Hi there. I am 24 years old and have been a vegetarian since I was about 8 or 9. About two years ago I added fish and egg whites back into my diet and have been trying to eat them quite often, due to my nutritionist’s wishes… truthfully, I don’t really enjoy them, but it makes my life easier at restauraunts! I was having some severe G.I. issues so I recently cut out dairy and wheat/gluten and it’s made a HUGE difference. A family friend peaked my interest in raw foods, and I have been experimenting for the past week or so. I have read a couple of books, but still have some questions… maybe someone can help?? 1. I currently eat relatively low-carb (fish, egg whites, LOTS of veggies, some fruit and nuts). Will switching from this diet to all raw cause me to gain weight? 2. I keep seeing “food combining” mentioned. How important is it to properly food combine? 3. Is it okay to eat the majority of food raw? For instance, I love a cup of coffee with soy milk, although I have found that I have been drinking MUCH LESS this past week. 4. Booze-beer-wine… are ANY acceptable?? Thank you SO MUCH for your help.. I don’t have anyone around me that eats this way!!!