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Going Raw

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Well, not totally raw but switching my diet to mainly raw.

I have gotten to the point in the last few months where i have just given up on losing weight, working out and heating healthy. For years now I have been quite faithfully eating healthy, watching my calories and working out on a very regular basis, yet my weight stayed the same. Since maybe Dec I have just pretty much given up, lost all motivation. My fibromyalgia has returned full force for the first time in over 5 years, I actually got a bad cold for the first time in years,I am tired ALL the time and just feel plain crappy lately! I turn 45 Sunday and I am slowly turning in to an old grumpy depressed fat lady! TIME FOR A MAJOR CHANGE!

From what i have been reading there are so many benefits to a raw food diet such as: more energy, foods are easier to digest, more healthy enzymes in the foods, raw foods are more healing to the body and the list goes on. Mainly it just makes sense! Look at pictures of people that eat a raw diet, they look vibrant and and just radiate health! If you look at the pic of Brigitte Mars you would never guess she was 50 at the time of the interview in 2003 and in recent interviews she looks much younger! I'll put a link to a really good video by Brigitte mars on the Raw food lifestyle at the end of this post.
I decided starting today I am going to try doing 75% raw, right now there are just a few things i would find too hard to give up like yogurt, eggs,oatmeal fish, herbal infusions & tea. I am going to attempt to switch from coffee to roasted dandelion root, not raw but definitely better for me :)

I ordered a couple books on eating raw last night too: Rawsome by Brigitte Mars and Raw Energy by Stephanie Tourles, can't wait to get them!

I would love any suggestions to any good websites or books on eating raw, a lot of the websites I have found so far are not as informative as i hoped, mainly because they are all trying to sell you something.

Below are the links to the You tube videos I was referring to, the first one is a 10 part series and the second a 5 part so they are quite lengthy but definitely not boring:


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    this makes me want to study up on the benefits of a raw lifestyle; thanks for sharing!
    4013 days ago
    I don't eat raw but from everything I've read you are going to want to take it slow, incorporate them slowly into your diet and make sure to increase your water intake.

    It's not a raw foods diet, but Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser trainer) has this book out called Mastering your Metabolism. It's all about how there are TONS of chemicals we eat/breathe/wear etc that affect our hormones and actually make us fat!!

    She talks about how even when she first started the Biggest Loser she was having to work out hours at a time and watch EVERY bite she ate and she was struggling just to maintain. Then she talks about how she went to an endocrinologist and started learning how to get her hormones back in balance by changing what she ate and what she used and wore.

    Now she says she works out just a few hours a week, and eats a healthy diet without worrying about her calories.

    I think it is very interesting, if only because there's so much information about how different chemicals in our food affect our bodies.

    Just my thoughts! Good luck with the raw diet!!
    4042 days ago
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    4042 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    Raw food are delicious! Will benefit your health. Try to take one day at a time.
    Have to expect lot of changes - especially costly of veggies,and fruits, and time consuming in the kitchen. You can do it!! emoticon emoticon
    I like your picture!!
    4043 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/29/2010 2:17:43 PM
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    Good luck
    4043 days ago
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