Hi, my name is Jill and I have been eating mostly raw food for a little over 2 months now. I have learned quite a bit from this site and enjoy browsing the forums. I thought it was finally time to say hello to everyone.
A little about me: I currently live in southeast Texas. I was born in Missouri, moved to Georgia, and now live in Texas. In a few years, I will be moving again. I enjoy painting, history, photography, science, animals, and music. I became a vegetarian about five years ago. I was a "junk food" vegetarian. In recent times, I have become interested in healthy living. I found out about raw food from Ani Phyo. I was looking on youtube for vegan donuts and I saw a link to her raw donuts. I had briefly heard about a raw food diet earlier and dismissed it as being "radical." After watching all of Ani's videos, I had a new outlook on raw food. She was so happy and inviting and I started thinking that maybe this raw food was something I should look into. I started researching raw food and healthy living, and continue to do so today!
I decided to eat raw foods for health reasons and also because I really enjoy the taste of many raw foods. I used to never eat greens and hardly any fruits and now I enjoy them everyday. Also, I never liked roasted or salted nuts, but I tried raw nuts and discovered that I liked their subtle flavors. I also have finally developed a taste for strawberries. My family used to tease me for not liking strawberries. I feel more energy when eating raw foods. I used to come home and lay on my bed because I was exhausted. I have seen a big change in myself, which I am so happy about.