Hi all-well, I am ALMOST off my anti-depressant meds that I’ve been on for over 15 years. I have been weaning myself off slowly, and am down to half a dose every 4 days—I think I still have a “security blanket” feeling about it, but I am almost there.
And I have raw foods, and this forum, to thank. I visited here for the first time about 3 months ago, and have learned so much. I’ve experimented a lot with my body and diet and have always felt support and positive energy from everyone here, so thank you. I am now about 90% raw (a little cacao in the morning some time) and my energy is easily double what it was just a few months ago. I have started running again, my weight is down to what it was before I had my 2 boys (116 pounds) and people are coming up to me asking me “wow! you look great—what are you doing??” (and of course, I have to share).
I just wanted to share how happy I am that I am (almost) off anti-depressants because of raw, how my mood has stabilized because of raw, how my energy is so high because of raw…I smile when I wake up, thinking “yay! another day!!” If you’d known me a few years ago you would think this impossible.
Thank you everyone, for all your support.
Ps. Oh, and I wanted to mention, this week I had been doing an “experiment” eating as many avos and nuts as I wanted, deviated from trying to keep my fat under 15%. I wanted to see how I’d feel, and if I gained weight. Well, i ended up not really wanting that many avos or nuts! I did eat about 1/2 an avo a day, a bit of hemp oil on my salads, some nuts each day, but nothing excessive. It’s Saturday and I actually lost a pound this week, so there you are! And I feel great. It’s funny, once I “let” myself eat overt fats, I found I didn’t really want or need that much, and I think the amount I eat will only decrease from here. Funny how the mind works, eh?