View Full Version : Newbie from UK
01-05-2008, 08:10 AM
Just introducing myself.... I'm from Plymouth, England and just starting out on the raw food journey! Always been incredibly interested in nutrition/ 'healthy eating'/ veganism, and have researched many dietary avenues, but the raw food thing makes perfect sense to me in every way. Being a 38 year old mum of two small children and working on a full-time basis, I want to allow myself to feel the best that I possibly can so that I can get the most out of life. I currently feel pretty exhausted most of the time and have heard that eating raw gives loads of energy, amongst other benefits. The concept of filling your body with foodstuffs in their natural state just makes sense, and I want to ensure that my kids are brought up to learn the benefits of raw foods. It's brill to read about others' experiences.
Anyone out there from the UK?
Looking forward to getting to know you all!
01-05-2008, 10:20 AM
There are lots here from the UK and I have no doubt that they will be introducing themselvs to you over the next few days.
01-05-2008, 10:38 AM
am from liverpool :)
Welcome, shazshaw. I'm from Southampton. In my experience raw food gives tons more energy, especially when it's organic, which i've found makes quite a difference.
Good luck on your raw journey.
01-05-2008, 11:36 AM
Seems to be a lot of raw action plymouth and devon area!!
I am South London and Norfolk UK :D
01-05-2008, 08:26 PM
Hi there & a big welcome to you :D
Im 42 & mum to 3 boys aged 21, 18 & 11.
01-06-2008, 04:21 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.........Welcome to MY World.
01-06-2008, 04:30 AM
I am a newbie too and i am living up north in manchester!
Welcome and i hope you get the bundles of energy that you hope by starting this.
Are you going totally raw?
01-06-2008, 05:00 AM
I'm in Milton Keynes :D
01-06-2008, 07:25 AM
Welcome from another newish newbie! I am in London and began my raw adventure just before Christmas.
Many blessings for your journey ahead!
01-06-2008, 08:11 AM
Hi, I'm from Reading. Good luck with your raw journey!
01-07-2008, 06:17 AM
Thankyou for your replies and best wishes. I'm so looking forward to my raw food journey (and learning about yours!).
Jess - I'm currently doing about 75% raw and would like to end up at 90%. I'm not sure if I want to/could give up Soya as I eat a lot of it in the form of tofu. It's played a big part in my diet for some time and I use it to make desserts/dressings and I put it in smoothies. We'll have to see how it goes!
01-07-2008, 06:37 AM
Hi. I'm in Essex.
01-08-2008, 07:44 AM
I am in Birmingham nice to see some many UK folks :D
01-09-2008, 07:40 AM
Hey Shazshaw! Greetings from sunny (well sometimes...) Glasgow :D :D :D
Best of luck as you embark on your raw adventure - make sure you blog and post how you are getting on.
re. the soya thing - I was obsessed with regular hummus and didn't think I could give it up but I have managed to. You just need to try lots of 100% recipes and find ones you really like - then you don't really miss that other stuff.
But at the same time - everyone is different. So do take things at your own pace (I'm certainly not one to lecture on the rights and wrongs - I fell majorly off the wagon last year and have only just climbed back on :rolleyes: )
I understand your feelings about tofu. I used to love it and eat it every day, so I can understand where you're coming from. Funny thing is, once I started eating raw I really, really went off it -- didn't try to, or anything, but there were so many other yummy things to eat that I just found I wasn't fancying it any more. And now the thought of it almost nauseates me. Funny thing, taste, and how it changes... let your inner feelings guide you and I think you'll be amazed how your raw journey transforms you, inside and out.
01-09-2008, 04:23 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!!!! RAWK ON!!! so glad you have joined us.... this is an amazing forum.... and you'll fit right in!
blessings on your journey!!
01-10-2008, 09:57 AM
Welcome....have you had a chance to read Alissa's book? It's great for busy Mum's ....even though it's a thick book, it's an easy read and every chapter is a quick read. If your going to be raw, you'll love this book.....lots of recipes and every question you'll have and will be asked and will want your children to know, is answered in her book. It really is worth the money and the time to read it. Judith :)
01-16-2008, 10:32 AM
Welcome! It's very nice to meet you. Yes, it does make perfect sense. I love this lifestyle, you will too! Looking forward to getting to know you.:D
01-16-2008, 10:45 AM
Hey im from southampton
01-16-2008, 10:48 AM
Welcome! Have a look at this link asap as date sensitive :) All link are UK based
Also the great UK Raw association:
And THE BEST raw magazine - I have it shipped over here (along with HobNobs & PG Tips for my husband:) )
Karen Knowlers site, great for weekly email inspirations:
Fab recipies & photos from Russel James, look through archives:
Also please look the archives of this site they are full of fab info!!! Also dont forget to put your location on your profile you dont have to list your post code just UK will do - see mine in the top right!
EPPP (also a 38 yr old mum of two little rug rats; have a look at my posts on raising raw kids!)
02-13-2008, 03:30 PM
I'm from Wallington, near Croydon in Surrey.
This forum is great for info and tips on being - and staying - raw.
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