Going Raw

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    Jun 25, 2008 6:03 PM GMT
    A few friends and I have recently decided to take the Raw 30 day challenge. We do know, though, how hard it will and want to take extra precaution. Are there any Raw Vegans out there? Is there any advice you can give me with what to eat initially to help me adjust to the diet? What kind of products I should invest in (such as food processors)?

    Any type of advice regarding going vegan--raw--would be great!
  • joggerva

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    Jun 25, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    I'm not a raw foodist, but I've incorporated a lot of raw food techniques into my diet.

    You'll definitely need a good food processor - also a coffee grinder and a blender. I would recommend getting used to some of the techniques (processing, sprouting, etc) before you start your 30 days.
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    Jun 25, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    does this include raw meat?
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    Jun 25, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    When I saw the title I thought this could go one of two ways and, of course, HAD to click on it to see. I'm glad it went the food direction. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 25, 2008 8:27 PM GMT
    My buddy did the Raw food thing for over a month. Nothing processed, nothing cooked, all whole foods. He didn't include meat in his diet either other than seafood that you can eat uncooked. He ate alot of beans and nuts for the protien he required. I can't tell ya how he did it, but I know being a manager at a restaurant helps. He only had to worry about Breakfast, the rest came from work lol.
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    Jun 25, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    irishboxers saidWhen I saw the title I thought this could go one of two ways and, of course, HAD to click on it to see. I'm glad it went the food direction. icon_biggrin.gif



    hehehe
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    Jun 25, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    i thought u were announcing to all Realjock that you would no longer be wearing condoms lol.....

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    Jun 25, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    My dad has been a raw vegan for quite a few years. The doctor finally convinced him to eat beans and brown rice, which he cooks in his crock pot. Dad's really healthy but very skinny.
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    Jun 25, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    Yeah, my first reaction was that it was about condomlessness too, lol.

    Why is it a "30 day challenge"? We know that raw foods, particularly veggies and nuts, are healthy, so why not just incorporate them into your diet to a greater extent, permanently?

    Maybe I'm just not familiar with the concept here, but I don't understand why it has to be a "challenge", as if it's a contest or something competitive. (Admitedly, I've grown crotchety over the sudden, excessive use this term. Ever since pharma companies started using this term to help lend an exciting edge to their peddling of drugs, it seems like everything including breakfast cereals have followed suit).

    That said, a food processor and maybe a good blender might be helpful.
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    Jun 25, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    kmickeyw saidMy dad has been a raw vegan for quite a few years. The doctor finally convinced him to eat beans and brown rice, which he cooks in his crock pot. Dad's really healthy but very skinny.


    Raw foodists eat both beans and rice without cooking them... they simply "sprout" most foods that you wouldn't usually eat raw.

    http://www.living-foods.com/articles/sprouting.html

    At a vegetarian potluck, I had the most delicious rice pilaf I've ever tasted - only to find out later that the dish was completely raw. It was great - but it takes time and dedication.
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    Jun 25, 2008 9:07 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saiddoes this include raw meat?

    Mmm... I love sushi.
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    Jun 25, 2008 10:38 PM GMT
    I did a few years ago and honestly a few days in to it, it'll be easy!! Not as challenging as you may think, except for one thing, having to go to the grocery store MORE often!! Other than that it's AWESOME!! I located soy that was prepared like steak and I would grill it up and it was GREAT!!!
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    Jun 25, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    italmusclebkn saidYeah, my first reaction was that it was about condomlessness too, lol.

    19 point Scrabble word, nice
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    Jun 25, 2008 11:10 PM GMT
    irishboxers saidWhen I saw the title I thought this could go one of two ways and, of course, HAD to click on it to see. I'm glad it went the food direction. icon_biggrin.gif


    Perv that I am, I thought it was going another way too. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 26, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    Does eating sashimi for 30 days count??
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    Jun 26, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    Don't go freak out if around the 7 th day you start feeling sick. Stick with it. Some call it a healing crisis. Just drink more pure water and keep your roughage up. Eat Delicious apples ( or other high shouldered apples) to help to absorb some of the toxic stuff that is gonna start to drain. It also helps to get a lymphatic massage and ...dare i say it... a colonic too.
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    Jun 26, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    raw vegans are damn sexy, they got a good energy around them from those i've seen.

    I've been vegetarian/vegan and been around many raw vegans/vegetarians.
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    Jun 28, 2008 10:05 PM GMT
    You may want to check out the 'Slow Food' movement. You can probably find support there too.

    http://www.slowfoodusa.org/contact/index.html
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    Jun 28, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saiddoes this include raw meat?


    HAHHAA that's cute! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 28, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    oh my god vegans have the worst smelling gas though icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 28, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    I am a vegetarian and would like to incorporate more raw foods into my diet. I have tried sprouting. It is definitely something you should learn thoroughly before beginning your program. Good luck and keep us informed.
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    Jun 28, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    moveforward saidoh my god vegans have the worst smelling gas though icon_smile.gif


    We should all eat dead animal flesh so that our farts smell better!?
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    Jun 29, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    DJBens77 saiddoes this include raw meat?


    There's actually a "raw paleo" subculture of raw-foodism that is big on raw meat:

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawpaleodiet/
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    Jun 29, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
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    Jun 30, 2008 4:09 AM GMT
    JohnnyD said

    We should all eat dead animal flesh so that our farts smell better!?


    lighten up? it was humor.