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  • Lara Bars!

    Please forgive me for my ignorance but….when we soak the nuts or seeds for how long do we have to do it? Overnight, 3 hours, 1 day….

    Many thanks in advance.

    TammiTrue
  • Lara Bars!

    I used to have one Lara Bar before a workout and gave me plenty of energy.  HOWEVER, I was duped into thinking because they are all natural, they could not be the cause of my bloating and constipation.  I recently eliminated them from my diet and I am back to normal.  After reading up on other anecdotal experiences, I am not the only one.  They are certainly delicious but NOT worth the pain and weight gain.  

    TammiTrue
  • Less hungry on raw diet?

    AHHH! All those empty calories from our cooked days never filled us up! Now everything we are putting in is immediately useful to our bodies. We are on jet fuel!

    TammiTrue
  • Less hungry on raw diet?

    I've literally been raw for two weeks and have experienced the same affects. I used to be hungry ALL the time and was always told that it was because I work out 6 days a week. Growing up I adored fruits/veggies so this transition has not been difficult in any way--other than not knowing if the decreased appetite is an issue. I've been on a mostly organic/non-processed diet (?) for the last 2 1/2 years and so far I'm loving raw!

    Anyway, it's encouraging to see that I'm not the only one feeling satisfied after eating so much less (and better!)

    TammiTrue
  • Less hungry on raw diet?

    Rawsiki said:

    Does anyone find that as the longer you’ve been a raw foodie the less hungry you are? I heard that when you start out, you are extremely hungry because your body is used to cooked and processed foods, but as time goes on, you become satisfied with fruits and vegetables and therefore don’t need to eat as much.

     I’m new here but I have a question. My appetite personally has completely disappeared and I have learned to feel my body’s fatigue level through my emotions and posture strength. 

    Is this common? Thank you. 

    TammiTrue
  • Less hungry on raw diet?

    Does anyone find that as the longer you’ve been a raw foodie the less hungry you are? I heard that when you start out, you are extremely hungry because your body is used to cooked and processed foods, but as time goes on, you become satisfied with fruits and vegetables and therefore don’t need to eat as much.

    Energy Healerleec1
  • how much weight did you lose during the first month?

    I lost 5 pounds first month. 4 pounds second month. So I am back into my jeans now and a normal weight. But I would like to lose more fat to be a thin weight.

    I didn't follow any plan, just ate raw and made recipes found here or in my cookbooks.

    mandyi
  • Olive oil and honey face mask

    Funny,,, I'm more about the honey. Honey is moisturizing all by itself. Plus it's anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. (Something to think about right now...).  Manuka honey is good for just about everything. I remember when my father was in hospice, he would fall a lot and get bad cuts. We would treat them with Manuka honey and they would heal very quickly. That made me a believer. Honey also contains gluconic acid which will naturally exfoliate skin. So messy or not, I'm all for the honey. I think mixing papaya pulp with honey would make an amazing, hydrating mask for the summertime when skin gets so parched and needs a moisture boost!

    Technically, of course, honey is not vegan.. so, there's that... but I do know a number of people who eat almost exclusively raw vegan - EXCEPT they'll eat honey... 

    A quandary, isn't it?

    TammiTrue
  • Olive oil and honey face mask

    Yep, that's true! Masks contained olive oil are the best for me and my face skin as I have problem skin. 

    TammiTrue
  • I hate my juicer! Help Please

    Well used newer Champ.

    I have an Omega for celery and greens. Then a Champion for the harder foods. I bought the Champion over a year ago. I have had no problems, and for a year I had to drink 2 quarts of carrot juice a day! I don't expect this juicer to be like my Omega. They both have there good and bad sides. I only put the first couple carrot pulp back in a second time. The rest I leave for the garden. It seems to much pulp causes problems. Especially if one is not VERY patient. The second go through will also give to much foam.

    I would like to say, the centrifugal type will not give you raw juice!!!!!

    TammiTrue