i am completely new to raw. just earning day by day. i read a lot about it and after being vegetarian now for 2 years really want to eat better. still not totally understanding everything. any links or books , quite frankly any newbie info is greatly appreciated.
I am excitingly starting my raw journey once again. I was 75% raw for a year 2 1/2 years ago and during that time I lost 30 Ibs, was slim, fit, and full of energy. I was even about to begin training to participate in a triathlon. However at the end of the year I got very sick with a desert disease called valley fever. It really did a number on me and took a good year to fully recover from this. After getting well I had fallen in a real funk and did not return to my healthy life style. I now over the past 2 years have gained the weight I lost plus some and am finally at a place again where I feel motivated and inspired to live a raw foods life style once again. I am starting my journey more slowly and gathering more information this time in hopes to create a more sustainable way of living for myself.
I look forward to hear from all and sending all my best wishes out there!
I'm challenging myself to maintain a raw, vegan diet for at least the next 3 months. I feel the need to eliminate processed foods from my diet and to get a better grip on my eating habits in general. I was vegan for almost 2 years, then began eating cheese, eggs, and even the occasional piece of meat again. I'm not happy with this turn of events, and feel I'm in a place where I can gain control and put things back in balance. My motivation this time is that my fiancé and I are tying the knot (literally, we're getting handfasted!) this July, and I want to embark upon this new journey with a good, fresh start. Not to mention eating healthier might help me shed some of this obnoxious winter weight :P
I look forward to sharing ideas with all of you, and getting the inspiration I need to keep this going! Hopefully it'll be much longer than a 3 month trial, and can blossom into a new way of life. I'm also interested in joining the growing trend toward simpler, sustainable living, and I believe that a more ecologically friendly diet is a great place to start.
i feel it's hard for me to stay raw because im just contrarian in nature. if someone says its good for me and i should do it, i don't want to. maybe if they said that raw was bad i'd want to do it. i don't understand myself.
So I'm going to try and go raw for 30 days. I start tomorrow. I already have fruits cut up and salads made. I also made some green smoothies. Wish me luck!