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My Weight Battle – A New FUN Experiment by Ann Kroger

My Weight Battle – A New FUN Experiment by Ann Kroger

By: Ann Kroger I have always struggled with my weight. When I look back at pictures of me as a child, my eyes are inevitable drawn to my chubby, little thighs peeking out from under a blue velour dress or my rounded belly in a pink bathing suit. As a teenager, I managed a healthy weight through hours of exercise, varsity sports, and a vigorous diet of starvation and bulimia. It was ugly, but I was desperate. My self-image forced…

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Why I Don’t Weight Myself Anymore (First Video with Kitty Appearance!)

Why I Don’t Weight Myself Anymore (First Video with Kitty Appearance!)

This video is worth watching simply because of my kitty’s YouTube debut. His name is Gatinho (Little G), and he has a cleft pallet that goes up through his nose. He is a tiny, sweet monster Why I am No Longer a Raw Foodist http://alisonsnotebook.com/2014/07/30/fruit-religion-and-cult-mentality-an-unusual-personal-story/

Why I Draw Pictures After Eat – Being Mindful

Why I Draw Pictures After Eat – Being Mindful

In my last post, I mentioned that I now eat whatever I want. I should mention that reintroducing different foods with no restrictions and rules did not come without some struggles. Eating Everything (And and Too Much of It) When I want to eat something, I eat it. For example, at an event at work recently I ordered pizza for dinner. I had one piece and felt good about it. I had a second piece and felt…less good about it….

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Fruit, Religion and Cult Mentality | An Unusual Personal Story

Fruit, Religion and Cult Mentality | An Unusual Personal Story

By: Alison Reeves As many of you know, last year I ate almost completely raw for a full month, and then 2 raw meals a day for the next 2 months after that. All in all, for about 18 months, I ate two or more raw meals a day on weekdays. I was vegan for a bit, and the rest of the timeĀ I was pescetarian (I ate no animal products except occasional fish). Why And How I Became Involved in…

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Conclusion of Raw Food Challenge

Conclusion of Raw Food Challenge

Day 23 Breakfast: 7 bananas, 6 strawberries smoothie Lunch: 8 bananas, 6 strawberries Snack: 10 dates Dinner: 3 zucchini squash (noodles/sauce, 1 package sun dried tomatoes, 3 carrots, 1/2 head of romaine, 10 pine nuts Total Calories: 2,200 Ratio: 88:6:6 Sleep: 7 hours Exercise: 20 minute walk. 100 squats Day 24 Breakfast: 35 honey dates (700 calories) Lunch: Coconut curry with tofu and rice. 1 vegan spring roll. (from a restaurant, guessed calories) Dinner: Salad with tahini and lemon dressing…

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Vegan Chocolate Halloween Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Halloween Cookies

When choosing what yummy treat to eat for Halloween it is always best to go home made. Home made treats can be made with ingredients that nurture your body instead of destroy it. I know it seems like more work to make something than to just grab it off the shelf but it is so worth it in the long run. Or you could just become one of my lucky friends who gets spoiled by my healthy treats. I often…

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What I Have Been Eating on a Raw Food Diet and How I Feel. Day 20ish

What I Have Been Eating on a Raw Food Diet and How I Feel. Day 20ish

What I Have Been Eating on a Raw Food Diet Day 10 Breakfast/lunch: 96oz orange juice. 1300 calories Lunch/Pre-dinner: 12oz dates. 960 calories Dinner: Restaurant salad- spring mix, artichoke, apple, avocado, pecans, and ? I also ate a couple bites of Chris’s cooked appetizer and included this as one of my two cooked meals for this week Total calories: 2,535 Ratio: (carbs:fat:protein): 88:6:6 Sleep: 6 hours Exercise: 100 squats Day 11 Breakfast: 60 oz juice. 837 calories Lunch: salad bar…

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Raw Chocolate Cheesecake! Recipe and Benefits of Dates and Cacao

Raw Chocolate Cheesecake! Recipe and Benefits of Dates and Cacao

By: Melanie Masterson Many raw desserts use dates and cacao. Two foods that many people don’t know much about. But, both are considered superfoods and packed full of nutrition. Plus, they are versatile and can be made into scrumptious raw desserts. This blog has a recipe for raw chocolate “cheese” cake which is one of the best uses for dates and cacao. Dates! Dates are packed with nutrition and are great for binding and sweetening desserts. The recipe in this…

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Day 5-9 of Alison’s Raw Food Challenge

Day 5-9 of Alison’s Raw Food Challenge

Day 5 Breakfast- 16 oz orange juice – 220 calories Lunch (after a super fast 45 mile bike ride)- 70 oz orange juice, 10 dates- 1700 calories Dinner- guacamole and random veggies at a mexican restaurant. Followed by home made zuccini pasta (2 zicchini, pine nuts), and a big salad (1/2 romain head, 1 carrot, raddichio, 1 apple, pumpkin seeds, lemon). About 680 calories Ratio: (carb, fat, protein) 72/21/6 Water: 45oz Calories: 2635 Sleep: 6 hours Exercise: fast 45 mile…

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Here in Michigan in September it already starts to cool off. Days are in the 60’s while nights fall into the 40’s. It is almost like winter time in Texas. This cool weather brings about a desire for pumpkin flavored treats. So it is time to bring out one of my favorite recipes that I made up a long time ago, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. What’s great about this recipe is that you can feel good about what you are…

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