Matt Goes Raw
When I went raw the first time, Matt did it along with me when he was at home…but he never fully embraced the entire deal 🙂 He enjoyed the foods I made, but he continued to enjoy his favorites. Those favorites included Dr. Pepper, Snickers, hamburgers, and all kinds of other non-raw stuff 🙂 He was always a vegetarian at home as well, but ate whatever meat he wanted when he was out.
Fast forward to February. He started to realize that he was gaining more and more weight…and that his diet left much to be desired. So, a few weeks after I went raw…he joined me on his own accord. It started out with a few green smoothies. Then, it was a green smoothie every day…sometimes more than one a day. It didn’t take long before he was sold on the raw lifestyle…and after we came back from our Christmas break, he went for it.
He started to lose weight…easily. Without working out, he lost 16 lbs. in one month. He went from a pants size of almost 40 to a comfortable 36. In 2 months, he has lost 36 pounds and none of his clothes fit him anymore! 🙂 Wooooo! His cravings subsided. He started waking up refreshed in the mornings…and without much sleep at all. His energy level went up, along with his mental clarity/energy.
When we are out and we choose to eat a cooked meal, he orders TOFU. Now, for those of you who knew pre-raw Matt…you understand that this is a huge step 🙂 He would always have a little taste of the tofu I made at home, but would never order it for himself. It says a lot about how the raw diet changes your taste buds…and how you look at foods. To even think about putting factory farmed, hormone-laden beef or chicken in your mouth after you’ve been eating so clean…well…it’s gross 🙂
The added benefit of having your entire family eating raw, is that you aren’t tempting when you’re cooking their cooked food meals! And one of the best things about eating healthy and clean is that you never have to tell your child “no…you can’t have what mommy and daddy are eating!”. There is no guilt and nothing is off limits.
It’s so exciting when your spouse is on board with raw…and it’s downright sexy when he asks me to make him a big plate of fruit for lunch..hee hee! 🙂 I know that many of you are on this raw food journey alone, without the support of your spouse. And I would guess that some of you are even having to deal with ridicule and taunting from them as well. BUT…hang in there! I never thought in a million years that Matt would go raw, so miracles do happen! Keep on track with your own eating habits…and don’t worry about his. He will see the positive changes in your life and eventually it will “click”.
I’d love to hear your story!
…is your whole family raw?
…have you had a hard time with a spouse who doesn’t “get it”?
…do you have a spouse success story?
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