07-13-2009, 09:32 AM
Hi I am new here, I have been a vegetarian on and off for the last 20 years but I was never completely raw, the closest i got to raw was 9 years ago when I did an alkaline diet for health reasons. I was about 70% raw at that time but I didn't realize the raw food was so important. I was focused on the alkalinity. I got Alissa's book maybe a year ago and watched the DVD and read some of the recipes I got most of the appliances but I never committed to doing the raw diet, it seemed too much and I decided to think about it. Well someone close to me showed me a video recently and was so excited about going raw and I decided to help steer them in the right direction because they did not know anything about raw, so I bought Alissa's book and DVD on Amazon and sent it to them as a surprise and I took out my DVD and watched it again. I gave information I took for granted and one day about 3 weeks ago I woke up and thought to myself why not go raw for 30 days to see how you like it. I went to the supermarket and bought some organic veggies and I have been raw ever since. I ordered a dehydrator on Friday and I love it, I lost quite a bit of the extra weight I acquired recently and I hope to loose a lot more. I have a vitamix and I find I drink mostly smoothies. I thought I should be drinking vegi juice because I have a green life juicer, it is about 9 years old, it's the one before the green star it works perfectly after all this time. I drink some vegi juice but I find smoothirs quicker but I am surprised how good I feel eating fruits too. I will meet my goal for 30 days raw but i don't feel right now that I will stop the raw rood then. I feel strangely at home and comfortable eating this way. I don't feel tempted as yet to look back to cooked food and my family cooks in the kitchen every day and they eat as they usually do. I do notice my kids are eating more fruits than usual but they are not eating more salads as yet. The first few days I did stay out when they were cooking but I am OK with it now. I think having the dehydrator will help me tremendously to get more variety into my diet. well I guess i will see how it goes but row now I am raw and I hope to remain raw. I feel great.