View Full Version : Thinking about starting this diet....
05-22-2005, 02:43 PM
Hello everyone! I am new here and have been researching this diet for some time now just debating on weather or not to start it. I have been in bad health for sometime now and what I have read, says the "raw foods diet" with help boost my immune system as well as energy which is what I need. I have tried ever diet out there and the weight keeps coming on :( I am on medications that add weight but a friend of mine who is also on the same meds has said she did not gain but lost on this diet. Anyone have some good reading material they can suggest on where to start? As well as some foods to start with as I am just starting out.
Any information would be great!! THANKS :D
05-22-2005, 03:21 PM
Hi Tonia and welcome.
I would suggest getting Alissa's book and dvd's. In the book you will find case histories of folk she's worked with; a very thorough understanding of this lifestlye and loads of good recipes.
On the dvd's she shows how easy it is to make some luscious dishes.
Helen Of Tennessee
05-22-2005, 05:09 PM
Yes, you'll feel so much better when you increase your raw food intake and you'll lose weight. It may not happen immediately, but it will.
Until you can get the info you need (be it DVD's, books, videos, etc.) you can just start adding some raw foods to your diet right now.
Eating whole fresh fruits and veggies are the easiest and best (as far as I'm concerned). Maybe for breakfast you can have a cantaloupe. Lunch you could have some bananas then eat what you normally would eat. Same with dinner. Have a large salad then eat what you normally would eat. For snacks have some whole fruits - strawberries, mango, or some other favorite fruit. As times goes on, start cutting your cooked/processes foods back and add more fresh fruits and veggies.
You can get recipes from Alissa's books and DVD's, or even on the Internet, if you like to prepare meals/dishes. Go to the recipe section on this board and you'll find some recipes there.
When I started going raw, I was at 50% for about 6 months and didn't notice anything. But once I upped it to 75% raw, the weight fell off. My thyroid meds got cut back and my blood pressure came down. So be sure to give it time and work toward increasing your raw.
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