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Raw Food Diet and Lifestyle: Top Seven Ways to Find and Create Support

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 by: Lenette Nakauchi
Tags: raw foods, health news, Natural News

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(NewsTarget) Feeling like you are indeed a part of a larger community when first going raw can be one of the biggest factors of success with the lifestyle. Many long-time raw food enthusiasts have relayed this same piece of advice for raw food newbies: "Find support from and get involved with other raw foodists." We should not be alone in our raw food journey, and nor do we have to be. With the Internet full of social networking sites, raw food communities, and raw food forums, there is no reason to feel isolated. Joining your community or communities means receiving more support, quickening your learning curve, and having more fun. It also means learning about different raw food ways of eating, recipes, business opportunities and ideas, and most importantly, making new friends and connections from all around the world.

Here are the top seven ways you can get involved with the raw food community by creating and finding support:

1. Find your favorite raw food forum or two, bookmark them on your computer, and check them every day or every other day for topics, new forums, and people that interest you. Have a raw food question? Don't be afraid to ask questions in a new forum or existing chat. See how others are happy to help you out with their experience, strength and hope! Don't hesitate to post an answer or experience to another person's question either. As a precautionary warning, forums can eat up a lot of your time if you're not mindful, so set aside an allotted max amount of time per day to be on these.
Here is a non-exclusive list of raw food forums. Many are free, some require a monthly membership subscription.

o http://www.giveittomeraw.com
o http://www.thebestdayever.com
o http://rawfoodtalk.com/index.php
o http://rawfoodsupport.com/
o http://www.reallyrawfood.com/forum/
o http://www.RawFu.com
o http://www.raw-pleasure.com.au
o http://www.goneraw.com
o http://www.renagaderoundtable.com

2. Find your favorite raw food blogs and bookmark them on your computer for some raw foods inspiration. Subscribe to the website's RSS feed if you don't want to be checking these websites every day for updates. This will give you notification on your RSS Reader whenever the blogger has updated with a new post. Bloggers often post about experiences with new raw food diets, detoxes, recipes, and superfoods. Most of what they blog about will be of interest to the raw food beginner.

3. Make a habit of commenting on other people's blogs, as well as updates in Facebook, in order to get more connected to others and engage in a fun conversation. This is as great way to get people to check out your website or blog too, if you have one. Most bloggers really love getting comments!

4. Join several raw food, vegan, and/or holistic health meetups on www.meetup.com and write down upcoming events on your calendar or datebook. Make a commitment to go to 1-2 events per month. It would be great to get a friend to go with you as well. Make sure to get e-mail addresses and phone numbers of the people you click with. www.meetup.com/rawfood

5. Join twitter.com, find, and follow your favorite raw food heros. Many post great raw-food related new-bites, health tips, inspirational tips, and ingredients in their current meal.

6. Ask your favorite raw fooders to become friends with you on Facebook. Facebook is a wonderful place to view raw food photos, get invited to raw food events, and have 1-on-1 conversations with others. There are many interest groups in Facebook that you can join as well to share information and experience within.

7. Host a raw potluck of your own at your place! If you're inviting non-raw friends, give them easy raw-food recipes to make so it's as easy as possible for them. Another option for creating your own raw food community would be to start your own raw food meetup, especially if there aren't any in your area. Meetup.com has instructions on how to do this. There is a fee but this can easily be covered if attendees to events put in $1-$2 each.

About the author

Lenette Nakauchi is a vibration exercise and detox expert who is passionate about demonstrating to others how to get lean and fit in a fun, healthy, sustainable way. Learn more about vibration exercise and how it's used for fitness, therapy, and weight loss at http://www.thenoblerexk1.com. Learn more about her detox and cleansing product at http://www.3daycleanse.com.

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