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11-13-2007, 03:00 AM
I am used to 3 meals a day. Amazed by the advatanges of Raw food , I have replaced 2 of my meals with Raw food and in the night I take cooked food.
I want to practical becuase I know I would slip with 100 Raw diet.
I need to know will this help me.
Also I cannot afford organic and I am eating fruits and vegetables available in the market.
11-13-2007, 03:33 AM
Hi there some fruits & veg are less covered in pesticides than others so eating non organic is ok...avocados for example. If you use the banana search engine on this forum you may find a list of what foods are ok to get non organic. I cant remember where I saw a list, I think it was on this forum awhile back, sorry I cant be more specific.
I personally think that any increase in the amount of raw food you eat will be beneficial to you especially if your cooked meal is a healthy vegan/vegetarian meal & not a fast food one. If you eat raw food before your cooked meal, like a side salad, that also helps with the digestion & you can then gradually increase the raw portion of your evening meal.
Many raw food authors take a gradual approach to raw food transition but Alissa's approach, & the general approach of this forum, is to go 100% raw for 30 days to see the maximum benefits/changes to your health so that you will then be inspired to stay 100% raw.
Im not yet 100% raw 100% of the time but am aiming for that way of life one meal at a time, one day at a time. I wish you success in your transition to a raw food lifestyle ;)
11-13-2007, 11:22 AM
Hi ag_dwh - what you described is basically what I've been doing for a couple months. Raw throughout the day and if I'm on my own in the evening, or cooked vegetarian food in the evening if I'm eating with friends. I've definitely noticed benefits - more energy, less headaches, softer skin, weight loss.
11-13-2007, 12:07 PM
Hi.... If you don't have Alissa's book, I HIGHLY recommend it!!! It's good that you're adding more RAW in your diet, but as Alissa says in her book, the difference between 95% RAW and 100% RAW is like night and day. Being 100% RAW is like a whole new world!!! If you tell yourself that you can't do it, guess what? You won't. Don't sell yourself short!!! I finally told myself: "Hey, I'm WORTH it!!!" Tell yourself You CAN do it!!!
I can't afford to buy everything Organic, but I try when I can. For the times I can't, I use a fruit/veggie wash or peel it....
Use this site to help you to be 100%!!! There are sooooo many recipes you can search!!!! And, our wonderful moderator RAWkinlocs has several threads with photos of food on them!!! Just look under RAW PHOTOS AND RECIPES ONLY.... These motivate me to be 100% RAW and gives me ideas on what to fix for myself.
I wish you success on your road to 100%!!!
11-13-2007, 12:55 PM
I can tell you from experience that the difference between somewhat raw and 100% raw is like night and day. Since I'm a grad student, I just recently tried to go back to about 90% raw, eating cooked food whenever I went out with my friends. Let me tell you, doing that after being 100% for a month was such a drastic change that I never expected. You'll definitely get benefits from eating mostly raw, but if you want the full effects, go 100%. I've decided to go back to it, and I already feel so much better. My theory is try out 100%. Don't be afraid of slipping up because the majority of us have done it. You really have nothing to lose.
11-13-2007, 03:24 PM
How does everyone deal with restaurants situations? I think that is the only thing that is concerning me at this point. Eat before meeting friends? I've ordered Alissa's book, which probably addresses this issue. Until then ...
suggestions? Cause right now I'm partial raw too until I read the book.
11-13-2007, 03:30 PM
I want to practical becuase I know I would slip with 100 Raw diet.If you do slip on the 100% raw food lifestyle there are no RF Police so you just pick yourself up, learn what you can, and continue on. No problem - as StarFire says "be happy"
11-13-2007, 07:39 PM
For going out to restaurants with friends, I usually eat before I go and then just get a salad minus anything cooked that may be in it. That's worked out pretty well for me so far since my friends are supportive and totally cool with it. Also, a lot of times dinner is just one event of an evening out, so sometimes I'll just skip the dinner and go to whatever activity is planned for afterwards.
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