I'm finding a lot of conflicting information on the topic of an ideal protein intake. One of my books says 68 g, my raw detox book says only 25g.
I get most of my protein from nuts and seeds, I don't want to overdue it, as I'm hoping to lose weight and they are high in fat. Maybe there are other protein options I'm missing? I have considered taking a hemp protein supplement.... but that doesn't really jive with my diet plans at present....
I am 5'7'', currently around 165 lbs, looking to lose 15-20 pounds and I work out 3-5 times a week and often walk wherever I need to go.
Also, I'm wondering if it's possible to get too much fruit sugars? Fruit is my go to snack and have to make more of an effort with greens.
So, as I said in my last post, we're almost 2 weeks into 100% raw vegan and it's going great. One problem though is that I think we eat entirely too many nuts. But almost all the recipes we've found have been nuts. I was just wondering if there's any kind of way to simplify things and not have a 70% nut diet. Thanks.
So, my girlfriend and I have been raw vegan now for 11 days. Last Sunday we decided to just go 100% overnight. For the first 3 days I had a lot of headaches, and felt pretty drained. Then there was about 4 days of feeling AMAZING. On the 7th day we decided that one day a week, we were going to have one cooked meal, so we went for sushi. We could barely eat half of what we usually do (2 avocado rolls, goma ae, veggie stir fry, and miso soup) then we went and had one bag of popcorn between the two of us at a movie. I could barely eat a 1/4 of the bag before I felt like absolute crap. Then the next day my girlfriend had severe migraines and ended up puking. Now its been about 4 days since the cooked food, and I feel like crap. Really lethargic, waking up with a headache the past two mornings, just all around pretty crappy. Can someone please tell me if this is just part of the detox, or am I just doing something wrong? If this is part of the detox, how long should I expect this to continue? Thanks so much for any advice!
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ok so i have been experimenting with being raw on and off ,but I'm having the hardest time sticking to it. I'm a type one diabetic and I'm in college. I'll go through a day and be raw for the most of it. Then My friends will come over and get pizza and then going raw goes out the window. I've been a vegetarian for three years ,but i really want to step up and treat my body the best I can.
How do you suggest I approach my problems? should I completely clean out my kitchen? I live with two other girls so I'm tempted with cooked foods daily.
with my diabetes when I go low I typically drink juice and eat crackers. What would be a good alternative?
I'm in college so i have to eat on the cheap. I can't afford a dehydrator and a vitamix. Can a regular blender work for the time being?