yummo! Wow 2 quarts, that's a good effort! I love GS, once I had only GS for 10days, fantastic results. Not quite 2 quarts for me this morning although I had 300gms of soaked dates in mine, i call dateOrade
Thanks for sharing your story. You look amazing!
Freelee I love your blog and lurk around on the 30bd forum. Plus I love seeing other Aussie raw fooders.
Thanks for sharing your story! In fact, while I don't consider myself to follow a particular "plan" but I have been dabbling in low fat raw over the last week to improve my digestion. I'm eating a lot of fruit and doing some mono meals. Stomach feels good, and I have lots of energy provided I eat enough fruit. Oh, and my skin is clearing up and I've lost a couple of lbs. I definitely plan to keep eating this way.
Hey hellicat :-) Thanks for popping in and sharing.
Haha yeh I used to lurk around the forums a fair bit, until I found it more fun to join in!
Great to hear your digestion is improving, it really is the norm for peeps on this path, I have healed my chronic digestive 'disorder' this way, it was actually the main reason I wandered down the fruity path....
Great to hear about your awesome results, when we get out of the bodies way (stop eating SAD diets/complicated combo's etc) the body will heal just about anything we throw at it.
I'm just about to tuck into some durian....
freelee, I gotta say....from all I have heard, I think I would not try a durian! I can smell it from here...hahaahaha. I guess the deal is to get past the smell. If I have to get past the smell of something, I dont want it.
YOU however, enjoy! I have seen many who do!
wow, durian! it's beautiful!!! it's one of the fascinating and most wonderfulsmelling fruit, yum yum :) how much do they cost in Australia?
Hi Freelee and welcome.
I know Freelee from other sites and in my opinion she does not stir the pot. I am not a person who eats high-fruit and have never felt pressure from her or anyone else to do so.
I think people just get excited to share with others what they feel passionate about. We ALL feel passionate about raw food, that much we can agree on. Some have had success with simple eating, some have had success with elaborate meals, some favor greens and others favor more fruits. This is what makes raw exciting, fun and educational! I love hearing about what works for others, even if I have no intention of following it myself.
I respect that it is Alissa's site, I think she is great. Alissa herself encourages people to experiment and determine what works best for them. There is no one way of "Alissa eating" that everyone has to follow here. It is just about celebrating the power of raw food and helping others transition into this "diet."
I saw a durian at woolworths last week for $5. (AUD).
Originally Posted by freshlight
Wow, nice story! Nice blog, too!
After I get raw down, I would like to experiment with a fruit diet.
The leader of the raw food support group I go to doesn't eat fruit! She's trying to cure her diabetes and follows Gabriel Cousens' plan. Everyone looks at her like crazy when she says she doesn't eat fruit, lol. I'm REALLY gratefull for her though because she started the only raw food support group in Indianapolis. Different strokes for different folks.
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If freelee's pushing anything, it's definitely durian! I just tried it today. Smelly, but very creamy and tasty!
Strangely, the smell kinda makes me hungry. lol
"Live Like You Mean It"
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Wow! I'm overwelmed by all the replies! Thankyou everyone, seeing you took the time to comment I am going to take the time to reply individually.
RR - Oh you have to try fresh Durian! It's absolutely amazing, there is a variety in Malaysia called 'red prawn' or 'Ung hare' and its pinkish in colour...no word of a lie it tastes like cherry ripe cream mousse..I actually like the smell now! I agree it can be overpowering at first but it certainly grows on you if you eat enough X
Freshlight - I don't usually eat frozen durian as it's generally irradiated but this one was in a box so it misses that treatment, this box (one durian) set me back $14AUD, pretty expensive as I need about 5 to fill up! Definitely was worth it though.
RipeAvo - Thanks so much for your support, yes I would rather inspire others to get well then 'stir the pot', I'm glad you can see this is not what I am about.
- Yes you are right, also having the knowledge that I can help others who are suffering from similar issues as I was is a powerful motivator.
I think people just get excited to share with others what they feel passionate about
I appreciate you popping in to say that :)
Hellicat - oh yeh the woolies ones are pretty ordinary, I haven't had one in over 1 year because the last one I got was the weird fluro pink inside..They get pretty hammered with the chems
TOG - Hope you don't mind me shorting your name, its kinda cool actually :)
Glad you enjoyed my journey, it has been quite a trip! The fruity lifestyle is always here for us to try when we are ready, either straight away or slowly does it...direction not speed...
We have 2 choices when it comes to blood sugar issues (please keep in mind every cell in the human body runs on glucose & when need a constant supply) we can either...
A) take the sugar (petrol) out of our bodies (by restricting fruit) and yes this will lower blood sugar levels but then as a result we don't have sufficient amounts of petrol (sugar) to run our bodies on so we fall into ketosis and begin producing ketones (a toxic acidic byproduct of fat metabolism produced by the body in the absence of carbs). We then start to feel lethargic, depressed, foggy and emotionally unstable... Limiting our intake of carbohydrates is never the way to go because it is the brain and bodies primary fuel...it may seem to work short term but long term it doesn't and simply leads to a low metabolic rate, weight gain and continued disharmony in the body.
or we can....
B) take the excess fat out of our bloodstreams and as a result the sugar doesn't get caught in the blood and intestinal tract rather it can move freely onto its destination (the cells), sugar is designed to move through the body at a fast rate, when excessive amounts of fat is consumed (& fat/sugar combo abombo's) the fat coats the important receptor sites, clogging sugar's access to the cells hence keeping the sugar in our blood which caused our blood sugar levels to rise to dangerous levels for unhealthy amounts of time... feeding candida overgrowth,diabetes,adrenal fatigue and other blood sugar issues. Most peeps even rawries have too much fat in the blood, it really can be health-destroying but easily fixed! I have seen many peeps heal their candida,diabetes,chronic fatigue and more on a raw fruit diet where fat is kept low.
Anyways that's all i'll say on it for now! I wrote a little article about it here...
PB - haha yes I have been known to push the Durian! I really recommend you somehow get to Asia to try it fresh, its a very different experience... I just spent 4months on a tropical island (koh Phangan, Thailand) munching it everyday!
RawLight- thanks you do make a very good point, I don't go out of my way to mention 811 unless ofcourse Im on an 811 forum or 30BaD. Thanks for your kind welcome!
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you'r story inspired me
but i have a question for you freelee
you talk about ketosis in you'r blog , that it is not good to be in that state
but if you water fast you also go in ketosis right ?
is it bad to water fast , what's you'r opinion ?
love to know
^^^ I'm curious about this idea that ketosis is harmful, too. I used to low-carb, but couldn't stick to it (too gross. lol). After the first few days, I felt great while in ketosis, kinda like the way i feel on raw.
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