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So, here I am tummy not so full.  That is a good thing!  I have noticed since I began eating RAW food that I don't feel like I'm busting out all the time!  I'm serious; I have spent most of my life feeling like my tummy was going to bust!  Even when I was quite slender (about four years ago), my stomach was always a mess.  Even when I was a teenager, I'd be miserable after eating.  Do you think I was eating too much?  I could have been or maybe it was the food I was eating.  

Today, so far I have eaten a banana, a pint of blackberries, two large glasses of organic fruit juice (combination of apple, pear, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper), a whole avocado, some trail mix and I haven't had dinner yet.   It is almost 7:30pm and I'm not even hungry.   Now, don't get me wrong, I am thinking about food, but physically, I'm not experiencing any hunger pains (pangs) or headaches.  I drink a lot of water every day and perhaps since the water isn't being soaked up by all the carb product in my tummy it is actually possible that the water is doing what my body needs it to do.  

RAW food – so many people say YUCK!  Why yuck?  Raw food is just fruit, nuts, and vegetables.   I've been training for a marathon (26.2 miles) so I know that I may have to add cooked chicken and perhaps some eggs back into my diet, but so far, not yet.   I think in the end, I'll be about 85% raw.  

I haven't prepared any meals yet.  I guess that is where my two new books will come in handy.  I'm not much of a kitchen person anyway, so grabbing a load of fruit and vegetables and heading out the door to work is quite easy for me.   Dinner is a different story – can I just grab a bunch of food and head out the door to eat on the porch?  

Oh DRAT!  The Loyalty Song that Josh sang to Anna on the Very Dugger Wedding just made me cry!   I don't usually watch this show, but I was curious, so the TV is on.

Well, that is all for now, my concentration is gone but I guess I needed that cry.  Hang in there if you are trying RAW food too!  Let me know how you are doing!  Oh, the photo is of me today.  I know, my hair is a wreck, but I think I’ll watch to see if my face get smaller on this RAW food journey!

See Ya!  Saffron Lee    !http://images.fabulously40.com/uploadedimage/6680/thumbx250/img000081.jpg!


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      Onevision wrote Feb 4, 2009
    • I am so curious about the raw food diet. I investigated for a while. Raw diets are supposed to be organic to get the best benefit too??? I’m so curious. You grind nuts and eat right away etc. right? Tell me more!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 4, 2009
    • When it is said “Raw“, it means fruits and vegetables and nuts, right?  Not raw meat, right?



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      Onevision wrote Feb 4, 2009
    • No, not the raw meat, I don’t think...I do like sushi some.



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      Saffronlee wrote Feb 4, 2009
    • Sushi is raw, but I don’t think it it very healthy to any other meat raw.  RAW means “not cooked“.  So any food not cooked is raw

      Organic or not?  Organic is better because you are not putting chemicals (no pesticides used) into your body, but RAW does not have to be organic.  

      You are eating RAW when you have grapes or apple, etc.  I plan on finding more RAw foods via my books, but for now, I’m winging it with nuts, fruits and vegetables.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Feb 4, 2009
    • There is a great book called Nourishing Traditions that has some really good recipes and is so much more than a cookbook. I do have to draw the line at raw meat.. but it is in there - with fermentation. ick! She talks about how many cultures eat raw, and fermented foods and how great the fermentation is for restoring good flora in the gut.
      I enjoyed reading the book, but can’t get myself to the point of fermenting and eating raw meat.  

      If you are training for a marathon I’d think you’d need more too. Another good book is called The Maker’s Diet.
      You might enjoy looking at [Link Removed] where other athletes talk about what they are doing nutritionally to support their bodies.  

      Here’s your attagirl! Great job; keep posting so we can cheer you on!


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