I'm in my second week of going vegan-high raw. I'm still having warm foods at night. It's very cold here in the winter and I really love warm soups and dinners when it's cold outside. I've chosen this path for my health and I'm very in tune to whats going with my body...constantly trying to listen to it. I chose to go vegan and I'm trying to have more raw foods because I have joint pain. Since I've started this diet 2 weeks ago, I've had HUGE improvement ...with almost all of my joint pain gone!
My diet has been an ongoing process for the last 3 years. I'm 29 and I grew up very unhealthy. I ate all junk food, no greens and barely any fruit. Everything I ate was full of sugar and was processed. My mom just didn't know any better. My grandmother was diabetic, my mom is borderline diabetic and she's now battling colon cancer. I have seen huge improvements in my health since I went vegetarian and cut out dairy, but I've felt so good the last 11 days...better than I can remember feeling. I had considered going vegan and raw, but was a bit intimidated by it. Finally, when the joint pain started 4 months ago I knew that I had to do something. I knew that I could help myself through diet and I'm so happy to say that the change has made a huge different.
I'm very excited!!
I became a member of this site because I want to touch base with others like me. I live in a rural area in northeastern Oregon which is a huge farm land and huge cattle land area. Most of the people here eat meat. Both my husband and daughter still eat meat. We do not buy meat...all of it comes from local farms where the animals have a good life until....=(
Not that I agree with eating meat, but at least if my family is eating it, I know where it comes from, what the animal has eaten and that they are raised in a humane way.
Point being... I get lonely. I'm so glad I've found this site because I can come here when I have questions and when I just need to chat to others who have chosen the same path.
Thanks for listening!