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13 years ago
thenewguy
Hi Everyone... I'm embarrassed to admit this, but not only did I fall off the wagon, but I broke the wagon up into small pieces and burned it. I was going sooooo strong. All the confidence in the world. I was on vacation with my kids, and BAM! I started eating crap. Got bloated, giant bowel movements, adult acne, the whole deal. That lasted for weeks!!! I'm back on the wagon (my wag
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
I've been mostly raw for about 170 days now! Thank you all for the support you gave me early on. I've sincerely had some life changing events take place due to a mostly raw food diet. I've "fallen off the wagon" a few times since I last posted here. I understand now what some people had been struggling with at the time of my postings (I didn't understand back then). I'm certa
Forum: Meeting Place
14 years ago
thenewguy
I've had the same thing happen with kiwi... so I don't eat it. You should probably just avoid the foods your body doesn't like. I was tested for food allergies when I was a child. Radishes and Strawberries (two of my favorite foods) came back as issues. However, I've never had a problem with them! This is what I've researched regarding raw foods that can cause problems. These are some
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
My cat loves Cantaloupe "guts", Not the skin. Not the meat. Not the seeds. Just the goopy stuff on the inside.
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Hmmm... the more I read, the more I'm thinking that I might be extra lucky regarding having a little cooked food occasionally. I probably shouldn't comment on that subject any more. It appears that most people either 1) can't stop eating cooked and fall off the wagon or 2) Have severe digestive or other physical problems. I'm going to post a new topic about this Good luck newhoove!
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Hi Everyone, Curiosity question: How many of you are living a raw food lifestyle without any direct contact with another person who is doing the same? Except for you guys/girls, I'm doing it alone
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
la_veronique Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > when you arrive > > just say " hey ... i've already eaten but i just > came here to see you wonderful people!" > > or...." i've already eaten a bit and the salad > looks good! > > if they press you for more information , just say > " I'm on a health ki
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
suzie08022 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I made them and didn't care for the sweet taste of > the sweet corn which seemed to intensify in the > dried chip. We are in the middle of NJ farm land, > so there must be a place to get field corn around > here. I made them with sweet corn as well and didn't like the flavor. Trying to find some
Forum: Recipes and Food Preparation
14 years ago
thenewguy
Utopian Life Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Even sea salt or Himalayian salt is not good for > you - try to avoid it as much as possible. Darn it! I'm going to want it more if you say I can't have it! -Bill
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
la_veronique Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > and just chill out instead of fantasizing how > certain elderly people ought to die sooner Lol! Ok, I'll stop... what about the ones who cut me off on the freeway or back into my car in the parking lot? hee hee
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Regarding the life-expectancy sub-topic: I think that's an interesting controversy. I believe that we are living longer (because of drugs and medical procedures). But, what is the quality of life for the older folks in our society. This will sound HORRIBLE, but I can't help thinking sometimes that some of our elderly would be better off dying sooner. They don't seem happy, they are in grea
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
PamPam, Just do your best, don't beat yourself up over it. Regarding the salt, I've read that salt is not necessarily "bad" for you. In one of Carol Alt's books, she mentions that the SAD/refined salt is bad, but Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt is good and provides some important minerals. I have salt and fat cravings as well. My favorite way to handle those cravings is by eating
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Well said CMiller! The only different point of view I have to offer Annie-pie is that it's o.k. to occasionally be "off the wagon" so to speak. When I started this lifestyle (I don't like calling it a diet any more because people misunderstand that) I decided that I would not get stressed out about it. It seemed counter productive to a healthy lifestyle. Anyway, I will often plan
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
la_veronique, Yes, "whatever" fits in with my "most of the time" mantra. I was discouraged when searching for some raw food recipes that were like cooked foods I enjoyed. Lots of what I found were videos, and most of them just listed ingredients versus the precise measurements that I was looking for. The only thing I make consistently now are flax crackers... not usi
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Coco, Could you post a link to a resource that disproves enzymes in food do not effect our digestion? I'm not doubting you, I'd just like to read more about it. One of the main "battle cries" of the Raw Food Experts are about the enzymes and digestion... it would be a little disturbing if it's totally not true Thanks Bill
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Hi, I also experienced the seed/nut overeating phenomena in the first few weeks. My theory was/is that the fat in the nuts is what satisfied me during my initial transition period. I'm assuming that my body had gotten used to the bad fat from the dollar menu at McDonalds for lunch, and cheese/meat filled dinners as well as the potato chips that I literally ate every night. Now, I only eat
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Hi, I'm still pretty much a newbie (62 days mostly raw) but I found I was eating a lot more fruit in the beginning. Now I'm balancing out and it's about a 50/50 split between fruits and veggies. Fruits only satisfy me for a short time. The green stuff and other vegs tend to stick with me longer. I noticed that it was the FAT that I must have been missing and what ultimately satiated me.
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
I signed up for his free e-newsletter. He's a very unique person to say the least. There was a picture of his "stew" in one of the emails. It looked like a bunch of stuff had been blended with a few whole veggies sticking out. Not really a savory stew like I was expecting Actually, I found it. Here it is: I know one of his fitness products is grossly overpriced and is a co
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Hi Mseight04, I'm curious... were you tired BEFORE you went raw? Or does this seem like a "symptom" of going raw? You mentioned wanting to lose weight also. If you're overweight, maybe you have sleep apnea or some other sleep disorder that is preventing you from getting a restful sleep? Just a thought from another angle. Bill
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
SuperInfinity Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > So it would make sense that plants that grow in > lower temperatures... eg. vegetables, certain > types of apples, especially plants that grow > *better* in lower temperatures, may get damaged by > 45 degrees celsius a lot more than plants designed > for that type of temperature. Th
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Hmmm... that's interesting. I assumed that salt water would kill land plants and somehow retard any sprouting.
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
I searched the forum and didn't really find any definitive info on this... I was looking at raw recipes last night and found one that required a sun dried tomato. I eat sun dried rasins 4 or 5 times a week. Then I started thinking. Why would I assume that "sun dried" means that the temp of the food never goes about 106 (up to the debated 115 degrees)? I made a solar powered p
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Tamukha Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Bill, > > If you are primarily raw veg, you may find it more > welcoming here; the paleo sites tend to be, shall > we say, derisive of vegetarians. > > As long as people here limit their > questions/discussion contributions to language > that isn't animal product-oriented, participat
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Uh oh. I just realized that I've been breaking the rules here Sorry everyone. I most likely will not go vegan and will always eat a little cheese or a little raw fish occasionally. So, off to another site/forum I go! I'm self banning me. Thanks for the advice and discussions everyone. Good luck with your food and health! Farewell, Bill
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Utopian Life Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If you center your diet around fresh fruits and > vegetables as opposed to fatty nuts, seeds, and > refined sugars like agave and dehydrated foods, > you will more likely lose weight than eating all > of those things, Bill. Just FYI. Yup... probably right. The nuts/seeds satisfy me when I'm not
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Molli, Since my camping trip, I've been mostly raw again. I had 4 McDonald's fries around dinner time. Oops. I went for a jog last night and ran over 2 miles. I haven't run that far in over a year (only was doing 1 mile VERY infrequently). I've been too tired to exercise at the level I wanted, which is one of the reasons I was looking for a way to regain my energy. I haven't checked my
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
pborst Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think for myself, I'm not as concerned about > "absolute proof" for science since such a standard > is very rare and hard to meet. I like thinking > about a "weight of evidence" approach, through > looking at study design, the study outputs, > strength of correlation, statistic
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
kleinphi Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > One experiment that I would like to see, though, > would be this: Would someone who disagrees with me > and wants to prove how valuable science is when it > comes to nutrition, would that person please spend > 30 days eating nothing but isolated substances, in > exactly the quantities science has
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Wow. Check this out: "A member of the Brassica family, kale is a great food if you're looking to protect your health and enjoy a delicious food at the same time. It's the organosulfur compounds in this food that have been main subject of phytonutrient research, and these include the glucosinolates and the methyl cysteine sulfoxides. Although there are over 100 different glucosinolates
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
14 years ago
thenewguy
Wow! I had no idea!!! Here's a good article:
Forum: Living and Raw Foods Discussion (Vegan)
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