Raw vegan activist and cyclist Harley "Durianrider" Johnstone is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 981 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

 

In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he's airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has audio from who is arguably one of the most famous high-carb raw vegan activists on the Internet today. His name is Harley "Durianrider" Johnstone from "30 Bananas A Day" and his famous YouTube channel. What's interesting is Jimmy attempted to get the Adelaide, Australia-based vegan activist on his show about eight times before they were finally able to nail it down. And if you've ever seen his YouTube videos, then you know Durianrider has a flair for being dramatic, bombastic, and totally in-your-face. That's what we expected in the interview, but he was actually quite cordial and respectful of our host (unlike what happened with vegan physician Dr. John McDougall).


Jimmy met Durianrider in Adelaide, Australia last year

Listen in as Jimmy and Harley discuss the health problems he dealt with growing up, what a high-carb raw vegan diet looks like, why 70-minute daily exercise isn't enough, why he thinks some people gain weight when they eat carbs, his assertion that there are no low-carb Paleo success stories and his challenge to prove it works, the purpose of his arrogant style in presenting his message, why he believes everyone should be vegan and how to succeed at it, how he prevents hunger on his vegan diet, why he thinks people should be eating at least 30 bananas a day, why he's no fan of calorie-counting, how ketones play a role in fueling his body on his cycling race days, how he views exercise as the stimulant for eating more food, where we agree the most on the subject of nutrition, why he prefers fruit and fruit juices over any other food, why he doesn't believe there are ketogenic athletes, why he thinks it's not a big deal that vegans need to supplement with Vitamin B12, why raw veganism hasn't caught on as much as he would like and whether it can be sustainable, and whether consuming animal foods is ever appropriate for people to eat. If you missed this one, then brace yourself for one of the most entertaining and controversial interviews Jimmy has ever conducted in the history of "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show." ENJOY!

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