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01-25-2006, 08:40 PM
hello there all...
i have wanted to go raw for some time... i'm vegan now... but i try raw and find it very time consuming... i cook and can make fabulous things raw... but have no time right now (full time student in college and work)... also, i do not have the basic equipment... any suggestions to help me out?
also... since time is short... i once tried raw last year and relied on obscene amounts of nuts and dried fruit. felt terrible. i eat much much better now... but all the fat in a raw diet worries me... how much is too much ? a good amount?
thank you all so much. lots of raw love... claire
01-25-2006, 09:15 PM
I am Very Limited on time and do not cook, so the uncooked diet is great for me, greens fruits, smoothies, Juicing...fast easy . I do limit dried fruit ad nuts. I make my drinks in a big batch and freeze immediately and take it for the day.
01-25-2006, 09:22 PM
Doug Graham recommends 80-10-10 (80% carbs, 10 protein, 10 fats). If you eat mainly fruits and greens with some vegetables, you will fall in this range. I haven't tried it, but I know a couple of people who follow this more "natural hygiene" way, with great success - reversing serious health issues.
One thing he points out to be very careful of is eating a lot of fruit and fat. Together, they are a very bad combination (not just in a meal, but in your overall diet). If you're stuck on fat, you'd be better off to pair it with vegetables and eat very little fruit.
Good luck and enjoy eating without the kitchen gadgets! You don't need them to succeed with this way of eating!
01-26-2006, 09:11 AM
I don't have much time to cook either, nor do I have all the equipment. I just keep it simple, fruit, salads, smoothies and on occasion I'll whip up a great raw dish or dessert. When I first started I would try to make 3 raw dishes a week (they weren't complicated ones) ~usually different salads, sushis or zucchini pasta. Then I would try out a few different dessert recipes, carob pies, halvah, date nut torte, or nut balls.. After that inital phase, then I was just happy with regular ol salads and fruit! It can be easy and stress free and every once in a while I'll make something special.
01-26-2006, 09:11 PM
than kyou all so much! great ideas... and the freezing smoothies sounds great. i could make one or a raw soup in bulk. any other ideas etc... feel free to throw them my way. also... what do you find are good quick meals that do not rely on fruits and nuts primarily...? thanks again... raw love... claire
01-26-2006, 09:15 PM
I really like this thread started by KarenRamsell and most of the posts that follow the initial post: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9821
I especially like and agree with the part when she says "your body will tell you when it is not as interested in the fats".
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