View Full Version : What have you noticed increasing your RAW foods
01-24-2006, 11:38 AM
I'm very new... not 100%.... probably around 50%, but for someone who barely had anything living in her diet, it's a BIG improvement. And I want to take it further and further, and eat a larger and larger % each day.
I am coming at this from a completely SAD diet... including animal products and refined sugary products. Since the beginning of the year I have really done a 360 on my diet... doing very well.
So far I have noticed that:
I'm slimming down (I'm sure that's partly due to incorporating an exercise routine)...
My nails seem smoother and they now have a bit of a shine to them. They are also stronger.
That's about it for now... only been a short while... and like I said I'm only about 50%.
So now I'd like to know what changes you have all noticed, and a basic time frame that they came about it. Also what percentage of RAW food do you eat each day??
01-24-2006, 07:39 PM
Hi, WannaBeRaw, and welcome!
How great that you've noticed such changes at only 50%!! That's wonderful; good motivation to keep it up, right? :)
Well, ever since I cleaned up my diet, I have experienced a lot of changes. Some might not find them too drastic, but I wasn't very ill nor overweight when I started. I also have pretty good genes (~thanks grandma and grandpa!~).
I have improving hair, skin.
Improved muscle formation. Thin layer of fat which covered my muscles sort of melted away.
I am satiated and not manic about meals. I don't spiral out of control (unless I am unbalanced in meeting my nutritional needs, then I feel it).
I have experienced a great balance in my moods, which is wonderful. I am calmer.
Lots of energy and I sleep well.
My vision has improved (though, again I wasn't suffering any really terrible illnesses)
My teeth! My teeth are very healthy now and still improving. This has been one of the best improvements and my favorite: teeth/gum pain is one of the worst things in the world to feel.
I don't feel tempted by or want unhealthy or junk foods -- just don't want them; I want the good stuff. The more good stuff you eat, the more you want it.
It takes time to figure out what "balance" is optimal for you.
Keep it up; you're doing great! Plus it sounds like you are really in tune with your body and its messages to you; this can only help you. You will do great the more you incorporate healthy food -- don't stop! :)
That's all I can think of at the moment.
01-24-2006, 09:43 PM
2 months raw:
* Lost 10 pounds, tummy looks much flatter, hips are slimmer, tha first time in my adult life I am wearing size 6 pants(and I am mom)
*more energy to run after my toddler
*skin and hair look more beautiful
*no heaviness after meals
*Blood pressure 100/50
*If I drink green smoothies - my sweat doesn't stink
01-24-2006, 09:44 PM
I'm a few weeks into being on average 85% raw and I have noticed that I am more calm yet moving more easily and faster.
My hair is shinier.
After 3 weeks dabbling in this the weight is melting and I've finally got the energy to exercise more. I really know it's the eating healthier alive food.
Also more spiritual connection and seeing other people differently...and I think they are looking at me differenty too.I've got a good ZING going on.
Soon I want to do the 100% challenge.
01-24-2006, 10:08 PM
Huge increase in energy
quality of life
more mental stability
not as psyhcoligically tied to food (spelling?)
I did not have any health problems before, I just did not feel "great"
:p :p :p :p
01-25-2006, 05:44 AM
stronger nails immediately
more even temperered - calmer
no feeling "soooooooo full"
01-25-2006, 02:36 PM
Thanks for all the replies...
Jaurequi... I'm calling it 50% RAW... b/c I eat fuit until noon, then a salad for lunch (may have it with Cottage Cheese and brown beans, or a salmon sandwich), and then veggies all afternoon, then supper with my hubby... which I try to have another salad then as well.
At any rate, the fact that I'm noticing changes so quickly only reaffirmns to me that my body is "ready" for a change for the good. It "wants" to heal. My nails are not only smoother and shinier, but they are thicker as well. I can tell because when I trim them they make a louder "click" than before.
I know in my soul that this way of eating is THE way to eat... I only just need to follow my gut instincts and trust the path before me.
Thanks again everyone!!!
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