View Full Version : a few observations
01-23-2007, 06:43 AM
Hi all, morning and happy Tuesday!
So, yesterday Alissa's book and DVD arrived. I could not WAIT to open everything up and dive ride in! I made the onion dip, the spinach dip and the bananna cream pie. Delicious and very satisfying!
Today is day 6 for me and here is what I have noticed so far:
My skin looks great
I'm going to the bathroom like crazy! ( which for me is good!)
the bloat in my stomach is going down
I have more energy ( too much, I can't fall asleep and only slept like 4 hours the past 2 nights)
My food is fantastic! I look forward to whatever I am eating
I GAVE UP Equal sweetner. Yes.. this coming from a woman who used about 10 Equal packets a day for the last 20 years- just gave it up!
I'm drinking lots of water and loving it!
Mentally I feel more focused and clear. Very clear!
I am super excited to watch the second DVD tonight. :) :)
Make it a great day!
01-23-2007, 06:51 AM
I can attest to that onion dip! Fantastic! And the banana cream pie.......yum. :p
lil fairy z girl
01-24-2007, 06:26 AM
glad you are enjoying the raw food :)
the spinach dip is nice :)
keep smiling and enjoying raw,
01-24-2007, 06:54 AM
I've spent the last two evenings watching Alissa's DVD, and while it was informative and entertaining to watch her prepare endless meals and deserts, there were a few points that I would like more information on. :(
There was a lovely display of "wheat grass" growing in the background, and I have no idea how it is used. Also, she briefly speaks about "sprouting", but again, I have no idea "why" you sprout. :eek:
Alissa briefly mentioned soy milk as a "no no". Also rice milk (which for some reason, I thought was ok). Anyone know about almond milk?
There were a few other questions that I pondered while watching the video, but I just cant remember them now. :confused:
01-24-2007, 08:23 AM
Rawinthecity, sounds like you're doing fantastic! Those are some great results for just a few days! Excellent.
Soy and rice milk are not raw. If you make almond milk from raw almonds or raw almond butter, that is raw and a great way to get protein.
Wheatgrass is juiced into a drink.
Sprouting is a great way to eat grains.
For more details you might want to check out Alissa's book. She provides a lot of info on these and many other aspects of raw living, eating plans, recipes, motivational tips, testimonies, etc.
01-24-2007, 08:30 AM
I could have written that!
For me it's ... oh let me think... day 24!
I second all that you said (though I haven't yet made those recipes nor did I get the dvds).
A few additional personal observations:
- People are extremely skeptical - but supportive. Especially as results show.
- More people that I realized have heard of eating raw foods - a welcome surprise.
- My mother thought "smoothies" were a new thing. She's cute like that.
- My husband has a bad head cold. I had it too - a couple weeks ago. Mine's cleared up. His hasn't and he's taking lots of meds and stuff to combat it. I find myself saying things to him like "more greens for the vitamins and protein" and putting tangerines in front of him in the morning.
- If another person asks me how I do it, I might scream. It's - FOR ME - pretty **** easy to "do it"
- I'm eager to lose some more and have cut out a lot of the avacado stuff and nuts
- I'm craving less and less of the more "fancy" recipes ... I still have bags of crackers, sweet potato patties, and pizza bread out the wazoo - but all I wanted to pack today was fruit, veggies, and some salad.
Think that's about it for now. Going to get my -small- coffee. Hey, it's better than the Extra Large I used to pound every morning.
01-24-2007, 10:38 AM
LOL, I've also "downsized" coffee to a small, and am doing fine with that. But I hesitated to discuss things like that on these boards, for fear of reprisal. It seems as though there are certain things that you "can't" discuss here, and I'm a bit frustrated by that, since it is through discussion and sharing opinions, that I can learn what raw parameters would suit me best. Is the consensus here, that it's either 100 percent raw or it's "invalid"? I can understand, that optimally (for some people) 100 percent may be best. But can we brazenly assume that it's best for everyone? :confused:
01-25-2007, 11:08 AM
You can email me and talk to me about eating anything.
This is a raw VEGAN site, and so are the rules.
But I'm not quite VEGAN yet and am willing to chat with you about things not on the diet.
Just click on my name and get my personal email.
01-25-2007, 01:24 PM
LOL, I've also "downsized" coffee to a small, and am doing fine with that. But I hesitated to discuss things like that on these boards, for fear of reprisal. :
It's been interesting to watch situations develop following posts about cooked and non vegan stuff and I think there are three categories of possible pitfalls:
1 The poster hasn't read the Mission statement about this being a raw and vegan board (perhaps this isn't the right board for them)
2 The poster wants to share the challenges of transitioning and inadvertently "promotes" cooked food (perhaps they'd benefit by approaching RAW in a different way)
3 The poster writes about something they think is raw but is cooked (we have all been beginners at some point)
Isn't the reason we come here to learn and share. I'd rather be set straight than blunder on - but criticism can be hard to take.
Congratulations on downsizing coffee - it's a step in the right direction
Just a thought :)
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