This month marks a special anniversary for Mark and I – our 6 months of being on the high raw diet. We started it in January as part of our New Year’s resolution, and while the original goal was to try it for a month, we managed to thrive and prosper for whole 6 months already. Unbelievable, I know! We’ve lost total of 70 lbs. between the two of us – he 40 lbs. and I 30 lbs. But the real proof lies in the “Before & After” pictures below. Take a look for yourself.
What an extraordinary change. Look at us just a year ago – overweight, grumpy and tired. We ate the Standard American Diet (SAD) with mostly organic foods and minimal meat. No matter what we tried we couldn’t lose those extra pounds we accumulated as new parents. I gained staggering 55 lbs. during my pregnancy. About 25 lbs. came of after delivery and the rest stayed on my body reluctantly.
It wasn’t until December when my mom purchased the Vitamix blender for me as my 30th birthday gift, that the weight started coming off. First, it was the Green Smoothies, then the Master Cleanse and then going completely raw vegan in January. Each phase helped me shed pound and eventually it stopped at 174 lbs. which I’ve been for good 3-4 months now. I feel fantastic! I’ve got so much energy and well-being. Given that all other factors in our lives are the same, our way of eating is the only thing that was drastically changed this year. Therefore, I contribute all the positive changes to the raw food diet we’ve been following faithfully for the last 6 months.
To hear more on my raw food journey and to watch me demonstrate live the physical transformation I’ve gone through, check out the two videos below.
To anyone that ever had doubts about the raw food diet and whether it’s a healthy option or just a fad, be your own judge. You see the “before & after” pictures and videos. They are the real proof that eating raw does body good. You really have to try it for yourself to understand how tremendously reward it feels to be back in shape and to feel terrific inside and out. So I encourage you, if you feel inspired reading my blog and watching my videos, to give raw a try. And if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I’m always here to help, assist and encourage those willing to make the transition to raw foods. 🙂
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Thanks for sharing the pics and story! You both look amazing!! Keep the good job 🙂
Seriously, you both look so fantastic and healthy! What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!!
This was so good! I really enjoyed all of this and you are getting me ready for my own transformation!
Congrats to you, Mark and Denzin.
Congrats to you both, you look amazing!!!!
I’m sooo proud of you guys…such inspiration in all aspects of life, determination, drive, & success(to name a few)!Zoe…if anyone could be inspiratinal it’s you…always have been 🙂
Thanks for sharing! Love you guys 🙂
Wow! You guys look great! An example is worth so much more than words! You both must feel incredibly proud of yourselves! Spread the light! woo-hoo!
Fabulous! You and Mark look fantastic! What an inspiration you both are! I love reading about your renewed health and raw food quest! I wish you continued success Zoe!
Peace and gratitude!
Thank you everyone! I am so touched by your wonderful words. Mark and I are happy to know we have inspired others to live healthier lives. 🙂
Looking great! Congratulations! Have you had luck making coconut milk at home? I’d love to try some healthy elixir drinks. We’ve made kombucha, of course.
I am unable to find your chart on food combining made easy
It is located on my Green Smoothie blog toward the bottom, right on top of the video there should be a link.
Wanting to know if any gallstones are released with this cleanse?
What was your exercise regimen those six months?
Thanks for posting this story! I feel a lot of ‘celebrity’ raw foodists give the lifestyle a bad name by touting incorrect science , but you have a totally balanced and realistic perspective which I think most people can relate to. Would love to see an update at the end of year 1 🙂
Thank you, Kristina! Update was already posted last summer after 3 years. Check it out. 🙂