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05-10-2005, 07:18 AM
I got a couple of questions maybe someone can answer.
first, I saw a few recipes in a RAW uncook book that asked for white wine. Are wines considered RAW? Are there some wines that are and some not?
Second question is somewhat personal. I am a big guy - for now : )
I am wondering how the body and the body's skin reacts to someone who goes RAW and loses a bunch of weight. I know many who lose weight end up with some excess skin and was wondering if there was anything I could do to avoid that.
05-10-2005, 07:43 AM
Some wines are considered "raw" I guess. I've never drunk alcoholic beverages and from my POV, it's just another addiction some folk wont quit. *shrugs*
As far as the excess skin goes, might I suggest skin-brushing and making sure you get lots of exercise ~ and possibly massage to keep things toned?
There are many folk here who've lost a lot of weight who can answer your questions from personal experience.
Basically, just wanted to say "Hi and welcome".
05-10-2005, 08:00 AM
Thanks and heyas Rev : )
05-10-2005, 08:10 AM
I don't think that drinking the occasional glass of wine qualifies as an addiction. My body personally can't tolerate any alcohol now that I'm raw but when I was cooked vegan I drank wine from time to time to accompany dinner -- not every week and not even every month. Often I'd go several months without a drink. Just wanted to make the point that not all alcohol consumption falls into the addiction category.
And to answer the OP's question, there are some raw wines available.
05-10-2005, 08:10 AM
Hi and welcome!
I don't have an answer to your first question BUT there is a guy who used to post here under the handle, "Monkeyboy" and he was always advocating drinking raw wine. If you do a search for his name (the search function can be found by clicking on the little banana icon at the top of the page that says, "Search" OR do a search on the term "wine" and I'm sure you'll find his posts on wine and what brands are raw, etc.
As for the excess skin from losing weight, here is the link to a discussion you might find helpful!
05-10-2005, 05:01 PM
My partner lost a lot of weight on raw, and he is marvelling at how his skin is tightening up...
Hope that helps! Send me an e-mail if you want specifics.
05-10-2005, 05:23 PM
rjyoda, can't help you with your questions...I used to love white wine when I was living in Germany....Icewein was awesome...but I gave up all alcohol many years ago when it was really having a nasty impact on a family member...figured I didn't need the possibility of the same.
As a not-so-tiny man myself....I too had the concerns about the skin...but figured all the people I saw in pictures didn't have a problem with it, so I won't either...I have too much else to concern myself with, I have to give the rest up to my savior!
Rawkinlocs......Awesome new picture.....wow!!
Yeahbethany, I'm going to be spending 2 weeks in your neck of the woods from the 16th - 27th....just north west of O'hare.....any good raw places there? PM me if you know of any....I'm quite worried about staying true!!
05-11-2005, 06:28 AM
Thanks for your posts! I know that for health reasons, I need to not drink any alcohol. Just was curious about the aspect of cooking with it.
05-11-2005, 06:38 AM
Well, the thing with cooking with it is, the heat will burn off the alcohol. With un-cooking, that doesn't happen so, it pretty much stays as is. Dunno if one were to dehydrate if the alcohol would evaporate. Imagine so.
In the Klein and Trotter book they recommend wine yet, they were trying to attract people to Roxanne's and that's one way to do it. Didn't work as they closed after a couple of years. Seems they are looking to re-open though. GREAT food if you get a chance to go ~ except for the cheese plate. The soup was outstanding ~ as were the prices. :eek:
05-11-2005, 02:26 PM
i believe "organic" wines are raw. (and the few i've tried are mighty tasty).
05-11-2005, 06:23 PM
Exercise...it's the best way to tone your skin. I believe lifting weights and building muscle will really help with it, too.
05-11-2005, 08:13 PM
there is a guy who used to post here under the handle, "Monkeyboy"
Used to? I'm heartbroken! Even though his posts were very occasional, he always cracked me up.
I am wondering how the body and the body's skin reacts to someone who goes RAW and loses a bunch of weight
All I know is my own experience so far. I didn't intend to lose weight; that's not why I went raw. But when I started eating 100% raw 4 months ago, I was a size 12 and now I'm a size 6 (that actually happened within the first 2-1/2 to 3 months), so, even though the weight loss wasn't enormous, proportionally it was significant. What I'm about to write may be TMI for some and just gross to others, so consider yourself warned: I've lost my butt and what's left is wrinkled skin (eww!!!) and my upper arms have gotten really thin and there's wrinkly skin there, too. And I'm not even going to disclose to strangers the condition of my breasts (what breasts?)!! NOW -- I haven't begun lifting weights again yet until my energy is full-strenth again (from a health issue that's being resolved), so I think that'll help. AND, I'm not worried at all because I just believe that given enough time, my skin's natural elasticity will take over and it'll tighten up.
I don't know if this has helped you, rjyoda. Guess what I'm trying to say is that, even though it may happen to you, it's not irreversible. And ... you're probably considerably younger than me, so your skin may react differently ... or snap back (oh, there's an image!) faster.
Glad you're on board. This is the lifestyle to be in, for sure!
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