View Full Version : Testimonials...
09-15-2007, 11:01 PM
I'm a newbie to raw food eating and I was curious to hear about some of the experiences people have had and within what kind of time period. Write about anything but especially anything to do with weight loss, eye colour change and mental acuity and fitness.
09-16-2007, 03:32 AM
Hi there Pure Happiness! Welcome to the wonderful raw lifestyle! I've been very pleased with how raw has impacted my whole life. Okay, actually ecstatic! The whites of my eyes are brighter, making my eyes seem brighter but I don't think it's impacted the iris. As far as weight loss is concerned, my body is doing a strange thing. I was high raw for a year and felt somewhat better but didn't take off any weight. Now I'm all raw for almost two months now and I dropped sixteen pounds with-in days at the beginning. But I leveled off and it doesn't budge and I really don't mind. I don't have a goal weight. I'll just stay raw and trust my body's intuition and the process of raw.
The best thing I'm experiencing is the mental clarity and the emotional equilibrium with a sense of well being. Mind you, I previously endured awful, awful detoxing and went to sessions of colon hydrotherapy to get through it. Best of luck! It's so worth it :)
09-16-2007, 07:45 AM
Hey PH - you can read and see in my signature line below.
09-16-2007, 08:27 AM
HI - I am in my 4th week and yes, mental clarity is so true. Plus the energy, feeling good about your choices and there is a sense of peace within as well. I am only just beginning, have lost 15 pounds, feel great, sleep great, dream wonderful dreams, and yes, some days are hard when the old conditioning slips through as another darn test. I feel like I am going to win the battle and be free but I also know I need to be patient.
Hi Pure Happiness -
I will be celebrating my one year raw anniversary in a few days. I went from a size 20 to a size 6 in a years time. I am still trying to get off those last 10 pounds. But if you would like you can see pictures of me along the way and read some of my journey you can click on the link below. I journaled since day one of eating raw. Oh and my complexion is now good. I struggled with breakouts since I was a teenager and now my face is clear. It is really exciting. I also have more energy and feel like a 20 year old again. Good luck on your journey. It really is a fun lifestyle!
09-16-2007, 11:40 AM
I've been raw for almost 5 months, not too long, so I know it's just going to keep getting better.
After only about a week (maybe a little less) my headaches were GONE. I suffered from such horrible headaches, daily, for a few years prior. I coulld not believe that they just disappeared! No lingering around for awhile or anything, just woke up one day and they were gone!! Amazing.
After 3 babies, my periods had become really really painful. Doubled over, curled up in a ball in bed all day, tears in my eyes - painful!!! Each month they got better and better. Now, I barely feel cramping at all anymore. A little twinge here and there, but that's it!
I've lost about 30lbs so far (about 20 more to go), and the majority of that was lost in the first month or two. I'm still losing, just not as quickly as in the beginning. But that's fine with me. I'm happy with where I am, and where I can see myself going.
I have SO much more energy. I'm out running and biking every night now!
My anxiety is really diminishing. I can still feel it there, but it's fading!
I don't get as mad as easily anymore. And if i do, I get over it pretty darn quickly. Whereas before, I was the queen of grudge holding, lol.
I feel so much more at peace and centered. It's hard to explain unless you've experienced it. It's just and "ahhhhhh" sort of feeling.
raw is wonderful!
09-16-2007, 04:07 PM
gosh... where to start? weeelllll....
long story short....
before I found raw I was smoking a pack of cigarettes a day (sometimes more) drinking vodka like it was water... and eating a very unhealthy SAD DIE'it... I weighed in at 178 pounds and had chest pains, palpitations, snored horribly when I did sleep and had insomnia the rest of the time, migraine headaches weekly, shoulder pains, back pains.... and my marriage was disintegrating.... I was very depressed, suffered from memory loss, and my thinking always seemed foggy, I was withdrawn, and lived a life hidden as much as possible - only leaving my house to go to work. (seriously - I wouldn't even go to the grocery store -- except to buy cigarettes and more vodka... and my stash of hidden bad foods like pizzas and mac and cheese). Social fun engagements were very rare. I hid in my house, smoked, drank and ate....
since finding Alissa Cohen, this forum and raw foods... I've lost 51 pounds, gone from a size 14 dress to a size 5 ..... I am on my 6th month raw and I have never been happier in my entire life. I have no more migraine headaches, no more snoring, I sleep better, my shoulder and back pains are less by 90%, Im no longer depressed, My brain fog has cleared and I am enjoying mental clarity, my skin tone has improved dramatically, and people say my eyes are clear and sparkley, I quit smoking, drinking, I enjoy going out and I loove to laugh! My marriage has healed and my self esteem is coming back!!! I still have some weight to lose and lots of toning to do - but I'm allowing myself the time my body needs to do it in a healthy and vibrant manner.... :D
RAW RAWKS BABY!!! its transformed my entire life!!
09-16-2007, 04:53 PM
HI and welcome aboard!
My blog has some info of some changes since going raw if you are interested!
09-16-2007, 08:31 PM
This is a great post! I love hearing all of these amazing stories! RAW ROCKS!!! You can read my story of healing on my blog at:
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.