^^ yes mudinyeri Agree totally and thanks for the tips The one thing raw veganism opened me up to the notion that your food should come from a farm, not a factory. The more "unrefined" your food is the better. Cant argue with fresh fruits and veggies over frozen tv dinners. Im looking to hopefullly find someone ina circle of friends who hunts, maybe barter for some of his game...do some family photos for hi or something. And u say your not the typical american family...isnt that sad? U seem to have it all figured out to me! Now, you want to talk "smoothies" with a former raw foodist? Lol. I'm a full on vitamix toting smoothie fanatic! This is my go to: Spinach Banana Coconut water Agave Cocoa Protien powder Barley grass Hemp seeds Plankton (oceans alive or e3live) Blend! Breakfast! Viola Lunch is usually a smoothie too...i really do love them. Sometimes soup and salad. Or a spelt flax type cracker with hummous or gucamole. Stuff like that And dinner is usually a salad and either legumes or an animal protien (eggs, steak, chicken) if i can get full organic grass fed types Thats what im doing as of late to get myself back on track. Sropped 5lbs im two weeks. (i guess that 2 month lonh nachos and starbucks habit was a mistake lol) Gotta get on the working out basics!