I have now been a raw foodist for almost 6 months. Where did I get my inspiration from? Other raw foodist’s! Just type in raw foodist’s at Youtube.com and you will find many of them with inspiring words, recipes and smiles.
Go to the library and check out books on the subject. You will learn all kinds of good information on why this lifestyle is a healthy one. There are many recipe books on the subject as well as lots of websites online about the raw food vegan lifestyle.
I like to call this a “lifestyle” instead of a “diet” as it really is more than a diet. It seems the more attention I have paid to eating healthy fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, the more I have wanted to take care of other areas of my life. Room messy? Clean it up! Errand left undone? Get out and do it. It is like I now have more of an “action” mentality than I did before.
Choosing to live this raw vegan lifestyle requires good planning to work successfully. It also requires lots of time and effort into getting the best fruits and veggies you can, but it is worth it. It is something you are doing for yourself to be healthier. You feel healthier and you also get to a good weight, too.
Since I am now putting healthy things into my body instead of junky type foods, I also just gravitated to putting healthy things into my mind, too. Negative people, places and things just are no longer for me and I have to let go of any negativity daily. I desire to be around positive people, places and things now. That is a huge bonus.
It is funny how me just researching online “how to lower cholesterol without medicine” helped me to find this wonderful new way of life. I have not only lowered my cholesterol and don’t need the medicine, but I have found so much more. Inspiring raw foodist’s online who are so encouraging with all they share and do so absolutely free. My mom used to say “For nothing you get nothing in this world” but I have found that for nothing I have gained so much. I now feel better about myself and in feeling better about me, I now enjoy my life so much more and am looking forward to many more benefits as I move forward daily discovering and enjoying more positives in life.
There was a time in my life when I was pretty angry and I wound up hanging out with angry people. There was a time in my life when I was pretty sad and wound up hanging out with sad people. There was a time in my life when I was really negative and hung out with negative people. But now this is a time in my life when I am actually way more positive than in the past and guess what? I seem to be hanging out with lots more positive people! I am happy to be able to not only change my body, but my mind and spirit, too. Looking at two deer in a meadow today and seeing how free they were with no cares in the world, just enjoying the sunshine and flowers together, helped me to see that that is what I am striving for daily. To be carefree and just enjoy the day. I have had depression on and off for years. I also have a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have tried many things for those issues, but I haven’t found a “cure”. I am not sure if the raw food lifestyle will be a “cure”, but for now, I am feeling so much better than in the past and that is a good thing and a happy thing for me.
Becoming a raw foodist at age 56 is a really interesting experience. My kids are grown so it is just me doing my own thing here. I am not sure if I will meet in person that many other people who are doing this lifestyle, but for now, it is working for me, I got at a good weigh for my height and I am feeling like there is hope for more progress in me healing more and more with each new day, by choosing the positive things in life and I am so happy for that!
- By, Connie Webb 5/29/2014
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