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11-06-2012, 11:14 PM
Good Day my name is Nicole and I'm new to the forum and am trying to become a Raw Food eater for weight loss and just overall betterment in health and Life . I know the transition will be difficult but I am determined, I would appreciate any type of advice or must haves as a raw food eater must haves for the kitchen and any advice in any form would be greatly appreciated.
11-07-2012, 01:18 AM
Mostly you just need to be prepared. Always have raw food that you can munch on available. If it is especially a problem say at work then see if you can take a juicer or blender in (if there is a staff meal prep room/kitchen). Tubs of raw food in work make life easier. Behind my desk looks like a green grocer's :)
Most of all . . . enjoy it. It is very enjoyable especially when you just do it rather than worry about whether you are doing it right; listen to your body and you won't be going too far wrong.
I was not even vegetarian before going raw and I do miss those foods in a way but I just try to put that behind me and not give it mind room.
11-07-2012, 05:37 PM
Gradually ease into raw to avoid too many detox symptoms.
Make sure to plan ahead at the beginning and to have plenty of raw substitutes on hand for craving and just so you stick with eating raw. Ready-made meals & snacks (either that you make or can buy elsewhere.) are very handy to have around for when you don't have time or energy to make something from scratch.
The Vitamix is mine (and practically every raw foodists) #1 appliance for making meals & for various other things like grinding/chopping.
11-07-2012, 06:23 PM
almond milk based fruit smoothies
salad dressing of fave cold pressed oil n applecidervinegar with alot o fresh garlic clove
hemp seeds , but at amazon from manitoba hemp seed
spirulina mixed into orange juice , i cheat on frozen pure oj
sesame seeds / walnuts / sun seeds + avacado by the tons in salads to heartify
green tea not raw but helps control appetite
check out the mondayfastingclub thread for my outlook on getting tighter grip on appetite
bananas and walnuts or almonds is a staple to always have on hand as its hearty / energizing
raisins galore too for iron . make homemade trail mix with aloto raisins
lokk up recipes for raw granola bars to make by the tons to always take with so never caught
out somewhere with no viddles and start thinking your old cooked faves
11-08-2012, 07:11 AM
I would appreciate any type of advice or must haves as a raw food eater must haves for the kitchen
A food processor is definitely useful to a raw foodist.
As to meat-eaters switching to raw, you might want to listen to Revvell's interview with Phil McClusky (http://rawkinradio.com/2008/07/01/revvell-interview-philip-mcclusky/). He lost 200 lbs. in 2 years switching from a SAD (standard american diet) lifestyle to a raw food diet.
11-08-2012, 07:18 AM
you can do it without any of these gadgets though. I do have a juicer and blender at work but with no electricity at home my raw lifestyle is very simple and it works well for me.
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