One day I simply decided to focus on the positive and to overlook the negatives. It's sooooooo liberating. You should try it.

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                • #23
                  I don't get why you say you want to do raw vegan and then the first thing you pull out is some kind of disgusting protein powder. Why don't you eat raw vegan real food? You like actual raw FOOD! Tomatoes, bananas, apples, nuts, avocados, sprouted lentils, sweet fruit of all kinds, savory fruits of all kinds, vegetables of all kinds. You know, actual food.

                  The reason you want to eat everything and can't do strict diets is because you bloody hell should quit doing them.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by EyeOfRound View Post
                    Interesting. I am currently working at a different office for a few weeks and there's a vegan in there. I swear that if someone had lined up all 20+ employees and said "find the vegan," I would've spotted that person right away - she's the only one who looks like she's on her deathbed. Pale, sunken-in eyes, straggly hair, very thin, etc.
                    Every vegan I know fits the deathbed look, only fat - which is strange to look at. Seriously. Every single one. I do know a thin vegetarian, but she doesn't look healthy.

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                    • #25
                      I no longer loathe vegans. I simply pity them like one does a roadkill.
                      Last edited by Legbiter; 11-05-2012, 06:24 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Leida View Post
                        It's a heavy lifting day. Unfortunately, fruit is forbidden on the cardio and depletion days, AND on the main carb-up day.
                        Why can't you have some fruit together with the starches on the main carb-up day? Seem like you may be overthinking your carb-up on this point.

                        I like the idea of "hybrid-dieting" though, with a vegan raw-food day per week...
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                        - Schopenhauer

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                        • #27
                          Some of the best athletes, marathoners, and ultra-marathoners are raw vegans. The sluggish remark is off base, people turn to being raw vegans to they gain more energy. Eating dead carcass flesh has to the opposite.

                          Just goggle professional athletes and raw vegan, you will be surprise.

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                          • #28
                            Been there, did that. Totally messed up my system doing raw vegan, though the high-fat version of raw vegan seemed to work better for me, before I went off into low fat/protein high carb raw vegan.

                            Think Dr Gabriel Cousins, rather than Doug Graham...

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                            • #29
                              I wouldnt' mind trying all fruit for a week but I'm affraid i'll abanadon it too soon and waste a lot of fruit. I wouldn't do the smoothies so I'd just have a massive bunch of fruit sitting in my kitchen.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Barefoot Gentile View Post
                                Some of the best athletes, marathoners, and ultra-marathoners are raw vegans. The sluggish remark is off base, people turn to being raw vegans to they gain more energy. Eating dead carcass flesh has to the opposite.

                                Just goggle professional athletes and raw vegan, you will be surprise.
                                More like grainaterians....almost impossible to get enough calories from veg/fruit alone.
                                And you are so wrong about the meat....if you have some actual fact/studies/statistics please post them...you are making the accusations here so back them up or shut up.
                                Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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