SamL wrote:I am a runner
I'm a runner too. I don't mind being lean as opposed to bulky muscle.
I'd love to run a marathon some day.
Lately I've taken up swimming, I'm hopeless at it, but each day I get stronger.
I love kayaking, same thing, just a learner.
Good to run into you again in cyberspace Raven .
I'd love to get into swimming too. For sure, I won't be able to run like a madwoman as I do now for very long. Swimming is great for low impact, but full body workout. Now that would probably give me some much needed upper body strength! Need to get a pool now.
Yea, good to see ya too, thanks! It'll be nice to get to know you better
kathryn wrote:...But I didn't stick with it.
I've gotten too much into cooked foods, IMO, and lately have bee adding more raw foods in and reading about raw fooding.
What are some good mail order sources for things like maca (I currently get maca extreme from www.rawfood.com, but their shipping charges are a bit steep!) and goji and sprouting supplies, dehydrators, etc. Good selection and prices.
And any recs on good books? I just finished "Rawsome" by Brigitte Mars. I really liked "Thrive" by Brendan Brazier (convinced me to add chlorella and to keep up with the maca and hemp protein).
Yea, it can be hard to stick to. I think it's best to just go at your own pace, adding more and more as you can. I think Dr. Fuhrman has a fantastic plan which is very healthy. He advocates adding more raw and his plan actually requires you to eat at least 1 lb. of raw vegetables a day, plus fruit; so that's a good start.
I like NATURAL ZING. They have good service, I get my packages quickly, well packed, and the prices aren't too bad, I think.
Hmmm...books...I have two, and both were a waste of my time, really . I have Juliano's, "RAW," and Alissa Cohen's, "Living on Live Food." I would say, if you really really need guidance and want to make recipes, then Alissa's is good. I just sort of knew all the stuff she has to say in her book and I don't make raw "recipes"; so it was sort of a waste. Matter of fact, would you like the book? I could send it to you; I have no need for it, really. (no charge, of course!) Let me know by email or pm.
Cool to have so many people wanting to add rawfoods! It's nice to have sane people to talk to about it,
RawFigure do you have a Whole Foods market near you? Mine is selling them now. I have seen them in 3 different stores around here, actually. It's everywhere now!