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03-19-2006, 05:09 AM
I was just browsing through the post on grocery stores and how everyone looks at other people's carts and thinks, "How can they buy that stuff?". I probably do the same thing, but I find myself more puzzled and mystified when I am eating with other people. I love how every time I am eat my organic mixed salad, with ripe, bright green avocadoes, juicy grape tomatoes, crunchy shredded onions tossed with some olive oils and a few mixed seeds on top, someone (even college surfer dudes) say that it looks really good while they continue to comsume a Mc Donalds burger with an Oreo flurry and curly fries. I also relish the time after the meal, when I am comfortably full but feel like hiking or swimming, and everyone else is moaning from their big meal and has to go take a nap. Ah, that is the best time.
03-19-2006, 06:57 AM
I know what you mean ! I scan others carts thinking what they are putting into there body..and if they only knew our secret ! I have the check out people me "what are you going to do with all those veggies ?"
03-19-2006, 09:07 AM
My best moments pretty much always involve my kids. I love that at functions when everyone else is scarfing down cookies and cake my kids are begging for a fruit cup, or a watermelon slice. When everyone else's kids are eating hot dogs on a white cardboard bread my kids are loving their cucumber, avacado, tomato and broccoli sprout salad. Admittedly part of that is Selkie's absolute glee at bursting the tomatoes, but she does eat a fair amount! Other kids frequently ask for bites of what we have, but my kids don't give their "food" a second glance. I love that everyone who told me what a mistake it was to raise my kids this way are recanting. THey all assumed that as soon as they saw twinkies I'd have a rebellion. Yeah. Right. A twinkie looks so enticing compared to a giant bowl of fresh strawberries :rolleyes:
03-19-2006, 10:07 AM
Haven't done the raw challenge yet but the best for me is to watch my toddlers go in the fridge and grab tomatoes and eat chunkc out of them like they are apples. Or to see my son pick cuccumbers over cookies.
I love it!
03-19-2006, 03:20 PM
This is such a great thread! I'm tempted to say "everytime I eat is a best raw moment for me", which is true. But I can think of a few instances that really stand out. Like when I go to the movies, and others are eating cheesy nachos, or popcorn, I am happily munching away on a crunchy, delicious, juicy apple.
Or when my co-workers are going out to fast-food places for lunch, and spending their hard-earned money on junk, and wasting gas driving to get it, and I have my wonderful fresh veggies to eat, and can enjoy a relaxed, easy lunch. I save lots of money, time, and most importantly, my health and well being.
Or when I go to a friend's place to watch a movie, and they've ordered pizza. They then proceed to apologize, because they feel bad eating such "delicious" pizza in front of me. Then they look at me quizically and unbelieveingly when I say I am really much happier with my fruit and veggies.
Or when I watch all the commercials on TV for the newest "food" products being pushed. I am glad I feel absolutely no compulsion to go out and buy, much less eat, this crap. I feel the same way walking through the typical grocery store. 99% of the stuff in the store is not anything I would eat. Think of all the money I am saving, eating the way I do! I really don't know how people can afford to eat SAD.
I'm interested to hear more stories of "best raw moments" :)
My best raw moment is when I realised I can eat anything, anything, anything I want, whenever I want, as long as it's raw!
Boy, after years of dieting and deprival, is that liberating! And another best raw moment is when I suddenly realise that weeks have passed and I have had no desire to 'binge'.
03-19-2006, 07:40 PM
corn tortillias for the inbetween break from Sunday School. I mad them overnight and filled them with avocadoes and red and yellow peppers and tomatoes. The colors were beautiful and it tasted so good, it kind of fell apart but I ate them with a spoon and fork. I was the center of attention that day and it made me smile with every wonderfully delicious bite.
I love being raw. Yeh, Yeh, Yeh.
03-19-2006, 07:49 PM
I made the chocolate chip cookies from one of Rawkinlocks posts and they are INCREDIBLE! I ate two and that was plenty. Didn't need to eat the whole plate of them! ;) The greatest moment is the one without cravings of any kind! It's very satisfying to eat RAW.
03-19-2006, 07:54 PM
I get those comments all the time when eating salad. I no longer go to McDonalds, but when I did, the rule was that my daughter had to eat part of my salad. People would tell me I was being cruel to make her eat it.
An old neighbor once told me that I was lucky to have a kid who ate veggies because her kids wouldn't eat them. I just sort of looked at her dumbfounded and said, "Well, they eat them with I fix them!" And they did.
The one that really gets me is when they say they don't have the time to fix a salad. Well, for me, making a salad is one of the most boring things in the world. I rather like watching the changes that food goes through as it cooks. For me, that's a big appeal to the cooking process. It's sort of like a science project. But that doesn't always mean I'll like the final result. Salad tastes good to me and it's good for me so that's why I eat it! And while it might be boring to make, for me, it's quick to make. Quicker still if I get one from the salad bar at the local organic food store!
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