Raw food diet and workouts

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    Mar 05, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    I am wondering if anyone has incorporated a raw food diet into their lives and if they have been successful in building muscle. I'm having trouble getting enough calories in my diet to conceivably do 100% raw. Today for example I went for a 2 1/2 hour bike ride and need to consume 5200 calories just to maintain my weight. I know that much cardio is not a good idea if you want to build muscle, but I'm looking for ideas on high calorie raw foods through the cycling season. My life would be great if I lived above a market that sold sashimi, but......no luck there.
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    Mar 05, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    You'll end up with big legs. Just keep eating. You'll be fine.
  • KissTheSky

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    Mar 05, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    Hey Seattle Guy
    This is not any helpful answer to your question, but I think you look great the way you are! You look like a real man who is healthy and in great NATURAL shape. If you want to put on some more muscle, that's up to you, but dude, you've already got it all going on. My advice would be to take the time you would be working out to build more muscle and instead go out and have outrageous amounts of fun. icon_biggrin.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 05, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    You need to do more research about your body and how it works. Diets don`t work, even if they`re designed to put on muscle. Your body is a machine, just like the engine in your car. A fad won`t make your car run better. Same for your body. Even calling it a machine doesn`t do it justice. It`s a miracle. Don`t listen to people pushing solutions that make them money. Find out how your cells and muscles really work, and grow, and you`ll get bigger just as I did. Intelligently.
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    Mar 05, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    raw foods will help. you can get protein from plant based sources... lots of pseudograins. buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa... go on sequelnaturals.com , i think theres some recipes. The Thrive Diet is a good book to pick up.
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    Mar 05, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    It's not exactly a raw diet, but I'm vegan and I actually just put on 10 lbs of muscle this past month with no supplements of any kind. You can do it, just eat. A ton.
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    Mar 08, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. I think I found what I was looking for. This guy Harley Johnstone is an raw vegan and an endurance cyclist who needs to shove in 7200 calories on his race days. He had some great advice I found in a few interviews of his.
    Peace.