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I am absolutely thrilled. In the last week I've had numerous people tell me how tan I look. And guess what? I haven't spent any time in the sun! (just walking to and from my car :). I've read that carotenoids in veggies are responsible for the natural glow I'm experiencing. I went raw about a month ago, with a days of slips (and i woke up swollen and sluggish the next day both times, yuck). Overall, I feel and look fantastic :) yay! Has anyone else experienced this dramatic change?

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Comment by Stephanie Baker on November 2, 2012 at 10:32am

Oh yea, I've experienced this first hand!! You do GLOW and look tanned!! And of course, feel amazing and sexy!! Did I just say that??? LOL yep, sexy and slim!!  I've lost 10# in 12 days.....I am feeling like the new self I found a couple years ago again...amazing and i'm not going back!!

Comment by nathalie carles on November 1, 2012 at 11:11pm

Yes the skin tone changes, you glow on raw food! The skin gets really beautiful (at any age on top of everything!).

Comment by Jane on November 1, 2012 at 8:33pm

Hi Tira,

The yellow/orange tinge is caused by the carotene in fruit and vegetables and is called Carotenemia. 

I think Dr. Fuhrman says, in his book: 'Eat to Live', that anyone who doesn’t have a yellowish tinge to their skin is not eating a good enough diet (obviously it’s more noticeable in Caucasian skin).  I definitely have a yellow-ish tinge to my skin, though I don’t look tanned, which is particularly obvious when my hand or arm is next to somebody else’s.  


Comment by Tira on November 1, 2012 at 5:31pm
Yeah I'm definitely not outside more, I'm a full time student, work full time and I'm a mom, but I wish I had more time to be outside since I have so much energy! But it's still nice. My diet was awful from pregnancy, I caved to any and all of my cravings when pregnant with both of my children. My skin was blotchy and I got acne easily. This is such a fantastic change for me, it really boosts my confidence :)
Comment by Jodi is Purely Nourished on November 1, 2012 at 5:17pm

I never heard of this! How cool!I like what Peggy said too about being outdoors more. Weeee!

Comment by Peggy Speir on November 1, 2012 at 5:08pm

when I am high raw I look tan, for sure. It's pretty cool. But what I notice is that when I am high raw I also have more nergy so I am outside more and getting lots of fresh blood to my it could be that too.

Either way - it's great!

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