View Full Version : hi Ya'll..Starting raw this weekend
01-17-2006, 07:04 PM
i just wanted to say thanks for having such a cool message board. This questions(s) may have been answered but...
i am new to raw..still eat cooked food untill this weekend coming and i just brought my New dehydrator from Ebay..anyho I just wanted to know how can i start my "lifestyle" fresh..What I mean is that how can I be sure about this raw eating and the benefits, since I love bread, tofu (fried) and lots of pasta with cheese. I want to be true to myself and lifestyle but is feeling a bit aprehensive about it. I just brought the Complete book of raw Foods and is waiting for my bid for the Vitamix maxi Commerical 4000 to be accepted. Any response to this is appreciated...Also i have been starting to add raw to my diet by eating more friuts and vegs..
01-17-2006, 08:51 PM
I am on day #17.
I have to tell you, the first week was hardest...until about day 5 when I noticed weightloss, which was very inspiring. That kept me going for a few more days.
The weightloss is still happening, but has slowed down to about 1/4 pound a day. I was losing a couple pounds a day that first week. It was so fast that it made my skin feel like it was seperating from my face. It drove me crazy, so I am actually glad that it has slowed down.
Now, I have to tell you that just about everyday I crave Little Caesar's Pizza and the Crispy Chicken Sandwhich with Fries from Wendy's. But, I haven't given in yet.
See, the thing is, I would crave and try to stay away from these foods even if I weren't raw. I think I might always be tempted to stop at Wendy's on the way home from choir practice on Wednesday nights and be tempted to order a Pizza or Chinese on days when I come home from work exhausted.
Thing is, though, this raw thing has really become habit for me and it's gotten really easy to stay on. In the last 2 weeks I have discovered favorite foods and have gotten used to the convenience of just grabbing some fruit and veggies on my way out the door in the morning. The only things I really have to clean in the kitchen are my juicer, dehydrating shelves, food processor, knives, cutting boards, and plates/silverware. No pots and pans, no cleaning off the stove. It has really simplified my life.
Seriously, just try as hard as you can to do the 30 days. By the end of it I think you will be in a habit... The beginning will be harder, but if you know you just have to make a goal of 30 days and then re-evaluate if you want to make this a lifestyle, you might be able to stick with it better.
I think short-term goals are the most sensible thing.
Good luck!!!! :p
01-17-2006, 09:09 PM
Totally agree with what she said. I have found that a bit of avocado each day helps a lot. Good luck and keep us updated!
01-17-2006, 09:44 PM
I'd like to add that if you are not used to eating a lot of fruits and veggies, you will probably be pretty uncomfortable the first week or so? Your digestion might be all messed up. But if you can hang in there, it will get much better :) Just make sure to drink plenty of water and try not to combine your food too badly. Also, make sure you chew your greens very well (or just blend them up into a green smoothie).
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