It's that time of year again where we all get ready to gather around the table to stuff our faces with food-whether raw or not! It can be a time where it's easy to get off track on your goals-whether nutritional, exercising, or whatever it is you have been trying to do. I like to say, oh if I cheat a bit during the holidays I'll be ok, but we all know that isn't true, don't we? If you get off track a little now, you will undo a lot of your hard work! The problem I have is family and friends being unsupportive. I'm not talking about people who are ALWAYS negative or just dislike you out of say, jealousy, and will say ignorant things like,"Oh you work out six days a week and take supplements so you must have an eating disorder."(which by the way, I don't-they are FOOD with a lot of antioxidants, not vitamins you buy in the store....but whatever.) I'm talking about people who have opinions that actually matter to you!
While a raw food diet can be harmful if done incorrectly (can't everything?) so can eating regular, processed American favorites! You wouldn't say to someone at Thanksgiving,"Don't eat that food because it will give you a heart attack!" (although some I'm sure might! ha) So don't say to your fellow raw foodist, vegetarian or someone with different belief's on ANYTHING really: "Oh, you need to eat more. It's the holidays!" Or any other opinion that will make people feel bad or uncomfortable. Let's face it, it's not about concern during the holidays, it's about them being DIFFERENT and making you uncomfortable. It's a time to be thankful, not judgemental. Be happy they even chose to be with you on that day-or they may not in the future if they are serious about their eating habits!
And if you feel like you don't have something to be thankful this year, this site is kind of fun:
As November comes to an end, I just wanted to add that it's also Diabetes awareness month. For NATURAL cures of diabetes that don't get as much media attention (yet!), I recommend these excellent books. (Many cases of diabetes have been supposedly cured through raw food diets):
Happy Thanksgiving!!! :)