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01-17-2007, 06:39 PM
Hi - I'm a 33 yo mom of 4 kids. I recently became vegetarian for New Year's. i have never liked eating meat or preparing it. My family eats veg meals with me at dinner, but I allow them to eat what they want outside of the home.
I am in generally good health, although after going veg for 2 weeks, I have been getting headaches and nausea quite a bit. Is this normal?
I have always been interested in doing a raw food diet. It just makes sense to me. Cancer runs rampant in my family - all types. I do NOT want this happening to me when I hit my 50's.
One question I have is - Is this diet expensive? We are on an extremely low budget. What kinds of kitchen appliances do I need to buy? All I have is a blender and a mini-food processor.
I only have about 10-15 pounds to lose. I just tend to snack too much.
01-17-2007, 06:44 PM
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Buy fruit and veggies in season
2. Blender and Food processor are helpful if you are going to make recipes
3. Alissa's cook book is excellent and the recipes section of this board provides wonderful things to do and you can judge from there
4. Join freecycle because sometimes people will have appliances useful to give away.
5. Try to get a buddy in your town who may coop with you.
Hope this helps
01-17-2007, 06:58 PM
Sweet Lips???? Hiiii!!!!! :D
01-18-2007, 12:45 AM
"SweetLips" covered just about everything except I think you are experiencing DETOX. Your body is getting rid of all the JUNK and it is making you feel sick. Once all the JUNK is out of your body, you will fell even greater.
Remember this is a LifeStyle change that will change your Life.
MAKE the Program WORK for you, if you want something bad enough, doors WILL open for you...
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.......Welcome to MY World.....
01-18-2007, 02:39 PM
Welcome and congrats on the decision to nourish your family with the best our creator has to give.
02-07-2007, 04:25 PM
Welcome welcome welcome
04-26-2007, 04:35 PM
Welcome to a fellow Pacific Northwest resident! I am in Kitsap County. Welcome to the site and the raw food lifestyle!
04-26-2007, 11:19 PM
Juicing raw fruits and veggies is so good for your health.. I am not sure if you're familiar with Jay Kordich AKA: the Juiceman... but he had cancer as a college-age football player and recovered due to juicing! His books and tapes are excellent.... as are Jason Vales... They have helped me so much and have lots of great tips for when you are just starting out... Kids also LOVE the apple/carrot juice (so do my puppies haha)
Just trying to share what I know...hopefully it helps...good luck and hope to talk to you soon:)
04-29-2007, 09:19 PM
Oh you're gonna love this! Seriously - do what works for you... if 100% is too much for you, don't sweat it. I started this in January and it's transformed my entire life (not to mention my bod!). Welcome and touch base anytime with questions, etc. :)
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