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3 Easy Ways to Ensure Your Long Term Success on a Raw Vegan Diet

Alright! This is John Kohler with okraw.com today with
another exciting episode for you and we have very special interview for you guys today
got my friend dr. Rick Dina who’s been on a raw vegan diet now
for 29 years. He actually started in 1987 and I myself have
been doing a raw vegan plant-based diet now since 1995 so I’m going into my 21st year
this year and we’re going to talk about a topic that’s important to the both of us,
is how do you maintain and stay raw for a long period of time? You know you might see other You Tubers on
YouTube that have been doing it 6 months a couple 2, 1 year 3 years and giving all these
tips but I really want to give you guys good solid information from people that have been
really been doing this a long time and have a lot more experience that you could really
learn from, grow from and benefit from. So we are going to ask Dr Rick and he will
share with you guys the top 3 ways how you can stay raw for the long term, so Dr Rick
what are these 3 ways that people need to know? Dr Rick: Well alright I’m borrowing some
information from a telesummit my wife Dr Karen Dina and I gave a little while ago on the
exact same topic how to stay raw over the long term? And we’ve got three basic reasons and you
could go into a lot more details with each of those reasons. Number 1 is motivation, people have to find
what motivates them and so the thing is, if you’re if you’re going along eating pizza
and cheeseburgers eating your donuts and everything’s good life’s great, why give up all the stuff
that you like? There’s no reason to so people find all sorts
of different incentives and reasons why they want to make some dietary changes in the first
place and those have to be compelling enough to get you to try something different and
learn some new things and give up some stuff that you used to like. So for a lot of people health is the main
reason so course weight loss is huge almost everybody out there in the world so many people
need to lose weight and literally it’s growing all the time in terms of the percentage of
our population that’s overweight so I mean a healthfully implemented raw food diet can
do that so well and I do say healthfully implemented cause there’s a lot of kind of raw food diets
out there that people gain weight on so fruit and vegetable based logical sensible good
education although that’s coming up in a minute. So people want to lose weight. People often time want to increase their athletic
performance I mean that’s huge God I’ve had so many people I’ve consulted with that
have said they have start eating more fruits and vegetables and their marathon times are
decreasing and they were recovering faster from the workouts and all sorts of stuff like
that. Sometimes people also noticed that their brain
capacity is improved it is dramatically better so for example my father-in-law is 90 years
old and my wife Dr Karen isn’t here right now because she is helping him out. She flew across the country and his brain
is functioning better now at 90 then it was previously at 85 and so she really helped
him make some major changes in his diet even though he’s not doing nearly as much as we’d
like him too he’s included more fruits and vegetables and it’s made a big difference
in how quick his mind is and how sharp he is and he’s still living on his own and it’s
his friends and neighbours are pretty convinced that if it weren’t for her help he wouldn’t
be on his own and he probably wouldn’t still be with us. So a lot of us have noticed that our brains
are the clearest when we are eating the healthiest. Lot of times people find for example you’ll
see a lot of yoga people who eat a raw food diet there’s a big connection there because
number 1 they’re interested in athletic performance and flexibility so they find that it’s easier
to get into complex poses and they can hold things longer and their strength improving
as well as there’s a spiritual connection with yoga so people find that when their body
is clear and clean they just feel more connected no matter what their take on things. or their spiritual religious views are they
just feel more calm and more connected to whatever they’re trying to connect with so
that’s a big part of it. Many people find incentive to improve their
health when they are faced with some type of major Health Challenge okay I’ve got high
blood pressure I’ve high cholesterol you know whatever other issues are going on and
people don’t always like the way they feel from the medications or they’re starting to
get angina pain and they know that that’s going to lead to heart disease for example
and they have grandkids that they want to see grow up and you know life’s good and
they don’t want to cut it short so disease reversal is a huge incentive maybe other than
weight loss may be one of the biggest reason cause it’s not so easy again to give up your
pizza and hotdogs and all that stuff you like. But when someone says when you get educated
and you realize wow is those things worth losing my life over wow you’ve got enough
incentive now to give those things up and it’s better to eat oatmeal and fruit smoothies
and stuff like that in the morning and enjoy yourself rather than have bacon and eggs and
not be around so that’s a big part of it. Then once people get healthy they want to
stay healthy so they to maintain their health they they want to keep eating healthy so that’s
another major incentive and then there’s a few of us out there that are wise enough that
we don’t want to wait till we have a health problem we’ve seen what’s happened to family
members we see what’s going on in society and we’re enjoying being vital and healthy
and youthful and we want to stay that way for a long time so there’s another good reason
so we’re still on the number 1 top reasons maintaining things long term is what motivates
people what gives them John: Why yeah what why? What motivated me I got into this because
of my health it was loss of my life and that that I didn’t need any other reason man I
mean I want to be here man. Dr Rick: That a good enough it’s only one
reason but boy that’s pretty big, stick around you know that’s huge and going back
to again with the spiritual connection and yoga that I was using in this example a lot
of people find that they feel better emotionally when they eat healthfully I mean people go
out and you know eat Diorites all day and all that kind of stuff and it’s hard not to
feel on edge and whatnot so emotional health can also be a big reason people find incentive
and then beyond personal health reasons there’s other reasons as well so a lot of people don’t
feel comfortable having to kill something so they can live so they just want to eat
plants instead of you know killing animals and I really can appreciate that and then
people also realize that okay if you eat some plants like this you can get the calories
directly from the plans but if you feed these plants to animals 96 or so percent whatever
it is of the calories from these plants go into the animal’s metabolism and then we don’t
actually get those calories back when we eat the animals so leaving a lighter footprint
on the earth it is a big reason also and the more reasons you have stacked up the more
likely you are to stick with it over the long term. if health is your only concern and you’re
feeling pretty healthy but someone says oh you need to eat fish for the DHA and EPA the
long-chain omega-3 fats highly and saturated fats are extremely important by the way. You might be like no problem bring on the
fish but if you’re concerned about the planet and we realize we’re overfishing and that’s
causing a lot of environmental destruction and that type of thing and you also actually
care about the fish themselves you’ll stay on a plant-based path, so you’ve got more
reasons than just your health. Sometimes people find that they they get healthy
they are feeling good but then some other things creep back into their diet, their joint
pain comes back or their blood pressure goes up again so the more reasons you have the
more likely you are to stick with it over the long-term all else being equal. John: So Dr Rick as much as I had you know
losing my life as my main motivation to start now that I’ve been doing this for over the
years I’ve seen and started piling on like you suggested other reasons that kind of give
leverage to me to stick with this diet since it is having like one brick you know as a
weight I have like 20 bricks as a foundation like I’m building a pyramid here man and
that pyramids is solid man it aint going anywheres and you know yea I mean I’ve experienced
doing it but experience like the different spiritual connection the connect with nature
wanting to conserve the planet the planet’s resources and being more concerned about that
and opening me up to like solar power and not consuming all these natural gas and gasoline
resources on the planet and does all these things are super important so as much as you
might have one that’s like the most important to you now put them in order make a list actually
of what the most important ones and as you go on in this journey you’ll learn other
things and why it’s so important to continue this and to keep it up. Dr Rick: Yea, that’s such a good point John
and I know for me I wanted to lose some weight and get in shape and my brain was kind of
cloudy and foggy and once I started doing that I started feeling so much better and
I started thinking about the animals. I use to think those animal rights people
bunch of whackos you know I don’t want to hear but you know I started to understand
them like that’s a really good point and then the planetary things and this spiritual
stuff I just yea it all starts to come together so it’s kind of nice you get into one arena
and once you’re or one avenue and then you get into the arena and you you realise all
the other reasons as well. John: Right
Dr Rick: So the more of those you can connect to the better. John: Absolutely, so yea that’s number 1
what’s the second way? Dr Rick: Number 2 and this is this is where
my wife and I what we do with our life’s work is so critical I think number 2 is education
it’s because people can have all the incentive in the world but then what happens is they
start on a plant-based diet they’re feeling good and sometimes they don’t do it right
they think that handfuls and nuts and seeds and all the gourmet food is going to be the
healthiest for them and maybe their health improved some but not nearly as much as they
were hoping. They don’t get the goals they were looking
for and they’re like why bother giving up all the other stuff I like if I’m still on
my blood pressure medication so you’ve got to take the right approach and there’s there’s
so many ways that people can get confused or lacking a nutrient sometimes they are not
eating enough fats and sometimes they are eating too much fats are afraid of fruit you
know all and then they’re eating more fat as a result and people are so confusing and
so number one they got to find what works for them. That’s absolutely critical but then there’s
a whole other growing reason, growing aspect of this where things are working well for
people but they’re not well educated enough to fend off if you will all the other stuff
bombarding at them, like where do you get enough protein and what about essential fats
you need to have fish right? and vitamin K2 oh you need your bone broth for that cause
if you’re not goanna get it your bone are goanna be weak and you’re goanna get hip
fractures you vegetarians better watch out, and and what else? Oh you got to cook your food for lycopene
and beta carotene you got to you know vegetarians are deficient in vitamin D and that’s true
but just as much as the rest of the population so I mean there is all these different thing
out there, oh iodine you have to do this and go on these crazy crazy mega dose protocol
and I mean there’s just and then people say you better eat fish so anyway there these
whole set of reasons why people not so informed who look at a raw vegan diet and think oh
my gosh that looks too challenging for me and then think Ok on the one hand if it’s
right and they don’t do it they feel like they are doing something wrong and that’s
tough it’s tough for everybody to look in the mirror and acknowledge their own issues
and shortcomings what’s much easier is let’s make it wrong let’s criticize it so B12d essential
fats protein you know all that other stuff K2 ah people it’s just easier to start complaining
about that and putting it out and then people want to get their own attention so they just
repeat the rhetoric and put that out and those of you in earnest who are trying to learn
about raw food nutrition you tune into to YouTube and you see some good stuff from some
of the good You Tubers and you see a lot of nonsense also and it throws you off the path
so proper education will number 1 get you on an approach that works the best for you
and number 2 will give you the confidence to stay there because you will not get thrown
off track by the people who are uneducated yet who have loud voices and a lot of outreach
so the education part is so important we teach a series of classes called the Science of
Raw Food Nutrition it’s a hundred hours’ worth of intensely pack information we could
turn it into 500 hours easily. People are just scribbling notes its super
dense. John: So Dr Rick besides like your hundred
hours of course that I know that people can go to attend actually for a lot of money and
there’s no substitute for going to a 100 hours of education that you packed in even more
information into I know you have you and your wife actually mostly your wife Dr Karen wrote
a book that I would actually encourage you guys to get that I have myself and it’s probably
the number one book I would recommend on a raw food that’s available at this time actually
I haven’t written my book yet but it’s solid so can you tell people more about that because
minimally if you don’t do anything else get their books so you can get a good solid foundation
of how to eat raw food that healthy. Dr Rick: Yea absolutely so first for our classes
you spend a few thousand dollars and you have a lifetime of education so many of our students
tell us our notes are references for them for years and years and years to come and
you think about that compared to being on medication for the rest of your life and dealing
with all the side effects so first of all I think it’s an incredible lifetime investment
and good value however that’s not the right approach for everyone and then so for 15 bucks
on Amazon you can buy Dr Karen book the Raw Food Nutrition handbook now I know there’s
lots of books on raw food and nutrition out there and a lot of times people hear a few
things they repeat rhetoric it’s in their book they put a fancy cover they get a marketing
team they sell a whole bunch of them. I can tell you our book though is based on
our 55 plus years of personal experience tones of education both formal and cool cutting-edge
stuff type of education and and our clinical experience and our research experience it’s
all condensed into a basic yet done very thoroughly to lay the foundation book called the Raw
Food and Nutrition Handbook so for 15 bucks you can get an enormous education about how
to keep on this path long term that way. John: Awesome yea also I’d recommend checking
out Dr Rick and Karen’s YouTube channel I’ll put links down below this video for
that or those links for their videos down below this video also for that also be sure
to subscribe to this channel if you’re not ready. I give some pretty good solid information
most of which Dr Rick would probably agree with maybe not everything. But we agree with like most stuff man. Dr Rick: Just to give you a plug John and
I have been friends since what 1998 or something like that and over the years we were just
on the same page with so many things I’m glad that you are utilizing YouTube to get good
information out there and I would so much love to say everybody on YouTube is giving
good information but I just can’t it’s just not fair from someone who’s been around the
block a few times and ah so keep checking out the videos that’s that’s good stuff. John: Thanks Dr Rick so moving on to number
3 now on how to stay raw long term, what’s that? Dr Rick: So number 1 we got motivation talked
all about health reasons, environment, animals etcetera. Number 2 education you got to know what you’re
doing. You can’t be successful at anything if you
don’t know what you’re doing and number 3 interesting enough is flexibility, because
sometime people hear, they’ll watch YouTube, go to a lecture, read some books and it’s
like the way to do it John: Dogma Dr Rick: This is the way this is it everyone’s
human have to eat the same way and you’ll always find a segment of the population that
that works great for and then you’ll find another segment of the population that that
didn’t work so well for. So if people are convinced there’s only one
way to do it, they do that way and they’re not feeling good and it’s not working for
them well, first of all they might start blaming themselves if they are thoroughly convinced
that’s way to do it oh I must be doing this wrong, there must be something wrong with
me, there must be something I’m missing. And that’s not about health that’s self-defeating
that’s beating yourself up, why should you have a dogmatic system that makes you beat
yourself up? Again that’s not about health or sometimes
they’ll go somewhere else oh my God someone else has the way to do it and it’s a different
way they say opposite thing so they switch over there and then maybe there’s some benefits
to that but then there’s some drawback to that and that, that might not work either
what we have found over the years like myself, my wife, John so many other people we know
who our long-term successful healthy raw food vegans is they are flexible and open-minded
enough and oftentimes even ten twenty thirty years in they’re still learning new things
that are helping them and by trying this trying that understanding this understanding that
making sense out of different things and then doing some personal experimentation sometimes
we can help guide people with lab work with that what works for them and what doesn’t
they find the approach that works for them and they also enjoy doing it they like eating
the food it’s fun and you feel good and you get all the benefits so that flexibility is
just absolutely so key. It doesn’t mean be so flexible that you’re
off the path but it means learn the fundamentals and then find what works for you and you can
enjoy it over the long term just such a critical piece of the puzzle there. John: Yeah I completely agree one of the things
you know that you’ll notice about me and if you watch my videos from I don’t know 6
years back when I started making them I change what I do like, not in any large way I still
eat raw plants you know, fruits and vegetables predominately but I’ve changed things up
a little bit and you can see me in my journey on my YouTube channel changing things up and
I’m highly suspect of people that always keep it the same right cause there in always
new information new data new research studies coming out and just as I learn more and get
more knowledgeable about things in life and I would always encourage you guys to work
on always improving yourselves whether it’s with your diet, your relationships, with growing
your own food ,whatever it is we should always strive to improve and make the world a better
place not only for us but for future generations, so yeah. If something’s is not working change and
modify and be flexible in your approach is the main message. So Dr Rick I know you have a programme coming
up that’s free available for everybody where you are going to have 25 long-term 20-plus
years for the most part raw foodies and people that do a raw plant-based diets successfully
that you guys could all benefit from for free, so tell my viewers about this program and
the summit you have coming up? Dr Rick: Well we have put together a programme
called the Raw For life summit number 1 you can you can have a lot of life and vitality
from eating raw foods and number 2 to keep it up for life so like John said we’ve got
over 25 people who have been successfully and healthfully and enjoyably maintaining
a either high to all raw diet for 18, 25, 30 or more years who have really stood the
test of time and we interview all these people each interviews like 45 minutes to an hour
someone a little bit over and we ask each person what is breakfast lunch and dinner
look like? Why do you do what you do? Is your diet the same today as it was back
when you started? And for most people there’s a certain foundation
but things have changed over time so that flexibility comes in handy. John you mentioned such a good point earlier
with flexibility with anything in life not just what you eat you got to be flexible enough
and change and see what works and what doesn’t. So we find out what they eat, why they eat
it, what gave them incentive in the first place, what kind of education they have and
what kind of flexibility they have? And it’s just so revealing and here’s a perfect
example 29 years in you know doctorate degree lots of education, lots of clinical experience
I learned a lot of new things talking to a lot of these people so it’s called the Raw
for Life summit so I think we’re going to put the link right here put it right there
for you guys, put it right there, there it is and yeah you can hear from all these people
and get their inspiration and again hear from the people who have stood the test of time
who it’s still working for and I’m going to speculate here that you’re probably going
to get some better advice if sticking with this long-term is your goal from listening
to people who have stuck with it long term vs people who are newer. Now we were all new at some point too but
you know when (cross talk: been around the block) when you take the new kids some make
it some don’t. When you take in to account people have been
at it 20 or 30 or more years they’re all in the long term camp, so can’t emphasize
the value of that enough. John: Yeah I mean I definitely recommend once
again I’ll put the link right here below and also there be a link in the description
as well as in the comments so click that to sign up for this free Raw For Life Health
Summit that you can learn and gain from. Now the thing I want to say is that there’s
going to be like 25 different people on the summit that Dr Rick and Dr Karen will be interviewing
and have an open mind, when your listen to you may not agree 100% of everything of any
one person says but they’ll be nuggets right pick out the things that make the most sense
for you and start incorporating those into your life. Dr Rick: Which is the central theme of The
Summit right, that one of the things that all the people do, they just don’t do it one
way we have a variety of approached but we don’t have anyone on there that’s too dogmatic
because the most of the dogmatic people don’t make it over the long term sorry to say, but
you have to be committed. So you’ll see how they find that balance
and you know not everyone agrees with everyone my wife and I don’t agree on everything believe
it or not a husband and wife don’t agree on everything, John and I don’t agree on
everything but we all have a certain foundation and by the way our lead off our lead off speaker
is is John he’s leading off the event cause he’s a 100% raw for a long time lot of (crosstalk
99.9%) people know about him well a lot of 9’s right we’ll cut you a little slack
there well I’m about 90% raw off and that’s what works for me all raw for extended period
but then you know I have some steamed vegetables here and there, so anyway John is our lead
off and it’s just a really great event and again I’ve learned a lot from interviewing
all these people and we’d like you to do the same. John: Awesome so Dr Rick why did you and your
wife Dr Karen decide to put this event on for everybody for free? Dr Rick: Well number 1 we would like to tell
people a little bit more about what we do that we feel like in a lot of ways we’ve been
the best kept secret in raw food nutrition for many years you know we’ve spent a lot
more time educating ourselves then we have marketing ourselves you know most people in
the raw food movement it’s just the opposite they go to a weekend seminar they read a few
books and then they are experts and they spend a lot of money on marketing and they you know
they have their channels they do their blogs and they have a lot of outreach but they know
very little so we been like heavily weighted on the research, the clinical experience,
the teaching, the education the working with people that’s number 1 and number 2 while
we are at it a lot of these summits they just get the people with the biggest list and say
let’s get all these people so we can get the most exposure and although we have some
popular people with big list and we are going to get a lot of good exposure. it was really important to us to maintain
the theme of the summit to just find people who we knew were healthfully and successfully
at this for a long time, to be of the most benefit to all of you so many of these things
you hear the one dogma, you hear the opposite dogma, you leave more confused than you were
before you started. We didn’t want that there’s too much of
that out there and it’s goanna continue, so we really wanted to provide something of
value to really help you keep this up for a lifetime. So you can keep getting all the benefits that
all of us do, that we enjoy so much. It’s such a central theme of our lives for
for good reasons because it enhances our lives and we want that for all of you too. John: Awesome yeah one of the reasons why
I continue to make videos to this day is just to share the knowledge and to help my fellow
man right. I mean this is just good for you, it’s good
for the planet, it’s good for the animals, it’s good for so many different things and
you know I’m glad you guys are watching to this point it is this video this lets me know
that you’re really committed. So I want you click that link right down below
and sign up for the summit that’s coming up really soon don’t miss out on any of
the episode including the first one that I’m in. Aright, Dr Rick so any other comments or things
you like to share with my viewers today? Dr Rick: Find your motivation stack up all
those reasons get some good education we’re not the only ones to do it but you’ll find
some other really awesome educators on the summit and be flexible in your approach see
what works and what doesn’t I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Tony Robbins ultimate
success formula. Number 1 know your outcome yeah you want to
be healthy you want to leave a lighter footprint on the earth etcetera number 2 start taking
action eat more fruits and vegetables and then number 3 this is where most people start
messing up see if it’s working or not and if it is keep it up if it’s not then number
4 change your approach and modify and be flexible and find what does work and you just keep
going through that cycle and you go about it rationally and intelligently you will be
successful and like John touched on earlier whether it’s your diet or anything any other
endeavour in life that’s the way to go about it so. J0hn: Awesome, awesome yeah I agree Dr Rick
and I and Dr Karen went to a Tony Robbins seminar together years ago unleash the power
within… yeah we unleash the fire we did it was great. So if you guys enjoyed this episode with Dr
Rick hey please give me a thumbs up to let me know also be sure to click that link down
below to get to the summit the Raw For Life summit sign up for that also be sure to check
the links below to Dr Rick and Dr Karen’s website you’ll learn more about educational
programs as well as their book that I would recommend you guys purchase and also be sure
to click the subscribe button right down below while you are at it I have new videos coming
out in 5 to 7 days you never know what you’ll be learning in my next video or what I’ll
be doing always having a fun time also be sure to (inaudible 28:17) my past episodes
I have several episodes with Dr Rick you know sharing with you guys some really good information
on raw foods and of course all my videos have lots of other good information as well that
will help you live a healthful plant based fruit and vegetable strong diet for life. So once again my name is John Kohler with
okraw.com we’ll see you next time, until then remember keep eating your fresh fruit
and vegetable they are always the best.

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Why Most Vegans Fail & How We Can Help

Anji and Ryan discuss a recent study released by the Humane Research Council regarding lapsed vegans & vegetarians, called “How Many Former Vegetarians Are There?” Not only have we seen friends and family fail with the vegan diet, but we’ve had our own failings as well. We chat about these issues, as well as share some of the HRC’s tips for helping yourself and others to get back onto — and stick with — a healthy vegan diet.

Read the original article & research paper here: http://spot.humaneresearch.org/content/how-many-former-vegetarians-are-there

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VEGANISM IS GROWING AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE – Vegan Activist James Aspey

James Aspey is a animal rights activist from Sydney, Australia.
At the age of only 17 he was diagnosed with leukaemia and told he had 6 weeks to live. He beat cancer after 3 years of chemotherapy and during that time he began partying and abusing drugs.
He turned his life around once again and became a passionate personal trainer so he could help others with their health.

He spent 7 years working on a cruise ship, and partying a lot was the norm. That lead to an eating disorder. His journey changed direction when he met a wise Indian man who told him eating animals is bad karma.

He went vegetarian for a 7 day experiment and felt surprisingly great. He researched into the health benefits and realized how much he has been missing out!

Upon more research he discovered the shocking and violent truth of what is being done to animals for food, clothing, entertainment and medical testing. It led him to the question, “If we don’t need to kill and eat animals to be healthy, what are we doing this for?” The best justifications he could find or hear were incredibly weak.

In 2014 he took a 365 day vow of silence and cycled 5000 kilometers to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence.

He broke his vow during a live interview on Australia’s most popular morning TV show.

James is now travelling the world giving free speeches to make our planet a more sustainable place.

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Start Raw Vegan Challenge Now for 2019

Well hey there everybody I’m Jack this is Rob co-living thanks for joining me today hope everybody’s having had a happy hump day I’m shooting this on Wednesday morning and I’m just getting the video done before I get to work here I have added some new designs to the store and kind of just making the store look a little bit nicer as always I’ll have the description and I have a link to our store in the description below so go check it out sometime anyhow today is gonna be about start raw vegan challenge now for 2019 guys that do videos every day so if you haven’t already done it please don’t go down there and hit that subscribe button now and then immediately click on the little bell and check send notifications so you’ll stay subscribe to the channel youtube’s unsubscribing a lot of people now through my analytics those could be fake people because there’s always a ton of fake accounts on YouTube as on other social media platforms so anyhow just letting you know that so you can stay tuned to your favorite channels not just mine you know I like to Zig where others zag most people will not start talking about Ravi you know getting started with anything or challenges or anything until 2019 because that’s kind of just how P we do it you know the big New Year’s resolutions but and as we’re going into the fourth quarter of 2018 here and just you know less than 10 day ten days twelve days something like that there’s a lot of time left that’s three months that’s three months there’s no need to just sit around and do nothing and wait and say okay once 2019 gets then I’ll rededicate myself again no anytime of the year the best time to start something is right now there’s no need to wait for it and you know when I say a challenge for 2019 they can mean whatever that you want it to mean but it should mean improvement if anything it should at least mean improvement being better on January 1st 2019 than you are now now put some people have you know some people do it a little bit slower but to be quite honest with you the it was somebody that was motivated there is absolutely no reason that you couldn’t go from standard American diet right now to pretty much a fully raw vegan lifestyle by 2019 it would take it would take a real desire to want to do it and it would take a little bit of planning but it really to be honest it wouldn’t be all that difficult ok assess where you are right now are you doing raw food diet at all are you eating a standard American diet or you vegan plant-based that’s not doing raw this more interested in raw ok assess where you are right now where do you want to be on January 1st maybe you don’t want to be full maybe you want to be fully raw maybe you don’t want to be fully raw maybe you want to be a X amount of raw maybe you want to be have progressed certain amount that’s up to you but decide where you want to be assess where you are right now decide where you want to be on January 1st and set yourself a progression I like progression I mean you know it’s like if it’s got to be it’s snail-pace whether it’s removing something on a weekly basis maybe you are gonna do it slow I don’t know like I say I always like to focus on just be moving forward don’t worry about how much you’re moving forward if you continuously keep moving forward and you don’t go back you don’t go back and forth you’ll get there steady wins the race just a little each day a little each day a little each day keep being consistent with it and you will move forward so decide you know you decide for yourself but okay and I’m not going to put a whole lot of specifics out there because like I say I won’t to try to inspire people to do this with wherever they are so there’s going to be a wide range of where people are let’s say you’re not doing role at all simply go relative you know that I’ve kind of got like a loose program I’ve talked about based on that either going raw fully raw in three months from standard American diet to raw in three months or do it in five months and that first step would just simply be going or also noon and you know go big go big you have got to eat plenty of food to do this so when I’m saying go relative noon if you’ve never done this before you can’t eat two bananas you can’t eat two bananas in the morning and white-knuckle it out try to hang in there until noon eat yourself a big breakfast you know I just had I just had bananas I had banana and cinnamon kind of banana cinnamon milk I like it real thick and I probably had eight or nine bananas in there that’s like 900 calories so that is going to stay with you for quite some time and those are good calories those are healthy calories I’ve noticed you know I was somewhere recently maybe in a mall and I went by McDonald’s and I noticed they put all the calories and stuff up there that eight or nine hundred good calories is still more than what you’re eating at your McDonald’s or whatever and people eat that and make it till noon so just make it to noon you know if you’re already doing the raw just try to move forward like I say wherever you are set that plan and move forward that’s listen I talked about that yesterday having a plan writing it down those are just two tools that will be invaluable to you so you know who knows maybe you’re doing maybe you’re doing Ronald relative dinner right now and then that okay your progression from there there’s a lot of different progressions along the way what I’m just trying to do is kind of give you some ideas to inspire wherever you are what you can do to move forward to improve by the end of the year you know if you’re already doing raw till dinner then you’re just a really a couple of steps away then I would just say you know and maybe who knows if you’re doing Ronald dinner also how hard has this lifestyle been for you do you need a little bit more of a a little bit more of a formal progression okay if it’s even if it’s tough for you okay if you’re doing Ralph till dinner start doing raw fully start doing fully raw three nights a week that that leaves you four nights a week that you know you’re gonna be eating cooked and I think a lot of the times when people are shifting to raw it’s just that cook thing can be a psychological thing not knowing you know the whole fully raw means never never so if you start thinking you know if you think in the terms of how I’m never gonna eat cooked food again it can be intimidating so when you’re doing it three days a week you’re being fully raw three days a week but you still have that in your head okay but I will be eating four days a week even when you go to eating fully raw five days a week that’s what I would say the next progression would be do it for three days a week maybe for a month then Ford then then after one month do it for five days a week your fully raw but you still have that little psychological fallback you know that you’re going to have cooked food two days a week so in then in month three see there you’re getting stronger you’re getting stronger you’re getting less used to it you’re starting to see like okay I can do without this cooked food then in that third month or if it’s the fifth month if you’re coming all the way from a standard American diet you go fully raw but like I say I’m just throwing a bunch of different examples out there because just always be progressing a little bit each day maybe you were on a standard American diet and even that sounds crazy you know eating all those amount of bananas MIT but and hey that’s a valid because you hear people talking about all these crazy amounts of bananas or crazy amounts of fruit or volume of food and you’re like well I could never eat all that and you’re right for right now because none of us came into this I remember you know when I first came to this lifestyle in bananas I remember eating three or four or five bananas the first time and going oh my god I can’t believe I just ate five bananas but so if you’re just starting on this lifestyle and you just heard me say eight or nine banana and you’re thinking oh that’s impossible split it up you know have yourself some fruit first thing in the morning and then maybe you have to take it in smaller meals you know maybe you have to eat a couple two or three bananas now two or three bananas in a couple hours and then more to get it to lunch the methods I like people to have to kind of come up with their own methods you know that’s why I’m not a big fan of programs and having other people set out you’re you know how you’re gonna do it for you because you know you so you need you have to kind of personalize this and figure out little tricks little methods little personal aspects of a plan they’re gonna motivate you to do it because how I do it may not be your way of doing it so I’ll just finish off by saying wherever you are on this journey whether you’re starting from scratch maybe whether you’ve been doing it a few months maybe whether you’ve been doing a good while and haven’t had success with it set yourself a reasonable goal for you and what I mean by a reasonable goal is not something that’s too easy or not something that’s super out of reach that you know you probably realistically not going to get to but just set yourself a challenge that will be a good challenge you know that’ll be that won’t be too hard for you but there won’t be too easy for you and then just set your plan and move forward from there and judge your once you get to January first I don’t want you to be too harsh on yourself I don’t want you to be too overly easy on yourself but don’t look for perfection the biggest thing more than anything is I would like to just see you have made a significant improvement in the next three or four months you know like they say what’s this so there’s some sort of a cliche saying shoot for the stars and if we don’t reach the stars we still hit pretty high that’s the biggest thing I want I don’t want some challenge where you’re like oh well I didn’t do exactly or I didn’t do it a hundred percent or I’d get you know I didn’t get it as far as I wanted to get but I moved forward I improved and improve my just just listen to what I just said right there just like it’s as simple as that you improved your bet you will be better on January 1st 2019 than you are now but soon the holidays will come in soon follow will come in and all this oh the pumpkin spice and I got to go to Starbucks and get this and then it’ll be Halloween candy and you’ll roll into the holidays and it’s easy once the weather change you start rolling in the holidays just to get that mentality of okay well I’ll wait I’ll just might as well you know forget it for this year and I’ll start all over with the New Year’s resolution now is always the best time to start so let’s do us a little challenge and let’s clean it up by the 1st of the year and then you’ll go into 2019 and you can set your resolutions goals whatever much higher than you would if you just then if you do nothing now and just wait for the new year to get here so anyhow let’s do it I hope you guys enjoyed this one today if you liked it please give me a thumbs up and I’ll see you again tomorrow peace

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What A Vegan Boxer Eats In A Day (David Haye)

Oh crazy the incredibly successful boxer David Haye who was forced into retirement by injuries is making a comeback to the ring and he’s chosen a strict vegan diet to keep his health and athletic performance in peak condition he was plagued by a crippling shoulder injury that some believe can be correlated in part to his previous meat heavy diet and doctors said he would never be able to fight again consuming 24 raw egg whites and four tins of sardines a day their turning point came at the beginning of 2014 when he watched a TV documentary about how animals are farmed killed and prepared for us to eat and he explained I saw all those cows and pigs and realized I couldn’t be a part of it anymore it was horrible I did some research to make sure I could still obtain enough protein to fight and once satisfied that I could I stopped and I’ll never go back some argued that his strict vegan diet would be his downfall as a heavyweight boxer but after a hundred and thirty one second knockout of Mark de Maury hey is looking in the best shape of his life alongside his vegan diet he includes foods known as cert rich foods which are said to activate proteins in the body called sirtuins which regulate biological processes such as aging cellular death inflammation and metabolism and protect cells from dying when they are under stress some of these cert foods include blue briefs parsley turmeric walnuts arugula celery chili kale apples and red onions amongst others the properties in these foods seem to enhance muscle function and improved muscle adaptation so by incorporating these David Haye saw a greater response from his training and a better recovery which allowed him to gain muscle mass David consumes five meals a day and here is what he eats in a typical day first thing upon rising he consumes one green juice which includes kale arugula and parsley for meal one he has pea protein and buckwheat flour pancakes with sliced strawberries walnuts and coconut yogurt then for his first training session he has another green juice meal two is herb marinated tofu with carrot spaghetti red onion arugula and peas meal 3 is a smoothie made of oats vegan protein coconut frozen mixed berries medjool dates mix seeds chaga mushroom spirulina and oat milk meal 4 is white bean quinoa salad with fennel chicory celery red onion dried chili parsley olives and Hermus and finally meal 5 lentil and kale dal served with turmeric buckwheat interestingly studies have shown that vegetarians have a quicker recovery time for breeding rates and muscular performance the non vegetarians named Peters sexiest vegan celebrities of 2014 here in the UK David Haye believes with the help of his vegan diet he can once again become the heavyweight champion thank you so much for watching this video if you liked it please give it a thumbs up I’d love if you could leave a comment below and subscribe for more upcoming videos if you want to see what I’m eating follow me on instagram at 80/10/10 in London you

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What A Vegan Olympic Weightlifter Eats In A Day! (Kendrick Farris)

Kendrick Farris is an American weightlifter who competed at this year’s Rio Olympics 2016 six years into his weightlifting career he decided to become a vegan since making the start change in 2014 Ferris has moved up a weight class and set an American weightlifting record by lifting over 800 pounds at the 2016 Olympic Trials when asked about why he chose to go plant-based he said my son was born almost two years ago in September 2014 and something happened where I was just seeing the whole thing so I’m like I need to do something different like how do you get back to what is the most purest form of our life our being and it started with the food I was doing some research and wanted to know more about my ancestry and I traced it back to one of the tribes of Israel their diet was a kosher diet but I wasn’t sure about the process of animal preparation so I made up my mind to try if he can diet now my body recovers a lot faster I feel lighter my mind is a lot more clear I feel I can focus a lot better not that I wasn’t a focused individual before but now I feel like I’m totally locked in this focus helped him set that u.s. record of a combined 377 kilogram at the Olympic Trials in May which is around eight hundred and thirty pounds with a 209 kilogram clean-and-jerk that’s four hundred and sixty pounds and a hundred and sixty eight kilogram snatch that’s three hundred and seventy pounds when asked about beef burgers Ferriss said you can replace it and it can taste amazing and be better for your body it’ll help with recovery reduce stress and inflammation in the body here’s what he eats on a typical day for breakfast he usually has vegan pancakes he also said he eats a wide variety of fruit with his favorite being grapefruit blackberries and blueberries his midday snack is a vegan protein shake and/or homemade trail mix with almonds cashews and pistachios lunch will often be avocado quesadillas or Spinach Lasagna another typical lunch is a salad grilled vegetables sweet potatoes beans and rice for his post-workout snack he has guacamole and black bean chips and for dinner he has black bean quesadillas or burgers made of homemade mushroom and rice patties he says he drinks a lot of water with lime mixed in and when he eats out he usually has some grilled vegetables vegan bread pasta and the salad bar the final word comes from Ferris he said start paying attention to what you’re putting into your body these things will help you have not just a clearer mind and a longer life but man you’ll have a greater quality of life it’s a beautiful thing and that’s the message that I hope to give to people thank you for watching this video if you liked it please give it a thumbs up leave a comment below and subscribe for more upcoming videos if you want to see what I’m eating follow me on instagram @ 80/10/10 in london