Hi everyone, I’m Jenni, I’m new. I’m transitioning to a mostly raw diet. I have a lot of weight (like 150 pounds) that I’d like to lose, but mostly I’m trying to get healthy to conceive my first pregnancy.
I’ve been mostly raw today, but I did have coffee with soymilk this morning. This will be hard to give up, so I’m going to taper down gradually.
I don’t have a dehydrator or a vitamix. I have a decent blender and the normal kitchen stuff.
I’ve tried a few recipes from this site, and I really like the way I’m feeling after being only partially raw. I appreciate any tips or words of wisdom.
Set little goals for yourself – in terms of food prep. Learn 2 new, simple recipes a week for 3 months. Start eating a certain percent raw, and stick to it for 3 months. Then eat an additional 10 percent raw for the following 3 months, etc. Meanwhile, keep trying new recipes. By the end of 6 months, you might be ready to eat mostly raw every day, and you’ll know 64 new recipes! (worked for me! this is week 4 99% raw, after the transition I described above)
You might like Angela Stokes website http://www.rawreform.com/, I find her story very inspiring. Keep checking in here and you’ll find support and plenty of recipes. I have actually found a Vitamix to be essential since green smoothies are important to me. On that subject, Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko is really helpful with very simple recipes and lots of health information. Keep us posted!
Thanks everyone, I appreciate your input. I like the idea about gradually amping it up, and 2 new recipes a week. This week they were RAWvocado soup and walnut taco “meat”, both posted by you kind people here. Tomorrow night I’m going to try some kind of thai salad/pad thai thing. I don’t have a spiral slicer, but I’ll slice some cucumber thinly. I’ll post the results if they’re good.