Hi! I’m 29 and currently living in Vermont. I recent became an ovo-vegetarian for over a year and felt the best I ever have. About August of last year I decided to go raw vegan. After the first week of my body adjusting, my metabolism shot up and I didn’t suffer from blood sugar drops any more. I have always been a bit overweight and neither cutting calories nor working out have helped. Eating raw the weight has been coming off slowly and I still have a high energy level (unlike cutting calories.) A few months ago I cheated and all of my craving came back and I gave in. Needless to say I started feeling sluggish again and my food cravings came back. (I am a huge refined carb craver when it hits!) I’m trying again, going as close to 100% as I can and also avoiding foods that are toxic in their raw state. I’ve also had my cat join me on this raw journey, but as a raw carnivore. I absolutely love this website! The recipes are great and everyone has been so upbeat and are very respectful on the forums even when they don’t agree. Thanks for creating such a great community!