#mituFIT: Raw Vegan Myths Busted

BY Paula Carvajal | April 2, 2015 AT 9:20 pm

#mituFIT: Raw Vegan Myths Busted

Have a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle on Fruits & Veggies

It isn’t something she’s done all her life. In fact, it’s wasn’t something she thought of at all. Parties, cocktails and cigarettes were her priorities — that is, until a surgery made her kick all her vices at once.

Yovana Mendoza, better known as YouTube sensation Rawvana and spokesperson for #mituFIT, began her low fat, high carbohydrate raw vegan diet in January 2013. She had the same questions as everyone else. Can I live eating only fruits and vegetables? Is this healthy? How much will this change my life? The answers were yes, yes and only for the better. Here, Rawvana busts 11 of the most common myths about a raw vegan lifestyle.

Myth: I’ll be protein deficient.

Myth: The sugar intake from fruit is unhealthy.

Myth: I won’t get enough calcium.

Myth: I’ll get sick or become anemic.

Myth: I won’t have energy to exercise.

????Squats, ball throws, and ball slams all with a 10 pound medicine ball, 3 sets of each with 10 repetitions each. 7 am workout this morning on the #MituFit challenge! For the past 2 months I’ve been keeping the habit of going to bed by 10 pm, waking up at 6 am, and working out by 7. I’ve been feeling more energized, fresher, I’m able to do more throughout my day, and feeling in better harmony with my body. Amazing how small changes can affect your well being! #rawvana Wearing @dylninspired —————————- ????Ejercicios con pelotas de peso: sentadillas, tirar pelota, y aventar pelota hacia bajo, 3 sets de cada una con 10 repeticiones. Ejercicio a las 7 esta mañana en el reto #MituFit! Los últimos 2 meses he tenido el hábito de dormirme a las 10 pm, despertar a las 6 am, y hacer ejercicio a las 7. Me he sentido con más energía, mad fresca, me rinde mas el día, y me siento en más harmonía con mi cuerpo. Increíble como cambios pequeños afectan tu bienestar!

A video posted by Get INSPIRED & Lets Do This???? (@rawvana) on Mar 25, 2015 at 2:20pm PDT

Myth: I don’t have to drink as much water since fruit is hydrating.

Myth: It’s too expensive to be raw vegan.

????????????Transformation Tuesday! A little over two years ago, from one day to the next, I made the decision to completely change my lifestyle. Daily smoker, drinker, and ate all kinds of unhealthy foods, I tried eating raw vegan for two weeks and felt instant changes, I felt God’s presence, joy from within, and clear mindedness that helped me to see the TRUTH????. The lifestyle I was leading was not only toxic for my physical body, but it was also keeping me from living my purpose! I am grateful for my past because it has made me the person I am today and don’t regret any of it. I am grateful to God showing me the way to stop numbing myself and showing me a new way to LIVE LIFE and live an ABUNDANT LIFE! It’s not easy to leave the past behind, but it’s the only way to EVOLVE! #MituFit ——————————– ????????????Martes de Transformación! Hace poco más de dos años, de un día para otro, tome la decisión de cambiar por completo mi estilo de vida. Fumaba, tomaba, y comía de todo, probé comer crudivegano por 2 semanas y sentí cambios inmediatos: la presencia de Dios, gozo que viene desde adentro, y claridad mental que me permitió ver la VERDAD????. El estilo de vida que llevaba no solo era tóxico para mi cuerpo físico, pero también me estaba impidiendo de vivir mi propósito! Estoy agradecida por mi pasado por que me hizo la persona que ahora soy, no me arrepiento de absolutamente nada. Doy Gracias a Dios todos los días por haberme mostrado una manera diferente de VIVIR la VIDA y una VIDA en ABUNDANCIA y dejar de adormecerme! No es fácil dejar el pasado atrás, pero si es la única manera de EVOLUCIONAR! #rawvana

A photo posted by Get INSPIRED & Lets Do This???? (@rawvana) on Mar 31, 2015 at 8:53pm PDT

Myth: Organic foods are still more expensive.  

Myth: I can be a raw vegan most the week and reward myself with a cheat day.

Myth: Being a raw vegan is only about food.

Myth: My social life will be over.