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I'm Plum, and think it's great to have a community revolving around New York City. I've been mostly vegan all my life, though can't give up salmon, I'm afraid.
I've started on the raw food diet a couple of times, but never gave it my all. I'm trying again now, but have decided that being 90% raw will probably work best for me. Thankfully there are so many places in the city that support this lifestyle!
One of my favorite places to shop is Lifethyme on 6th Ave: I just got raw pizza, coconut-date rolls and blueberry pudding from there today, and it's all so tasty and amazing!
When I have enough cash, I like dining at Pure Food and Wine, and do takeaway from Pure Juice round the corner ( their mango shake is out of this world! )
One of my concerns though with this way of eating, is that I will overindulge on sweets like dates, coconut, avocadoes, etc... I keep reading that people lose weight even when eating as much as they want, but I am really doubtful.

Any advice or thought?

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Date:January 30th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
welcome to the community! It is hard to commit to a raw food lifestyle, but it's one well-worth taking (I've been struggling with it myself for budgetary reasons). There are plenty of books and stores that can help you on the raw quest (I recommend High Vibe on East 3rd Street btwn 1st and A). And I love shopping at Lifethyme as well. I've yet to dine at Pure Food (even though their menu is pretty pricey, it looks very delicious).
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Date:January 30th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)

Pure Food

Yes, money is definitely an issue! It seems just so wrong that it is basically much cheaper to eat fast-food and follow an unhealthy diet rather than eating right and well, and preserve nature.
As far as Pure Food and Wine goes, chefs Sarma and Matthew came out with the book "Get the Glow" with all their recipes! It is also a really beautiful and inspiring book...
Date:January 30th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Pure Food

I'll have to check that book out. Thanks!
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