Post # 1
I am ordering this book off Amazon call ‘Green for Life’ by Victoria Boutenko, please check it out and all the reviews that people have written about the affects. Wild chimpanzees have 99% of human genes yet they cant get cancer or fatal illnesses we do because they life off of greens. Raw vetables,, this book has recipes on how to make ‘green smoothies’ and im dying to try it out. It helps lose weight, supress hunger, clear skin and gives energy! This is what we all need ladies! If anyone has tried this or is thinking about it let me know! Its a great way to change your lifestyle to a healthier one
Post # 3
Might be Too Much Information.. but be prepared to use the restroom A LOT, and to stock up on lysol air freshener.
I know people on raw diets, you do lose weight easily, but once you start eating the other things you gain it back really really quickly.
Post # 4
Well i’m always concerned about anything that’s very restrictive and/or sort of a…for lack of better words…a gimmick-sounding thing, BUT i have heard many many health professionals comment that they believe the causes of cancers to ultimately be a combination of our extreme environmental conditions (let’s face it, monkeys don’t deal with the stresses humans do nor come in contact with the physical things we do that could ultimately change our DNA to start mutating) and also the PROCESSED foods we eat. I just don’t like the idea of eating synthetic/fake foods ya know? They’re chemicall faked….and I just prefer to avoid that as much as possible. Not that I don’t eat canned veggies, but I really try not to. I don’t have “green smoothies” necessarily but I have ‘green meals’ frequently. As for raw, well, if you cook yoru foods properly (stream but not over steam lets’ say) than you don’t really lose a lot of the nutrients.
Let me know how they taste! Trader Joes make this DELICIOUS green protein juice that is all veggies and fruits and it looks like green goo but it tastes like mangos and bananas and all the good stuff together. If they tatse really good you need to share =]
Post # 5
I’ve known so so so many people who find out they have a glutten allergy or dairy allergy or something else and it forces them to change their diet to a much more natural one, and inevitably, it clears up dozens of health problems they’ve had their whole lives – weight loss, clearer skin, backaches and headaches disappear, stomach irritation gone, improved mood… it’s amazing to me how much the junk we eat trashes our bodies, and how much we let it do so, even though most of us know, on some level, how bad it is for us.
That said, I have the willpower of a piece of chewed gum around sweets and french fries 😉
Post # 6
lol @ cupcake. When you said “raw” i immediately thought about my GI tract exploding basically. It doesn’t like drastic changes nor that much fiber in one sitting. =]
Post # 7
I guess this ‘green smoothie’ is suppose to be raw veggies mixed with fruits so it tastes good. @ejsy- you have a good point there about the chimpanzees and their different way of survival, I just desperatley need to do some sort of good cleanse and eat healthier so I can feel better, im 3 months away from the big day and I just cannot seem to rid of this gut!!!!
Post # 8
I would miss breadddddd *internal moan for carbs* If you have the discipline, go for it!
Post # 9
@toaster- I love bread!!!!! Im miserable without it… :/
Post # 10
I’ve read similar books before, and I am sure that it is 100% healthy and true that a largely raw, vegan diet is the best choice for lifelong weight maintenance.
But….cheese! I honestly couldn’t go 100%. My goal in March is to switch to a vegan meal a day, then try to move to 40% total calories from raw in April and 60% in May.
Post # 11
I just finished reading the book Food Matters by Mark Bittman, and it was awesome. It suggests lowering your intake of all animal products and junk food, and upping your intake of fruits, veggies, and legumes. This way of eating is not only great for your body, but it’s also great for the planet. It’s not super restrictive, and it’s totally do-able. I would suggest that over such a drastic diet that might not stick.
Post # 12
I just finished my first week of vegan, non-processed eating.
To sum it up, I hated it. I got violently ill after day two and it went on until today. It probably has nothing to do with the diet but now I associate eating all this new wierd vegan food to me puking.
I was doing mostly raw foods, nothing processed, basically raw veggies (little fruit), beans, sea veggies.
It was definitely too strict for me. I am planning on modifying it to include some dairies and more variety so I don’t despise the taste of the food I’m putting in my mouth. I’m being very concious as to what I am consuming and definitely not ingesting anything processed or containing chemicals.
I definitely agree that eating less animal products is extremely beneficial to your body and the environment. I’d say go for it and if you think it’s too restrictive just modify it to fit your lifestyle. Good luck!
Post # 13
I just started doing the Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique, which avoids processed wheats and sugars. It still allows fat free dairy and lean meats, so I feel like it’s well rounded (also you’re still allowed 35 weekly points to spend eating whatever you want). I am really loving it so far! If any of you girls decide to try WW SFT, let me know. I’d love to have a couple buddies to talk to about it.
Post # 14
if your interested in the “raw food” or “green food” lifestyle (because it is a lifestyle not a diet) you should check out http://www.crazysexylife.com Kris Carr is an inspiration! You can also check out her documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer.
I got a juicer a few months ago (sadly I only juiced for a week) but I immediately felt better, my skin was brighter (and didn’t break out as much), and I had alot of energy and I lost some weight. But with this remodel we couldnt keep up with as much fresh produce as we needed.
Remember take the transition slow, detoxing too fast can be dangerous!