I have been a non-alcoholic, sugar-free/caffeine-free, whole grain, raw vegan since July 2012. Little over 6 months now, and I can say I have never felt better in my life, and it costs so much less to shop for the REAL FOOD that I do consume. I spend 60$ a week, and I am overloaded with so many seeds & grains especially. So sometimes I only spend 20-30$ a week for the basics like fresh fruit, veggies, nuts & almond milk. I believe in a diet consisting of less than 20% acidic and 80% alkaline, consisting of many healthy plant-based foods, but only a handful of fruits are actually alkaline, such as avocados, grapefruit, lemon, lime, rhubarb & tomatoes are all alkaline-based & watermelons are neutral; all other fruits are acidic. Also, I try my hardest to make sure that over 60% of what I eat is raw & uncooked. I never buy anything in a can or a plastic container as they mostly contain a chemical lining called Bisphenol-A. I buy my nut butters, apple sauce & organic strained tomatoes in glass bottles/jars. I stay away from non-fermented soy including most soy milk. I only consume fermented soy such as tempeh, natto & miso. I do not drink coffee, soda, beer or any form of liquor as they are forms of processing/refining. Full details will be posted in my blog as time goes on. Thanks for viewing my nutritional blog :)
Why I want to get in shape
My father got throat cancer 3 years ago & it hit me like a tonne of bricks. I have always been one to hate pharmaceutical drugs, needles, vaccines & hospitals in general. I have always been one to believe that there was a natural alternative to every chemical on the market. I hate chemicals & drugs. I love nature & real food. My father survived his cancer through chemo & radiation and so far it doesn't seem like it did much damage to his overall health as he has always been a healthy individual all his life. I get my passion for health from my father & I hate pills & needles because of my mother.
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