I have been enjoying the recipes and threads of this site for a while now, it is a great place here.
I have been raw for six months, now trying to follow 811rv, still experimenting how my body works. Lost about 30 pounds since I started eating raw, and I feel so good. I have been vegetarian, almost vegan, for three years before going raw.
What else? I live in Costa Rica with my family so I eat lots of tropical fruit, only simple raw food (i mean no “superfoods”) and few nuts because those are so expensive here. Unfortunately nothing is organic in the area where I live :( (well yes there is, cheese but I don’t eat it anymore, and canned condiments). I am a mum of two boys, with no hope to convert them raw, nor the dad. And I was born in France this is why my English sounds weird sometimes.
Welcome superpapaya~ Costa Rica, oh my how I want to visit your country!!! The produce has to be wonderful and much cheaper than here in the U.S.
You have been so lucky to loose 30 pounds, I know I could stand to get rid of at least that much if not more… However I eat too many seeds and nuts to make that happen… My hat is off to YOU for your sucess!!! By the way, your English is awesome…
I think I lost a lot of weight because when I started eating raw I also stopped to eat bread and all cooked starch, I also suppressed the milk in my coffee since I don’t drink coffee anymore. I used to have almond butter and honey or any sweet jam on my home-made whole bread at breakfast (french style! except the French have dairy butter and white bread traditionally)... so so bad! and I thought I ate healthy in those times lol