View Full Version : Really doing it ...
06-05-2007, 02:57 AM
So I only found this forum about a week ago, and since joining I have been about 50% raw, but tonight I ate a lot of cooked food and I feel AWFUL! I have always thought I had like an allergy to wheat or something because whenever I eat something that is not raw I feel sluggish and sick, and I cant get to sleep until 4 AM (basis of this post lol) ... I also feel depressed because I feel like crap when I eat cooked foods! So I have decided that it would be best for me to go 100% raw without looking back, starting tomorrow (unless i fast for a couple days then jump into it) ... The hard thing will be that I live with my family (I'm 19), and they will think something is wrong with me if I don't eat cooked food with them, and it will also be hard to resist some food because it is in the same fridge as the fruit and veggies but with this forum I hope to preserver and come through in the end ... My goal now is for 1 day raw then 1 week, and so on lol ... Wish me luck!! :)
06-05-2007, 08:00 AM
I am 18 and live with my family too. It helps me to have a drawer or section in the fridge wich is all mine, so when I open the fridge, I just look straight in my drawer for what to eat, not at all the cooked food. The smells can be hard to deal with, but you can do it! Good luck!!!!!
06-05-2007, 05:04 PM
Thanks a lot, good idea too. I hate moving a bowl of macaroni to get to the watermelon lol.
06-05-2007, 05:45 PM
I'm living at home as well. Are your parents accepting of other ways people eat? If they ask could you say you just prefer the fruits and veggies? I bet if they see you eat nuts, seeds, avocados, coconuts, etc. they wouldn't think AS much about it ya know? My mom was iffy at first, but after she noticed the dramatic changes in my health and wellbeing, she said I "need" to be raw! Good luck! Remember, you're 19 and it's your body :)
06-05-2007, 08:47 PM
I don't know how you guys do it sharing a fridge with anyone else, even someone raw. I live alone and my fridge is always packed to the brim, I can't even get it shut. I think it is b/c I juice so much, I go through bags and bags of carrots, apples, celery, pineapples, big melons, and stuff like that all the time that keep my fridge overflowing. If I ever have a roomie again I will have to get my own fridge. Maybe you could get your own mini fridge or something so you don't have to deal with their SAD foods. Most everyone I know have two fridges and I know someone that even has a seperate fridge just for carrots. I bet once your fam sees the changes in you they will change too. My parents are very supportive of everything I do but I have to remember they are way older (50+) and have been conditioned to eat SAD food for that many more years. My parents are huge coffee and wine drinkers but they also juice and eat healthier then most parents I know (except for the ones on this site) but I could never convince them by word of mouth to try raw. I am in the process of trying to get my dad to quit eating table salt, actually it has been ongoing for a few years now. They don't have as open minds as our younger generation & have never been overweight or diagonised with any diseases so it is hard to convince them. The best way to influence/motivate is by example & that is what my sister and I are trying to do for them. I think by your living under the same roof as them will be contagious and they will make many changes to their own diets by observing you.
06-05-2007, 10:15 PM
Dreamrawalwz: I think you're right, after my parents notice that I AM actually still eating, just a lot of good raw food not junk that makes me sick they will be okay with it. It might just take them some time to get used to :-p
RawGoddess13: You bring up a good point, I was actually in my garage today and found the mini fridge I used in college and was like hmm I should def. put this to use! haha so I'm cleaning it out tomorrow and hooking it up!
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