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08-15-2007, 01:03 PM
I'm waiting for Alissa's book, and I'm wondering some of the benefits that you have all found in getting the book. I have a real concern with going RAW beyond the summer...I live ina really really cold climate all winter, and the thought of a Green Smoothie in the dead of winter...I don't know. Does she address this??
08-15-2007, 01:15 PM
Please excuse my grammar as I am at work typing fast.
I personally don't see how eating raw will effect us in the winter, I always get warm using the heat in my house, food never really warms me, but maybe I never payed attention to this either.
Alissa's book doesn't really mention how to deal with eating raw in the winter, at least I don't remember seeing anything about it. Also Alissa has a lot of easy simple recipes to get you going, I have some other Raw books but the list of ingredients really scare me but her reciepes are so easy to follow.
The book has really helped me see why being raw is important. Alissa's book has motivated me to a point where I don't even want cooked foods anymore.
08-15-2007, 01:23 PM
I don't recall if she mentioned anything about what to do about the availibility of foods in a colder climate, but she addresses the feeling of coldness in the Frequently Asked Questions chapter.
People on this forum suggested freezing fruits now for winter smoothies. That is my plan because I had the same thoughts, although, I live in CA and winters here aren't the same as winters in the eastern part of the country.
The book benefits include the recipes, reading her motivating story and the stories of others, tips to help you live the raw lifestyle, suggestions on what to do to encourage weight loss, info on what happens to our bodies while living raw. There's tons more!
08-15-2007, 01:24 PM
Thanks! Yeah, some simple recipes are definitely something I need...most of the ingredients you can't pronounce are expensive too. I guess warm food is just, comforting on a cold day somehow.... Im always cold; I think I have bad circulation....Ive heard the book is really NICE too, I mean, to flip through....big, glossy paper... I can't wait!
08-15-2007, 01:26 PM
You can put food in a dehydrator to take some of the chill off. That's what I did to chili last week. It really hit the spot. :)
08-15-2007, 01:50 PM
I even noticed some stuff I had in the fp for a long time - seemed warm to the touch when I got it out! Of course living here in Hawaii - I dont face ths problem - but I've always been one to eat cold foods anyway - I think it started when my kids were little - first you serve everyone else - then you're fussing with the kids to eat and by the time I would finally get around to eating my dinner was always cold! So - I still eat cold things and it doesn't bother me (makes my dh crazy that I would eat (b4 I went raw) cold spaghetti or whatevers... ;)
But as far as Alissas book - it is a wonderful daily guide to help you!! It's an amazing motivator... and the recipes are fantastic!! I hope you love it!! :D
Nurse in the Raw
08-15-2007, 05:06 PM
My winter mainstay is going to be soup and crackers. You can always heat your bowl up in the oven, pour your soup and let it warm in the oven for a while. I do this with the zucchini and tomato sauce that I make. My oven is electronic so I set it for 118 and after 20 minutes, it's nice and warm.
If you don't like cold smoothies in the winter, make them room temperature.
Start freezing now so you have an ample supply through the winter if you live up north.
Your body acclimates...really it does!
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