View Full Version : How long have you been raw?
07-22-2006, 05:13 PM
I'm slightly new to 100% Raw 24/7 (i've been off and on for about 2 months). I'd like to see how long everyone else has been eating like this :)
07-22-2006, 05:16 PM
About 3 months here on high raw-I haven't gone 100% yet.
07-22-2006, 05:23 PM
-About 5 years....with a couple of years transitioning before that.
07-22-2006, 05:51 PM
Raw since December 2004.
07-22-2006, 06:52 PM
For 8 months, if you don't count one relapse after 6 months during which I ate several times cooked untill hot soup burned my stomach so bad, that it kicked me right back to all raw.
07-22-2006, 08:36 PM
24 days :D
07-22-2006, 09:20 PM
13 amazing life altering days 100% & 1 year transitioning!
07-22-2006, 09:23 PM
A little over a year at 100% raw, a year at about 90% prior to that and about six months at 75% raw before that.
07-22-2006, 09:29 PM
Actually, my whole life. I just never realized it until now. I'm serious. It's been a gradual process I believe. First I was Vegetarian, then Vegan and now Raw. I started not eating anything with a face about 28 years ago.
07-22-2006, 09:44 PM
3 years this month of transition and I am 90 days raw tommorow 100%.
07-22-2006, 09:50 PM
Thats wonderful. You guys are commited, I can tell :)
Stay healthy! :D :D
07-22-2006, 10:45 PM
veganforlife- that's great, you must be a very healthy person :)!
07-22-2006, 11:06 PM
38 GLORIOUS Days! 100%
07-23-2006, 07:28 AM
David-Wow 5 years.. That's impressive!
07-23-2006, 07:45 AM
-I love the fact that the information is out there! The internet has really made it possible for people to connect beyond the tendrils of modern media! Woo-hoo! It is because of the intelligent support and research I received on Alissa's board and others that I was able to make the changes I needed to make.
-There ARE ways to achieve your goals!
-Power & Support to you:
07-23-2006, 08:20 AM
Since 1975, when I was pregnant with my first child, that makes thirty one years raw. Virginia
07-23-2006, 08:27 AM
2 years on November 1st. :)
07-23-2006, 10:37 AM
WOW Virginia - that is impressive! I bet back then it was much harder? I mean coming up with different dishes? That is very cool!!
I'm diving in head first tomorrow and cannot wait! Did my shopping today, which really wasn't much different, just no processed foods. I just cleaned out my freezer and am going to clean out cupboards in a bit. My pots and pans I have hanging in my kitchen, now I can take them down! It's fun planning for this new way of life.
Just curious - what made you go Raw?
07-23-2006, 03:55 PM
I've recently realized I did a LOOONG transition my whole life without knowing it. I don't think i had to transition too much. Never had SAD. Switched from white bread to whole grains (and other similar foods). Never had animal fats, fast food, sugar, greese, ect. We always had fat free foods. Eventually I cut out the foods I'm allergic to and went vegetarian. Then I tried raw and here's how it's been.
1 week raw
1 month cooked
1 month raw
3 months cooked
4 months raw
6 months cooked
and now just about 5 months to the day.
When I did eat cooked it was only steamed rice, veggies, and lean fish.
Each "session" with raw gets longer and longer.
07-23-2006, 04:03 PM
Yes this diet has always been something that was more me from the begining. I started my life baby up until teenage years eating mostly raw food. Lots of fruit and veggies. Salads with no dressing or croutons or anything. Then I went and did that dumb Atkins diet for a year and a half, yuck! But then I went back to a more raw diet and then I found that more people eat this way and I decided to add even more. So I have been raw for 24 years minus a year and half on that deadly Atkins diet!
07-27-2006, 11:22 AM
Vegan for Life, You asked "What made you go raw?" I had been vegetarian for awhile and one day I just came across a little raw food book and it just seemed so right. I went into fruits, salads with lots of veggies, raw juices I made every day, nuts and seeds. Then a few months later I was in the food coop in columbus ohio looking at books with my little daughter and a beautiful young woman I never met before put a copy of Viktoras Kulvinskas's then new book "Survival into the 20th Century" into my hands, saying "You have a little child, you need to raise her right". I bought the book without question and when I started reading it couldn't put it down. I did everything in that book, it was my bible, and so too for many of my age. This was in the 70's. We began growing lots of sprouts and young greens, making the nut and seed milks and cheeses, fasting, often for long periods of time. It was wonderful and I later became good friends with and worked with Viktoras. He is truly an inspiration and guiding light. If any of you don't know his work, take a look at it. Viktoras is also the Father of Wheatgrass, haveing developed the Hippocrates program with Ann Wigmore at Hippocrates and really brought it into the hands of many many people. Love, Virginia
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