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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Before and After - 30 Day Raw Food Challenge

I took some before photos at the beginning of the challenge, and I’m so glad I did. Sometimes I look at myself and think that the changes I’ve made aren’t really showing on the outside yet, but this proves they are.

At the end of eating a Raw Food Diet for 30 days I lost 8.5kg (18.7lbs). I think the most noticeable difference is in my stomach. I’m not close to my goal weight yet, but I am well on my way. I’m going to photograph myself every month and compare it to the one before, I will also be posting my results here on my blog.

I decided to wear the same outfit for my before and after pics so it is easy to see what a difference it has made. This top looks completely different on me. I haven’t gone down a dress size yet but I am fitting my clothes much better. The clothes I currently wear were getting really snug and I was nearly up to the next size. Now they are comfy and roomy, its such a nice feeling.

Needless to say that I will be continuing to eat Raw, I can’t imagine going back to the way I used to, and that probably sounds strange after just one month. Its not just the way I look, its about the way I feel. I have noticed that my stress levels have reduced, my energy levels have gone up, I’m less emotional and have more mental clarity.

I don’t find this way of eating difficult at all, to me it feels natural and right. If I’m busy then its easy to quickly grab a piece of fruit and whip up a smoothie. It doesn’t have to be hard, some nights I feel like putting more effort in and I’ll grab one of my recipe books for inspiration, other nights I might just make a salad. I find that I am actually saving time because I don’t have to wait for things to cook and the food I prepare usually lasts a couple of days.

I’ve definately developed a new found love for this lifestyle, maybe one that borderlines obsession, but its a healthy one so I think thats ok. My tastebuds have completely changed and the foods I once found appetising really repulse me, especially meat.

I used to be a 3 coffee’s a day, meat eating girl. Now I’m drinking herbal tea, filtered water and loving my fruit, veg, nuts, seeds and sprouts. I feel completely satisfied and my appetite has reduced dramatically. I used to feel hungry all the time and I now know that this was because my body was deprived of real nutrients. I thought I was craving sweets or fatty foods, but when I ate them I still felt hungry. Now I know why.


  1. Wow! You look great! Keep it up! Raw power!

  2. Ooo La La Chica! Your eye are brighter, your skin is glowing and you are A RAWKIN GODDESS!! You are truly beautiful! You are doing fabulous!!

  3. Daaamn! Looking good Simone! You are an inspiration. I didn't even think to take a before pic. I think I will have to take one of me now and then every month after. Congratulations again, it's a tough journey to loose weight and you are going about it the best way!

  4. Simone, seriously, TOTALLY AMAZING!! I would love to share your photos and a snippet of your story on , with a link back to your blog. Email me if you are interested!!

    :) xxo Eva

  5. You look amazing! I'm inspired by you to get back into raw eating!

  6. Unbelievable! This is the best testimony to a raw diet that I have seen in a long time. And after only 30 days! Keep up the great work!

  7. Thanks so much guys, lovely words. I really surprised myself. So glad I took a before picture, I'm still wearing the same clothes so I didn't think it had made that much of a difference. They obviously just fit me better :)
    Eva I'm more than happy for you to share this on your website.

  8. this is sooo inspiring ... i have made the decision to go raw for 30 days and am excited you look amazing!!!! I will be following u for inspiration ; )

  9. Congrats =) you look amazing! good luck!

  10. Wow you look stunning, I am also doing a raw food diet as well, I hope to look even half as pretty as you!

  11. Well Done on your 30 day raw food journey, wonderful results. I just finished my 30 day raw smoothi challenge and planing to go all raw myself.

    Much Love to you on your journey.