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01-24-2010, 10:15 PM
Hello raw people! :]
I've read some negative things about soy products so now I'm interested in experimenting with more raw foods. I'm blessed because my parents cook for me. The usual dinner is 1) a morningstar chik pattie burger with cooked peas, corn, and/or potatoes 2) soy tacos (that brown grinded soy meat) with refried beans and brown rice, and other varieties of those. Although those meals are probably healthier than red meat, I would guess not by much!
I've looked at some raw recipes but im looking for something that I will get hooked on and will crave! I guess this may be hard to find an answer for without buying a huge variety and trying everything - which is a problem when I make almost minimum wage!
The one thing i've noticed since I started green juicing a couple months ago is that my ability to intake food has increased at least 50%! By societies standards i'm underweight at 5'10 and 120lb. At first I wanted to gain weight but now I want to get healthy and eat more realfood!
Hope someone can offer some advice! :)
01-24-2010, 10:50 PM
it changes alot going from cooked to raw . it took me 2 years to learn what made me feel full , like they say a rib sticking meal . but i all along totally believed in raw if for no other reason than observing how fat / weak / diseased a cooked food diets made modern man so i stuck to it
bananas have always been a biggy
avacado / chopped walnuts / sesame seeds in my salads also really helped fill me up . and alot of vegis in salads like brocoli / mushrooms
and if i were eating cooked vegan those prepared things , patties / soy tacos , would never enter play . itd be oat bran with warm water poured on plus fruit and whatever for breakfast . then dry beans / brown rice / boiled potato for lunch / dinner - vegan whole foods . those man made soy things dont rate with me
green tea helped supress my appetite first 2 years raw , and after a while i realized i didnt need to feel filled up like i used to on cooked food . i could eat way less of the more nutricious raw stuff and not feel full but have more energy / strength . so its kind of like an era of shrinking down a over stetched gut
bottom line to me is everyone eventually quits raw after starting because its a giant shock to system , so the trick is determination to keep coming back . my main driving force besides my own personal observations / opinions on diet was the book raw vegi and fruit juices by norman walker . a ten dollar book at amazon.com that was my foundation
01-24-2010, 10:56 PM
heres the book link
if ever read it check out the short chapter something like ;
how to know how to live and what to eat
its like 3 pages of gold to me
its a small / short unimpressive book , but it packs some rock solid statements / wisdom in my judgement
01-24-2010, 11:26 PM
You will find plenty of advice around here. :)
Good for you getting off the processed soy products. The long term effects of eating highly processed soy can be very harmful.
The cravings you will likely experience along your raw journey will vary. Our tastes tend to change as we change.
Best raw wishes to you. :)
01-25-2010, 02:05 AM
Kale salad is a great and yummy, easy inexpensive meal!
1-3 bunches of kale (depending on the size of the salad and how many
days you want it to last. This recipe will last 3-5 days in the fridge)
Celtic sea salt
Lemon, lime or apple cider vinegar
Cut kale into bite size pieces and place in a very large bowl. Drizzle it
with olive oil, add in salt and the juice of one lemon, lime or a few T of
apple cider vinegar. Now get your hands in the bowl and massage the
kale really well until it turns a deep green colour.
Set to the side for 5 minutes and enjoy! When you are ready to eat - add
some cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes cut in half, sprouts, pieces of
dates, dehydrated cranberries, sunflower seeds etc. to this salad. Mix it
up and change it up each time. Really good for you! - taken from my e-book.
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