Is anyone thriving without reducing fat?
I am just curious, did anyone have any major health improvements WITHOUT significantly reducing fat?
What was your diet like before raw?
How long have you been raw?
What health problems went away after going raw?
What do you eat on a typical day?
Thanks in advance for your responses, I am trying to decide which route to take and it is not easy with all the conflicting info out there.
Try some simple foods first. Do you have Alissa's book? Do her 4 week meal planner. Once you get going with raw, you can listen to what your body craves.
Originally Posted by VeryBerry
Vegan for live,
I am happy to hear that you are doing well. Although it does not seem like you are eating a lot of fat. What do you dehydrate?
Hmmmm. What do I dehydrate? Well. I just did up a batch of Alissa's "Chick-un Fingers". I've done eggplant bacon, kale chips, fruit leathers, caramel/coconut cookies, gosh, lots of things.
I don't think I am eating a LOT of fat. Why do you say that?
I don't have Alissa's book, I really don't enjoy any kind of food preparation. I like to keep it simple. I make some smoothies & blended soups in the Vitamix, that's about it.
Oh, I can understand that. But for me? I like the variety. I've never minded preparing foods. Her book is so full of information too about foods and what they can do (healing wise) for your body. I'd say half of it is informational. The other half is preparation.
Have you read Victoria Boutenko's GREEN FOR LIFE? Another excellent book.
I guess it is a lot of fat.
My fat intake per day: 1 or 1/2 avocado, a few handfulls of nuts or seeds.
The rest are fruits, veggies & greens. I have been doing 100% for a months.
I am considering reducing my fat consumption to speed up healing. So many people advocate this way of eating, just wanted to see if anyone is doing well and still eating fats.
Veganforelive, did you eat soy products when you were cooked vegan? Did you eat a lot of wheat? Did you eat proccessed food?
Did not read "Greens for life", i read her article about green smoothies. I figured the main message of the book would be eat more greens, so i do that.
I have "instant raw sensations" by Fred P, it has some good easy ideas. I also have "The complete book of raw foods" but I don't use it very much.
Yes, I did eat quite a bit of soy products, wheat and healthier processed foods, but still cooked. Foods that had the life cooked out of them. When I was Vegetarian I would eat a lot of the processed Vegetarian foods. I called them Vegetarian "fast foods". You know - the frozen food products, like garden burgers and such. Then when I became Vegan, I started to go away from those types of products. Now being 100% raw? I am eating a much more varied diet then I can ever remember. I had some of my leftover food in my freezer that I had created, like tofu, corn, broccoli, bean mixture and it looked grey and dead! I had to compost that baby!
All I know is that this is truly working for me. Losing the 33 pounds is secondary to not having the migraines! I feel alive. I have loads of energy, I sleep well, I am sharper with my thinking. Life is good.
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