View Full Version : New here; not new to raw
07-19-2011, 07:30 PM
March 1st I began a 60 day challenge for another 80/20 raw/cooked vegan plan as a way to support my GF who is battling breast cancer by changing from SAD to mainly raw. I also wanted to overcome obesity and psoriasis, among other health issues. I lost twenty pounds, but am stuck - due to adding more and more cooked food to my diet. I know that going raw is the key to my weight loss, and I need support to doing that. My DH is supportive but doesn't want to eat 100 percent raw. Still, he is willing to eat what I eat, just supplement with meat, some dairy and cooked food. Which is fine.
Anyway, glad to be here.
07-19-2011, 07:38 PM
welcome! I don't know about others, but if I didn't do 100% raw, I wouldn't be able to stick with it. I think the cravings would just be too great. I would end up adding in more and more and more cooked food. But that's just how I am! As of right now, I have been totally raw since April 1, so for me, the key was to go 100%. So, however you approach it, have heart and be kind to yourself.. you can do this!
07-20-2011, 12:02 PM
however you approach it, have heart and be kind to yourself.. you can do this!
Very wise words, and absolutely vital when it comes to changing your diet. Transitioning to raw from the SAD diet can be incredibly challenging for many people who do this, it certainly takes a lot of willpower! One thing I can strongly recommend to you and your girlfriend is fruit & vegetable juicing - For both weight loss, and reversing disease (both of which are results of acidosis and inflammation of the body's tissue). Besides fasting, juicing is one of the best healing modalities out there, and it's helped thousands of people reverse all kinds of illnesses and also lose weight. Let me know if you're interested in this and I can link you with more detailed information (kinda hard to write everything in one message, lol). For the time being, drink lots of water, get into a good state of mind before you eat anything (whatever it is you're eating), and be kind to yourself/try to move past all the self-judgement.
Hope this helps, and as the above poster says - "you can do this!" :dance:
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