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I'm just wondering if there are any practicing rawfood"ists" here.<br><br>
It's an interesting lifestyle/philosophy.
 

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For info:<br><br><a href="http://www.rawfood.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rawfood.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.rawfoodliving.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rawfoodliving.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.rawfoodnetwork.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rawfoodnetwork.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.living-foods.com/" target="_blank">http://www.living-foods.com/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.davidwolfe.com/" target="_blank">http://www.davidwolfe.com/</a>
 

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Well, my food starts off raw. It isn't always by the time I eat it.
 

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From what I know about raw food diets, it sounds very interesting. It makes sense, logically, and is extraordinarily healthy, from what I know.<br><br><br><br>
I don't have that much self-control yet though - I'm still working on not being tempted by pizza. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Eventually, after I'm comfortable with my veganism, I hope to at least try a raw foods/fresh juice diet for a bit. I also want to try some juice fasting in the near future.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by skylark</i><br><br><b>Well, my food starts off raw. It isn't always by the time I eat it.</b></div>
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Hehe.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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If it started off cooked, like say meringue pies growing on trees, that would just be icky.
 

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If Kreeli's right, then would rawfoodists eat sushi?
 

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they would eat sashimi but not nori rolls because the rice is cooked before serving.<br><br><br><br>
i find the concept of meat-eating raw foodists disturbing!
 

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i've heard about raw-foodists eating raw meat *pulls a face*<br><br>
i'd love to try being a raw-foodist....maybe i'll try it in the summer :)
 

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they dont eat nori sheets either because they are toasted.<br><br><br><br>
i tried the raw thing for about 4-5 months a couple years ago, and IT SUCKED.<br><br><br><br>
i felt like crap, my face broke out, i gained weight, i had no energy. not cool. i guess i was hah, going thru detox. but whatever, after four months of doing pretty much 100 percent raw i said f it.<br><br><br><br>
i think it can be healthy to an extent, but you have to have a lot of time on your hands to 'cook' raw and prepare food, etc.<br><br><br><br>
you cant just live on durians (sp?) and bananas and say you've never felt better and get all the nutrients you need.<br><br><br><br>
i don't buy it at all. then again, i had a really crappy experience with it. and i spent a lot of money on raw food books and journals...kept one of my own and all that jazz. i wouldnt try it again. of course raw food is good for you but i think 100 percent is going overboard.<br><br><br><br>
some do eat raw meat, but from what i have read most are raw vegans.
 

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I've started sprouting and am trying to eat more raw. Basically I try to eat 50% raw. SOUP....must have soup. I do believe that raw foodist do "cook" some things in an oven at a temperature that is similar to the temperature of the sun........ or they use dehydraters which is basically the same thing (correct me if I'm wrong). Whenever I have the option to eat something raw or cooked...I usually choose raw. With vegetables, I steam or blanch them if they are not raw. I could not imagine life without nachos however, so I don't think I would ever go 100% raw. MMMMMMMMMM............NACHOS.<br><br><br><br>
Ooh! A few weeks back, I met a raw food chef and he actually won an award for his raw vegan cheesecake. WOW. I'm such a procrastinator and I still need to contact him and his friend. Grrr.
 

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I have the hardest time eating raw broccoli.. I can eat one, maybe two small pieces and then it's enough. Strangely, when cooked.. broccoli is one of my top 5 favorite foods. Wierd how things change taste so much after being cooked. Raw carrots aren't bad, but I still prefer them cooked.
 

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Good luck with the raw food venture. I enjoy lots of raw veggies in salads but I don't eat everything raw.
 

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the way i'm doing it lately is to have my cooked meal with some raw stuff on the side. last night i fried up some perogies with onion and mushroom and green peppers with tons of garlic. it was yummy. on the side i had celery and carrot sticks, a 1/4 of a cucumber cut in wedges, and a small tomato in wedges..<br><br>
usually just the perogies is enough to fill me up but since the rest of it is so light i had no problem eating it all. which is good for me, cause i've been thinking that i'm not eating enough and have been wondering how to sneak in more food in my diet without having to cook more.<br><br><br><br>
(and it looked so pretty on a plate, i wanted to take a picture)
 

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Raw veggies can be dressed up really well with salsa or another dip... hummus sometimes works, too. I love raw brocolli dipped in something smooth.
 
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