View Full Version : How many people here are 100% raw??
08-18-2005, 08:12 AM
I have been wondering how many of you are really 100% raw?
08-18-2005, 08:46 AM
I drink herb teas and I occasionaly discover that something that I thought was raw is not (such as maple syrup) but otherwise I am 100% raw and intend to stay that way
08-18-2005, 08:48 AM
I should add that I do not intend to let it rule my life as being vegan does. If there is an occasion where it is not possible to be raw then I will make an exception. I can not do that with regards to being vegan and if there was no vegan food available I would starve to death.
08-18-2005, 09:51 AM
Thanks for your honesty. I would like to hear from others ;)
08-18-2005, 09:59 AM
My first post here. A very nice forum.
Yes I am 100% raw. I find I must stay 100% raw otherwise I start cheating and before you know it I'm eating cooked meals every day.
I have however had cheat days after being 100% raw over a year. But I limited it to just one day. If I didn't go back to 100% raw right after that, I might have lost it.
I have a friend, who was 100% raw for over a year. Then one day he just broke down and decided to eat a cooked meal. After that he was hooked again to cooked food for several months. He was eating it quite regularly.
He's had several problems staying 100% raw after that. So you have to know yourself. Some people can never cheat. They are more like alcoholics and if you give them a little cooked food they may not be able to control themselves.
At this point, I really don't feel like eating cooked food. I'm happy with what I eat and how it makes me feel.
08-18-2005, 10:18 AM
Hey, Georgie, you know about me, but I'll officially weigh in as being as close to 100% as possible without becoming a fruitarian (weaning off of the occasional dash of Nama Shoyu) -- for 7 months now. Meanwhile, I'm 30 pounds lighter -- now a size 6 at 125 lbs./5'10" -- as my body finds its way to its "true" weight.
08-18-2005, 10:20 AM
im 100% but i eat oats but not rolled but im happy :D
08-18-2005, 11:07 AM
I'm 100% with an occasional use of bottled dressing and I do drink herb teas. My goal is completely 100% raw. And Rawtruth thanks for mentioning the Nama Shoyu, I've been giving that some thought. It is in so many "raw" receipes, yet is bottled, therefore can not be RAW. I am now out and discouraging myself from finding another bottle. Thanks for the convincing words against it.
Oh, and I may get a kernal or two, okay maybe a handful, of popcorn as the family indulges.
It is all a journey -- someday!
08-18-2005, 12:28 PM
I'm at 100% right now. But I do have a condiment, tea, and such.
I don't have a fear of cooked food though, I'm eating at this level purely for health.
08-18-2005, 12:57 PM
I am today at this moment 100% raw.
I used to eat an occasional canned black olive maybe 2 or 3 a week, and a Tablespoon of bottled salad dressing about once a week when out with friends, and I had some Braggs on some veggies twice before, oh, and I did try some cacoa nibs twice, but that was the extent of my non-raw days.
Haven't had any of that stuff for months.
08-18-2005, 10:16 PM
I've been having some nama shoyu on my sushi (with toasted nori). Other than that...I've been completely raw for the last 19 days. not too bad right??
08-18-2005, 10:38 PM
I am 100% raw as I am on the 30 day plan but like sport said I keep finding out some things that I am eating, like the almond butter, are not raw. Also like Roger said, it's all or nothing for me.
08-19-2005, 12:26 AM
I've been having some nama shoyu on my sushi (with toasted nori). Other than that...I've been completely raw for the last 19 days. not too bad right??It's not just "not too bad" - it's great! Quite an accomplishment, J. (Hey, I have pictures of our meal at Taste of the Goddess. Someday, I'll get around to cropping them and sending or posting them. My stomach hurts thinking of that meal, though -- ugh.)
08-19-2005, 01:16 AM
100% for 9 weeks. :)
08-19-2005, 05:59 AM
Checking in - Raw - like others, teas, maple syrup - did have something cooked and discovered that my body began to itch and hated it - so 100%.
08-19-2005, 06:29 AM
I think that you all are doing great. To me it is what ever makes you feel better than you felt before. There are a lot of us that are so much more healthier now then we have ever been in our lives. That is the only thing that matters.
08-19-2005, 11:53 AM
100% for over 2 and a half months now. I do have a cup of herb tea once a week. I have stayed simple raw and except for my morning smoothie eat mono. It works for me because I'm lazy. Weight has been dropping steadily.
08-19-2005, 12:27 PM
I am totally new to raw, and so am at about 50% I would guess. That's me eating about 1/2 raw 1/2 cooked each day. Not where I want to be, but I'm getting there. I've been eating mostly what I "crave". For instance, can't go a day without a green smoothie, or maybe two. The other night I looked in the fridge at the romaine lettuce and my mouth watered for it,so I ate it! The more I eat raw, the more I crave raw. Looking forward to being 100% in the future. I want to do it by the end of the year. Wish me luck!
08-19-2005, 12:35 PM
[QUOTE=Evette]The more I eat raw, the more I crave raw. Looking forward to being 100% in the future. I want to do it by the end of the year. Wish me luck
I wish you all the luck and health in the world! ;)
08-20-2005, 12:06 PM
I've been all raw for almost 1 3/4 years now.
I don't like to say "100%". We all have times when we discover that something we thought was raw really is heated, or when you eat something at a potluck that someone used a non-raw ingredient in (like table salt, maple syrup, etc). Anyway, I say "all raw", not 100% raw. Makes me happier =)
Sometimes people wonder, "can I really call myself a raw fooder?" Dr. Graham said something I really like about this: "you are a raw fooder if you FEEL like a raw fooder. If you are really struggling, perhaps you don't FEEL like a raw fooder yet?"
Having been raw for going on two years now, I defintely FEEL like a raw fooder. Eating raw food is something I do without even thinking about it. If I ate some cooked foods though, I'm pretty sure I would not be able to stop, and I don't want to give up my health improvements, so I don't eat any cooked foods.
Congrats to everyone on your raw journeys! Even though I don't post a lot, I do check in, and you are all doing great! I'm glad to see everyone supporting each other.
08-21-2005, 11:08 AM
I like what you said about feeling like a raw fooder. I definetly feel like one. It seems to be my natural state. I have been all raw for almost 4 months. I love it. I still crave toast now and then. But mostly, I am totally happy!
08-21-2005, 04:03 PM
It's not just "not too bad" - it's great! Quite an accomplishment, J. (Hey, I have pictures of our meal at Taste of the Goddess. Someday, I'll get around to cropping them and sending or posting them. My stomach hurts thinking of that meal, though -- ugh.)
hey I cant wait. That was my first day of all raw... :) I'm still going too...havent eaten anything else since then...that makes it 22 days now....I'm pretty happy about that.
I also liked what was said about feeling like a raw fooder... I crave it, I love it, I feel like a raw fooder...and now I'm a raw fooder... Awesome feeling!!
To everyone.... Sorry I havent been posting on here lately... since I've been raw...I've been feeling good enough to start going out again...I've been seeing friends and going places...I used to sit at home and never want to go anywhere because I felt too heavy...so thats why I havent posted lately...havent had the time to keep up with it...but I still check up every once in a while....everyday..but only about once for a few minutes...just to see whats going on in here.....hehe and things are going great!!!
Congrats to everyone who has stayed raw with me this entire month!!!!!
08-21-2005, 04:15 PM
I have tried to be 100% raw as much as possible over the past month but like someone said, sometimes things you thought were raw aren't really raw, but life goes on...
I am now at a place where I prefer raw over cooked. After 30 days, I had something that was cooked and even though it didn't come fresh out of the oven, well, I felt like it burnt my tongue (it was a lemon muffin...cringe!!)
I just try to stay as close as I can...now if something happens where I have no choice but to eat cooked, well...that's no problem as long as I can stay vegan...(which is a lot healthier for me as that keeps me from eating the cake, ice cream and cookies that I used to love so much)
08-21-2005, 07:03 PM
thank you yeahbethany. I was having a problem with the 100% thing even though I use the term. I much prefer to say I am a rawfoodist. Meaning I am not trying to eat anything that is cooked or dead. I have been doing this for close to four months and I love it. :cool: :D :cool: .
08-21-2005, 07:11 PM
I've started calling it "living foods" to differentiate it from the raw folk who eat raw meat and raw eats (I couldn't believe there was a considerable number who do this -- or maybe they're just vocal) -- and because I try to eat only living foods, not just raw AND because that's what it really is to me: living. (Am I being too finicky with the language?) Whatever -- it's great!
08-22-2005, 08:52 AM
I am at about 75% raw and all vegan and have never felt better. All raw works for me some days, not others. I feel pretty great saying I'm vegan, very great in fact. There are different ways of being vegan-I am eating no processed foods at all-only whole foods. That means if I don't have time to "cook" something it's going to be raw. I am not eating many nuts, mostly greens and some fruit. Yea! I feel so good and weight is just literally melting off, and allergies are leaving.
08-22-2005, 07:26 PM
I am 8 weeks raw. 100%? Very very close. I don't think that anyone can say 100% unless you prepare all of your own foods. I have had some salad dressings that I'm sure are not raw. I try to keep this to a minimum though, and just use enough to wet/flavor the salad. I also put some seeds on my salad (at a salad bar) that were probably roasted. The other day I ate some hummus thinking it would be raw, but it really wasn't. So really barring those few things, I am doing really good.
To me what is really important is to not sit down and deliberately eat a cooked meal or a cooked side dish or cookie. That would probably cause a problem with cravings.
08-22-2005, 07:57 PM
I've been raw vegan for over a year now. For me it is all or nothing.
I'm pretty strict about eating foods others fix - I ask what is in them. If in doubt, I don't eat it. In making my own food, I have managed to stay away from Braggs, nama shoyu, miso, maple syrup and the like, ... well, anything that is already in a jar or packaged. But, as has been said by many ... you do what you can, and go along.
08-22-2005, 10:43 PM
We're as raw as we can be comfortably...Maui was difficult...vacationing in WA next month might prove as difficult.
The objective for my husband and me is to be as raw as possible everyday. We don't go out to eat, or have fast food, or 'cook' at home...but there are a few things that are incorporated into our eating that are not raw (olives, condiments, salad dressing). We've done well, but have no need to be perfect, and are both benefiting greatly.
08-23-2005, 07:03 AM
My first post here -
Most of the time I am 100%. I'd like to be that way all the time, but just yesterday I succumbed to some avocado sushi. The odd thing is, it wasn't as a delightful experience nor even as tasty as I remember it having been before, nor as appealing as the nori avocado wraps (rice-less) I make at home.
I am certainly striving for 100% at least at home, and everywhere socially that I can. And am hoping to be mostly fruitarian/greens eating. I try to avoid social eating, because no matter how discreet I try to be, my differences do stick out. If it is a situation where I am personally invited, I try to bring a platter of food which I will eat. (edit: Not that I will eat the whole platter myself, but a platter of food that *contains* food I like to eat, so I don't look like I am bringing "special food" for just myself).
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