View Full Version : Fascinated with the Raw food movement
01-05-2008, 12:15 AM
Hi I am Steeny and live in Wisconsin.
I have been doing a lot of reading lately on plant based diets. "The China Study", and Raw Food Real World (Get the Glow).
It seems to make sense, but I don't know if I can give up eggs and milk.
I actually buy raw, unpasteurized, unhomogenized milk from an organic dairy in my area. It is wonderful, and tastes nothing like store bought milk.
I bought a juicer about a month ago, and have been juicing one or two meals a day. It amazes me how satisfying this juice feasting is. I do not get hungry at night.
I got turned off to meat, when I read: "Slaughterhouse". It is an expose' on the American meat packing companies.
I have challenged many of my friends to read it, but they refuse. Fearing that they will be turned off by meat also. Like, if you don't know about it, it ain't happening?
My husband thinks I am nuts. He is happy, if I just make a steak for him. He hates vegetables, except for potatoes.
I need a creative solution to feed this carnivore what he wants while maintaining my own diet as close to raw as possible.
01-05-2008, 02:12 AM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!!! So many of us are in the same boat!! eating raw and healthy while our husbands are carnivores!! LOL!! :D
what works for me ... When I first went raw -- my dh saw Alissa's DVD with me and it really put him in a position of supporting what I was doing. He even agreed to go raw with me! (okay - that lasted 2 days! but still... at least he supported what I was trying to do!!)
So - my dh returned to his Hi raw and carnivore ways and I just go along on my path and make my fabulous foods!! I'm concentrating on my health and changing me. He's been noticing the changes -- it's peaked his curiosity ... and eats some of the raw meals with me.
He loves the raw desserts though!
blessings on your journey -- I'm so glad that you have found RFT...it's a great forum!!
01-05-2008, 04:25 AM
I have been reading alot about raw food too and it appeals to me a great deal. infact i can't think why everyone isn't doing it but i also think the easiest way for me to transition is to take baby steps. By doing this hopefully that means that i won't get disappointed if i fail and i can see the improvements which then get to make more changes.
I guess it is down to your personality and how you like to do things in life!!
good luck!! i am just beginning too but the forum is full of practical information that the books might not be able to answer. :)
01-06-2008, 04:23 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW........Welcome to MY World.
01-06-2008, 11:05 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about thinkgs that you don't want to give up right now. You will notice that after incorporating more raw foods into your diet, your cravings for other things will lessen, on thier own.
I try not to dwell on anything and just eat what I want, which coincidently has been more and more raw things, rather than cheese (which was one of my weaknesses).
Welcome Steeny and Wombat82!
Steeny, you might try sharing a green smoothie with your husband. They won my carnivore over. He has to have one every morning now. He's open to my raw foods, esp. salads and desserts! But he has to have his foods too. I just sneak in a "hey, taste this" every now and then. As long as he's supportive, you've got it made.
01-06-2008, 08:26 PM
My husband actually makes fun of me when we're with friends, but he also tries more and more new raw foods and brags about my lifestyle change in the oddest places. Someone at church that we don't even know except by sight told him today how healthy I look. "I mean, she looks sooooo healthy!!" Well, he went on and on about my raw food diet like it was his. I should have guessed! Years ago we went through this same routine over things like home birth, which he initilly mocked, but then acted like it was his idea, breastfeeding, etc. Go figure. You just keep doing what's right for you. ;)
01-11-2008, 01:15 PM
You've gotten great responses. There are such wise, helpful, and supportive folks here. I'm in awe of those that can be raw in a family where you're cooking for others or exposed to SAD foods all the time. I think you guys are amazing. Best wishes Steeny, it can be done!!!
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