#339: How Your Home Vegetable Garden Can Supply Enough for Your Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Needs (Carly Fraser)
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Carly Fraser, the inspirational story behind the very popular website, Live, Love, Fruit. Carly is going to share her journey from eating an unhealthy diet to becoming a vegetarian, to changing to becoming full vegan and then making the transition to going raw.
Carly will tell us all about how it has changed her life for the better, how much better she feels and the more energy she has gained.
From there, she'll fill us in on how her large home garden helps supply a lot of what she consumes on a daily basis, the various fruits, vegetables and herbs she likes to grow, and how eating what you grow has made a big difference in her life.
About this episode's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Carly Fraser
Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. Concerned by the high degree of sickness and disease, Carly wanted to combat this by educating the public on how real, whole foods can help heal, and even cure some of the most debilitating diseases.
No two individuals will have the same experience, we are all different, and must find what makes us feeling 100% optimal. I found this connection with raw foods and learning to live a stress free life to be exactly what I needed to experience life to its fullest!
My weight loss journey began with exercise, and it started with around 10 minutes of walking every day, for about 2 months, until I started to incorporate short bursts of running for one minute at a time. This, in itself, was enough to get me to start shedding the pounds, however my diet remained the same. I still ate pizza, fast food, sugary drinks, chips, and the like. I soon had a steady regime of running for 20-30 minutes a day, but my energy levels were low and the scale was no longer budging. I began to educate myself on proper eating, and started to include more fresh fruit and vegetables, however I still ate meat, dairy, eggs, and junk food every now and then. One day I decided to stop eating meat all together, and once I did that, the weight seemed to shed instantly.
Through this journey I have discovered a passion and purpose in life, which is why I decided to create Live Love Fruit. I thoroughly enjoy helping others heal themselves, lose weight, learn to love more, and to help integrate more raw foods into their lives. When you re-build your relationship with food, you re-build your relationship with yourself, something I discovered through an incredibly long journey with myself.