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#1 Old 02-06-2005, 09:57 PM
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I am very interested in making the transition from my vegan diet to one consisting only of raw foods. Is there any advice you would give a full time college student with little time on her hands? How can I keep my calorie intake high enough? What foods are good on the run?

I'm thinking it would be best to make it a gradual trnasition, so I was going to start with a raw breakfast, and snacks then eventually lunch and dinner as well. What are good breakfast options?

Can I soak oats in water overnight (or is that breaking 'the rules')? I'm 100% naive on this matter, so some basic info would help tremendously!

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#2 Old 02-06-2005, 10:00 PM
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Oats (as in rolled oats/oatmeal) aren't 'Raw'.

Do you have a juicer, food processor, blender or refridgerator?
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#3 Old 02-06-2005, 11:21 PM
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I have a juicer, a blander and a fridge.

Oats aren't raw? damn... lol, ok i think I have ALOT of learn about this
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#4 Old 02-10-2005, 09:07 AM
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Steel-cut oats aren't steamed, so you can use them in your diet.

With all the nuts, seeds, oils & butters & dried fruits, there's no difficulty in getting the energy you need from raw foods. Without a dehydrator, it might be difficult to make some of the nut and seed porridges preferred by those who need a heavy breakfast in the morning. The woman at has compiled a lot of recipes and there is a long list of smoothies & shakes you can try before your imagination catches up with your schedule. Personally I prefer green salads, with or without rich dressings, or fruit. If in a hurry and have a long morning ahead, a fuji apple with almond butter does the trick.

Find your staple and let it help you get through the first few months. It could be a nut or nut butter, seed dressing, avocado or other fruit, etc.

Just don't force yourself

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#5 Old 02-10-2005, 01:50 PM
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You can buy raw grains and beans at HFSs. I would advise you to eat a lot of raw grains, beans and nuts. If you eat enough fruit, veggies, beans, grains and nuts, you should be okay protein-wise. What about calcium?
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