Greetings from the Big Apple
I came across this site and I immediately signed up:)
Ive had weight issues for my entire life. I was never extremely overweight but defiantly above the norm for my age. My first year of college I changed my life, I started going to the gym and was eating a lot healthier. After moving back home I kind of kept taking it one step further until finally I was pretty much only eating an apple a day and living off energy drinks. I spiraled out of control and right before I crashed I started eating again.
Unfortunately when I started eating again I was not back to eating healthy. I have the worst sweet tooth so bread in all forms, cereal, ice cream and chocolate were calling my name. I kept playing the yo-yo game of not eating all that much during the week then completely binging on the previously mentioned sweets all weekend long.
So here I am 9 months later, having gained back 30 of the 50 pounds I had lost. I never really knew about raw food meals other than the basic fruits and vegetables until a week ago when I started an herbal detox which suggests eating a raw food diet. Getting bored with cut up vegetables and fruit bowls I started searching recipes and to my surprise many of my favorite foods can be modified raw.
Now, I am a proud newbie to this community and am looking forward to a new lifestyle.
PS. sorry so lengthy! haha
Welcome sounds like you found raw the way that I did. This is a great board full of information and great people.
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!!! not long at all!!! It was very interesting in fact!! Thank you for sharing your story with us... I think you will love it here at RFT!! it's a great place for support, amazing recipes and there is so much information available to you here... it RAWKS!!
if you dont' have Alissa book and DVD... please seriously consider getting them, these two tools truly helped me to transition to the raw lifestyle with ease... and she makes it a lot of fun too!!! there are soo many amazing recipes in her book - along with some excellent guidance and information to help you along the way!!
SOO GLAD YOU HAVE JOINED US!!
RAWK ON and enjoy the ride... !!
Aww thanks so much!
and yes my book is on the way, along with a dehydrator I ordered today!
Ok, your name is WAY cute!!!
Welcome!!! Glad you are here. You're in the right place for sure.
You came to the right place! Plenty of people here have dealt with weight issues and gained freedom from the raw foods! My life is a different life with this kind of food... And you're right, almost anything can be modified. There are so many gourmet raw recipes floating around.
I will tell you, I second the info about Alissa's book. I have other raw un-cookbooks, but that is the Queen of them all. It has so much information in it, and it is so helpful. :)
Hi and welcome! Glad you're on board!
Love your name!
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Hi and welcome from an adopted New Yorker. This board is awesome and thankfully NYC has so many resources available to rawbies as well. xoxox
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Hello to everyone! I've only been on this board a few days and I LOVE it. Everyone is so amazing and motivating. I havent felt this good in a long time.
What are you doing in NYC? Do you work, go to school?
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW......Welcome to MY World.
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