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Name: Ramona Cadogan
Year of Birth: Oct 18, 1970
Height: 5’4”
Weight: 125
Birthplace: Saint Albans NY
Current Residence: West Hempstead,NY
Sports: Tennis, Track(Sprinting),Crossfit

Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have.
I am a science teacher, a tutor of many subjects, personal trainer, hula hooper(birthday parties, fitness, entertainment) and a raw vegan chef. I love weightlifting, crossfit,yoga, pilates, hula hooping. My passions are to continue to live a raw vegan lifestyle and share the message
of healthy eating without harming animals. Please view my sites www.facebook.com/academictutorfitnessrawlivingprofessional
and contact me if you have any questions.

Why did you become vegan?
To challenge my health to even a higher level. I heard about veganism on a serious level from friends that own www.exoticsuperfoods.com . They talked about it as a clean diet, no sacrificing animals,better digestion due to enzymes not being destroyed by cooking the food and more energy.

When and why did you become interested in fitness?
I became interested in fitness since the age of 4 where I started taking tap and ballet. I continued to take point, hip hop, jazz etc. I want to maintain a healthy physique from a to z. I want to not only remain physically healthy but also spiritually as well.

How would you describe your nutrition program?
I am 100% raw vegan eating lots of fruits and vegetables with some nuts and seeds. In the morning I drink water that comes from a natural spring, then 30min later I have a green smoothie consisting of spinach, sun chorella, coconut water, mangos and bananas. For lunch I would have a large salad of a wide selection of greens, with golgi berries, mulberries, tomatoes (squeeze to make the sauce), seaweed and hempseeds. For dinner I would have raw vegan pizza or raw vegan lasagna or raw vegan pasta made from zucchini.

How would you describe your training program?
I do crossfit, bodybuilding, cross training and circuit training workouts.

What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
One misconception is that you do not get enough protein

What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with veganism or training?
I would suggest to take it one day at a time. Read the China Study and be patient with your transition