I tried to be a raw vegan for awhile. I became vegetarian for ethical reasons (I don't even like squishing bugs or spiders!)... and read a lot of raw vegan stuff and thought "gee this makes so much sense!" but I couldn't do it lol. I like my food too much...
Then I did some reading... and I think Nutrition and Physical Degeneration did it for me... after reading that I couldn't stay vegetarian all that much longer.
Went primal and have just stuck with it 100% for the past few weeks in a way I could NEVER stick with raw vegan. Ever.
I remember seeing a video by durianrider that made me laugh because he basically was trying to compare paleo people with raw vegan people and said he couldn't find any good "afters" of paleo people... yeah right... cause there are no paleo success stories online ... he put in a couple of bad pictures of people who were paleo, and no good ones, implying that it's impossible to lose weight and look good on a paleo diet. Yup. (Oh here's the link to it...Paleo girls VS Vegan Girls: What's best for weight loss & vitality? - YouTube) So yeah, really not biased much, is he? lol
i checked out his vids...seems like a devoted primal nut to me...he has found a way that works for him and seems hell bent on wanting everyone else to subscribe to his way....I am sure eating fruits only will result in weightloss, all the fruitarians I know are skinny as fck. Just not sure about the long term health implications.
According to the chart I linked to earlier, you would have to eat 9lbs of sweet fruit every day to get enough calories. 30 bananas sounds like about the right amount (minus peels). But that's just calories. You'd be missing the other nutrients needed for health. And none of us knows what is happening to his insulin sensitivity. Anecdotal reports suggest fruitarians have a lot of diabetes-like symptoms. Diabetes is worse than insulin resistance.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs
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Durianrider: A wastrel artificially kept alive with b-vitamin injections. Move along.
If it wasn't for Durianrider (who's advice I followed for a couple of years) I wouldn't have heard about paleo/primal! All his knocking paleo/primal has only encouraged me to try it.
Durianrider is a troll, he lives on fruit, don't feed the trolls, therefore trolls eat fruit. Destroy all fruit.
You are an animal on this planet and the rules of engagement are non negotiable.
Most fruit bats have large eyes, allowing them to orient themselves visually in twilight and inside caves and forests...
The teeth are adapted to bite through hard fruit skins.
Fruit bats have been found to act as reservoirs for a number of diseases which can prove fatal to humans and domestic animals, but the bats themselves sometimes have no signs of infection.
Fruit bats are considered a delicacy by South Pacific Islanders as well as in Micronesia. Consumption has been suggested as a cause of Lytico-Bodig disease on the Micronesian island of Guam, through bioaccumulation of a plant toxin that the bats are immune to.
See the resemblance?
Looks like he's adapting himself to the fruit eating lifestyle: big buggy eyes, buck teeth.
He claimed the locals gave him durians for free, may be because they consider fruit eating animals delicacies and they're fattening him up for eating