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11-30-2009, 08:26 AM
I'm excited to find Alissa's forum and website. I am looking forward to support and encouragement in my transition to more raw. I've been eating heatlhy and organic for years, but am finally at the place of committing to what I know to be the healthiest way of noursihing and restoring my health. Even if my family isn't there. I've always found it difficult to stay committed before because of the family, but have had a light bulb moment, while teaching a nutrition class last month.
Anyway..I'm Cindylee, 52, 5 children, who are used to healthier foods, but are still not as accepting as I think they should be...they still beg for fast food, cereal and "normal" food, thats so sad that marketing and peer pressure are so dominating.
Anyway, glad to be here!
11-30-2009, 08:30 AM
Hi Cindylee - nice to have you here!! This is a great site and I really enjoy Aliss'a way with RAW! :)
11-30-2009, 09:21 AM
Hey Cindy. 5 children, wow! It wouldn't surprise me if TV had something to do with it. I remember when I was a kid I was really susceptible to advertising on TV. I would watch one food commercial and immediately want whatever I saw -- McDonald's, Pizza Hut, you name it.
Anyway, I'm sure with time as they see how healthy and beautiful you are that they'll all jump on the raw train to figure out what Mom is doing. :)
11-30-2009, 10:10 AM
thats so sad that marketing and peer pressure are so dominating.
It is sad. My children LOVE their fruits and veggies. Would possibly live off of fruit alone if I let them. But going to the store is still a hassle. While in the produce section, they ask for almost every fruit in sight. That's great, I love it. Then we head down other aisles, and they see all of these fantastic boxes that are full of CRAP, but geared toward children. Of course they want the box of who knows what just because Spiderman or Dora is on it. It's cool looking! I just explain to them that while the products look great, they're not good for their bodies. Then I tell them I'll go home and whip up some raw cookies. That snaps them out of the junk funk.
The best thing is leading by example. It is tough in the beginning, but I've found that the longer I eat raw, the more accepting my children are of the food. I keep try to keep a wide variety of food so that they don't get bored.
Good luck, and keep coming back. This place is the best for encouragement and support. ;)
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