How to Handle Cravings on a Raw Food Diet & More Q&A



In this episode, John shares his 23 years of experience eating a vegan, fruit and vegetable dominated raw food diet with you. In this episode John will answer the following questions:
01:30 What are your thoughts on high carb low-fat vegan?
08:17 What is the best method for deep cleaning the NC800 juicer?
11:52 What is the best deal of Goji Berries in Las Vegas?
14:04 Is young coconut water that is pink is it good for drinking?
16:55 How can fruitarians have a balanced diet?
19:54 Do you have a recipe for dog food?
25:06 Do you juice beets? What are the benefits?
27:48 Do you have a quick method for cleaning celery?
30:35 What are your thoughts about a high-fat raw vegan diet?
32:44 Are leafy greens bad when juiced?
38:56 Is it safe to plant root vegetables next to my house?
40:00 How do you deal with cravings when changing your diet?

After watching this episode, you will learn the answers to the above questions, and much, much more.

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30 replies
  1. justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth says:

    Love your videos, always good to hear your opinions and I agree with a good lot of it as well. It was good to see Dr. Fuhrman on your show. I always think GBOMBS, greens, beans, onions, mushroom, berries and seeds makes sense.

  2. justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth says:

    I have a problem with the strong taste of beets. If you see this and can think of any good recipe or juice that gets enough beet juice to make a difference but can disguise or cover the flavor, mostly the sweetness, of the beets can you do a video? i think after I got used to them it would probably be OK, but I just can't take the taste of beets now,

  3. justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth says:

    I asked this on another video, but I remember when I was a kid that we used to be buy celery from the story and it was a pretty solid medium green, and hard and stiff. It would also last for a really long time in the refrigerator. Today when I go to buy celery in my local supermarkets, Safeway, Whole Foods, etc right from the get-go the celery seems softer, and also older, certainly not hard and stiff and goes limp and kins of bad pretty quickly in a day or two or three. Are they using a different strain of celery today than they used to? I would think that refrigerated shipping would be better today than decades ago. What gives. Also, the celery seems thinner too? I've been wondering about his for years.

  4. justgivemethetruth
    justgivemethetruth says:

    Changing the diet is really hard. Especially because everywhere are the lousy bad processed foods and the people who eat them. Then also we are programmed as children with packaging and bright colors to love and trust this processed stuff. Dr. Fuhrman writes a lot about this in his books.

    I am sort of taking my diet to the next level lately and have some cravings. What I try to do is to eat as much of the good stuff that I like that I can. Salads, vegetarian chili, fruits, oatmeal, stuff like that. Slowly your body will recognize that you feel good when you eat good foods and not so good or even bad when you eat the bad stuff. If you are serious and get the logistics right so that when you are hungry you have good foods around you will do better.

    It is so easy to blackslide when you get really hungry and go to the super-market and see all the old junks foods that you might still have an attachment for. For me it was a soft-drink every once in a while or ice cream. Not those things are pretty hard to eat. I will still sometimes get them out of habit, but I try to get the smallest amount, and also try to not finish it.

    And think about this stuff being bad when you eat it too. It's like quitting smoking, be as conscious as possible. After a while you start to think about how to be more efficient and better at keeping good stuff around you.

  5. Gail Van Der Walde
    Gail Van Der Walde says:

    what happened to intuitive eating? I live in a Northern part of Canada and in the winter it gets cold. I cannot see myself not including beans,legumes,some grains. I’ve noticed that a lot of people who promote raw live in warm climates. Of course I eat high nutrient foods but I certainly don’t count anything . I have not yet spent a winter Vegan so I welcome all comments. Thank you. I still have not conquered my cravings but they are much better.

  6. biospheres
    biospheres says:

    One of the most important dietary elements overlooked is prebiotics-probiotics roughage-fiber ….we have to feed 10K+ critters that dwell in us / remember we are over 90% other life forms along for a symbiotic ride. Without them we would not be…because of the negative agricultural practices (overuse/abuse of antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides and 10 million other chemicals)….. some of these bugs are extinct / nearing extinction.. which will be catastrophic for humanity. Our primate ancestors primary food intake was fibrous..vegetarian primates will eat and eat all day long if they could…of course they are more active compared to us and a wild chimp can snap you in half with its strength on a jungle raw-plant based diet that's not from a garden or health food store.

  7. jcamb72
    jcamb72 says:

    Good for not forcing vegan diet on your dog. I cook for mine all organic veg & potatoes & organic grass fed beef & organic air chilled chicken & turkey w/skin. I love animals & it took years for me to handle their meat but if one does not want to feed a meat eating pet what they need they should adopt a vegan animal, not a dog or cat.

  8. oɌionⓋ
    oɌionⓋ says:

    How to handle craving like wanting a big fruit smoothie after a hot 10 mile run? How about handling cravings of organic black pearl rice and lentils in a fat salad with peppercinnis, red onions, garlic, nutritional yeast, tomato, avocados, and sprouted corn tortillas.

  9. oɌionⓋ
    oɌionⓋ says:

    I'm loading local organic strawberries in my mouth by the carton. Mangoes, watermelon, Lara bars, steamed rice noodles with fresh ginger, sihracha, tamarind paste, fresh lemon, and sesame seeds.

  10. Op Hs
    Op Hs says:

    Thank you John, yeah, I do get cravings, but I know it's because of simple carbs (bad carbs) which turns into sugar anyway. When I try to eat raw, I tend to eat too much fruit and nuts, (especially nuts cravings) even though it's good it's still too much of a good thing. So weight gain, cravings and sluggish body.
    Love your T-shirt "Seed Savior" rather than saver. Love it, it's really a savior for us.

  11. okraw
    okraw says:

    Jump to hear the specific answers:
    01:30 What are your thoughts on high carb low-fat vegan?
    08:17 What is the best method for deep cleaning the NC800 juicer?
    11:52 What is the best deal of Goji Berries in Las Vegas?
    14:04 Is young coconut water that is pink is it good for drinking?
    16:55 How can fruitarians have a balanced diet?
    19:54 Do you have a recipe for dog food?
    25:06 Do you juice beets? What are the benefits?
    27:48 Do you have a quick method for cleaning celery?
    30:35 What are your thoughts about a high-fat raw vegan diet?
    32:44 Are leafy greens bad when juiced?
    38:56 Is it safe to plant root vegetables next to my house?
    40:00 How do you deal with cravings when changing your diet?

  12. TheOneanjel
    TheOneanjel says:

    I like you and John but I’m giving a thumbs down for the deceptive title. 30 minutes into it and all I hear is a bunch of blah blah that doesn’t apply to me and is so pedestrian. Perhaps you should call it “Q and A 101

  13. VoteGreen
    VoteGreen says:

    My kitty loves veggies (carrots, peppers, broccoli). She also loves bananas – she gets some banana every morning with her other vegan cat food. Maggie is an indoor kitten (2 1/2 months old) and is a lean, mean, vegan machine!

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