04-26-2006, 03:40 PM
Are your kids all raw? I would love to have any pointers you can share about the process.
What about your husband? How long have you been raw?
04-26-2006, 08:10 PM
I have six children. Their ages are 16, 13, 6,4,3,and 18 mos. The 18 mos old chooses raw over cooked. He walks up to the dehydrator and says "some". He doesn't really care what is in the dehydrator, or if the food processor is going, he comes running, pushes a chair up to the counter and waits for whatever comes out. The 3 year old is mostly raw. She eats fruit for breakfast and prefers soaked oats to cooked ones. The 4 and 6 year old both are in school all day and are difficult. (as far as raw) For them, I have started just putting a bowl of fruit on the table as an afterschool snack.
Both the teenagers love the changes in me and have willingly tried anything raw I have created. And, just like any cooked food, they have stuff they like, and dislike. My husband is totally supportive of me being raw. He tries to do it and now and again has a pint of Ben and Jerry's. :D
I started out last August, with no support from immeadiate family. The longer I did it, the more changes happened for me. Especially mood differences, clearer thoughts, positive attitude... patience. The family started to support me more and more. This week was the first time I have tried to create raw dinners for the entire family. The first day went well. yesterday and today I ordered pizza and had nachos. My kitchen was a mess and I didn't take the time to clean it. So, tomorrow they will go back to a raw dinner. ( cause I bought way too many zuchinis for me to eat them all!! :eek: )
For me it was a journey to 100% raw and I want them to have the benefit of transistioning. I don't want to force any of them, I just simply keep introducing them to different foods. Keep a mental note of what they like and try to provide more of that for them. I don't freak out if they have cooked. I do not lecture them either. Last and first, I try to set the example. They know if I have slipped to cooked. If I am grumpy that is the first question out of my 16 year olds mouth, "Mom! What cooked food did you eat today?"
04-27-2006, 09:50 AM
Thanks so much for sharing with me.
Do you struggle with staying away from cooked food while your family is eating it in front of you?
I sure do. I seem to do fine all day but when dinner time comes and they are eating my favorite cooked foods I find myself at time become resentful.
Maybe it gets easier with time.
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