New to Raw
everytime i eat nuts or drink almond milk my throat ends up dry and itchy. where else can i get my fats, i'm very worried. most recipes seem to have nuts can anyone give me nut free recipes sweet and savoury.
I've been reading these forums and recipes for months now and have finally decided to join!
I have been working on being raw for the past couple months. The first month I was very high raw and feeling amazing. There were lots of social events, birthday parties, and STRESS in the last month. I ended up eating cooked food quite a few times but never got down on myself and always went right back to raw the next day. There has been a lot of personal stuff going on in the last couple weeks causing a LOT of stress and i've ended up falling off of raw completely. Eating really gross SAD food like i used to that doesn't even satisfy me!
A little background:
I've struggled with over-eating for as long as i can remember. I am 25 and in a healthy weight range but i could certainly lose a few pounds. I get really down on myself on my body and have worked years and years to build my confidence and self-esteem. I have overcome SO MUCH and try to remember that but i still occasionally find myself diving into old habits and thought patters. I feel extremely bloated/fat/ugly/ ETC and have gained back all of the weight i'd recently lost through raw. I know that getting back to raw will make me feel a TON better. I guess I am just looking for some support and encouragement. I treat my body in amazing ways physically (my passion is yoga) BUT i've not been taking care of the internal (for the past 5 years i've let myself eat all the junk and processed SAD food i want because i finally did a lot of healing from an 8 year long eating disorder. I am trying to find ways to eat raw without feeling like i "have" to but that it's actually what i WANT to do. I honor my body as a temple physically and need to start honoring it in what i put into my body.
Has anyone else been through a similar process?
Also, I live in a little mountain town with NO raw community. I always feel like i'm doing it alone. Any suggestions?
Still gathering pieces of information before making the transition to raw food. I will appreciate it if you can relate to the following topics:
*Raw nuts and seaweeds are not sold commercially in my country, which I understand is partially the case in the USA as well. In this case, should I make a compromise? What is the damage? Also, I am afraid that part of the organic produce is too expensive. Any suggestions?
*How do you balance the amount of nuts and seeds in your diet? It seems that much of the recipes are nut- or seed-based.
*I am currently reading The Live Food Factor by Susan Schenck and have learned that she began consuming meat due to B12 deficiency. Just saying it is very surprising that she came to this conclusion after all the research she conducted.
I wish algae oil was being sold in bulk for the consumer, at a cheaper price than is sold in the pill form.
For one.. I think it would help vegans and raw fooders get an ample source of EPA and DHA. Compared to fish oils vegan EPA/DHA supplements contain little of the EPA/DHA. Especially if DHA/EPA can be good for concentration problems and depression/mood disorder it would certainly be of help.
hello raw food fans!
i am giving away an 8 oz. package of 100% Organic Real Raw Maca Powder, Ultimate Superfoods brand. i bought it at LifeThyme Natural Foods for $13.29 a while ago and just don't care for it. i've used maybe a spoonful. the expiration date is January 2, 2011. because this product needs to be refrigerated after opening i cannot mail it; i'm hoping i can give it to someone local, here in new york city (manhattan). i can meet you and give you the package. i don't want to throw it out because i don't believe in wasting food.
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like it. or send me a message here (not sure that's possible, actually.)