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  1. BAH

    BAH The Red Baron

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    My wife went raw food only a while ago, but I just couldn't see it. After seeing the results in her energy levels and overall health I decided that I had to at least give it a try. A couple weeks into it and I've lost 9 lbs,have crazy energy and don't crave all the crap I used to eat. She's started up a journal of interesting and tasty raw food recipes because she quickly got bored of nuts and lettuce :)

    http://www.derekandsara.com/raw/


     

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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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  3. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    despite being another crazy diet, i think this one is kinda cool. so like, nothing cooked at all? do you crunch on grains of rice? are sushi and sashimi ok? whats the claimed health benefits and reasoning for it?
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    That's what I thought too :)

    One benefit is that even healthy, organic food turns poisonous if you cook it too much.

    Fried, unbattered veggies is a perfect example. Health veggie turned carcinogenic.

    I still want my steak medium-rare. You listening wife?
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    Nothing cooked ? then What are you going to do with that Brand New Grill ?
     
  6. BAH

    BAH The Red Baron

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    I'm out of the intreanette loop, what exactly does this mean? :nerd:

    Jonkranked - I was of the exact same opinion until I saw the results.
    A raw diet is just that. Everything uncooked and therefore all the original nutrients etc are still in.

    Heres a bunch of info that would take me too long to type.

    http://www.alissacohen.com/faqs.html


    The reason she started her journal is because people assume that the options are very limited, when actually you can make some pretty tasty things using all raw food.

    I'm not sure on the sushi question?
     
  7. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Keep in mind that there are some foods that benefit from cooking. Tomatos release wonderfully, useful nutrients.

    Going extreme in any direction is dumb. Sorry, but it is. At least cook up some tomatos :)
     
  8. BAH

    BAH The Red Baron

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    lawn ornament?

    I'm not sure. I'll probably keep it in case I have an urge to cook something, but right now I just have no desire to. That's crazy because about 3 weeks ago, I couldn't imagine I'd ever say that :shocked:
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    What happened to regular balanced diets? You know the ones that mixed combinations of foods and beverages prepared in a variety of ways?
     
  10. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    That was just a fad for thousands of years.
     
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    BAH The Red Baron

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    Everyone is going to have their own opinion of course, but I feel more healthy and more energetic than I have in a long time. Don't knock it until you try it :)
     
  12. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    By eating a raw and living food diet you will begin to turn back the hands of time. By eating a raw and living food diet, you will start to look younger and more beautiful. You could turn your hair back to its natural color and stop hair loss, You could erase wrinkles and deep creases and age spots, your circles, bags, and eye puffiness would disappear, your acne and blemishes would be gone, your teeth would be tighter and your gums would stop bleeding, and your skin would glow and your eyes would sparkle. You would notice that you look better without make-up and that you have a natural sunny blush. People eating a raw food diet are the healthiest looking people I have ever seen. They have a glow in their skin, a shine to their hair, a sparkle in their eyes, a healthy, fit, body, and look younger then their age. They have a youthful energy and they feel good about themselves and happy to be alive!


    :think:
     
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    sushi (sashimi specifically) is just a cut of raw fish. no rice, no seaweed. and boy is it delicious
     
  14. BAH

    BAH The Red Baron

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    That's the whole point of her blog sir.

    cheesecake




    Breakfast scramble

     
  15. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I'm on an FDPM diet. I will only eat food that is frozen double packaged and microwaved. Frozen burritos are a good example, just not the frozen burritos that come in a big bag. They must be individually wrapped and come in some other larger package.
     
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    oh jesus....
     
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    are there raw eggs in that scramble?
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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  19. BAH

    BAH The Red Baron

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    haha to each his own of course :D


    I'm not here preaching- do whatever you feel is best for you. Like I said, I used to feel/eat the same way. It was only 3 weeks ago that I was excited about and cooking up lots of stuff on the new grill.



    Eating the food she has been preparing has made quite a difference in both our lives, and I don't have to force it down, I look forward to eating it, so I'm sticking to it.
     
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    I would, totally, not have to force that down. Hippie. :D
     
  21. BAH

    BAH The Red Baron

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    no, thats just tumeric for colour

    Mix in food processor:
    1 C almonds
    1/2 C sunflower seeds
    1 t tumeric
    1/2 C water
    1/4 t sea salt

    stir in:
    1/4 C cilantro
    1/2 C diced tomatoes
    2 T scallions
    scoop on top of spinach leaves w/
    Pinch of black pepper.
     
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    Quality!
     
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    ever thought about moving to Austin?
     
  24. narlus

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    a diet w/o swine is no diet i'd ever partake in.
     
  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I think lardo and prosciutto count as "raw"... don't they? :think:
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Twinkies. They come in a box and are individually wrapped, although I have never attempted to microwave them. I think the British deep fry them though. They'll deep fry anything. Mmmm. Deep fried Twinkie.

    I'm with DRB. Seems like a balanced diet is the way to go. Some raw veg, a little meat and dairy here and there, whole grains.

    LO is right, lots of foods benefit from cooking and release nutrients that you wouldn't otherwise get in the raw form. But then again, I'm sure you've done your research and have weighed the pros and cons before jumping into this...
     
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    But then again, I'm sure you've done your research and have weighed the pros and cons before jumping into this...[/QUOTE]

    I just don't understand why people wouldn't cook up just those foods.
     
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    I never cook my Cap'n Crunch. :busted:
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I fed my dogs a Bones and Raw Food diet and they did very well on it.

    What do you eat for meat with this type of diet though? Raw beef? or just lots of raw fish?
     
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    well, i'm not sure where curing lies on the raw food continuum.

    but screw it, i'm talking ribs.
     
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    what about stuff where putting it in certain citrus juices or other things where the acid of the juice cooks the food? ( i know this works for certain kinds of fish)
     
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    Are you just saying that because you think it or because you know it? Name some foods and the nutrients that come out when cooked that we can't otherwise get with raw food.

    I haven't done an exhaustive study as we've only been at it for a relatively short time, but as they say - you can't argue with results. You can debate me until you are blue in the face, but I see too many good results here to change my thinking at this point.
     
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    You are on your way already:weee:
     
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    BAH The Red Baron

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    Trying to avoid meat at this point. I myself have doubts about avoiding meat totally, but as I've said before, I can't argue with the results. Given more time, we will see how this plays out. I can say that I don't miss meat though, as much as I used to love it. The thought of eating something that heavy isn't appealing anymore at all.
    :confused:
     
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    :brows: :rockout:

    none of this for you, right?
    :popcorn:
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Tomatoes release more of the cancer fighting lycopene when cooked. -And- your body is able to absorb/utilize more lycopene from the cooking process.
    link


    I don't think people want you to stop what you're doing, they're just saying that if you cook the foods that benefit from cooking, that you'll be even more successful.
     
  37. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    do yall go out to eat much (& not just to restaurants but friends & families houses fo rdinner & such)?

    if so how do you handle it? bring your own?

    it sounds interesting.
     
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    BAH The Red Baron

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    I wasn't being defensive with the question, I asked because I wanted to know :) I don't pretend to know everything, so if someone gets on here and makes a statement like that, I want to know if it's accurate or if they are just blowing smoke. Thanks for the link I will check it out!

    edit: the article does also admit that the tomatoes lose nutrients when cooked.
    This is one instance where cooking brings out good, JDschall mentioned that there were a lot. I'd like to know what they are as well :)
     
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    This means popcorn is off limits? :(


    :popcorn:
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    what about Beer - can you drink beer? :homer: