Had the weirdest day today – my second-hand gas stove that I bought 18 years ago for $90, blow up. I find it amazing that for more than 18 years it has faithfully boiled water, cooked food, baked everything from roasts to bread and buns, as well as, been used as a heater to some extent, to heat the little cottage I live in.
And it breaks down and quits its job after 18 years just when I am one week into a total raw food diet experiment? If that isn’t an omen from the universe to…Continue
Hi! My name is Emily and I am a high schooler beginning her journey into the world of veganism, and more specifically, the rawtill4 lifestyle. :)
A bit about my past: Growing up, I was always a perfectionist due to the fact that I was usually above average in every activity I pursued. After my first few months in high school, I was no…Continue
Added by Emily Tang on July 23, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments
Oh lord, how I've missed it!
I wasn't sure how I was gonna get used to doing the raw til 4 thing.
Then I realized.. I don't have to! I was making excuses.. being afraid of judgement. Or some BS reason (excuse). IDEK. But, NO MORE. I want to feel amazing, and being exclusively raw has been the absolute best I've EVER felt! Mentally, emotionally, and physically.
So.. what the fruit am I waiting for!? :D I'm so super pumped.~
I can't wait to feel like my real self…Continue
It's tree months ago since I decided to put an end to supporting animal death and environment damage to this planet. Already one year ago I asked myself if it would make sense to stop it and go vegan... I was never like a very good friend of meat, but still I was told to eat chicken and fish to lose weight, because it's the carbs that make you fat. I couldn't live without milk because it tasted so nice and i loved cereal. And cheese: here in Switzerland this is a big thing. Fondue, Raclette…Continue
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Added by Banana Glam on July 13, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Been doing really good. My old man still hasn't seemed to notice. Wonder how, I only eat a plate of fruit at a family meal....maybe he's just avoiding the subject. Eh, who cares, I'm feeling better. Slow and steady wins the race. It is difficult when I'm cooking and preparing meals for the rest of the family. Old habits die hard. I just resist the taste test moment and just hope that I didn't forget anything. Also with a little one (7) who likes to cook and create her own meals, it…Continue
It's like having a mini garden in your kitchen all year long!
A seed (or grain or legume) has many nutritional advantages to you, but many of them are locked up tight by anti-nutrients (such as phytic acid). Germinating the seed or…Continue
I have been an official vegan now for 6 days. Small steps, my friends.
My main goal is to live a mostly raw diet, but here's the problem: my husband doesn't eat anything that grew out of the ground. He drives me crazy, and I am constantly surrounded by temptations. Despite that, I am sticking to it.
I have noticed though, that at night I tend to crave things that aren't so good for me, like brea d and sugar. I know it's my body's way of telling me I'm not…Continue
Hey guys! I got my second co-op box this week and it was full of delicious, organic goodies!
I received 1 hd. of red bok choy, 1 hd. of green leaf lettuce, 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch of green onions (3), 1 bunch scarlet queen turnips, 1 hd. of butter crunch lettuce (Yum!), 1 lb. of asparagus, and last but certainly not least, 1 over-flowing quart of delicious, mouth-watering strawberries! 3/4 lb. of rainbow swiss chard was also on the list of contents to expect (emailed to me the night…
Ever since I became a vegan (about a couple of months ago), all the nasty pregnancy symptoms including morning sickness disappeared! The first months of pregnancy were hell, I would puke every day and feel tired.
My belly is finally showing and my baby girl Maya is growing healthy.
My only concern is my doctor and my family, who believe I need animal protein and so call me irresponsible, reason why I feel frustrated most of the time, even though they see me eating huge amounts…Continue
So I just posted a couple of photos in my photos page, and I'd like to confirm whether I'm on the right track or not. Those are just the few things I usually eat. I'm trying to add more variety in my choice of fruit because I get bored with meals a lot. I also always have mono meals since they're so easy and convenient for me.
Visit My Photos page and see! :D
Tell me if I'm on the right track or not. I really want to improve what I can :)
Hey guys! How are you all doing? I hope well! I got my first co-op box this week! I was so excited, I could hardly contain myself! My parents purchased the yearlong, family-size (yeah, right! lol) membership as a surprise for me after they said they were proud of my progress with my health and wanted to support me in my journey! How incredible is that?! I will definitely be rewarding them with some yummy goodies!
Each box was expected to have 8-10 different types of organic,…Continue
Today is Day 425 on 80/10/10 and I was able to run/walk again this morning!!!
I wanted to share that yesterday, I ran in the morning with some walking, did household chores, cleaned up, went to a high school ballgame with my family, came home and my children wanted to go for a walk. So, by the end of the day, I had gone a total of 11 miles!!! I burned off close to 3,000 calories! I was amazed at my stamina!
I have been dealing with very minimal pelvic floor pain. I am…Continue
Read this article this morning. And while I am a new vegan and learning more every day, the broad reaching implications of being an example for this lifestyle are starting to hit me.
Not only do we have to promote the lifestyle for the welfare of animals, but also for the welfare of people. And one of the best ways is to open a dialogue with your local political representatives and demand support for organic whole foods like fruits and vegetables. As it stands the world wide obesity…Continue
Added by Anthony Castelluci on May 30, 2014 at 3:10am — No Comments
I saw someone's tattoo of a pig and the word vegan in a banner and my eyes lit up. I did not like the thought of tattoos because I couldn't see myself committing to something that would be on my body forever. I started playing on the computer and created this.
I think maybe I will get it on my one year…Continue
"Men dig their graves with their own teeth, and die more by those instruments than by all the weapons of their enemies." - Pythagoras, ancient vegan and all round genius.
Sorry if I might seem like such a noob, but I'm seriously so new to everything vegan-related. Any tips on how to strive on this lifestyle is well-appreciated!
So far, I've done rawtill4, eating cooked dinners composed of rice, corn, root vegetables, and organic tomato sauce since I'm still having a hard time letting go of those sauces. (Recipes are welcome as well! I like experimenting.) But sometimes I can go an entire day just eating fruits for all meals.
Added by Fruity Fitness on May 16, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments
I have spent my morning cleaning around my place, and hanging out with my lovebird Lemon! I'm very worried about her, her feather plucking has gotten out of control. Could it be a diet issue? She's been to the vet so many times and they say that nothing's wrong.. sigh.. we give her the best quality seeds, nothing seems to be working. She constantly has a collar on and I feel so bad. She's giving me kisses as we speak (:…Continue
Added by Amy on May 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments