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  • My morning smoothie is pretty simple - 8 oz of orange juice, a couple hand fulls of kale, some strawberries, and a scoop of protein powder. If I'm going to be drinking it right away I add chia seeds to it, but not if I'm taking it in to work for la…
  • I wasn't experiencing vertigo per se, but I was getting dizzy and nearly blacking out in class for awhile. I upped my calories and it totally stopped.

    Could also be dehydration.

    This post is from a few months ago, any update…
  • I'm a Bikram certified teacher and I loved that book. Really shed some light on things that previously everyone knew about but didn't talk about . . . since he's written the book there have a been a number of sexual assault allegations filed agains…
  • I second the idea of making a smoothie to devour right after class - I have done this for my 6 a.m. classes as well. I would chug it in the car on the way to work after class.

    The other option you have is to wake up 2 hours early, eat s…
  • Did you figure anything out with this yet? I would say it has to do with either holding your knees in too close together or letting them open too wide; most students let them open too wide.
  • I used to say that trying to get enough protein was ridiculous, and that you don't really need that much. But then I started listening to my body. I feel better when I get more.

    I don't have any recommendations for protein powder for y…
  • I think green juice is a great plan - and if your rash is detox - which it probably is - nothing to do but let it happen as it pushes this stuff out of your system. Whenever I take a break from hot yoga and then go back, my skin breaks out like cra…
  • I don't know about the affordable part, but when I first starting eating raw I did my research and got an excalibur. I think anything with a temperature gauge is great. Also, I have known many people who bought less expensive dehydrators at first …
  • I've been thinking about buying this book lately. For those that read it, how was it helpful?
  • I'm a teacher and I've never heard of that or experienced it. Interested in seeing what other folks have to say!
  • Two recommendations:

    If you can find Theo chocolate bars in your area (they are local, but they also sell them at Whole Foods - maybe nationally?) get yourself some now! My favorite is the salted almond dark chocolate - vegan, and only …
  • Hey, welcome to the site! There are some good veggie/vegan/raw groups on here if you want to connect. I've been vegan for about a decade and also found that vegan doesn't equal healthy in Any Vegetarian/Vegans or ppl with Sweet tooths? Post by vegansara July 2012
  • Hey! Welcome! Someone on this site recommended this site - therawtarian.com, and it is my new favorite. Everything is really easy and delicious. Unbelievably so. I haven't found any cookbooks that I really love, because I'm really busy/lazy, bu…
  • I've been interested in making it but for now am paying out the wazoo a couple times a week for a bottle of GTs. If you make some yourself, let us know how it goes!
  • First of all, you are going to be ok! We all screw up sometimes, and sometimes that can stretch for a week or two. If you feel like crap about yourself, you are going to be unable to do what you need to do. So show yourself compassion - focus on …
  • Hello, just checking in. 14 days in and I've lost 4.6 pounds. I'm feeling great! Plenty of energy, and I just keep thinking raw food tastes so good, why would I ever go back? Of course, convenience and habit. For example, today I'm teaching thr…
  • I am ten days in and feeling great. So much more sustainable than when I've tried to do all raw in the past. Over the years I seem to have increased my comfort and repertoire of raw foods to the point that it doesn't feel like more work or limitin…
  • Thanks everyone! I guess maybe I should have added that I HAVE lost about 30 pounds overall . . . but again, the weight loss hardly seems the point anymore. …
  • I finally splurged on Vega protein powder, and I love it! I got the vanilla and it's delicious - tastes even better than spirutein. It's spendy, but it's quality protein and soy free.
  • Hey, I haven't taken those but I'm wondering if you have now, since you posted a few weeks ago. Notice any benefit?
  • There are some really great vegetarian groups on here, if you want to search under "Groups" you'll find plenty of info :)
  • Just checked this book out on Amazon - it looks great! I'm a super lazy/busy vegan who loves eating raw, but I need quick and easy. Maybe I'll buy this book on payday
  • Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your responses. It makes me feel much more confident that I'm doing the right thing instead of just being a slacker, you know?

    I was able to get in for a massage this afternoon, so hopefully that wil…
  • Thanks, Dragonnade. Maybe I'll go for a walk instead and focus on stretching it out. I've been applying heat as well, maybe I'll try some ice and an anti-inflammatory.
  • I don't usually put any type of milk in my smoothies. Right now my standard has been spinach or kale, strawberries, protein powder, and orange juice. Also I add in ground flax and chia seeds. Sometimes I add different fruits, and if I don't have …
  • I'm also lost . . . vegan and gluten free here, leaning toward raw. Right now I feel like 20% protein is a goal for me as I'm just starting P90X and am hoping to build a lot of muscle.

    I had a nutritionist adamantly tell me that I neede…
  • I have a 5 tray excalibur. It does take up some space, that's for sure. But I love it. I've been slacking on raw food so I only use it maybe once every few months. But it is definitely worthwhile. The main things I make with it are flax cracker…
  • When I'm trying to increase my raw foods intake I make a couple of dips - either a sunflower seed pate or a raw cashew dip - and couple that with raw flax crackers. And of course, smoothies smoothies smoothies.

    There are a couple of raw…
  • Yeah I try not to eat soy too much and I am usually only looking at sustainable diet changes, but with P90X I am looking at doing high protein intake for a limited time. I also have a brown rice protein powder but I haven't looked at the carb/prote…
  • I've been staring at this same beast. Trying to work up to 50% protein. I think I'm going to be eating a lot of high protein tofu (14 grams per 100 calories) and also protein powders. Trader Joe's soy protein powder has 25 grams of protein and ze…