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17 July 2008 @ 07:49 pm
Hello - Newbie here.  

I'm Victoria and I was browsing around LJ for "organic" groups. I know it's rather broad, but I'm glad I found some potentially good groups. The low-down on me was that 3 months ago I was stuffing my face with fast food juicey hormone injected burgers and downing gallons of cokes and loads of snicker bars like there wasn't a tomorrow, but tomorrow did come...in a different sense. In the back of my mind I thought that tomorrow I would start eating right or tomorrow I would workout, but many times tomorrow never came. 
However, it all changed when I came back to the states from my month long enlightening journey in China and my rainforest adventure in Costa Rica. I wouldn't know how to best describe it, only that those trips seriously changed my life and now I noticed that I brought back a lot of the customs particularly in eating manners and lifestyle choices. 
I think I've become more open to things around me and I feel more complete and less depressed. I'm glad the transition is going well because my best friend is vegan and she's really supporting me in my choices to eat healthier and to swing by the farmer's market more often than I do wal-mart. Like I said, it's something new to me and I love it! So I just wanted to say HI and maybe I will see you in other groups I'm checking out. 

I'd love to hear some advice too. I recently, in fact today I made my very first batch of homemade soy milk straight from the seed to drink and it took me while to strain it all out, but it was definately worth it. I also have been planting some veggies with organic mix and I'll be getting a pound of wheatgrass seeds so I can start juicing. :)  

Thank you and have a nice day!

I just ordered a book from amazing called SUPERFOODS rx, does anyone have that book? And would you recommend any other books to start off with?

Mrs. Blanstephaniebird on July 18th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Hi Victoria, I have the SuperFoods book, as well as it's follow up, Superfoods Healthstyle, and I use a couple of recipes in the first book quite frequently.

Some recommendations you might find useful are books by Frances Moore Lappe and John Robbins...they know their stuff, have been writing for thirty or forty years. Of course, there are lots of ways to eat healthy. If you're looking for vegetarian inspiration, the Moosewood cookbooks are a good place to start, though I'm particularly fond of Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. If you're considering going raw, I find the books by Natalia Rose particularly inspiring, though there are other great options out there, too.

I am a book junkie at least as much as a food & nutrition junkie, so I'm always glad to talk about both!
vixtoriavixtoria on July 18th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
alright! thanks a lot for the information. hope to talk to you soon.

btw, when did you 'make the change' and what type of genre do you write?

see you around. :))