Welcome to our Optifast team. We're on this very strict diet for a short time to prepare us for making lifestyle changes leading to a health body. We all have slightly different stories, but we all share the desire to be healthy. You've definitely come to the right place in coming to SparkPeople; and you've joined the right group. Even after your temporary journey with Optifast, I hope you'll stay with our team to help other newbies who are adjusting to a liquid diet and share your progress with us too. Please visit my Spark page and work on creating one of your own so we can get to know you better. We're all here to help one another toward our goal, and together WE CAN DO IT! Hope to see you tracking your nutrition and exercise daily and posting here often.
Kudos to you for joining us here on the Raw Foodies Team. This will be one of the best decisions you have ever made. Sparkers come here and join this great team for a multitude of reasons. They may be curious about the health benefits of Raw Food and join to learn all about eating Raw. Many join for the weight loss. Many join the Team for a Detox. There are a great many people who do the Raw Food Diet as a Detox but then they realize how alive they feel and how the pounds melted away so effortlessly they decide to continue to eat this way. There are others who will join this Team for the health benefits of a Raw Food Diet. A diet based on raw food can reverse diabetes, arthritis (I personally have experienced this. I went off all of my arthritis meds after only a few weeks), heart disease, cancer (that is how I became involved with the Raw Food Diet when my sister was diagnosed with Lymphoma), eliminates migraines, the list goes on and on.
So join us and learn how to make the transition from SAD (Standard American Diet) to a healthy Raw Food Diet. You will be happy you did!
Welcome to Team Kiwi! Great blog by the way, we can all relate to how you are feeling and I totally am with you on the chocolate front...I just can't buy it as don't know when to stop! Keep up the good choices and you will soon start seeing the results you want!