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Any advice on pursuing a raw vegan diet?
Originally posted by silo13
Start with one 'raw' meal a day - It's going to take some getting used to I can tell you from first hand experience.
Also, make sure you don't have any underlying conditions that don't support this type of eating. (You'd be surprised at how much calcium there is in green veggies - eating too much can knock your heart out of whack).
Oh. And get ready to fart-a-lot.
Good Luck to you - and GRATS on your first thread!!! S&F!
peaceedit on 9-5-2012 by silo13 because: (no reason given)
If your going to do something why do it half assed?... Why go vegan when you can go RAW VEGAN?!?
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
just imagine going cold turkey onto a totally VEGAN RAW diet...
i dont know how they do it... (and for how long!)
Originally posted by DJW001
You do not need to go to extremes. As others have pointed out, you can ease into the regime. You might also explore similar options, like macrobiotics. (I am assuming that you are making this decision based on a need to effect a lifestyle change for health reasons, rather than ethical considerations.) Be honest with yourself about the effect it is having on you; if you have headaches, energy loss or other symptoms, tailor the regime accordingly. Consult a physician when necessary.
Originally posted by InfoKartel
reply to post by hudsonhawk69
Word of warning: Try to still get vitamin B12 in your body. Easily done by eating proper cheese. Yes I know, vegans don't eat cheese but I know a man who has been a vegan for decades and a couple of years back he had some issues because his diet lacked vitamin B12. He got the advise to eat cheese(not the factory produced ones but the proper farmer produced ones), he took the advice, even though he was a vegan for years and years. Now he's in his 70's and tells me he hasn't felt better or more energetic in his life. So vitamin B12 = VERY IMPORTANT.