I'm Gemma, 27, from Liverpool in uk. I'm on my third week of being raw and I absolutely love the way I feel. I don't own a blender, juicer or a dehydrator so am living off the basics and have so far been unable to create some of the amazing recipes I have seen on this website. I'm hoping a VitaMix might be under the Xmas tree for me this year!
I'm doing this because I have had a couple of years of terrible digestive problems, mood swings, weight gain and bad skin. Already in just 16 days I have lost 14lbs. My headaches have gone, my symptoms of IBS have disappeared and my skin is looking clearer than ever. My moods are so much better, I sleep better and most importantly I don't feel stressed and depressed. It's like a little miracle.
I did my first 10k run yesterday after a break of 2 years from exercise and I feel great! I've signed up for my next run in two weeks -a 15k this time.
I'm lucky I have two close friends who are raw vegans who are supporting me. My meat eating friends and family are not being supprtive but it just makes me stronger!