Hi Rachel - I'm so sorry that it's been nearly a year since you wrote! I didn't even see friend requests until today! I've been on and off for about a year after being diagnosed with leaky gut and candida. How about you?
Hi Rachel! Thanks for the friend request! :) I have been interested in raw foods since '99.. off & on since then! I am nursing a beautiful 18-month old boy and really am working on a healthy balance with raw & cooked foods and incorporating more raw, especially greens, into our lives!! Just planted our veggie & herb garden seeds this morning!! How is your raw food journey going?
HI Rachel thanks for contacting me. I am learning more about raw foods and trying to get a palate for more raw foods. I am currently eating more like a Mediterranean diet. Fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, ---fish,lean meat,cheese (limited amounts) whole grains, olives and a smidge of red wine. I have switched to raw milk and farm eggs, a step in the right direction, but not ready to give up dairy yet. I have a friend who has introduced me to juicing and am loving it. What's all the whining about cleaning juicers? I don't find it an obstacle at all. I have ditched the sugary and processed cereals to whole grain cereals and eat only sprouted grain bread.That has been a major change. I have switched to whole wheat or quinoa pasta and brown rice.i really still miss the old white stuff, but my friends tell me my taste buds will change and my mind will adjust. I am really still having to reframe my frame of mind, I am 51 and grew up eating junky processed foods from cans. I didnt eat lettuce salads until I was grown. My mom never cooked with garlic. Her spice cupboard had salt pepper, onion salt, lowreys season salt and most likely MSG!! I started working at a 4 star French restaurant when I was 23 and have loved to cook ever since, although it has taken 30 years to get to where I am today. It is never too late to take charge of one's health I figure, I want to take care of mine. So I have to say to myself," Linda, you have come a long way, from SPAM and MAC to juicing and Whole grains and RAW food recipes!"WOW I am wanting to steer that direction as I become more educated and learn to reframe my eating habits. My mind is changing, but I really have to be intentional and think before I eat. I am wanting to learn more about raw foods healing power esp since my bother in law has just been diagnosed with non hodgkins lymphoma.Got any ideas??
Hi Rachel, well I am still transitioning... :-) and loving every minute! I've always felt this is how I should be consuming my calories.... I started this January juicing and smoothies. It's going well...I still cook for my husband he is pretty much vegetarian now...once I get my vitamix next month he be doing more smoothies. I am loving my journey and will be looking foward to learning more...I going to keep it simple and fun!
whats up Rachel: I've had a very (explicit content) food history in the past, but a little over a year ago I learned about the raw food lifestyle and have been transitioning ever since. I've had some very high ups and some very low downs, but right now I'm at a smooth level horizon of eating 85% raw (cooked egg whites and little vegetables), and sometimes a few slip-ups to processed sugar, but over all my physical and mental dietary heath is headed in the right direction. Glad you meet you and I hope we can be a great inspiration to one another .
Hi Rachel! Thanks for friending me. I just started eating raw the day after Christmas and its been quite an experience so far. I feel great most of the time just tweaking here and there to figure out what feels best for me. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I look forward to chatting with you!
Hi Rachel - I am just starting to eat raw again. Several years ago I was introduced to raw foods and ate that way for several months before moving across the country. It's an exciting journey to be on once again. It's a really healthy, happy thing for me. Thanks for friending. Have a great day.