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10-30-2005, 07:17 AM
Today is my first day raw.(100%)
I am still learning but I want to jump right in and feel good.
I bought Stom amd Jinjees e-books and they made me feel good about making this choice. I am keeping a hard copy diary to keep my inspirations and wisdoms so I can look back and see what I have done.
I have PCOS and I have had a problem with cysts. Right now I am infertile because of pcos and if I lose weight my chances of having a baby get better.
I dont feel good about putting processed foods into my body and well as meat that has hormones and additional antibiotics in them.
And I am starting to see the meat as a animal and not just what is on my plate.
PLEASE feel free to post any sites you think I may need or should see.
10-30-2005, 07:39 AM
Hi Raw Wife and Welcome!!
You'll find lots of great support here on this site and folks are quick
I've only been involved here for a couple weeks and have only been
all raw for two months (I've been mostly raw for alot longer though).
FWIW, here's what I found helped me:
- Alissa's book and DVD are AWESOME. Just click the link in the upper
left corner. Especially if you've never made flax crackers before. The
first time I soaked them I tried to strain out the "goop" :-)
- Victoria Boutenko's "12 Steps to RAW" www.rawfamily.com. This book
sold me on going all raw.
Alissa's book has some great links in the back as well as a whole host
of other references. Really, I highly recommend her book. The recipes
have been good so far and easy to make.
(except for those corn chips-I can't seem to get it right yet).
Spend some money on some good machines up front -- you'll be glad you did.
- Buy a 9-tray Excalibur Dehydrator
- Get a good food processor ( I have a kitchen-aid)
- Buy a good juicer (I like my Green Star but many own the Champion, others)
- Buy a good blender (I own a Ktec Champ HP3 but many own the Vitamix)
Try to eat Organic whenever possible.
Oh, be sure to Exercise everyday. I'd also recommend weight training
3 times a week with some form of aerobics on the days you don't lift.
If your household is SAD-free, then donate all your SAD food to
a shelter to avoid temptation. Load your kitchen with lots of food especially
stuff you can grab on the run or for travel. Personally, I always have
a stash of fresh/dehydrated fruit/veggies that I can grab on the way
out the door if I"m going somewhere.
Good luck with your PCOS condition, I have no idea what that is.
10-30-2005, 08:17 AM
Way to go Raw Wife,
I too jumped right in with both feet. That was even before I purchased Alissa's books and dvd, which have helped tremendously. It's my textbook to living on raw. I bring it with me everywhere. However, before I got it, it was fruits and veggies for me for the first week and a half. I coldn't go wrong. I ate when I was hungry, and didn't when I was not. It was quite fulfilling. And actually today is my 48th day 100% raw, and I prefer eating as simply as possible. I only used a $20 blender for the first 3 weeks, then I purchased a $39 food processor. That's really all I need. My wife made me purchase the dehydrator so we play around with that. Just my two cents. I wish you well in your raw journey.
Oh yah, another thing...health wise? My health has turned around...I was borderline high blood pressure, and had a very high pulse, and I bet my blood sugar was way high. No more....that's all gone.
10-31-2005, 05:01 PM
rawWife, if you look up posts made by askcassyfirst you will find a lot of useful information on PCOS. Also, check her journal.
11-01-2005, 12:09 AM
Welcome to the board and congrat's on your first day raw!! You will find so much support/info/ encouragment on this site,, you came to the right place :)
Best of luck with your new raw journey and conceiving a new little one!
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