I'm Quite New to This....
Well...so far, it took me ten minutes to find out how to post a new thread, hm....
I've been a vegetarian for quite a while, an animal rights activist too, and I' always quietly annoyed with all the ignorant people on this planet, when I didn't even know about being raw! I sat here for a while, contemplating. I recently deleted all my internet history to get rid of viruses that the internet so 'generously' hands out which became a problem for me.... I couldn't remember how I came across this raw food movement! Well, then I remember I saw a Youtube video by Matt Monarch. Since then (whis was actually only a couple of days ago) I have been thinking, "Should I do it?" "Should I" because I knew if I set my heart to it--I could. So I decided.
With barely fifteen years of life on my slate, I will go to the extreme. Yeah, I don't eat meat, I don't drink milk. But now, I not only can supremely benefit animals and the world, whilst silently rebelling against this insane conformity, rigidity, and become a raw vegan! And in one of the, apparently, most boring cities (Gilbert, AZ) in America!!
This just blows my mind. I am happy to say that my first thread I have ever written is on such a revelation. No, I'm not some hippie without an education (actually, the other day, a girl asked why I explained everything so 'scientifically,' which is kind of sad and hilarious....), but I am ready to learn more about raw foodism.
I like things clean, and done right. So, I, am, RAW. Sorry for the uber long thread, but even though I haven't been raw yet, I feel as though I have been mentally raw. It's so strange. I sure do eat many fruits and vegetables, being a vegetarian and all, but things that I used to digest with ease have been making me sick because of just...thought! I am ready!! Now I just have to figure out what to eat tomorrow.... If you were patient enough to get through this muck of a thread post, please, any tips that you have would be appreciated! I live by Fresh and Easy, Trader Joe's, Sprouts, Marketside, Whole Foods, and I'm going to go down to Tempe an check out this place my violin teacher recommended called Sunflower Farmer's Market, so that helps. Wow. That was...thetherapeutic. *sigh* I am so excited!
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW...........Welcome to MY World.
Certified LIVING ON LIVE ,RAW FOOD Chef...........
Our PLANET is so Precious. God created this and its up to us to respect it. Did you know the Water we use today is the same water Moses used? RECYCLE everything you can at least once.... Let's keep this going...........
Welcome to the forum and welcome to raw.
It is great to eat this way and it will make a difference to your life but you need to do it for the right reasons. Do not do it just to be different, do it to be right.
We will give you all the help that we can and there is a huge amount of info available on the net.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
Come along with us!!!What a great wonder to find at age 15! Do you realize hopw profound that is??? To start healing and rejuvenating your body at age 15???? OH MY.
Read all you can here..there is all you need to know and more. Eat what feels right for YOU and your body.Their is NO wrong way to do it. Eating cooked at times for whatever reason is NOT a mortal sin, it merely is a teaching tool that keeps you on the path.
I would have appreciated, on day one, this advice. Keep raw simple, it isnot hard, we make it hard sometimes. Dont get caught up in all the rules and technicalities. Do raw as best you can. Simply add more and more raw foods to your life every day. Do not look at numbers of percentages or try to count anything. Simply eat raw and love it. DOnt overthink it.
And most of all..document your journey, this is key. You will feel so good you might forget what your life looked like before and this will be key in sharing it with others, also in not forgetting what the other food reated for you.
Raw rawks and WORKS. You wait. Happy new life to you!!
Hi! Um, are you sure you are only 15? You speak wisely for someone your age! You've gotten some wonderful advice here. But one of the best, no, THE BEST advice you can get is getting Alissa's book and DVDs. She so thoroughly explains the hows and whys of this way we as humans were designed to eat. How super cool being 15 and realizing what is good for your body, mind, and soul! AND you will be leading others by example! Yay you!
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