"Just get through a moment at a time, a meal at a time, and that will lead you to a day at a time. Each moment make the choice you want to make, I often find that helps - even when that choice has nothing to do with food. Also remember if the choice…"
"I understand your concern and what I can share with you is there is always a way to fix any situation you are in. If you go out with friends you can easily order a salad less the chicken and have them add extra heaping of raw goat cheese, avocado,…"
You can check out meetup.org and see if there are any raw foodie meetups in your area. Some groups do potlucks and such. It's a great way to meet people who are on the same path!
When I started going raw in 2008, I was a HUGE…"
"That's a refined food! In the same way that they take suar out of sugarcane or flour out of wheat and it becomes a useless refined food, chlorophyll has been derived from real food, and now it is refined.
Humans are obviously designed to eat…"
"Hi Michaela! Thanks for the friend request. I'm new to this too, and haven't yet completely taken the plunge. There really is a lot of inspiration and a real sense of community here! :)
I went to a raw food demonstration yesterday and decided to begin moving in this direction. The zucchini spaghetti and bell pepper boat with mango salsa were delicious! I felt satisfied rather than heavy. I have begun…"
"I remember being afraid that I would find myself starving at my office by 10 AM, which I would do regularly before I went raw. I hope you have found, like I did, that it doesn't really happen. My co-workers have started putting all the cookies…"
"I say Yay! ;) I haven't had it in awhile but I only saw positive results. I used a liquid variety and just chugged it with a little water or apple juice. I would say use it until you finish an 8oz bottle and assess your results. I think I…"
"one step, one bite at a time - take it easy and notice what you enjoy. Take good care of yourself and notice what you are feeling - no need to freak-out - just love yourself through it. Salads are everywhere (just about any restaurant) so you…"
"Thanks Graham! I will be sure to check out People's and Food Front. Great idea about not getting into it with people about my "raw adventures" (love that!) It seems no matter what diet you tell people your going to…"
You're in luck! Portland is a great place for rawkers! There's People's Co-op on Clinton Street. Food Front in NW on Thurman. Both great resource stops for rawkers. Check out their community boards. And when I lived there…"
"Oh , do not be Terrified ! Just do !
IF you get out of the ' PATH ' ... eat Raw Ginger ...
... or take a Hot ' Tea ' , made of Hot Water and Hot Spices as Ginger + Black Pepper + Cayenne Pepper + Paprika Powder ... it will…"
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