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Hello! I'm vegan for 2 years. The last maybe half year I have eaten raw all day except lunch, when I ate some slices of whole bread or cooked rice or roasted potatoes (in it's husk) with raw salads.<br><br>
Now I have started to go exclusively raw about 2 weeks ago.<br><br>
I don't know why, but I was getting so slow in my work and I can't make my exercises cause I feel weakness. I don't Know if is this a symptome of detoxication or is missing something in my diet.<br><br>
Usually I'm eating 2-3 apples, 2 bananas for breakfast and sometimes a smoothie which contains: 2 apples, 2 bananas (this is 60%) and 40% spinach + half lemonjuice.<br><br>
Half of this volume of smoothie I consume it at work for lunch + 2-3 apples, 3-4 bananas and 2 oranges.<br><br>
For diner I'm eating half avocado mashed mixed with 1 tomato, 1/4 pepino (slicing cucumber), a few bud cluster of broccoli and 3-4 brussels sprouts, some green leaves like parsley or ruccola, lettuce, soaked wakame (dry alga), some lentil and/or lucerne germs (2-3 tablespoons). After eating this big bowl of salad, I eat 2-3 oranges.<br><br>
I never calculate my meal's calories and truly I wouldn't like to spend my time calculating calories. I am 167cm tall and my weight is around 50 KG.<br><br>
Please if anybody can help me in telling me what's wrong in my raw food, or can give me any advice I'm very glad of it. Thank you in anticipation!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yep, I would say you need more calories. You get a lot of bang for your caloric buck with raw fresh veggies and fruit! I wouldn't say you have to count calories, but yeah, I'd say you definitely need to get more calories.
 

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Thank you<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Do I need more meals/day, or have I enrich each meal?
 

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I personally tend to enrich each of my meals, but that's more because I have to fit my meals into a pretty crazy schedule. I would much prefer to have more meals a day, so if that's possible for you, I'd say go for that. Or try both, and see which ones works best for you - but when I can have days where I eat five or six smaller meals, I feel like I have more energy (and don't feel like I'm trying to eat more than I'm hungry for in three-four bigger meals.)<br><br>
One way to add calories if you aren't hungry enough to actually eat more would be if you could get a vegetable juicer (some are rather expensive, but you can find some in a more reasonable price range if you look) and you'll get the calories and nutrients without having to try and force yourself to eat more. I really like doing that as a supplement to my smoothies and salads, and I can make some in the morning, put it in a thermos, and have it with me all day.
 

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Thank you very much Kumo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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No problem! The juicing saved me when I needed something I could carry with me to work or my gym (whose vending machines, no lie, stock sodas and energy drinks solely).
 

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Thank you Kumo! I will try adding juices. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Thanks a lot!
 

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When I first started moving over to raw, one of my problems was that I didn't like a lot of vegetables! (Not without slathering them with some sort of seasoning/dressing, haha, which would defeat the point) So juicing was my way of getting all the nutrients I needed while "disguising" the veggies I didn't care for with a bit of fruit juiced with them. :p Now the vegetables have grown on me, but the juicing is still a part of my diet.
 

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I use to add to my vegetables a kind of dressing (which contains for example lentilgerms (2 cups), a handful of welnut (soaked and ground), half lemon's juice, fresh basil, 1 clove of garlic - but is not necessary, and of course water (distilled) in the cantity you need for receiving a mayonnaise consistence. But is good just adding 1/2 mushed avocado, 1-2 tablespoons of germs (i often use lentils, lucerne), and soaked wakame (dry alga, this gives it a very good fish taste which I like very much<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> ).
 

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And I use to eat this big bowl of vegetables for dinner.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You live in Hungary? I have some Hungarian friends that worked at the camp I work at. Is it easy being veg in Hungary? What do your relatives/friends think? Good luck with raw!
 

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Yes. Actually, for me isn't difficult. My family, friends and colleagues they all have accepted and they are respecting my vegan lifestyle. Going row it's a new point in my life. in their lives. So, some of them are a little bit worried about where will all these "rawings" turn out. But I'm always telling them that this is my experience, and I folow this style of life until it makes me feeling good.<br><br>
One thing is sure for me: nothing is harmful just because I consume it raw. So I eat any vegetables, fruits, nuts, but in the raw. Nuts, seeds - I transform them in their living form before consuming by soaking in water, to start germination.
 

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What are your options in Hungary? I'd assume you don't have as much of a choice as in the US? I could be wrong. I'm not talking about packaged foods...just fresh foods!<br><br>
Also on a side note, my name is Marty as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I know a few Hungarian words but I can't spell them right.
 
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