View Full Version : how long did it take you to go 100% raw or mostly?
05-14-2008, 07:17 PM
I was just curious how long it took you to go almost or 100% raw? I have been trying for over a year. I know not to beat myself up over things and when I stumble get up and dust myself off. I know it is not all or nothing, but I have that attitude and that is my problem. As you know cooked food is such an addiction, never would of guessed it untill I found this life style. I am going to sit down tonight and do small goals. I also know you need displince and self control, which I lack at times. I do however; have lots of determination. I have learned enough that I know this is the right way. So I am just curious about your journey and how long it took you.
05-14-2008, 08:19 PM
There were times when i was out and got real hungry and fell off the raw wagon:)
Gone on long trips and ate veggie burgers but doing all those times i picked myself up and went at it again.
If you fall down you just dust yourself off as you said and go at it again.
It's a lifelong change and no one well not everyone changes over night.
I'm doing mostly 98% to 100% raw right now and it's getting easier but if i slip i'm not going to beat myself up over it.
I love being raw and i don't care for cooked food anymore so it is getting much easier.
Good Luck, you're on the RIGHT TRACK NOW!!!!:D
05-14-2008, 09:12 PM
I found the raw food lifestyle and this forum on July 24, 07 and joined the monthly raw challenge on Aug 1, 07 and went all fresh raw then and I have never looked back. When I learned about the raw food lifestyle I got so excited that the problem wasn't getting me started but rather slowing me down because I am one of those all or nothing people and my zeal had me moving at light speed toward "pure" raw. I threw out all of the cooked food in my house and looking back on it I realize that wasn't necessary as all a person has to do is go raw in their shopping cart and the old foods will not be re-supplied which is easier on the budget. I also drew lines that excluded all nuts and any other foods that might not be truly raw. Now I know that there are sources for truly raw nuts and other foods. I don't regret my all raw - all at once approach as it worked just fine for me but I think for most people more easing into it time makes sense and should work OK. After all the sun is going to rise again tomorrow isn't it.
05-14-2008, 09:56 PM
My own experience is that I set small goals....and increased 1-2% consistently every week...for a little over a year....before reaching 100%...about 8 years ago.
-David Z. Mason
05-14-2008, 10:10 PM
I read a couple of books, tried to eat raw one day t see if it could, in fact, be done. When I didn't die or starve that day, I just dove right in the next day and have been raw ever since. I was already vegetarian, so al I had to drop was meat, dairy, bread and other cereals.
05-15-2008, 05:48 PM
2 years ago, I was raw for 2 weeks before being hospitalized for Appendicitis. I was SAD thereafter but continued with green smoothies every morning.
About 6 months ago, I just went 100% raw and have never looked back.
05-15-2008, 06:30 PM
One day I was looking for a way to heal my asthma, fibromyalgia type disorder, mood disorder, eating disorder, and lose 80 pounds. I was desperate to feel better. My desperation made me willing to make a fast commitment. I found raw online, bought a book, and went all raw in one day. That's how it works for me. I can't transition because I have little control over my eating on cooked foods. I've been raw for almost 6 months.
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