Raw newbie here
Raw newbie here
Hello everyone! I am new to raw and found this website and I think it is great, great recipes, forums, WOW. I have been reading over many raw sites, but this is the best one I have come upon. I am starting officially today. I live in NYC and it’s difficult to find fresh organic produce, so I visit my green market (local farmers) on Saturdays. I wish I had access to more, tried produce delivery and since they are all potluck, I don’t care for them. I like to choose my foods.
Anyway I have been organic for a few years and tried to go vegetarian/vegan but it never really stuck with me, but I have been feeling so tired and run down, weight fluctuating, not heavy, I am tall so the 145 pounds suits me, but I feel like a skinny fat person, I feel toxic so I want to get healthy. I know from my readings that raw is the right way to live and be healthy. It won’t be easy since I have a family of 4 here, but I am determined! And I need to make my foods yummy so I can share with the family and hopefully serve them raw food too. I just received my spiralizer and will make my zucchini spaghetti tonight. I know this site will help me reach my goals.
make it your goal to slowly include more and more raw foods in your diet as you go. do it slowly that way it becomes a HABIT and not a burden.
Hi Rawmaiden, this is indeed a friendly place where you’ll find lots of encouragement. I’m fortunate that my children are old enough to cook (or uncook, if they choose) for themselves, so I only have to worry about feeding ME.
Having a green market nearby will be a big help to you. I can go to mine and spend about $15-20 for all the food I can eat in a week and more!
Peace and Blessings,
Thanks Suzy and justbeautiful for your response and suggestions. I know that I must go slow because I will get frustrated and most likely fall off and I don’t want that to happen.
My kids are full grown too, but I am such an oldfashioned mom, still wanting to cook dinner for everyone and that will be hard to let go of. Since they are still at home (ages 18 & 23, just out of college/high school) so since they are still here, I have the opportunity to cook dinner for all of us. But I guess I could always make something on the side (not to cook) for me. It will take time, I have lots of patience and I am sure support here : )