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09-13-2008, 04:37 PM
I'm not completely new to raw foods, I've done it off and on for the past 10 years, most recently was for 4 months in 2005.
I've been a vegetarian (mostly vegan) for the past 10 years as well. I'm wanting to clean my body out and take care of some health problems, I've been displaying possible signs of Lyme Disease and I have SERIOUS anxiety to the point where I'm no longer working. The anxiety has happened before for years at a time and I don't want to go there again! It cleared up in 2005 after eating raw foods for several months.
I don't want to lose any weight though, but know that nuts are acidic. Any pointers?
Anyhow, you seem like a wonderful group of people, very supportive so I am excited to get to know all of you better!!!
09-13-2008, 04:49 PM
I would suggest that, although nuts are acidic, as long as you eat lots of vegetables and low acid fruits, the nuts will be balanced out nicely. Don't forget avocados. I can definitely keep my weight by eating lots of those. If you feel unhealthy, you might want to start with a green juice fast for just a few days.
For support, this is the place to be. I'm sure a lot of people far more knowledgeable than myself will chime in soon.
09-13-2008, 05:37 PM
Thanks! I eat one avocado per day on my salad, sometimes more if I've got some that are ripe and need to be eaten. I do remember eating nuts last time too though and I still got better, so I'll try it and see, I think cutting out the sugar is key for me, I may just have candida and not Lyme.
I thought my weight was OK, and I went to a Lyme doctor yesterday and he said, "do you eat?" I was very surprised, I think it had something to do with my large ribcage for my size (I was a gymnast for 10 years:)) . It makes me appear gaunt when I lie down, in school, my girlfriends used to say I had 4 boobs, b/c my ribs are so big, haha (sorry, tmi!) I do get thinner when I have anxiety and my 2 year old little girl is still breastfeeding, which uses up some of my calories.
Sigh... if I can at least lick this anxiety, I think I'll be doing good.
Thanks again for the welcome!
09-13-2008, 05:44 PM
I guess doctors have an excuse for saying such things. With over 60% of the population now overweight they probably rarely get to see a ribcage any more, lol.:D
09-13-2008, 05:54 PM
Hey! I also have a big rib cage. I blame it on being very short and being pregnant at 19. I never quite shrunk back down to size. :( Oh well.;)
Anyway, if you soak your nuts and seeds they are easier to digest and perhaps less acid forming. I find it does help. I wish you all the best!
09-13-2008, 08:10 PM
Lol! Yeah probably true! My hubby is skinny 5'11" and 145-150 lbs, but his ribs don't stick out, not fair! I was a pretty good athlete in school though, maybe those ribs gave me some extra lung capacity!
Shashibala, true, the shorter you are, probably the bigger it seems, although I'm about 5'5". Duh, I forgot about soaking nuts, I need to refresh on this raw stuff again!
09-14-2008, 04:02 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW............Welcome to MY World.
09-14-2008, 07:03 AM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!!!
09-15-2008, 12:14 AM
Thats what we all need. Stick - to - it - ness
My doctor flipped when I told him I was going Raw. He said it wasn't the diet, it was the quantity. I almost laughed at him considering that I was only eating once a day out of a window... and if you consider that.. you're looking at about 1200 calories of crap... stored in the body as nothing but crap in a body of starvation mode.. soooo funny...
Prehaps we could all look for some buddies locally.. hmmm I wonder if there's a meet up somewhere near by.... it's an idea of where to start for local support! =D
09-15-2008, 02:03 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm starting tomorrow, I have a friend doing it with me (her first time on raw ever), so I'm sure I'll be posting on the general forums soon!!
09-15-2008, 02:11 PM
I'm starting tomorrow
what a wonderful plan!
Being a beginner is so great.....I'm sure you'll have lots of FUN.
Keep us posted and
09-15-2008, 02:15 PM
Wanted to wish you luck on your RAWNESS journey.
09-15-2008, 02:57 PM
thanks guys! I'm excited and so happy to have found this forum just in time. I've seen other raw food forums that aren't this supportive and often end up bickering about everything. Sooooo glad you are all here!!!
09-15-2008, 07:11 PM
Did you have Alissa's DVD and book the last time you did raw....if not, grab it and you'll be amazed at what you'll learn. I learn something everytime I go back to it.
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