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It used to be that when you turned 40 in Hollywood your acting career was pretty much brought to a halt, Demi Moore along with many other actresses are rapidly changing that by looking their absolute best well over 40.

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Of course looking your best and feeling like a million bucks comes with a high price tag, called - a very strict diet of raw foods.

It sounds great, and seems easy to commit to, but not so easy to follow. Of course all of us want to be fit and fabulous, but can we really give up all our favorite foods?

As for me, it's been a while since I snacked on potato chips, ate croissants for breakfast, or had an ice cream scone.  Yet I do allow myself an occasional slip and devour dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe's or non fat frozen yogurt. If I give that up, I'm not sure I can feel fabulous, and if I can't feel it, I won't look it....

I guess that Demi will have to do this on my behalf.

Will you take the raw challenge?



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      Denis B wrote Jun 17, 2008
    • I agree Yana, there are those of us that can...and those of us that can’t.
      At my age I’m going to enjoy my life, one pretzel at a time



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      Nikki W wrote Jun 18, 2008
    • For those women in the public eye I’m sure that the price they have to pay for holding back the years in terms of diet, exercise and surgery are all necessary and expected. However most of us don’t have to starve ourselves or go under the knife to make ourselves feel good and look nice. A good haircut, some flattering clothes, a smile and a great attitude are all that we need. I would rather be a little heavy and happy!!

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      Dana Hall wrote Jun 18, 2008
    • I now need to be very careful. 10 lbs can sneak up on me in a matter of days. Although I am still trying to lose, by doing diet shakes 2 meals/day—it really works! I don’t deprive myself of a nice dinner, occasionally with wine, and desert. My deserts have changed to be more reasonable.
      My favorite snacks/deserts:

      *Multi-Grain Pretzel Nuggets w/ sesame from Trader Joes 110 cal., 1 gram fat in a serving. They are really filling and yummy.  

      *Zero calorie pink lemonade (like Crystal Light- but cheaper, Wal-Mart brand) with a few Maraschino cherries (10 cal. each), and a bit of the cherry juice.

      *And, the YUMMIEST new find (OK, Oprah has raved about these for a while), Skinny Cow brand ice creams. YUM! I’ve  tried the “Skinny Dippers” which are pops dipped in chocolate. I’ve had the vanilla/chocolate and  mint/chocolate. The mint is absolutely delicious! The vanilla is very good, too. Next, I will try their 110 calorie (I believe) ice cream sandwiches.



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      Mary Kelly-Williams, M.A. wrote Jun 18, 2008
    • OK, everyone is missing one big giant factor here regarding Demi Moore.  Hello, she’s the classic cougar with a gorgeous younger (way way younger)) guy!

      I don’t know about anyone else, but life gets strange when you and your daughter have a crush on the same guy.

      Ashton Kutchner...now that’s a RAW diet I could live on.



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      Yana Berlin wrote Jun 18, 2008
    • All of us can always count on Mary to put a smile on our face and put things into perspective.

      THANK YOU.



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      Mara wrote Jun 19, 2008
    • This year I started on my new journey for me not to please others or try and be someone I am not but I do want to look good and feel healthier for me and for the future.  I think sometimes women forget about themselves and focus to much on the outside world and what people think instead of who they are.

      But I do agree with hotwomen if I had Ashton Kutcher I think I could live on that RAW diet also!!!!.  Nice post.

      Mara
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      VICKY CORYEA wrote Jun 19, 2008
    • h=thanks mara for taking care of you and not worrying about everyone else! I so love your comments, because I too at 51 have finally decided to do what I want,have fun, be alittle nasty and enjoy the years we have left..........remember that they are not guaranteed, so live life awesomely!!



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      Debra Roby wrote Jun 20, 2008
    • While I’m all about clean eating, raw is one step too hard for me to commit to.

      I’m flexitarian (mostly ovo-vegetarian, though I have fish or chicken 2-3X a week). That’s hard enough for me since the spouse won’t join me.  (hello short order cook role). It’s enough that I’ve given up flour products and most meats.  I’m having challenges planning my foods already.  

      Going without brown rice or black beans and grilled veggies?  NOT going to happen.  Too much adaption to figure out how to fix raw meals and get enough nutrients.  And I can’t afford to eat every meal at Cafe Gratitude.



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