Hello all! Today was day 2 in my transition to a raw food lifestyle. I've read "Raw Food Detox" and was/am fascinated by the idea of completely cleaning my body out and reaching optimum health. I'm 27 years old, but am 50-60 pounds overweight, am plagued by constant heartburn, extreme fatigue (I drink several cups of coffee plus 1-2 energy drinks every day just to stay awake at work), have aching joints, patchy skin, grey hair. . . in other words, I'm living in a body way too old and worn down.
I do want to lose weight - absolutely no doubt about it, as it's either lose weight or start wearing a sheet w/ a hole in it to work - but more than anything I want to feel better, healthier.
I am in a transition right now, so am not 100% raw, but look forward to reaching that goal.
Submitted by Michelle13 on August 27, 2011 - 2:45pm
My name is Michelle and I am 20 years old. Currently living at home in Massachusetts and have been vegan&raw for a few months now (and LOVING IT). I got into raw food because of a blog I follow, I started getting into food blogs after discovering my gluten intolerance about six months ago. I was having really bad acid reflux every month and day to day stomach issues and too much gas to be publicly accepted. After my wonderful mother suggested maybe I give up gluten (and I did) I was amazed at how what you put into your body effects the way you feel every day. It fascinated me so much I decided to delve into food and specialty diets a little more. I read multiple books, watched a few amazing documentaries and read a large amount of internet articles and have come to the conclusion that to better and preserve my newfound health and wellbeing at an optimal level, raw veganism is the way to go! I love all the new recipes and being creative in the kitchen. The food is fabulous and makes me feel satisfied but never overly full and gross. A great majority of my family has suffered or is suffering from cancer and other illnesses. Looking at those I love struggle, pains me and makes me wonder how we got here and how we can all become a healthy and happy human race. I feel like I have found the secret! (if you haven't guessed its raw veganism!!) I feel as if my pipes are running clean. I am looking forward to learning more and maybe chatting it up with some like minded people. Im excited to be here!!
Hi guys! I suppose I just start with the basics, huh?
I'm 19 years old (20 in like a month), from Australia. I've been very happily vegan for 5 years. I'm currently attempting recovery (again) from an eating disorder, and I've always had an interest in raw food, so I thought this would be a gentle, healthy way to ease myself back into actually eating. I actually did the same thing with my veganism. I was very sick, and very thin, and wanted to badly to get better, but the thought of having "all that food" scared the crap out of me. I ended up stumbling onto some information on veganism and it was like a switch was flipped. I knew straight away that was perfect for me. It really helped me out of a bad place.
But now, I know all the "junk foods" a vegan can have, and because its been so long, it seems like "all that food" all over again. A new way of eating gets me so excited about food, and creating, and experimenting that its easier for me to focus on being healthy, rather than being thin.
hello from Iowa! I'm new to the forum,but hope to make new friends and learn tons! I'm recently going back to raw foods after ignoring my health for a couple years. Thanks in advance for all the help and answers to my millions of questions.