So happy to finally have a water filter!! : ) Where I am in Scotland the water is soft fairly pure and "fine" to drink unfiltered but they add chlorine and floride to it. We've just got a new fridge that has an inbuilt water filter. It tastes sooo much better, before I could always taste the pollutants in it and barely drank it because of that. Now it tastes really pure.
Is that a reasonable filter to use then or is it better to get something fancy?
I don't have money to get anything fancy I'm just curious what other people use and how much the quality differs.
Wistful and pale at twenty and four. Delivering daisies.
You can call me Pansy. ♥
really? I didn't think fluoride was added anywhere in the UK. I know they add lots of stuff. Best water ever came straight off the mountain behind my house in Wales. Sooooo cool and sweet and clean.
Pansy, good luck with your filter inquery. Super pure water is one part of raw food I just have not embraced 100%. For me personally, the taste of the water is all that matters to me.
Sorry to hear that you've been upset lately. Being able to resist temptation, however, is a truely amazing accomplishment. When my body tells me that it wants something, I have a hard time resisting the urge. You did great!
Originally Posted by LexieW
MysticTree, do you juice your sprouts like Mr. Raw or just your greens?
I ate all the food I brought to work. I've got another 30 minutes before I head home for the day.
Sounds like we're going to head out to the grocery store so I'm gonna grab a banana and an orange maybe. When we get back, I need to eat something green for vitamin K and I need to munch on some carrots for vitamin A. I probably need to eat some sunflower seeds and or some almonds for vitamin E, as well.
I think this evening will be really hard because I am running really low on raw fats. I have no sesame seeds. I have no avocados. I have no cheesecake. I'm gonna be starving after dinner. (Yes, all 255 lbs of me will be just withering away!) It may lead to temptation though. I think I may mix up something with sunflower seeds and sun butter. That'll get my vitamin E too.
I have raw goodies coming in the mail, but it won't be here until tomorrow. So long as I can get through tonight, should be good.
I juice micro greens but not sprouts. My juicer doesn't like juicing sprouts. I end up with froth and granular juice which takes too much straining if I try juicing them. So I just pile sprouts on my plate and eat them. I like them better that way.
Had a couple mugs of chia pudding with honey for breaky,
bunch of red grapes for a snack.
Soaking some sunflower seeds to make some kind of dip for later.
short walk to the park-sat in the shade with the little one.
Big salad in the near future.
SW (Feb. 2012): 178
I was told it did but with a bit of research only 10% of the UK have floride added to their water and I'm not in any of the area that do.
Originally Posted by MysticTree
The best water I've had came from the natural well in my grandparents garden up north. It was filtered for dirt but nothing was added to it. Can't get much purer than spring water from your own garden.
I'm so pleased to have this filter. I'm drinking so much more water which is something I was desperately needing to do. I'm just drinking it constantly, I can't go into the kitchen without grabbing a glass.
Last edited by PansyLo; 08-14-2012 at 06:02 PM.
Wistful and pale at twenty and four. Delivering daisies.
You can call me Pansy. ♥
Hey everyone!! Decided to do a 30 day, a little late for this month's thread lol. Today is day 2. I haven't read this whole thread, so i have some catching up to d.o
Yesterdays menu included:
Couple of bananas
Parsnip Noodles with Cilantro Walnut Pesto
Today's menu included:
Kale salad (Olive oil, avo's, onion, tomato, chili pepper flakes, salt)
Just made some coconut cookie dough balls and put them in the freezer to set. Can't wait to have a few of those, they are soooo darn good!!
MysticTree, I just can't get a taste for sprouts. That and they 'give me wind'.
RedCedar, I enjoy honey with chia seeds. For some reason agave gives chia seeds a sight fishy smell. I have been doing honey and banana slices lately. Part of me wants to buy a juicer just so I can make chia seed pudding with fresh apple juice. That sounds yummy.
Tonight went well. To fix my fat problem (lack there of), I mixed almond butter with agave, sunflower seeds and carob powder. It was very filling but I could have done without the carob pwder.
Another 100% raw day! Woohoo!
hmmmm ... what sort are you trying? Lots of people make the mistake of going for what I call heavy sprouts. Lentils and chickpeas for example.
Radish, alfalfa, brocoli and fenugreek are much easier to like and sunflower greens and pea shoots are great in salads.
I like the sound of your fat-fix mixture! I will try that some time I think.
The increase in water intake will really help fill you up and balance you. I'm glad the water tastes so much better :)
Today so far:
I have had lots of fruit so far. Turned down a very good looking cupcake with butter icing . feeling a lot less fragile today.
Last edited by MysticTree; 08-15-2012 at 06:09 AM.
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I'm back. I have been doing fairly well with eating 100% raw up until last weekend. It was my birthday and everyone in the world wants to take me out. It's nice, and I am grateful, but I hate being rude and saying no to people, especially older relatives. I try to explain what I am doing, but some people just don't want to hear it. I am back on track though, today I am sucking down tons of lemon water and eating a ton of fruit. I have been craving fruit like crazy recently. Hope everyone is doing well. Take care and keep at it!!!
ďAnd, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.Ē ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Welcome back Willpower!
I've been kinda feeling out of sorts lately. I don't have a Menstral flow anymore (sorry to the men here...), because I had the Thermachoice procedure back in April, but I still get the emotional roller coaster that comes with PMS. Nothing is satisfying me. I have a frig FULL of my food that I just don't want, even tried to make Alissa's Land and Sea from RFFE, complete disaster! I feel ticked off at nothing and everything!!!!
So, I'm gonna go get a pedi and try to chill out. I bought some beautiful Portobellas intending to marinate them, but just haven't done it. Tried to have a nutless Sunday again, but in the state I'm in, I'm libel to choke my Parakeet for singing if I don't have my Candied Nuts!!!!
Anyway...hope you guys don't mind if I'm in a funk today! :-(. It doesn't happen often, so please send lots of hugs and positive vibes for me, ok!!!!!
Last edited by ReneeH; 08-15-2012 at 12:34 PM.
Hello! I’m a newbie here!
If it’s okay, I know it’s late in the month, could I join this challenge?
I would really appreciate the support and meal ideas!
Of course you can join. Welcome and just pile on in and join the raw melee :)
Fantastic! Thanks for the welcome!
On day three of a five day juice/raw cleanse. Feeling great. There are occasional hunger pangs, but drinking more juice, water or green tea takes them away immediately. I’ve experienced some detox side effects, nausea, headaches, stomach aches, general pains but they all pass pretty quickly.
Every morning I have been starting with my own variations of a ‘Mean Green’ juice, (cucumber, apple, grapefruit, lemon, kale, parsley).
I can’t shake my one coffee, one cigarette a day. I was drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day, I’m down to 1 now. I’ll take it as progress. :) It’s just tough in the morning when the boyfriend has it brewing and makes the whole place smell of it.
So far today:
Mean Green Juice
Lotsa green tea and water
Feeling fab! Lighter, more positive, clearer. Amazing after only three days!
I’m going to try and stick to this lifestyle, vegan/raw, for 30 days. This weekend is going to be an off two days- birthday celebrations. I’ll be back at it on Monday!
I appreciate reading about all of your progress and meals you are making!!