No rigid rules, labels or dogmas.... just REAL food, for your body, mind & soul!
I haven' been on here for over a month! And yes, I have to admit I was eating some cooked food. I was mostly raw then I got a stomach virus which had me afraid to eat. Then I only trusted cooked food (I haven't had any meat!) so I've been a vegetarian.
Now today, I joined weight watchers and came back. I'm ready to get my life on track again. I'm going to start biking on the weekends and hopefully start hitting the gym on weekdays lol. ( A lot of…Continue
Added by Donna Koi on March 31, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments
Made a gorgeous juice today based on a recipe from a Foodie Friday here on RFR :) I believe it was called, "Sweet Fennel?"
I have to say I added a carrot that regretfully changed the color to something much less beautiful, so no doubt another unimpressive juice to the boyfriend. Doh!! Maybe I could get him to try it but I still don't think it's as magical as other juices I've made, although I do LOVE it and it's one of my favorites...…Continue
Want and need to eat high/all raw diet. Would I be better going on juice fast first and then settle into high raw or vice versa? Am constantly trying to juice fast as I want to lose some weight but always fail, trying again this week!
I am loving what raw is doing for me...and how easy it is this time. And loving that it is Spring and warm and there are mangoes and strawberries....after nearly a week of 100% raw I am down 3 pounds, definitely still in cleansing mode, looking sparkly and getting closer to that high pure place that I want to be with my thoughts and emotions.
Yesterday I had a quart of green smoothie, a banana or two, a bit of raw almonds, a chia energy bar....water..and then dinner was a quart of…Continue
Added by Alessandra on March 31, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments
I focused on drinking lots of water this week and green smoothies and salads and fruit for snacks. Eating small amounts of cooked food at night but I notice it does not set well with my stomach. That is a clue that my body does not really like it...well except potatoes. I do feel good when I eat them but very sleepy.
I am drinking and peeing like a race horse and went down two pounds this week. Whoo Hoo! So glad the plateau is over! I found I actually have to eat more and often so my…Continue
...Tip came from my daughter. I was grumbling about avoiding the junk at work, and she said she'd read about someone who gave up an addiction to alcohol by repeating 'It does not exist for me' whenever he was faced with a glass of the bad stuff.
It really does work! I managed to ignore all of the rubbish at work yesterday. It really wasn't there as far as I was concerned!
We've been having such glorious weather here in the UK this last week or so. I've…Continue
"Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us."
Are YOU walking with me?
Our two week experiment with the 80 10 10 diet has come to a close and unfortunately, we
feel better. We have continued to slim down and have fewer aches and pains, it seems. I say
unfortunately because this means that we would be ill advised to return to our old habits
and would be better off changing. We do not know yet to what degree we will continue
practicing this method of nutrition.
oooh....there is so much I would say....but I don't want to jinx myself......but I am at the point where I can really get into the fact that nothing tastes, and I mean NOTHING, nothing tastes as good as raw feels and looks. I have been 100% raw for less than a week now and already I swear I look 10 years younger than I did last week. But then last week I also had a cold. But still, the difference is huge.
I am happy to have a motivating force in play here, helping to stick to…Continue
We have had unseasonably warm weather the past several weeks...all our snow melted.
We even had temps in the 70's and even 80's!
Surprisingly...We had snow this morning! It is all melted already...
Ready for changes.....all the time...rolling with…Continue
I nominate...Pennt Shelton as the Patron Saint of Raw Foods, you inspire me to do so much more w/my life...Blessings...LIVIN LIFE/LOVIN LIFE...
"The Raw Food Trucker"
Wow. I am feeling so much better today than I have in a long while. I have been getting up, walking around...I feel lighter...energized...brain-cloud removed--you know that feeling of lethargy? I am not an olympian or anything--but I don't really want to take a nap and I feel focused enough to handle whatever may come my way.
Today I've eaten two bananas with pumpkin pie spice and a dab of coconut oil over 2 slices of ezekiel 4:9 bread (I'm still okay with eating this…Continue
So here I am on my day 5 of my juice feast! Feeling buzzing and tired at the same time. After watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead I decided to juice for 10 days! I think this particular movie is making to do juice feast everyone after watching it J
Since my return to UK from Pakistan, I was struggling to get back to my raw diet, I would bite here and there, and I was not feeling great. Also I have put back few kilos and I was not happy about it either. So I decided to…Continue
Now isn't that word a mouthful....the vicissitudes.....meaning....
A good word which should not go out of use. As it most aptly describes how I feel, day three of my new life. Day One I had lots of energy and felt great, mood was high, Day Two, I felt okay, but tired and in a fog...hard to get anything…Continue
Added by Alessandra on March 28, 2012 at 5:18pm — No Comments
When we try to force ourselves to eliminate things we are eating that we know are dead foods, we set in motion the processes of resistance. "I want it but I can't have it." Your mind will only let you get away with believing that so long. One day, when your resistance is low, you crack.
But you know that sugar and processed food are so toxic they should have a skull and crossbones, right? And food kills more people than alcohol and drugs combined. (Think about it: heart…Continue
Most times, it’s not the big events in life or the big breaks that get us where we need to be, it’s the little things, the daily disciplines that move us forward in the good things God has for us.
I believe there are three things you can do every day that can change the…
Yesterday, my dad was on his way to the store and offered to pick up a few things...I just said, "bananas and greens of any kind!" It turned out that he went to Whole Foods and got me 4 bunches of greens, a mango, two bunches of bananas, and he wrote me a card!!! I wrote before that after our big blowout argument the other day he seemed to get the message and we have been getting along ever since. I thought that was really nice of him... Feeling very grateful. Had a very lovely banana…Continue
Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.
Take some time for reflection today!
You say you don't have time?
Then this is the time you need to do…Continue
What a wonderful resource Raw Food Rehab is! I was thrilled to be able to receive the "It's Easy Being Green ebook Penni gave away on St. Patrick's Day. I glanced through it as I rushed through my life. (Four of my daughters began this year by telling me they were pregnant. One of my girls lost her baby this week...) So it's been a little rough here and there, and a lot of fun, and delightfully challenging.
My daughter, Emily, is my 'little bird'. She doesn't like to eat much,…Continue