View Full Version : Trying again for the 3rd time
12-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Troy , I have been trying to go raw for the past few years. The first time I heard about raw my mother was trying to battle her fibibromyalgia and sleep apnea. I am a pretty open person so the notion of eaing raw uncooked veggies wasn't too far fetched. After she tried it with amazing results....like everything wrong had dissapeared, I was sold. I have tried somewhat before and just didn't have the will power to stick to it. After I met my wife and the social aspect of not being able to eat what I wanted, coupled together with bad teeth and poor general heath promted my wife and I to try. The first time we tried we went to a raw preparing class and started to frequent a local raw resturant. The fact of being very expensive and very complex recipes(transition food) we quickley fell off the wagon. Our second attempt was off to a great start just doing a juice feast, after a week or so I started eating more salad and my new found friend the Spiralizer, well we were giving ourselves a cheat by eating french fries on occasion that turned into every weekend into everyday until we were back to SAD. In that period of one month or so, I had lost about 35lbs and my wife had lost 20~ish . So as they say "Third times a charm" here we go again, I have decided to be more active in the online community as mabey that will help keep me focused. Thanks for all the great info and sorry for the long post.:)
12-02-2009, 05:44 PM
Troy - My first recommendation to you is that you and your wife buy Alissa Cohen's book LIVING ON LIVE FOODS... then work through Alissa's 30-Day Plan to get yourselves kick-started on some great eating habits!!!
Welcome to RFT! My name is Greenie and I hope to see you around more!
12-02-2009, 06:17 PM
Hi and a warm welcome to you Troy. It sounds like you already know how wonderfully raw food works for bettering your health. Glad to hear that your Mum improved so much! Yippee! She must be so thankful to have you interested in this. You sound like you have a pretty good head on your shoulders. Most of us do indeed need the support of more experienced rawbies, so do drop in often. Everyone here is so supportive. Sounds like you need to know how to vary your intake. You don't want to let yourself get hungry - often it isn't really the hunger talking, I think it is more the lack of nutrients - meaning there may be more you should try - like lots of greens (in smoothies!):D
12-03-2009, 02:42 AM
Keep trying, if you really want it, it will Happen. Reading is a Great Tool. Read ALL the RAW Book you can. Stay tuned to this Forum for Support. I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW............Welcome to MY World.
12-03-2009, 07:02 AM
So as they say "Third times a charm" here we go again, I have decided to be more active in the online community as mabey that will help keep me focused.
Between following Alissa's plan and using her book and coming here and being a part of a supportive community you'll do it!!
Welcome and HAVE FUN!! :)
12-03-2009, 07:46 AM
Welcome Troy. You may want to consider much simpler recipes that use few ingredients and steps. That's how I was able to make raw work for me. I supplemented that with prepared raw foods I bought elsewhere.
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