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WHAT I EAT IN A WEEK

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Hiii Everyone, 🙂

First of all i want to thank you for all the messages i relieve daily. It makes me so happy to hear that i have helped some of you to feel better and that’s all i wanted to achieve through my blog. 🙂

I am glad that you guys ask so many questions because that way i know much better what you are interested in hearing and i try to listen to that.

As a ‘what i eat in a day’ posts seem to be the most requested ones at the moment, i thought i’d share a whole week of food with you. That way you get a better idea of what i eat on average since one day can vary a lot from other days.

What i eat in a day depends a lot on how active i am and if i eat out or cook at home. Keep in mind that this should not be an accurate guideline. Listen to what YOUR BODY needs. The healthier you become the easier it will be to actually understand what your body is asking for. 🙂

Monday

Breakfast: Large fruit plate (ca. 1 honey melon, 1 cup strawberries, 1 mango, 1 pineapple) and 1 Green Juice

Lunch: 2 spotty Bananas, 3 Gold kiwis,  12 Dates

Dinner: Green Salad with 1 Bell pepper , cherry Tomatoes, 1/2 cucumber, +1/2 avocado and lemon juice for the dressing, 1 large steamed sweet potato

Tuesday 

Breakfast: 5 spotty bananas in a smoothie with some water and 4 dates

Lunch: Large Fruit Plate: 1/2 pineapple, blueberries, rasberries, 2 peaches, 10 figs

snack: 15 Dates

Dinner: Green salad with lots of tomatoes, celery, cucumber + 1/2 baked Kabocha Squash

Wednesday

Breakfast: Mango mono meal (around 4-5 Mangos) and 1 Green Juice

Lunch: 15 Dates

Dinner: Simple Green Salad with lemon Juice, 6 Large Avocado ‘Toasts’ (= toasted, thick cut sourdough bread / 2-3 large avocados/ lemon, chili, tomatoes), 3 Large Bruschetta Breads

Thursday

Breakfast: Green Smoothie: 1 large bunch of parsley, 1/2 cucumber, 2 leaves swiss chard, 1/2 pineapple

Lunch: 5 spotty bananas, 10 figs

Dinner: More figs, 3 peaches, 2 cantaloupe melons

Friday

Breakfast: Green Smoothie: Big handful of wild spinach, 1 peeled lemon, 3 small heads broccoli, 2 ripe bananas

Lunch: 2 cantaloupe melons, 15 figs

dinner: 10 Dates, red lentil- potato soup

Saturday

Breakfast: Pineapple, peach, strawberry smoothie

Lunch: 18 Dates

snack: Big Fruit plate (Figs, kiwis, mango)

Dinner: Green vegetable curry with 12 small potatoes (instead of rice)

Sunday

Breakfast: Large Fruit plate: 1/2 Pineapple, 1 papaya, 1 cantaloupe melon

Lunch: Berry Bowl: Strawberries, rasberries, blueberries,

Snack: Large Green Smoothie

Dinner: A Lot of Dim Sum at my favorite dim sum place. I usually have steamed wild mushroom dumplings, steamed vegetable dumplings, steamed garden dumplings, pan fried vegetable dumplings and several portions of all of them 🙂

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Let me know if you liked this post and what you wish to see more of :-). Hope you all have a wonderful day with tons of FRUITS and EXERCISE. 🙂

xx Caroline

81 comments

Ditta Zavrell September 21, 2016 Reply

Loved it! 🙂 but I have a question, do you ever eat like full day cooked? For example, oatmeal for breakfast, Buddha bowl for lunch and potatoes for dinner? Or do you always have at least one raw meal?
Thanks, love you!

    Caroline Deisler September 23, 2016 Reply

    Hi Ditta,
    thanks for your comment. Great to hear that you liked it:-). I almost never eat a full day coooked food. However, that is just because i basically wake up and always crave something fresh like a smoothie, watermelon, melons, pineapple etc and never crave oatmeal for some reason :-). As for lunch i do have cooked food when i go out but again many times i love to have fruit or dates for lunch as it makes me feel my best and i won’t be tired afterwards which is a huge plus if you have things to do in the afternoon. Hope i could help:) Have a lovely weekend! xx Caroline

Alex September 22, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline,
It’s great seeing all the food you eat everyday throughout the week. Looks super healthy, but I’m wondering how much protein you are getting in comparison to all the natural sugars from the fruits. How often do you eat soya? I tend to snack on nuts quite a lot, but I’ll look up the nutritional value of dates.
Take care,
Kind regards,
Alex x

    Caroline Deisler September 23, 2016 Reply

    Hi Alex, thanks so much! So happy to hear that you liked the post. I, personally don’t count how much protein i am getting just because i think it takes out the fun a bit :). We don’t need as much protein as the society is nowadays telling as and therefore i really don’t think there is a reason to track the exact amount of protein we are getting unless your goal is to build up a lot of muscles. There are tons of vegetables and fruit that do contain a fairly small amount of protein where the 2 essential amino acids are in an ideal ratio which means the body can absorb the full amount of protein of that plant. So potatoes, sweet potato, broccoli, spinach, etc. will still provide you with proteins. I would suggest to just give it a try and see how you feel :-)! Hope that helps! xx Caroline

      Amber February 20, 2017 Reply

      Dear Caroline, what would you suggest cooking with if you don’t use oil? Thank you

        Caroline Deisler March 1, 2017 Reply

        Hi Amber,
        i usually just use a big of water or vegetable broth in a non sticky pan.
        xx Caroline

      Victoria Roose Winkel March 22, 2017 Reply

      How do you prepare your broccoli?

        Caroline Deisler March 26, 2017 Reply

        Hi Victoria,
        I like broccoli the best in a light curry sauce. Curry and broccoli/cauliflower go sooo well together!:-) Other than that steamed broccoli is also nice but i prefer it with a bit more flavor. 🙂
        Hope that helps.
        xx Caroline

Mimi September 23, 2016 Reply

I really like this post and it actually gave me a lot of ideas for what I should eat throughout the week. I started going vegan 3 months ago and I never want to go back to eating animal products, however, the biggest problem I have is craving for vegan junk food. Chips, vegan icecream/cakes/cookies. I have a big sweet tooth and I find that fruits can never satisfy that no matter how much I ate. I love fruits but I dont find myself eating as much as the vegan community because i get sick of it easily and start to crave bad sweets. Same thing with salty snacks. This is how a typical dat for me is like

breakfast: green smoothie (spinach, pineapple, banana, kiwi, orange, chia seeds, cinnamon) OR overnight oats topped with granola, chia seeds, cinnamon, and fruits.

lunch: brown rice with kimchi, pickled radish, and mixed greens OR homemade stir fried noodles with vegetables

snacks: 2 fruits (usually peach and banana or mango) OR cliff bar OR some vegan cookies

dinner: brown rice/quinoa with more vegetables OR fruit salad

This is basically what I eat on a good day if I dont let my bad cravings take control. I know balance is everything and sometimes you have to treat yourself so you don’t feel deprived but when I crave chips and i buy chips I rlly can’t control myself and I end up eating the whole bag. same with icecream… It is hard for me to scoop out a servig of icecream and tell myself thats all im having… So food is constantly in my mind. They say you can eat anything on a vegan diet and not gain weight and that is totally not true. Any advice?

    Caroline Deisler September 23, 2016 Reply

    Hi Mimi, thanks you so much. Im glad to hear that you found some inspiration. Craving sweet things and vegan junk food is totally normal when you just started going vegan. Your body needs to get used to the new diet and it needs to overcome the old bad cravings. I went through that phase myself and ate a lot of raw vegan desert which are extremely high in fat and not necessarily that healthy. It is def not true that you can eat anything on a vegan diet and not gain weight. people often times misunderstand the word vegan and healthy. Vegan does not automatically mean healthy. A vegan diet is healthy if it is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, starches like potatoes and rice etc. but vegan snacks and junk food is packed with additives, salt, sugar and not nutrition at all. Focus on eating a lot of fruits in the morning, always have 1 green smoothie a day (with 80% greens and 20% fruit or even less fruit than that), and when it comes to sweets try to have dates or back smh yourself which only has a few ingredients like sweet potato brownies. I would also think about doing a colon cleanse (3-6 colonics in about 6 weeks) to cleanse your colon and get rid of all the toxins etc. This will help you a lot to let go of your sweet cravings as your body only crave things thats in your body. I hope that helps :-)! Have a lovely weekend. xx Caroline

      Camilla February 13, 2018 Reply

      Hi Caroline,

      Thank you for your inspiring blog! I am in awe 🙂 You have inspired me to start my vegan journey. However, now in the beginning of it all I struggle a bit with bloating. I have followed your advice to eat raw fruit and vegetables in the morning, and not after cooked food. The gas is still on, though. It will typically start after a mono meal of bananas, or after eating dates. Perhaps also oats may be an issue, in spite of the soaking of them over night/several nights. Do you have any tips for me in this regard? Did you experience bloating in the beginning of this lifestyle? Do you use a lot of oats yourself?

      Further, I would love your views on fodmap-foods. Unfortunately it seems like both bananas and dates are high fodmap, and I hope that my body will adjust since I love them so much.

      And finally; have you done a colon cleanse yourself? I read a lot of material about this subject, pointing in all directions in regard to its efficiency and healthiness. And to be hones I am a little bit scared to pull it through. It would really help if you would share your experience with me.

      Thanks again, and all the best – Camilla

        Caroline Deisler February 28, 2018 Reply

        Hi Camilla

        Sorry to hear that! Have you done a colon cleanse yet? It´s called colon hydra therapy and really helps to cleanse your system and to get rid of old waste and toxins. Aww just saw that you said that!! Yes, I am getting a colonics around 3-4 times a year and love it!!! Its so helpful and such a good way to keep your colon healthy!☺️

        Other than that it seems like you are doing everything right. In general, the simpler your plate the easier to digest.//

        Hope that helps!!
        xx Caroline

mia September 23, 2016 Reply

wow seems delicious!! so much fruit i love it! i always thought too much is bad because of the carbs but you’ve convinced me otherwise 🙂 but what i wonder is you like fitness and normally people who have a great bodyb(your body is is beautiful i wish incohld be as skinny and toned as you!) eat lots of proteins but you don’t seem to..? just wondering if you’re maybe drinking some sort of protein shakes please let me know!!

    Caroline Deisler September 23, 2016 Reply

    Hi Mia, thanks so much! It’s Amazing to hear that that you get into the good crabs :-)! I totally hear you, so many people who are into fitness eat tons of protein and very few carbs. I, personally don’t think thats a good idea because we need that sugar , every cell is running on glucose so if we eat high protein/ low carb we end up having cravings and won’t have a lot of energy. A high carb/low fat (no oil, very few nuts etc.) vegan diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is in my opinion the best way for a toned and lean body. However, if your aim is to build up lots of muscles then you probably have to eat more protein. My goals is to be healthy,fit, lean and happy and have tons of energy :-). Hope i could help! xx Caroline

      mia September 24, 2016 Reply

      ok thank you for your reply! 🙂 so you don’t eat things such as tofu or soy yogurt/milk?

        Caroline Deisler September 24, 2016 Reply

        Yes thats correct 🙂

Elle September 25, 2016 Reply

A question regarding your intake of good fats. Reading your weekly meal plan shows that your are getting very little (if at all?) good fats from your food.

You need fat to help you absorb certain nutrients, such as fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K) and antioxidants (like lycopene and beta-carotene). 
Fat is also very important in giving your cells structure. Omega-3 fats, a type of unsaturated fat, are important for optimum nerve, brain and heart function. Your body utilizes fat for everything from activating hormones to building immune function.
The human brain is composed of nearly 60% fat, with fatty acids that are critical in facilitating brain performance. Omega 3s (EPA and DHA) in particular are necessary for proper brain development as we know it today, and there are very few vegan sources that are high in this critical component. They include seaweed, flax, chia, and hemp seeds, with other vegan sources quite low on the list.

Do you have a certain reason for excluding good fats from your diet?

    Caroline Deisler September 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Elle,
    thanks for your message :-). This post just showed an average week of food for me. I do eat healthy fats and totally agree that they are very important and should never be excluded from a diet. I eat around 2-3 avocado on average per week but that can also depend from week to week. In summer i eat a little less fat just because i am craving more sweet fruits and like to listen to my body.
    Hope that answers your question :-)!
    xx Caroline

C September 25, 2016 Reply

Do you take any supplements on top of the regular food (e.g. vitamins, omega 3, superfoods…)? 🙂 what are your thoughts on this?

    Caroline Deisler September 28, 2016 Reply

    Hey:-),
    i only take probiotics at night and sometimes VB12 and magnesium (if i worked out a lot). I am not the biggest fan of supplements as i think it is always better to get vitamins and minerals from whole foods. Def check your VB12 level to see if you need to supplement that but for the rest i think focus on having lots of different fruits and vegetables :-)!
    xx Caroline

Christina September 25, 2016 Reply

Hi 🙂

First of all, i love your blog! You Seem so at ease with yourself.

I hope this doesn’t offend you in any way (that’s not my intention)
I’m just really torn.
Uhm, j first came across you Instagram because I saw a skinny girl in a picture.
I’ve been struggling with an eating disorder for ten years now, but I’m at a point where I want and need to find a way out of it.
Many people become addicted to getting fit and exercise all the time and that’s not what j want to do. I don’t want to replace my illness with another addiction.

However, my concern is. I want to go vegan, but to me you just don’t look healthy at all. To me you’re so skinny, and look sick. But is this just the way you are born? Are you actually healthy? And can it be healthy for you and your body to go on a vegan diet. Or does it turn into an addiction too with eating so healthy and never have any “bad” food? Your meal plan just seem so low in calories to me. I wouldn’t be able to function on that – but you look so happy and full of energi, so my mind is pretty torn.

Again, I hope this doesn’t offend you. I only want to learn and I’m so sorry if it did.

Thank you so much in advance!

Regards Christina

    Caroline Deisler September 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Christina, Thank you so much the sweet message. I am not offended at all. However, i am very healthy, have tons of energy and eat an unlimited amount of whole foods each day. I never restrict calories and eat around 2500 kcal a day. I would highly recommend you to try this lifestyle again and forget about calorie counting. It is nearly impossible to gain weight on this lifestyle no matter how much you eat (thats my own experience and i have been eating this way for over 2 years now).
    Hope i could help.:)
    xx Caroline

      Ashley Fox December 5, 2016 Reply

      I am wondering how to eat that much food in a sitting. I love dates but it is hard to eat more than four of them. Does your body just get used to the intake?

        Caroline Deisler December 6, 2016 Reply

        Yes i guess you get use to it :-)! I have always been a big fruit lover and love to eat a lot but if you can’t eat more than 4 dates maybe try to have a few more snacks through out the day until you can eat more fruits in one sitting. 🙂
        xx Caroline

      Elle September 16, 2017 Reply

      Hi Caroline,
      Love your blog and the message you are spreading. I myself eat a whole food plant-based diet (HCLF) 🙂
      Just curious, before you went HCLF how many calories a day roughly did you use to eat? Cause I know for me I used to eat way less calories before I went vegan and HCLF specifically and yet I was less lean and toned. Yay for plants:)
      Also random question: do you drink water with your meals or mainly outside or your meals (some people believe it slows down digestion, was curious what you thought about that)?
      Love,
      Elle

        Caroline Deisler September 23, 2017 Reply

        Hi Elle 🙂

        Thank you so much!! I was always a person who liked to eat a lot. I was just thinking I had to limit my portions to stay in shape and I never felt as balanced and fit as I do now. I funnily worked out much more than I do now and I am much fitter and toned now! :=) I was living in New York that time and worked out every day, sometimes twice a day where as now I workout 4-5 times a week and don’t stress about it at all. Its just so much easier to stay in shape on a high carb plant based diet and I love the fact that you can always eat in abundance without ever worrying about calories. 🙂

        I usually drink water at any time 🙂 but try not to drink too much while I´m eating.

        Hope that helps!:)
        xx Caroline

Bridget September 26, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline,
I love your blog! I was vegan for a year and became anemic and had to go back. I really want to be able to be vegan again for good, but I need a solution! How do you get a lot of iron? Is it bad to take supplements?
Thanks again!

    Caroline Deisler September 28, 2016 Reply

    Hi Bridget, all leafy greens like spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli etc. are a great source of iron. Also chickpeas, sesame seeds and beans have iron. My favorite way to get iron is to make green smoothies as the body absorbs all the nutrients even better that way :-). Hope i could help!
    xx Caroline

Louise October 2, 2016 Reply

Hi caroline

Im from Denmark. Love your blog. Dates? What is that?

Best regards Louise

    Caroline Deisler October 3, 2016 Reply

    Hi Louise,
    Medjoul dates are the sweetest fruits and best snack ever 🙂 Im sure you will find them in denmark!!
    xx Carolien

Jitka October 9, 2016 Reply

Hi:) i love your post:) and i have a question:
Does your boyfriend eat the same food as you?? Thanks:)))

    Caroline Deisler October 9, 2016 Reply

    Hi Jitka, my boyfriend
    loves to eat healthy as well but he is not vegan:-).
    Have a lovely rest of the day.
    xx Caroline

Clara November 6, 2016 Reply

Hello Caroline! Many of my questions has been already asked but I was wondering one thing: When you become a high carb low fat Vegan, did you lose weight? Do you know your BMI (if you don’t want to understand to that question, i will understand ) i am struggling against anorexia and boulimia since 3 years and I will really would like to stabilize my weight at a BMI of 16,5-17…do you think that it would be possible? Anyway, have you got tips to not crave on junk food while doing boulimia crisis? I am very desperate about my relationship with food and I don’t know if this will end one day. I hope that you won’t be afraid by my message…thank you a lot and keep continue inspiring us! ♡

    Caroline Deisler November 11, 2016 Reply

    Hi Clara, 🙂
    i was already quite skinny before going vegan and I didn’t notice any weight loss at the beginning. However, I felt soooo good eating these large amount of fruits, having tons of energy, never restricting myself, etc. Over time I def lost a bit of weight, got more toned and feel like it is impossible to gain weight no matter how much i eat. This lifestyle will teach you so much about loving yourself, taking good care of yourself and being happy that i think you should def try it!! Eating as much as you can and never thinking about food in a bad way is so liberating and will automatically prevent you from binging.
    The best tip to not crave junk food is again the high carb vegan lifestyle. You are eating A LOT of fresh ripe fruits, dates, potatoes etc. that your body will be satisfied due and not craving unhealthy foods.
    Hope that helps. 🙂
    xx Caroline

      Clara November 11, 2016 Reply

      Thank you very much for your answer. But how do you do at school or work with such an atypic lifestyle? And what is your BMI? Donc you think that with that lifestyle, I could be 4kg less than my weight When I was eating animal product? ♡

        Caroline Deisler November 16, 2016 Reply

        Hi Clara,
        i always take fruits, dates etc. with me or just buy these at local supermarkets or go to healthy lunch places.
        Please don’t focus on weight loss. I am sure you will lose weight on that lifestyle but it is so negative to focus your mind on that. Concentrate on being the healthiest version of yourself and always eat as much as you want without counting calories.
        Have a lovely evening. 🙂
        xx Caroline

Nica November 14, 2016 Reply

Hi Caroline! I really love your posts and your lifestyle 🙂 I was wondering if you also sometimes add apples to your meals? And if not, why? thanks! xx

    Caroline Deisler November 16, 2016 Reply

    Hi Nica,
    thank you so much!:-) So glad to hear that.
    I love apples but i prefer to eat them alone and don’t really add them to meals. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Lucile December 5, 2016 Reply

Hi,
Thank you so much for you article, it is so interesting. I have been vegan for some time now, but I am thinking of going more raw because I want to see what it can do for my weight and skin. I feel very inspired by the way you eat, and I am going to aim to eat the same way (mostly fruits and vegetables), I do wonder about grains though, do you sometimes have oats, rice, quinoa, wholewheat bread etc? Or do you just eat potatoes to keep yourself satisfied? What about proteins such as lentils or chickpeas? Thankss x

    Caroline Deisler December 6, 2016 Reply

    Hi Lucile,
    i am sure you will feel amazing on the raw diet. I love to have a few raw days every now and then as it is so beneficial for your skin and health in general. I mostly eat fruits, green, potatoes etc. but i probably have 1-2 days a week where i eat rye bread or sourdough bread with avocado or bruschetta. I am not a big oatmeal/ quinoa person but i love rice. Especially in sushi. However, health wise potatoes are the best option after fruits/greens. Lentils,chickpeas, quinoa, oats etc. are great but keep in mind they are not alkalizing. 🙂
    Hope that helps. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Kaiting December 8, 2016 Reply

Hi, thank you so much for sharing about your lifestyle views! they’re so inspiring and I really admire you for that 🙂 I’m planning on trying this diet and is going to the supermarket to get lots of vegetables and fruits to start off, and I was wondering if you could give me a list of fruits and vegetables that you suggest I get? and what are your views on Muay thai and Cycling? do you think they would be good workouts? thank you so much!! really love your blog! 🙂

    Caroline Deisler December 8, 2016 Reply

    Hi Kaiting,

    thank you so much for the kind message. So glad to hear that you feel inspired!! 🙂 First of all any workout is better than not working out!!:) keep that in mind:)! I love cycling!! Its such a great way to sweat and have fun, boxing and muay thai are great workouts as well and make you strong and toned. A mix of different workouts is always great!

    Here is a list of things I buy mostly everyday:
    – Bananas (buy a big box so they can ripen up at home), Apples, Pears, Oranges, Mangos, Pineapple, Melons (only if they are ripe), Medjool Dates (I usually buy a 5kg box as they are cheaper), greens (spinach, rocket, lettuces, kale..), tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, celery, zucchini, avocado, potatoes (always buy organic as they taste so much better), sweet potato, pumpkin (kabocha squash is my fav), ..these are things that i have at home all the time and then its good to have some staples like coconut milk, curry powder, onions, garlic, tinned tomatoes, etc. but i don’t use that every day.

    Hope that helps:-)!
    xx Caroline

      Kaiting December 9, 2016 Reply

      omg thank you so much!!!!!! really appreciate it 🙂

Elisabeth December 23, 2016 Reply

Did you get headache or others consequences when you started your diet? Sure but how long did it take time?
It seems impossible to eat only fruits, vegetables, potatoes etc everyday for breakfast, lunch, dinner etc because they don’t give a lot of energy. Even if I eat many fruits, I still believe that I’m too fragile so I’m not convinced and doubt the vegan diet. How can you replace meat or protein stuff?
And how do we know if our diet is going wrong? Thank you Caroline! xox

    Caroline Deisler December 26, 2016 Reply

    Hi Elisabeth,
    if you feel like you are not getting enough energy from fruits than you need to eat more. Make sure you eat around 2500 kcal per day at least. Fruits, dates, potatoes, veggies, greens, rice etc. give you much more energy than animal proteins. They are also much easier to digest which means your body can break down the sugar easily and fuel your cells.
    All fruits, dates, veggies, beans, greens, etc. contain protein and there is no need for additional protein supplements!
    Hope that helps!:)
    xx Caroline

      Elisabeth December 28, 2016 Reply

      That means I’ve to eat 100 fruits yeah maybe I don’t eat enough yet. Thank you Caroline, I guess you already replied the same thing x times, sorry for it & hope that you’re doing well like everyone! Have a lovely new year (D-3)

Camille January 9, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline !! 🙂

First of all thank you so much for your blog and for all of your posts ! Sharing it with us is very generous and kind ! I’m following you since few time, and I’m reading your blog every day very carefully.
I have a question: in fact, I can not workout at the moment, and I don’t know yet when i will be able to go back to the gym ! So I wanted to know if you have this kind of diet every day, I mean the days you work out and the days you don’t ?

Thank you very much !!!

Have a nice evening 🙂

    Caroline Deisler January 11, 2017 Reply

    HI Camille,
    thank you so much!! So happy to hear that you feel inspired. :-))
    I am eating that way every day no matter of i workout or not 🙂 In fact, i had weeks over the summer where I dirndl work out and my body stayed totally the same:) So no worries about not working out for a couple of weeks:)
    Hope it helps!
    xx Caroline

Renata January 30, 2017 Reply

Do you eat coconut and drink coconut water? Do you ever have any type of vegan yogurt? I took antibiotics and lost all my nice bacteria my gut flora is very weak right now and I am very swollen, from head to toes, I suffer a lot from swelling legs, what would you recommend? Do you ever drink any vegan milk, like soy, rice or oatmeal? What do you use as the base for your smoothies?

Hope you can help, thank you very much!

Renata

Renata January 30, 2017 Reply

Do you have any agave syrup?

Shannon Fogden February 6, 2017 Reply

Hey Love your blog, did you find the change to fully raw hard? Do you find your body reacts differently on raw/cooked meals and where do you get your protein from? Xx

    Caroline Deisler February 7, 2017 Reply

    Hi Shannon,
    thank you so much! :-))

    I am mostly fully raw over the summer when its easy to get good quality and ripe fruits. Over the winter months i really like to have a cooked warm dinner and am looking forward to that during the day.
    However, I do see a difference when i eat fully raw as I feel like I need less sleep and have even more energy. Maybe it is also a mic of getting more sunshine during the summer as well but i def recommend to try it or to implement 1-2 raw days per week.
    Thats what I do at the moment, I eat fully raw whenever I feel like it and mostly eat melons, pineapple, mangos ,dates and salads on these days. 🙂

    My protein sources are mainly: spinach, kale, broccoli, bananas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, nuts.

    Hope that helps! :-))
    xx Caroline

Hanaa February 14, 2017 Reply

Hi I was wondering, I’m 17 years old & I still didn’t get my period for 1 year and 2 months . I know this is bad but it’s because I’m struggling with an eating disorder . Also I wake up and walk first and then eat so I guess I feel energized. But do dares make u fat? And I wanted to know is eating a banana in the morning going to make me fat ? How can I get tall? My sister and dad are really tall but since I meat up with my system by putting my body through this disorder I don’t think I can grow taller anymore . Is this true? Please answer

    Caroline Deisler February 14, 2017 Reply

    Hi Hanaa,
    being underweight can cause all sorts of issues. It can definitely be the reason that you don’t get your period and and that don’t grow as tall as you are supposed to be. I highly recommend you to eat at least 2500 kcal a day and without doing so I don’t think anything will change. Dates, bananas and all other fruits will never make you fat, however, I think you need to change your mindset about what “fat” means first! From what you are describing, you probably NEED to gain weight and its great to do that in a healthy way with a plant based diet.
    Hope that helps!:-)
    xx Caroline

Lola February 14, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline,

You are such a lovely presence in my day. Eating more fruit and going vegan have totally changed my life! I would not have done it without this blog. Thank you!

My question for you is: do you eat dried fruit? (Apples, pineapple, and mango are my favorites) They seem such an easy snack, but make me feel so bloated.

How do you avoid bloating with all of the fruit? Even when I eat it before cooked foods it seems to be a problem.

Thank you! I’m so grateful for this blog.

    Caroline Deisler February 14, 2017 Reply

    Hi Lola,
    thank you so much!:-) Makes me so happy to hear that! 🙂

    I love dried fruits. My favourites are figs and mango, however, I usually eat so many dates that I am not craving a lot of other dried fruits. :-))
    The best way to avoid bloating is to eat as simple as possible and if you feel like you are having are hard time getting rid of it, eat mono meals for a few days / weeks. That means having one type of fruit for breakfast, one for lunch etc. and not mixing any fruits/ veggies. Drinking a lot of water and working out (especially running) also helps a lot to keep you tummy flat.
    If you still feel bloated, I would suggest to do a colon cleanse. This can either be done at home with an enema or at a medical spa in form of a colonics. Its a very powerful treatment and can help a lot with digestion issues, bloating, skin issues etc.

    Hope that helps!:-)
    Have a lovely day.
    xx Caroline

ioanna February 23, 2017 Reply

Hey Caroline:) because im not o big fun for dates, can i use apples instead?

    Caroline Deisler March 1, 2017 Reply

    Hi Love,
    of course you can use any fruits instead. Just make sure you are getting enough calories in 🙂 Apples are much lower in calories compared to dates so you have to eat more or add other fruits as well :-)))!
    Big kiss from London!
    xx Caroline

Ling April 4, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline,

What do you think of juice cleanses as part of a HCLF diet? As in incorporating these cleanses every so often?

    Caroline Deisler April 5, 2017 Reply

    Hi Ling,

    I love cold pressed juices, however, I don’t recommend to only drink juices and not have solid food for a long period of time. The good part is that your body can rest and has more time to detox and heal itself if you only drink juices. The negative part is that your metabolism is slowing down a lot and your body thinks its “starving” which means it won’t burn a lot of calories anymore and instead will hold on more to the food you are eating after your cleanse. I did 2 juice cleanses for 5 days each before I went vegan and felt AMAZING during that time, however, at the end of the 5 days I was craving everything i could think of and had so much more food than i would have had normally. It didn’t make me feel good in the end and i even felt like i gained weight at that time. Sorry for my on response, I just thought I share my own experience to help you as I really didn’t find it helpful at all. I think its great to start every day with a healthy green juice and even have another one before lunch but I wouldn’t replace food completely with juices.

    Hope that helps!:-))
    xx Caroline

Chloe April 8, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline x
How do you manage bad cravings when travelling and not feeling tempted to eat the wrong things and overindulging bad foods when hanging out with your friends?

    Caroline Deisler April 12, 2017 Reply

    Hi Chloe,
    I always bring lots of fruits, dates and veggies with me on the plane to make sure that I have enough snacks.:-) Whenever I am in different countries or on vacation, I check out all the local fruit stores and markets!! I love to buy fruits when traveling as they are so easy to eat on the go. Luckily most of my friends love to eat healthy too but even the ones that don’t eat so healthy really support me with the way I like to eat. 🙂 I think its sooo important not to judge people and to let everyone eat the way they want to so If you are happy that way your friends should know that and support that. 🙂 Hope that helps love! xx Caroline

Sarah July 11, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline! I don’t know if you’ve already answered this question… I was wondering How you can eat so much fruit and vegetables and still have such a flat and perfect stomach. I love fruit and veggies and I eat them every day , but I can feel (and see) that my stomach gets puffy after meals. Can you explain this to me? Thanks
P.S. I love your blog. You really are a very beautiful person.
xoxo

    Caroline Deisler September 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi Sarah :-))

    Thank you so much!:-)

    I know exactly what you are thinking and to be hones I couldn’t quite believe it myself before I started this lifestyle. Your body gets used to eating more fruits and if you stick to mono meals at the beginning it will be much easier for your digestion. Having sweet cantaloupe melons for breakfast and 5-8 ripe bananas for lunch would be a good example of mono meals that are easy to digest. 🙂 also make sure you are drinking around 2 liters of water during the day and around 1 liter in the morning on an empty stomach.:-)

    Hope that helps:)
    xx Caroline

Lolita July 13, 2017 Reply

Hey loves your post.
Just a little question what’s your weight and height??

    Caroline Deisler September 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi Lolita!:) Thank you so much:)

    I am 1,79m tall and don’t weight myself. This lifestyle is all about eating in abundance and weighing doesn’t quite go with that as I don’t want to focus on a number on the scale :)Hope you understand.

    xx Caroline

Samantha July 31, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline! Thank you for the post, it’s really nice knowing you can actually function on a raw vegan diet like yours, I don’t know if someone asked this already but here it goes, do you drink vegetable milks (almond, rice, coconut?), are nuts a part of your diet? Thanks

    Samantha July 31, 2017 Reply

    Also, do you snack during the day, if so, what do you eat? Thank you!

      Caroline Deisler September 10, 2017 Reply

      Hey again 🙂 I love to sit down and enjoy big meals and don’t snack too much. If I have a busy day and know I won’t have time to eat a proper lunch I usually pack lots of medjool dates, dried figs or fresh fruit so I have something healthy on the go. Nuts also make a great snack but I feel much more energized after having fruits. 🙂

    Caroline Deisler September 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi Samantha
    Thank you so much! So happy to hear that you feel inspired :):) I don’t eat a lot of nuts and don’t drink a lot of vegetable milks as I usually have fresh fruits for breakfast and don’t drink coffee. However, I do love coconut milk for curries and love to have some cashews, macadamia or Brazil nuts here and there :). Hope that helps!
    xx Caroline

Hadeel August 4, 2017 Reply

Hi my love
I am addicted for your plans and I tried to complete them with all my power , i have been vegan for 2 years and I am still , but I always crave chocolate (I hate dark chocolate since they don’t let me feel satisfied ) can I do something ?

stella November 7, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline,
Do you ever drink soy milk or almond milk? also, do you eat oatmeal?

    Caroline Deisler November 21, 2017 Reply

    Hi Stella

    Oatmeal and soy+almond milk are great!!!Good source of protein too. However, I almost never drink plant based milks as I don’t drink coffee and usually have lots of fresh fruits for breakfast

    Hope that helps!
    xx Caroline

AJ January 8, 2018 Reply

Hi! Thanks so much for all your wonderful support and tips. What is your favorite salad dressing? I see you use lemon juice. What else do you use for salad dressings? Also, how do you cook your bake potatoes? With olive oil, salt, pepper?
Thanks so much!

    Caroline Deisler January 11, 2018 Reply

    Hi Love Thank you so much!! I love to use 1/2 avocado and mix that into the greens. Its so simple but super delicious and give the salad that perfect creaminess without using any oil :):) you can also add some fresh lemon juice! :=)
    Hope that helps☺️
    xx caroline

Electra February 11, 2018 Reply

Which curry sauce do you recommend. ? Or do you have a receipt ?

    Caroline Deisler February 12, 2018 Reply

    Hi Love
    Have you seen my curry recipes? 🙂
    xx Caroline

Freedom April 25, 2018 Reply

Hi Caroline!

First, you’re amazing. Second, I love your posts about what you eat, like this one, but is there any way you could make a shopping list? Including the ingredients for your green juice for a week? I would really appreciate being able to print it out and go to the store! If you’ve already done this and I just missed it can you link me?

Thank you and all the best,
Freedom

    Caroline Deisler May 11, 2018 Reply

    Hi Lovely:)

    Thank you so much!! Have you seen that shopping list here:

    Let me know if that helps!:):)
    xx Caroline

Molly August 22, 2018 Reply

Hi, Caroline. I love your blog. I have learned so much from you! I have been trying the raw until 4 diet lately, and it has been working great. I did read that people who eat a lot of fruit have to be careful with their teeth enamel because it can be damaged by the acidity in the fruit. Have you run into that at all or do you do anything to prevent it? You have a beautiful smile, so it doesn’t look like it is an issue for you.

    Caroline Deisler September 12, 2018 Reply

    Hi Molly 🙂

    so sorry for the late response. I only try to be careful with lemon and use a straw when I drink my morning lemon water. Other than that I never had any issues wirth fruits. 🙂

    xx Caroline

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