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11-25-2007, 11:19 AM
I have just started eating raw. It's so hard as I live with my family and they keep on bugging me and annoying me asking me 'is that all your having?' and 'why dont u eat properly'. Then I look at them and they look old and fat, and I wonder why... they eat junk, and they're making it hard for me :-(
How do you handle people like this without feeling anxious and worried what others will think of you?
Also I want to ask
- How much weight and inches did you lose in 6 weeks?
Thanks, an anxious Angie xxxxxx.:(
11-25-2007, 11:41 AM
I have just started eating raw. It's so hard as I live with my family and they keep on bugging me and annoying me asking me 'is that all your having?' and 'why dont u eat properly'. Then I look at them and they look old and fat, and I wonder why...(
Angie, i think you just answered your own question. My sister while eating a huge piece of pie and chocolate cake (after eating a huge meal with double servings on thanksgiving) said to me "i don't think you're eating right" while I sipped on my juice. lol. I just laughed and didn't even respond because it's obvious who isn't eating properly. Your folks may never stop chiding you, especially as you continue to become more vibrant, healthy and grounded. They also may be threatened by you changing and it's pushing their own buttons. Just remain strong in your convictions and know that you're giving yourself an amazing gift. It's challenging at times swimming against the tide of mainstream culture and family pressures to conform, but you can do it! This board is a good place to be for support. I'm sure you'll receive lots of it to help you stay on course with your goals.
Good luck and don't sweat them and send them good thoughts. Don't judge them or they'll judge you right back. The less you judge them (even in silence), you'll begin to notice some shifts.
11-25-2007, 11:47 AM
Thanks for replying crystal and you make alot of sense, i will try and keep calm and collected and not judge anyone :-)
I had an apple and banana this morning and after an hour I got hungry, then I didnt know what to have as it was cold and I wanted something warm and filling. My wedding is in 6 weeks, and I want to look good :-(
I think I will live on green smoothies till then, is this safe?
I've tried many diets/ways of eating. And they always say 'stick with something you can see yourself doing forever' ...And I can finally say RAW is definetly IT !!
I love that there's others who feel this way :-)
11-25-2007, 11:56 AM
Also is it just as easy as eating raw foods, like fruit and veg?
Are theyre any food combining rules?
A certain amoun of cals to eat each day?
A certain time to eat by?
Im so used to the standard diet that I get confused as to whether I should still apply those rules?
11-25-2007, 12:01 PM
Angie, have you read Alissa's Living on Live Food yet? It will answer all of your questions I believe. But I'm sure someone else will chime in to provide some guidance. I'm a newbie myself, so I'm deferring to someone with more experience.
I'm glad my advice helped somewhat. I just noticed for myself when I stopped judging those close to me, then they began to leave me alone and stop teasing me or making comments about my food choices. It still happens as I mentioned, but not as often or maybe I'm just not tuned into it anymore.
Good luck in preparing for your wedding.
11-25-2007, 12:37 PM
- How much weight and inches did you lose in 6 weeks?
Welcome to the forum and I also can suggest Alissa's book to answer so many of your questions. Eating raw really can be as simple as you want it to be, I've gone from many gourmet type recipes years ago to eating very simply now. Mostly green smoothies, salads, and wraps with nut pates. Lots of fruit for me too.
My partner did raw with me for 6 weeks last spring to lose some weight and he lost 22 lbs. This is without exercising. He is 5'6" and was 180. He has kept it off for the most part but is back to eating his "usual" diet. Just wanted to try to help you in the answer to how much a person can lose in 6 weeks though. It sure can vary but this was what his results were.
Keep asking questions and reading as much as you can on this forum and welcome to the world of raw foods!
11-25-2007, 12:51 PM
Please, order Alissa's book and dvd's. They will answer your questions, give you over 300 recipes so you can create some wonderful dishes AND keep you healthy.
11-25-2007, 02:06 PM
while you wait for the book- research raw diet online. simply google it, there's so much info
I would say do not bother with calories- before RAW i've been counting every possible thing- calories, fats, carbs..uuh and now it's freedom at last! don't bother with food combining unless you start noticing that you're bloated a lot or feel uncomfortable in your stomach often. i had that happening and i decided to follow some easy combining techniques that i found online (like not combining citrus fruits with sweet fruits or not having too many kinds of fats with one meal). Also, if you have more questions you can always ask someone personally- if you need help, send me a message, i would love to share some accumulated Raw knowledge :D
11-25-2007, 03:14 PM
Firstly I lost 22 lbs in the first six weeks with no extra activity :p
Second I carry a little photo book of fab raw food creation to whip out and show people what amazing raw foods I can eat. This generally stops people dead in their tracks! :eek:
The more confidant you become with raw the less other opinions will bother you. People are like horses; they sense when you are open to attack. If you carry yourself proud and not in an appologising manner you will end up informing people about raw instead of defending it! :)
11-25-2007, 05:32 PM
I lost 12 lbs in 4 weeks.
11-25-2007, 06:15 PM
I just noticed for myself when I stopped judging those close to me, then they began to leave me alone and stop teasing me or making comments about my food choices. Crystal
Exactly ! That also includes judging and criticizing ourselves.
11-25-2007, 08:21 PM
Just take it easy, I'm so used to having my dietary habits looked upon strangely (being veg for 13 years, vegan for 10 of those and raw oriented for 2 of those).
* you get used to it.
* you research up and get good at defending it (which does sometimes mean pointing out the health differences in yourself and your family, my family has gone pretty quiet on the health front because I'm the only on out of about ten that has no medical conditions at all!)
* you get good at reading your body and what it needs. And you learn to monitor key health indicators.
* you lose a ton of weight at first (well, lots of people do).
* you try not to beat yourself up if you have setbacks, but look to the future and the successes ahead.
Don't too much with the food combinations and what to eat when just yet, t may become too complex for you, just go with the rule of eating raw food and creating wonderful foods and recipes with it.
Good luck and you'll be fine I'm sure.
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