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03-07-2007, 10:51 AM
My name is Rachel and I saw this food diet on the Tyra Banks show I think it was?
Well I just had a baby and I'm decided to give it a shot.
My only problem is...i'm a HUGE meat and pasta lover
So my question is. What can I eat?
Can I eat pastas? I got that I can eat veggies, fruits, seeds, etc. But Bread? Cheese? anything??
I'm starting this diet starting next Monday (12) so I was hoping you guys could give me a list of things that I cannot eat!
I'm cold turkying this so I might have some mean blogs!
Sharon in Colorado
03-07-2007, 11:14 AM
To give you a perspective, anything that has grown on a plant is truly raw. So you can have anything in the fresh form that has grown on a plant, i.e. fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. And some sprouts.
You can eat them plain, or mixed in a fruit or vegetable or green salad, or juice them, put them in a smoothie, etc.
There are some transitional foods that some, but not all people incorporate into their diets, such as raw sweeteners, seasonings, oils, soy products, some dried fruits and vegetables etc. These are usually processed and not optimal but some find that including these items make it easier to "go raw".
Check out the recipe section, and the many raw recipes and books available, you'll get tons of ideas.
03-07-2007, 11:17 AM
Welcome! I recommend getting Alissa's book and reading it - all of it. Very informative. She has totally changed many people's lives - she can change yours too!
Sharon in Colorado
03-07-2007, 11:19 AM
The "you cannot eat" list is very long, but think of anything that has been cooked and processed or has cooked and processed ingredients.
To some it up:
Breads, pastas, cooked grain products etc. are all cooked and processed.
Dairy products are almost all cooked and processed. We don't advocate eating unpastuerized dairy, so that is up to you.
Animal products that are cooked and processed are not raw. We do not advocate eating raw animal products.
Anything bottled, canned, packaged, etc. has been processed, cooked, denatured etc. with few exceptions. Some health food stores may sell some jarred items in the refrigerated section that have not been heated, for instance, certain prepared salsas, sauerkrauts, pickles, etc. Be sure to read the label and or contact the manufacturer.
03-07-2007, 12:17 PM
If you like pasta, you might want to check out the Raw Recipe Forum here for the wonderful Raw Lasagna that one of the members of this forum just posted pictures & recipe of. I believe her name is Carmela.
There are other ways to have raw pasta, such as finely shredding zucchini with a spiralizer and then making a raw tomato marinara.
Alissa Cohen's Living on Live foods book has incredible, delicious recipes that could help you find ways of creating foods you love raw.
She has several nut "cheese" recipes, as well, that are fantastic!:p
Best of luck on your journey!:)
Ditto - I would strongly suggest you order Alissa's book. I will help a great deal in getting organized of what to shop for and give you a ton of helpful information. I started without it (it can be done but was difficult). So many you could just wait a few days to start and if you don't want to do that, I strongly suggest you start reading this website and previous blogs to help get you educated. Good Luck on you new endeavor to health!
03-07-2007, 10:52 PM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.......Welcome to MY World......
03-13-2007, 08:34 PM
welcome welcome welcome
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