I am really interested in going raw as there are so many amazing outcomes of it, plus I have a lot of trouble with my skin (despite trying all sorts) and I have heard a lot of connections between raw food and great skin! I have started to make small steps into transition, introducing smoothies and more salad based meals. I have never eaten unhealthy and meat isn't a big aspect of my diet anyway. I am so excited to become completely raw, as I want to see the connection between my diet and my energy for doing work! I am currently at Uni, so if I can improve my concentration and energy I am hoping this will show in my grades also.
I think that's pretty much all. Which book has everyone been reading to start? Just out of interest.
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I'm a 23 year old college girl and I want to switch to a healthier diet! I was raised omnivore but I never actually liked the taste of meat and eggs, and I don't do well on dairy anyway so it was very easy for me to go vegan for environmental reasons. Now, for the last 4 weeks or so I've been trying to add more raw foods into my diet. During my vegetarian and vegan years I gained a lot of excess weight, basically because I relied too much on processed soy products, pasta, too much dressing in my salads and stuff like that. I've always been pretty thin, so I was under the impression that I'm the kind of person who doesn't gain weight that easily. Was I ever wrong, hahah.
At the moment, the only cooked food I eat is oatmeal for breakfast (non-instant, organic), and I plan to gradually replace it with smoothies. I still drink a lot of tea, but I don't feel like messing with it for now, there's just so much to work on as it is. I also realized that my diet is a bit boring and I need to include a greater variety of veggies. I can't even remember the last time I ate spinach!
The thing is, I don't know what to do first. I read that some people lose weight when they go raw but it "goes back to normal" in a few months or so. I actually want that weight to stay off! What I'd really like to know is, would you advise me to just focus on going raw for the time being and not worry about weight loss before I get used to my new diet, or try to lose that weight on the way? And before you ask, I do work out and drink a lot of water every day!
I sure do ramble a lot, sorry for that! I haven't been on a forum for a long time. : D
Hello! My name is AJ and I am new to raw food. I have been vegan in the past (for about a year, three years ago) and mostly vegetarian besides. About 11 days ago I decided to make the leap into raw food and I am so far having a lot of troubles with it! I did great for 1 week and then the weekend came and I ended up eating some very much not-raw foods at a dinner party on Saturday. Then on Sunday I ate raw all day but mad a little cooked food binge in the evening. Same thing happened again today. I am trying not to be too hard on myself- after all I am new to this! But anyway, I came here looking for more suggestions and support so I can resist my urges to eat cooked food and learn to live on a high raw diet!
Submitted by VeggieLu on February 24, 2010 - 3:44pm
My name is Lu and I am new to raw vegan eating. I have been eating about 90% raw vegan for about a month now and I feel great!!!! I'm slowly inching myself closer to 100%. It's great to have a place where I can talk to other people who are raw vegans. Most of my friends and family think that I am going a little crazy with my lifestyle change.
A little about myself: I am 36 and have two beautiful daughters (2 and a 1/2 and 8 months). I'm a special education teacher and I live in Northern California. I'm really looking forward to warmer weather!
I'm super excited about my new lifestyle and look forward to learning more!