Hey everyone, I’ve been pure mince at blogging since I got back from Rome. Just too busy you see? Busier than a bee that forgot it’s got to organise a wedding which is actually tomorrow and on top of that the in-laws are coming to dinner! Going to that London this weekend to see the one and only David Wolfe. Sooo can’t wait. Promise to fill you in when I’m back.
Meantime, here is the one and only, very unique and lovely Pete Vincent with his take on my 11 questions. I have only ever met Pete once (last year) but he’s been an awesome friend for about 3 years now. Oh what a day and age we live in where we can be good friends with someone we’ve only met once! Pete has got a wicked sense of humour and a down to earth attitude which is why I asked him to write the foreword of my book Me Raw: You Cooked shameless plug but it’s my sodding blog so I can do what I like 🙂 He’s also recently authored his own book: The Most Sensible Raw Food Book in the World EVER!
Anyway, he’s awesome and I urge you all to check out his website Raw Humour (especially his piss take of Durianrider aka The Banana Rider aw man I still piss myself watching that) So much funnier of course if you’ve watched durianrider vids. Actually here it is
Enough from me, here he is
1. How long have you been in to raw foods?
Coming up to 13 years.
2. How did you discover raw foods?
My Aunty Sue handed me a copy of Nature’s First law just after I left the RAF! That started the journey! COOKED FOOD IS POISON! (and so is raw deadly nightshadeand Hemlock but they didn’t mention that in the book!!)
3. What were some of the first benefits you noticed?
Inncreased energy and sense of well being!
4. Were there any drawbacks? If so, what and how did you handle?
I was a firefighter at the time surrounded by a watch that loved their meat and taking the piss! After a while weight loss was also an issue! I handled it by using my fabulous sense of humour!
5. How did your family and friends react?
Most people thought I had gone completely bonkers all apart from my mad Aunty Sue who thought I was totally normal!
6. How did you handle reactions? any tips?
Leaning to deal with reactions takes time and learning a whole new set of social skills. Best advice is to not project your stuff onto others and be a shining example of what you do while you are still learning yourself. There is more to health than raw food alone.
7. What advice would you give people who are interested in raw foods on how to get started?
Start slowly and gradually. Slowly introduce the good stuff and the bad stuff will gradually disappear naturally without all that craving deprivation mentality. Stay focused on your emotional happiness and dont get to focused on raw food and eating that perfect diet. Make the most of the health you have right now and give yourself a reason to be healthy!
8. What is your number 1 raw tip?
Never be scared about eating cooked food if your body is really asking you to eat it. People still get sick eating raw food. Not all raw food is healthy and not all cooked food is bad for you.
9. What is your favourite raw food and why?
Stingy Nettles…because they are free and don’t cost £30 a tub!
10. If you could be any raw food what would you be and why?
A banana…why…mind your own business!
11. How do you see the raw movement in five years time?
In five years time Raw Humour’s mission to take over the Raw Food Movement and rid it of fundamentalist extremists will be complete. You can help by joining therawfoodmovement.ning.com today! 😉
Thank you Pete. You are a proper star!
All will be quiet on the RFS blog front while I attend the DWfest but I’ll catch you on the flip-side whatever the hell that means…
Have so much fun you need to sit down for five minutes to compose yourself 🙂
Having serious James Dean Bradfield love affairs in my head…
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/