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07-31-2005, 09:57 PM
I have been a lurker to this forum for quite some time, but just got around to registering this evening. I thought it was about time I introduced myself, so I can join in on the discussions! I have been high-raw (about 80-90% most days) for several years now. I love this lifestyle, and have seen many benefits come because of eating properly. Years of clinical depression have been mercifully lifted, I have been cured of "IBS" symptoms, my skin looks much better, I have abundant energy, the list goes on.
I am excited to be a part of this forum. The members here seem to be very kind, sensitive and supportive. It's such a comfort to come to places like this where I don't feel like a "freak" because of the way I eat :) Thank you all for being here.
OK...very technology challenged! Haven't used these boards before and I've just posted a "new to this" message in another place...somewhere...truly lost in cyber land. Anyway, besides having a "peroxide moment", I'm beginning my raw journey in earnest today. Could use some help in the area of advice for going out to eat at restaurants and family holiday get togethers...these have been difficult areas for me in the past when I've dabbled with raw foods. Now that I'm in earnest about this, I need some coping techniques. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
08-02-2005, 01:30 PM
Welcome to the forum Christine. So glad you introduced yourself. How wonderful to hear of the many benefits you have experienced, and healing you're body has accomplished through raw foods. Way to go! :)
08-02-2005, 02:05 PM
Welcome to the forum!
I'm new to this myself, only since May 1st, but I have had to put my thinking cap on when going out to restaurants with the family, too.
I always order a salad, and tell them what to leave off (like croutons). Also I ask if they can add stuff, like fresh green/yellow/red pepper, which they usually do for me. And, most important, I get the salad dressing on the side.
Doing that, I'm good to go. I enjoy my meals out with the family, they don't think I'm a freak (and if they ask, they automatically assume I'm "dieting" so they don't pick on me) and I have a good time.
OH, very important: I also ALWAYS drink/eat something like a green smoothie or peanut butter on a bananna or something filling BEFORE I leave the house. That way, I'm not hungry and easily tempted to "try" the bread or dessert or stuff like that which is NOT raw! Hahaha!
So far, it's worked for me. I even went on a 10 day vacation out west, and the first stop of the day was the grocery to get oranges, bananas, raw peanuts etc. to munch on in the car. Plus I didn't have to worry about washing stuff - just peel and eat! I was fine, even though I ended up in restaurants 3 times a day. Never a problem with my little pre-restaurant meal!
Good luck, have fun,
08-02-2005, 02:29 PM
We have 2 neweys on this tread so nice to hear from Both.
Regarding the restaurants I have to say that I have given up expecting to get what I want in any of them so I just take my own. If I am with a group I have never had a problem and I would not be going into a restaurant unless it was a special occasion and a group would be involved. I just say that I am on a special diet and would they mind if I supplied my own food. They give me a plate or I send me food to the kitchen and they put it on a plate and serve me. This works for me.
08-03-2005, 01:43 PM
Welcome to the raw life with many friendly people.
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