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Hotel/Traveling Raw Vegan Fruitarian – Fast Food with The Raw Outlaw (San Diego Fruit Fest 2019)

I now offer 1-on-1 personalized coaching for raw, vegan, and fruit-based lifestyles: http://www.texasfruitarian.com/coach

My name is Rebecca, and I have been vegan for the animals since 2009, but still continued to get very sick. I began my raw vegan fruitarian journey on October 12, 2014 to battle “incurable” debilitating Multiple Sclerosis, in addition to Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, Hypoglycemia (pre-diabetes), High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Alcoholism, Benzo Withdrawal/Damage (as prescribed), Caffeine Addiction, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Depression, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Pansinusitis, Sleep Apnea, and Narcolepsy. I initially lost 80 pounds, quit all medications, regained function of my body and mind, and found new purpose in sharing this healing message with anyone it may help.

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HOW TO BE RAW VEGAN ON A BUDGET – 20 TIPS

Oh my gosh I have passed figs Wow being robbed vegan on a budget is definitely doable I have now been raw almost ten years and honestly I don’t make that much money so I’m gonna share some of my tips with you today and of course not everything is gonna be applicable to everybody but I’m sure if you stay through the video that you can find at least one takeaway tip for yourself look at your budget I know it sounds like cliche almost annoying advice to hear in the past I’ve looked into raw retreats and they’re like thousands of dollars and the response that I get from the people who are putting it on is like well what’s the cost of your health really cat and it’s almost a trick question because of course your health is priceless but we also have to be smart about our money and if getting in debt it’s gonna stress you in the long run like mental health is something you have to care about as well so of course I believe your health is priceless but I’m also not here to tell you to buy that $12 pint of blueberries because they’re healthy for you if you’re asking how much it costs to be raw you know very likely it will cost more than a processed diet so it might be worthwhile to reevaluate your expenses and see if there’s any reworking you can do when it comes to your spending really look at where your money is going and decide if it’s important to you make your staple foods cheap ones bananas are a great example buy in bulk in order to get case discounts and this is gonna work for fresh fruit it works for coconut water or juices anything that you want to buy in bulk you should be able to get the wholesale price for something like a 10 to 15% case discount at any grocery store don’t be shy to talk to the staff at grocery stores and farmers markets as well research your nearest wholesaler some of them even do delivery get creative I found a really good grocery store one time because I was talking to a restaurant owner about where he got his produce shop locally and in season because of its natural abundance in season fruit is likely going to be less expensive than something that’s been shipped in is it being shipped in right now [Music] and of course this also helps support your local farmers find aesthetically challenged fruit or veggies at your grocery store or farmers market sometimes they have a rack where it’s already marked down to scale fruit sometimes you can even just talk to them one-on-one and say hey this is kind of funky it’s probably headed for the trash but I’ll take it off your hands for you you just want to mark it down for me I did go over this in my other video and I’ll link that below don’t waste your coin there are quite a few on this topic so I’ll start with one which would be low calorie fruit something like out of season fresh raspberries for example those are gonna be so expensive I would consider them definitely as a luxury item and maybe use some more as like enhancements to your meals if you really want to go for that flavor so adding a few into your smoothie just to get that raspberry flavor or adding them as little toppings to your desserts instead of trying to make like a whole monomial out of them I’d say to think before you buy superfoods these can be quite pricy and not always worth it don’t waste your point on smoothies from restaurants I think once in a while it’s great to treat yourself but most of the time you’ll be able to make that same meal at home for a fraction of the price lastly don’t waste your money on the pre-cut prepackaged fruits and veggies in the like quick grab fridge sections of grocery stores I know it seems convenient but it’s just their way of squeezing dollars out of you while making use of their moldy fruit that’s what they do they’re cutting off the bad sections and it’s great I think as far as like sustainability and using all the parts of the fruit but they’re quite overpriced at the end of the day nobody’s getting a deal walking out a Whole Foods with like a little twelve dollar cup of watermelon and that touches on that low calorie point from the beginning is really understand how many calories you’re getting out of each dollar you’re spending watermelons on that note be prepared for outings if you know you’re someone who’s likely to get peckish so bring food with you or simply know where you can access cheap fruit while you’re out and if you’re asking what is cheap fruit like how if I’m getting a deal that’s a great question and I’m gonna encourage you to shop around there’s definitely a learning curve to this if you’re someone who’s new to buying fresh produce something I do and would definitely recommend with regard to shopping around is I keep a digital note on my phone and as I go to the different grocery stores and farmers markets in my neighborhood I have a list of my staple foods that I kind of always buy my favorite items and I will write the different costs for each store of course costs are gonna very subtly but I start to get an idea of trends of the cost of each fruit or vegetable how that changes throughout the year and how that differs from store to store in terms of like which ones are the more fancy grocery stores that are just charging work if they can and which ones are more like budget-friendly I’d also recommend exploring Asian markets if you have access my experience is that they have pretty good prices generally and a selection of exotic fruits that are hard to find anywhere else talk to other raw vegans and vegans especially the ones in your area you can do this in person or online like Instagram or 30 bananas a day pick their brain ask where they get their cheapest stuff the raw vegan and making community is amazing and I’ve had such a phenomenal time at every gathering that I’ve been to but I would never want anyone to get this idea that they have to blow the bank on an expensive raw vegan retreat just to maintain this lifestyle cuz that’s not the case of course you have the online community for support but there’s nothing better than in real life connection and there’s definitely budget-friendly ways to do that free options include pot Luck’s in your area or a lot of gatherings are free more like one-day events that are just hosted in a park or something as for longer-term events look into your volunteer options retreats need staff festivals needs that I’ve been to at least four festivals now and I have volunteer to every single one of them and of course it’s going to be a different experience because you’re working a lot of the time but it made it possible for me actually attend on the topic of travel think about how to factor your diet into your travel plans for example it’s gonna be tremendously cheaper to be a fruitarian in Thailand then it would be in Japan it’s gonna be cheaper to travel as a fruitarian in the tropics than it would be in Alaska in wintertime for example of course your diet is not here to rule your life but it’s something to take into consideration if it’s important to you and you’re on a budget as another option maybe consider combining whooping into your travel experience if that makes sense for you you know finding a farm you can stay on work on and eat from I do have a video on this topic and I’ll link that below as well there are a lot of guerilla farming that’s happening and just natural seed spreading that’s happening so there are wild plants that you can eat from foraging is gonna be location dependent and see them dependent but definitely consider it as an option the more and more that I learned about fruit and fruit trees the more as I’m driving around I can spy them in neighborhoods so get educated on what fruit trees look like you can also access different maps online I know when I was staying in California I just googled like fruit neighborhood map or something with these keywords and I was able to find so many fig trees in my area that were just public like on the side of the road that nobody else was accessing oh my gosh I have to pass to fig Wow so there are fruit maps available there’s also Craigslist some homeowners have fruit trees in their backyard that are really just a nuisance to them and they put ads like can somebody please come pick my oranges or have free oranges that may be also accessible on Facebook groups for your neighborhood you can also put an ad on Craigslist like will come pick your fruit if I can eat it I will soon be a full-on glowing orb as the Sun that’s right here Oh better so check out your map options Craigslist and heck I wouldn’t be surprised if there were even apps nowadays that facilitate foraging consider working or volunteering even a couple times a month at your local farmers market grocery store farm or co-op I say this because employees will often read the benefit of partial discounts or extra free food plus the networking opportunities of countless I know organic can be so expensive so maybe you can’t buy it right now and that’s okay and it doesn’t have to be all or nothing maybe you can just buy some and not others get educated if you’re sensitive on which produce is most susceptible to chemicals consider secondary options so of course fresh fruits and vegetables are gonna be ideal most of the time for a digestion and nutrition etc but there’s still some really great healthy secondary options that might be worth including cuz they’re a little easier on the budget most of the time in my mind this includes dried fruit and vege frozen fruit and vege fruit and veggie juice like bottled and maybe it’s even pasteurized and that’s okay with you you know we really have to find what works best for us and at the end of the day that’s gonna be healthy or no doubt and buying like soda bah minimize eating out I say this because restaurant meals will likely not fill up the stomach of a raw vegan if being honest and maybe there’s raw vegan gourmet on offer but I find that’s not worth it for me it ends up costing me my gut with too many refined and fatty ingredients I end up just healing you’ll grow your own simple things like herbs or scallion can be really expensive in the store and practically effortless to grow at home even something like kale does pretty well a lot of places because it’s so hard me so research in your area talk to your local farmers or research online you can figure it out shop online to find the best deals for particular items so your favorite superfoods powder is flavoring supplements even kitchen equipment using powders or supplements might be helpful for you from one person to the next we’re gonna have different deficiencies or lifestyle based need if you’re lacking in particular minerals for example it might require like a whole box of mixed greens to supplement you for that those boxes can be like six to nine dollars and if you have to have that every day that’s gonna add up as an alternative you could simply add a scoop of green powder to your movie so that way you get your nutrient requirements without breaking the bank learn how to prepare healthy satisfying raw vegan meals at home this was huge for me on my journey not only did it help save me money from going to restaurants but also helped me develop my relationship with my body and food and you too and that will find your personal way that become more efficient and cost effective with meal prep so to help you with this I have my four recipe books if you’re interested in low-fat raw vegan cuisine I like to focus on Whole Foods so there’s no processed ingredients like salt or oil nothing like now let’s show you or maple syrup or agave my priority still is on the texture and taste so you’ll be feeling really satisfied and if you want to go for all four books there’s a 15% off discount just so you know those are my 20 tips I hope you enjoyed watching this video and now it was helpful for you if you would like to support me and support the vegan message give it a blank i’m sending so much love your way and support on your raw vegan journey you can do it and thanks so much bearing with me as I shift it around to accommodate this son what do you think the world are all around you

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I went Vegan for 30 Days – Here’s how it affected my health…

Hi, my name is cam and on average I’d say I eat pretty healthy I try to follow the classic food pyramid you know the one that we learned in elementary school your base layer is fruits and veggies the next is grains then dairy and then meat however lately I’m noticing that my diet has gotten pretty bad pop-tarts pastries chips candy bars with absolutely no dietary restrictions I’ve gotten pretty lazy with what I’ve been eating and something’s got to change so for the next 30 days I’m going vegan I’m going vegan because I want to see how it affects my health and my dietary habits on day one I weigh in at a hundred and forty-five pounds with an estimated body fat percentage of 17.6% [Music] my fridge is filled with a lot of dairy and a lot of meats which are no good to me anymore what I do have that is vegan is half a lime quarter jar of peanut butter chickpeas bread crumbs banana clove of garlic and one single pickle on the way right now to the grocery store I have to stock up on some vegan foods not really sure what I’m gonna buy I’m guessing lots of like fruits and vegetables [Music] – word bountiful harvest let me show you strawberries happen Tomatoes Kiwis oranges great spinach avocado high net not sure why but I bought a butternut squash vegan vegetarian sausages not sure how that works but we’re gonna give these suckers a try and see how these fraudulent wieners stack up to regular wieners that’s everything that I got at the grocery store I have never had such a colorful shopping cart in my entire life I am a bit nervous about being full I have a lot of really healthy food a lot of really tasty food but it doesn’t really seem like a lot of substance because it isn’t despite eating three meals a day in snacking on an endless amount of bananas hunger became a serious problem throughout the week for me having trouble falling asleep because I am still hungry by day I get fed up and decide to consult a pro how are you good good I’ve come seeking counsel for the vegan ways this is my friend Linsley Lindsley has been a vegan for quite some time now and I’m hoping she can give me some solid advice on how to combat my hunger you really need to get to know like what is the ratio of like grains vegetables fruits and like not from seeds and your meals to know like to get a roundabout idea of how many calories your kids it sounds like a lot of work which like becomes really natural my go-to Phillip foods or things like brownies typically likes grains things like oatmeal and like whole wheat if I can have those like any part of those net meals I’m getting all you know potatoes starchy foods the next day I take Linds Lee’s advice and start to analyze my caloric intake and try to find out what my body requires to be full throughout the day the first thing to finding out how many calories I should be consuming per day is to use the BMR equation to find my basal metabolic rate once I plug in my information I get my BMR then I take that BMR and multiply it where I fall on the harris-benedict formula times osoo number together and my daily required caloric intake comes out to around 2,000 598 calories per day now that I have a good understanding of how many calories I need in a day what kind of foods should I be eating to meet that caloric requirement for instance on a per 100 gram basis bananas only have 89 calories whereas a carrot has 41 whereas on the other hand things like black beans have 339 and almonds have 576 calories per 100 grams so for the rest of this challenge I’m going to be much more deliberate in eating more protein more fiber and more fats through things like beans chickpeas almonds seeds trying to really boost my caloric intake and hopefully in return subdue my hunger [Music] over the next few days my hunger problem goes away I feel like I finally lock in on my meal prep and I’m able to start meeting my calorie targets with ease and really start to actually enjoy the food that I’m cooking [Music] [Applause] [Music] now today marks day 25 of my vegan challenge once I got past the initial week and the initial hunger problems I’ve been having due to my lack of preparation and understanding of what I should be eating in a vegan diet things have been really really easy I’m not having cravings for the things that I thought I was gonna have cravings for and I feel like I’m being healthy I feel like I’m eating more fruits and vegetables I’m definitely drinking a lot more water than I normally do and I’m not just going out and eating whatever I want whenever I want which was so easy to do when I had absolutely no restrictions on my diet um yeah this month is going surprisingly really well I’m able to finish off my month as a vegan without any problems and I have to say this month was an overwhelmingly positive experience as far as my health goes I ended up losing six pounds in cutting 0.5% in body fat and even my blood pressure dropped a full point down to a 1:21 over 80 outside of the health benefits I’ve learned a lot about the environmental benefits of being vegan going forward I feel like being vegan has helped me become a more conscious and informed consumer as well as to help me solidify some healthy dietary disciplines so my month as a vegan huge success [Music] [Music]