View Full Version : who started off 100percent raw?
07-08-2009, 10:04 AM
i want to do this and see how it goes.
07-08-2009, 10:22 AM
Hello and welcome!
I started 100% and have been so ever since (about 4 years now).
07-08-2009, 11:37 AM
I am the same and almost 4 years as well.
I started by doing a week in The UK Centre for Living Foods.
07-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Creating a new habit just like that may be difficult. Go for it if you know you can do it successfully; otherwise transition slowly and go at a pace that is right for you.
07-08-2009, 01:21 PM
Are you vegan.
It is advised that you go veg first, then vegan and then raw. That way if you ever slip you will just slip to the level below you and not all the way to SAD.
07-08-2009, 03:02 PM
I did but I was already a healthy eater to begin with
just had to cut out bread and yogurt
07-08-2009, 03:06 PM
Alissa suggests you go 100% raw for 30 days and then make a decision. I agree completely. You don't know how you'll feel on raw unless you do it. You don't feel the same 80% raw as you do 100% raw. It's just that simple.
What you were eating before going raw doesn't matter at all... I was a junk food carnivore... and my health improved dramatically and my weight melted off me sooooooooo quick. It was an amazing experience!
07-08-2009, 03:14 PM
I went right into 100% raw about 8 years ago. i think that is the way to go. But if you slip up just do not be hard on yourself. Good luck with what ever you do.
07-08-2009, 06:37 PM
I went 100% raw from SAD from day 1. I am on day 26 and still detoxing, still don't feel great, but when I make up my mind I stick with it, and this was the best way for me to go.
07-08-2009, 07:34 PM
That's so great Katch! Keep it going!!!
I did a 30 day spree 6 years ago - then took my kids out for a birthday celebration to our fav Thai restaurant - didn't taste half so great as I was anticipating - yet - never got it back till this year. A couple of attempts, and tried to keep at 50% most of the time, but I really gave up on 100%, just tried to have lots of salads and fruits...been vegan for years so that wasn't an issue.....
.....boy do I regret that now, I'm 6 months and still not feeling the magic all that often!
This Jan - I went for brunch at a raw food all you can eat buffet - just as a treat after a guelling business trip. Totally stuffed myself - I like to get my money's worth, lol. I feel so nurished and satisfied, I didn't eat another thing all day. I just said - I don't want to go back, and I never did!
So my advise is - if you're on a roll, keep on rolling!
07-09-2009, 03:29 AM
I jumped right into RAW in June 06. I had known about it for a While even went to the Institute for 2 Weeks. I tried but just was not ready to stick with it. I learned things in Lemon Grove that I will Never Forget. So Years later. I was HUNGRY and READY So I searched the Forum and found Alissa and one of her Instructor, took Classes and here I am 3 years and Going Strong.
07-09-2009, 03:43 AM
I joined the 30 day challenge and went all raw all at once almost 2 years ago and I'm still all raw.
Give it a test drive and check it out.
07-09-2009, 01:00 PM
I started out doing a three week detox where you gradually remove dairy, nuts, grains and meat and then gradually add them back in leaving out all junk food and sugar. As I started adding meat and grains back in, I didn't feel good and just transitioned myself into raw food like that. I've been 100% for 3 months now and know there's no going back.
07-09-2009, 03:14 PM
thank you all ;)
i just need a "starter" shopping list now! :)
07-10-2009, 07:38 AM
I did! I slipped, fell down, got up, brushed off, re-read Alissa's words of wisdom and am running full force toward TOTAL TOTAL health. This month is four years now. Four years that I have lived and feel so healthy.
Do you have Alissa's book and DVD? THE BEST OUT THERE!!!
07-10-2009, 07:49 AM
Making a commitment move like joining the 30 day challenge does some really important things:
1) It gets you started.
2) It puts you right in the middle of a really good support group.
3) It establishes momentum. There have been a few times for me that momentum has made the difference between a slip and staying raw.
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