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02-04-2008, 12:51 PM
I'm a 23/f from Williamsburg Brooklyn. I am not raw (yet)...but I would very much like to be. I am relatively active and healthy. I do about 40 minutes of cardio 3-4 times a week (including running 2.5 miles). I would really love to lose about 10 pounds. I know I know this is a lifestyle and not a diet mechanism. But 10 pounds is one of my personal goals. The hardest thing about going raw will be bread. That is gonna be tough to break.
02-04-2008, 04:20 PM
I found bread difficult until I started to make crackers and then it became a breeze. Now the thought of eating bread is a big turn off.
02-04-2008, 04:52 PM
Welcome! Love too see more young raw foodies like me! :D
02-04-2008, 06:13 PM
Hello in B'Burg!!! I have friends in Williamsburg and my boyfriend rents studio space there so I am up there a few times a year. I sometimes get raw cookies, crackers, etc. at a little health food store on Bedford called Millenium. It's right by the Bagel Shop on the corner of Bedford and 3rd. Last time I was in they didn't have quite as much, but they still had my favorites. They also have wheatgrass and other fresh juice and is cheaper than that bright yellow muffin place on B'ford.
Sorry I am rambling. Just glad to see someone in Williamsburg. :)
Welcome to RFT. Join us in the exercise thead for February to help you get rid of those 10 pounds.
Oh and I so know what you mean about the bread. that was difficult for me too in the beginning days. You can find some good raw alternatives eventually.
02-05-2008, 12:14 AM
I'm not REALLY a New Yorker, but I lived there for several years, and more importantly, my gorgeous, healthy son was born there.
Welcome. One step at a time. Just like other unhealthy "staples" you've no doubt already given up, conventional bread will become a thing of the past for you.
It's funny... I used to smoke, eat fast food, I was totally inactive... now those habits and behaviors repulse me. Bread doesn't repulse me yet, but I'm working on it!
Best of luck to you. Stay out of Taylor's Bakery... stay away from Fairway (the smell of the fresh Afghan bread still kills me!!), and stay strong!
02-05-2008, 12:43 AM
Ooooh... but there are some great health food stores in Tribecca... and all over lower Manhattan. And you can get all your good stuff- juicer, food processer, blender and dehydrator- in the restaurant district.
02-05-2008, 01:28 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW..........Welcome to MY World.
02-05-2008, 07:06 PM
Moving to Park Slope in June, already sending and shipping stuff to the apartment... going to see it again two weeks from now and will be in Brooklyn Feb 19-20. I went Raw a short while back and trust me it is worth the benefits - you will feel and notice them immediately, even in your sleep patterns and skin texture. My skin has gone like berserk soft since I started this... wow... and very clear. (You may notice a brief flare-up in pimples for about a week before you hit the "suddenly soft" milestone though.) Maybe we can meet when I'm fully moved to PS and explore some vegetable markets as a Raw Foods tag team! My friends there have already clued me in to some places... go Raw New York City! Go Giants! - Heather:D
02-06-2008, 03:49 PM
Hey guys, I'm with you. I'm moving up there too this summer is the money situation goes well. Also dependent on the school situation. Go raw Brooklyn! :)
02-09-2008, 07:04 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT Dee1111!
You sound like you are VERY HEALTHY and in great shape! What a great way to start out the raw lifestyle!
so - if bread is your 'itch'.... try one of the raw alternatives... there are soooo many raw breads.... that are soo delicious...
the onion bread - (doesn't really taste like onions!) - is so easy to make and quite delicious...
the Rye bagels in Alissa's book are AMAZING... and don't taste like rye to me (I'm not a real fan of rye -- but I looooove these bagels!)
Jump on it... it's sooo much fun on this side of the rawmacious circle!
03-16-2008, 10:09 PM
i'm in brooklyn too! we should start a club where we meet once a month and just talk about stuff and trade food.
03-17-2008, 01:46 PM
It's great to read Alissa's book and see her DVD before going raw and to have after you start into raw. They really answer all the questions you could ever have and then there is this forum. You'll love the way raw makes you feel....Judith
03-17-2008, 06:20 PM
Besides all the traffic and smog and general crowded-ness, NYC is a great place to go raw.
The Park Slope Food Coop is a GREAT place to get your produce and some other raw-friendly things. People travel there from all over the borough because the quality and price of their produce can't be beat. They have a website and I believe sponsor a raw food potluck once or twice a month.
High Vibe in the East Village (they also have a website and do mail-order) is a raw store that has lots of raw products including books, exotic nut butters, cookies, crackers etc. You can also get durian there IIRC.
As far as restaurants go, my faves are:
Pure Food and Wine
Caravan of Dreams
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