Hello everyone! I'm not totally new to the raw food lifestyle..about 2 years ago my daughter and I gave it a go for about 1 month..Of course we felt great could think clearly, skin glowed etc...but as many of you know, old habits die hard. Since I am nearing my late forties I have been feeling awful..perimenopausal symptoms kicking in or should I say been going on lightly and sporadically throughout the years. I'm just tired of feeling bad. Soooo I began a food blog and changed my twitter page to inspire me to live this lifestyle all by choice and with great happiness. I am very excited to say the least and I am cherishing every pure piece of food that enters my palate. Here is my new blog..please come by to tell me what you think..I sure could use some pointers..Best wishes to everyone! Laura http://periwinkleblossoms.blogspot.com/ Best Wishes
Submitted by birdpooped on December 2, 2010 - 10:30am
Just wanted to introduce myself and my journey. My name is Jess and I hail from Ontario, Canada (it's snowing today!). I've been vegetarian for nearly 10 years, and first learned of raw food about a year ago. Since then, I have slowly (very slowly!) been becoming more raw. I've been vegan for about four months, and just completed a one month detox where I consumed no caffeine, alcohol, refined grains, table salt, artificial anything, or - a huge one for me - refined sugar. For the last week of the detox I was close to 100% raw (I ate some cashews, which of course aren't truly raw, and drank some herbal tea), and I feel fantastic! I'm now at a point in my life where I feel I can commit to being high raw, and never go back to the dreaded sugar that was sapping my energy and making me sick. This hasn't been easy for me - I used to have a serious sugar binging problem and I work as a baker and server at an ice cream parlor! (Talk about needing a career change, eh?) Right now, I'm allowing myself some cooked whole grains once a week if I feel so inclined, and am otherwise mainly raw. Every Thursday I feast on green smoothies only, which I find helps keep me in check and feeling "rawsome." At the moment, I'm in LOVE with raw lasagna, and I currently have some chick peas sprouting so I can try whipping up some raw chana masala tomorrow, which was one of my all-time favourite cooked meals, especially in the winter since the spices are so warming.
Even though I consider my raw story to just be beginning, raw food has already made a huge difference in my body and outlook. I'm about 20lbs lighter than I was before discovering raw (I've never been obese, but have had a higher-than-healthy BMI for most of my life), I sleep better, and my adult acne finally seems to be clearing up. My boyfriend and family have followed my lead and begun eating healthier too. I'm an animal lover also, and now operate a recipe blog where I offer healthy meal ideas you can share with your companion parrot! http://eatinglikeabird.wordpress.com Might seem weird I know, but parrots thrive on fresh, whole foods the same way that humans do. I think the biggest push I've had to eat healthily was when I looked at the fantastic meal I'd prepared for my parrot, Ellie, and thought - hey, how come I'M not eating that?! Some of the blog's recipes are cooked, but a lot more will be raw from now on.
Wow, that got long-winded! Sorry! I'm really looking forward to trying everyone's recipes and chatting with other raw fooders! See you around!
My name is Aurora (or Rory, for short), and I've joined this forum because I need some support! I am from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and am an editor and reporter for a community newspaper called The Calgary Journal (www.calgaryjournalonline.ca). Every month, we do a feature known as "Dare Us," where a reporter tries something they've never done before. I'm working on a feature for our next issue, and have decided to go raw vegan for a week. I need help though... I had a friend who was raw vegan, but he has since fallen off the wagon. I'm already quite conscious of my food choices (eat organic, local when possible, make things from scratch, etc.), but I am just venturing into the world of raw veganism, and I'm feeling a little bit lost.
hey everyone, i have a young fa,ily and have been interested in the raw concept fot a long time now... but still unsure how it affects us, what the good affects are etc and the real reasoning behind it all. i mean logically in ly head i feel like it makes sense but realistically when i think about it i dont know about anything behind it...!! quick tutrorial? particularly in relation young kids? (ages 2-7)
Submitted by Munchies on November 26, 2010 - 8:23pm
Hey everyone! I'm new to this site and came here to seek support. My names Heather, I'm 17 years old and i've been a vegetarian for 5 years on March 15th Ive also been cutting out most animal products besides the ones found in bread for about a year.
The past year and a half I've really been researching the raw food diet. However not many people support my decision and think it's an unhealthy choice. I'm really wanting to go raw for many reasons - I'm tired a lot, i have frequent UTI's, I have a chronic acne problem, etc ect. So hopefully with all the negative vibes im getting from my loved ones, this site can bring some positivity about my diet into my life.
So I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself, I hope i can get to meet lots of awesome, supportive people on here. :)