I’m Carly from Cambs in UK and I’m really excited but extremely anxious about going raw.
Here’s a quick brief. My son who is 10, had a brain tumour earlier this year and it was the biggest scare of my life. He is clear now, but one thing I learned whilst he was going through the process was about diet and sugar through a great guy over in Devon who’s son had 6 body tumours and cleared them all through diet alone. Now this is obviosuly a debatable topic but it sure made me stop and think about my life and how we were currently eating and I began researching into diet and cancer etc.
I was shocked at what I found. But more importantly, I decided to make it my mission to learn about food and turn our life around.
For the first 2 weeks we stopped sugar completely and my son seemed keen to go with this. But him being 10 and outside influences soon made him think he was missing out and he started sneaking sweet things to eat when I wasn’t around. (I found about 10 chocolate bar wrappers under his bed! LOL.) I bought organic virgin coconut oil and began cooking everything with that. We were on the right track. But I let myself down and I let my son down by not doing more about it.
Anyway, without rambling on too much here, I want to change gradually into a raw lifestyle for his sake and mine. But I dont want him to feel deprived of having sweets and biscuits. (By the way, I’m so impressed with the fantastic sweet recipes on here!). But my issue is time and money. I’m also not vegetarian or vegan as of yet so this is a MASSIVE transition for me because I’m a junk food girl at heart.
I was looking everywhere for a home made delivery service where I could start off by trying items – like ready made and then gradually making recipes for myself. I found Zoe’s website and it is amazing so I’m definitely going to order from there to try some things.
So I was wondering if you could all give me a few tips to get me started that would be time and money efficient. Essentially, the basics needed to keep this going without turning to junk because it’s to hand or convenient.
I was also thinking about buying raw chocolate bars but was unsure as to whether these contain a lot of calories?
Thanks for your help and I hope to make this transition for the sake of my son’s future health, as well as my own.