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Three People Who Want To Change Their Life With Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality

Monday, April 30th, 2012

A few weeks ago I asked readers to submit their stories and tell me why they thought my newly released book, Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality, would help them lose weight, overcome an illness, or otherwise improve their life.

The prizes were supposed to be copies of the ebook version of my book for the two entrants with the most impressive stories.

I have to say, I never imaged awarding these prizes would be so hard. Of the 84 valid entries I received, many were gripping.

After a lot of thought, I’ve given out not two prizes, but three, simply because I couldn’t decide who I should eliminate out of my three top choices.

The winners are a man and two women  I think will really go far with the information in Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality, simply because they’re committed to making change in their life or are really desperate.

As I explain in Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality, I know from long experience working with clients that it’s the ones who’ve decided what’s important to them, above all else, or those who are really in trouble, that are most likely to succeed.

Jenny Wickham’s need is obvious: she’s battling for her life, and getting on a progressive raw food diet may be what saves her in the end. Nothing is more motivating than when you’re battling for a chance to draw breath tomorrow.

Mike Stroud’s story is a bit different. He knows he’s been blessed because despite eating poorly his whole life, his health hasn’t worsened markedly.

But all he needs to do is take a look around him at the declining health of his wife, children, and grandchildren to see exactly what a SAD diet does to the human body.

So often people try to cajole those around them into improving their diets while they keep up the status quo. This rarely works.

It’s a smart man that realizes few things are more likely to raise the aspirations of those around him than his own personal example of excellence and success.

As Mike says:

..you have to be the change you want to see in the world, and I want to be the change that will transform our entire family to be healthy in the years ahead, while knowing that our family is doing its best for the planet.

Finally we’ve got Stephani Spitzer, who is obese, suffering from Crohns, bothered by social anxiety, and anxious to rejoin the lives of her children. Although I don’t know Stephani, it sounds like she’s pretty much got her back to the wall.

I don’t know whether she feels the desperation of her situation enough that she’ll break from her past and chart a new course toward health, but entering this contest was certainly a good first step, and the information found in Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality could be the spark that gets her on a new path.

Below you’ll find the entries of the three winners.

I will be contacting the winners shortly.

But I would ask you, what’s important to you in life? Are you ready to make a change?

If you are, consider a copy of Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality.

 

Jenny Wickham: Fighting Breast Cancer

 

I would love to win a copy of your new book for two very important reasons.

I have been raw now for 4 months due to my fight.

I was diagnosed with local advanced triple negative inflammatory breast cancer with secondary in the auxiliary lymph nodes back in late 2009 at 39 years of age. I was railroaded into a full Mastectomy, chemo, and radiation as here in Australia there isn’t much knowledge on other treatments and they acted so quick I didn’t have time to think.

Well since then I have learned so much about nutrition and the mistake I made by having this treatment. So my fight is now forever to eat raw and release all the acidic cells and get my body to an alkaline state to not allow cancer to want to grow and metastise through damaged cells.

And by keeping my weight down less chance of acidic cell build up.

Also my poor husband has been diagnosed with bipolar and I’m just getting him started on eating raw, but it’s hard on us both as he has no job due to his condition decline and knowing the best ways to make this affordable would be a godsend as we are also supporting 2 young children.

I will fight to regain all our health through this amazing raw lifestyle, but a book with helpful advice like you are offering would definitely help us step it up.

Thank you for this opportunity

Mike Stroud: Inspiring Family

 

Hello Andrew. I’ve been reading the responses to your contest, and all I can say is, good luck choosing winners! Here’s how I think a healthy raw food diet will change my life for the better.

I’m 42, married, with three adult children, four young grandsons, and with a fifth grandchild on the way. I’ve been transitioning to a high-carb low fat raw vegan lifestyle since January of this year, though not for the same reasons as some.

My whole life I’ve eaten a meat-based, fast food, fried food diet, high in everything bad, with relatively little in the way of fruit and veggie intake. Despite that, I’ve been very healthy and energetic, which I know is very fortunate. My decision to become vegan this year is simply that I’ve decided it is best for personal health and for the planet.

My burning reason to live this way is to model a way of health for my family. Almost everyone in my family has significant health problems: my wife, all three children, and two of my little grandsons. As my oldest daughter says, you have to be the change you want to see in the world, and I want to be the change that will transform our entire family to be healthy in the years ahead, while knowing that our family is doing its best for the planet.

It would be wonderful to read your new book!

 

Stephani Spitzer: Losing Weight And Reentering The World

I’m morbidly obese and I’ve tried to lose weight countless numbers of times over the years – I’ll be 40 years-old in September. Also, I suffer from Crohn’s disease, and I’m completely debilitated by social anxiety disorder… to the point I can no longer leave my home.

I really think the book would help me rebuild my life, and become a healthy, happy person, again. My two daughters would be thrilled to have their mom back, and I would be thrilled to be back.

Thank you for your consideration!

 

Get a copy of Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality here.

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Last Chance To Win A Free Copy of “Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces”

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

You’ve got less than a week left to submit your favorite raw food recipe for a chance to win one of three free copies of my upcoming ebook, “Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces”.

I will stop accepting entries on Sunday, October 17 at 12 a.m.

What Is “Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces”?

Sometimes, tomatoes and cucumbers just won’t cut it. You need something with some pizazz to spice up your salad, but traditional processed dressings are full of fat, salt, and unneeded calories.

In the “Savory Raw Dressing and Sauces” ebook, you’ll learn how to make delicious and healthy toppings for your salads.

Besides teaching you how to creatively come up with your own recipes using what you have on hand, The ebook features my favorite eight low-fat dressing and sauce recipes with photos of the finished products and a calorie information for each. I also include information on why traditional oil, vinegar, and salt-based dressings are harmful.

The Contest

I’ve received a number of entries so far, and while most of them are great, some did not meet the requirements. If you did not include a picture of your recipe or inserted an ingredient listed as unacceptable, feel free to resubmit with the corrections. I will select my three favorite submissions and award the prizes to their authors soon after the end of the contest.

How To Win

Head to this page and submit your favorite healthy raw recipe (any type recipe is fine). The submissions will all be available free to visitors of the site after the contest is over.

What the recipes must contain:

1) A coherently written set of directions and an ingredient list.
2) At least one photo of the finished product.
3) You must include your full name and email address if you want to be considered for the prizes.

What the recipes must not contain:

1) Animals products of any kind.
2) Any cooked ingredients
3) Salt, pepper, honey, agave, garlic, cacao (the fruit is fine, but not the seed), chocolate, grains, nutritional yeast, oil, nama shoyu/tamari, seaweed and/or other “sea vegetables”, vinegar, sauerkraut, or any other fermented food.

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Win A Free Copy Of Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Andrew Dressing Pour

Sometimes, tomatoes and cucumbers just won’t do it for me. I need something with some pizazz to spice up my salad, and that’s when I turn to my favorite dressing recipes.

When you’re eating one to three heads of lettuce a day, mixing things up a bit with interesting but healthy tastes and flavors can make a big difference in making your diet sustainable.

Because I get emails from so many raw foodists looking for salad dressing ideas, I’ve created, the “Savory Raw Dressing and Sauces” ebook, which I’m hoping to release next month.

The ebook features my favorite eight low-fat dressing and sauce recipes with photos of the finished products and a calorie counts for each. I also include information on why traditional oil, vinegar, and salt-based dressings are harmful, as well as instructions for how to combine various fruits, vegetables, and herbs to make fantastic creations of your own.

The included recipes are: Mango Nectar, Corn Medley, Italian Tomato Sauce, Sweet Cucumber, Apricot Sauce, Purple Grape Dressing, Ruddy Pineapple, and Tomato Herb Dressing.

How To Win

I’ve decided to give away three copies of the ebook to visitors of my site. What do you have to do to qualify?

Head to this page and submit your favorite healthy raw recipe (any type of food is fine). The submissions will all be available free to visitors of the site.

What the recipes must contain:

1) A coherently written set of directions and an ingredient list.
2) At least one photo of the finished product.
3) If you want the chance to win, please include your name and email with your submission.

    What the recipes must not contain:

    1) Animals products of any kind.
    2) Any cooked ingredients
    3) Salt, pepper, honey, agave, garlic, cacao ( the fruit is fine, but not the seed), chocolate, grains, sprouts, nutritional yeast, oil, nama shoyu/tamari, seaweed and/or other “sea vegetables”, vinegar, sauerkraut, or any other fermented food.

      The deadline for submissions is October 17.  Whatever 3 entries I judge to be the best will be awarded the ebooks. I will announce the winners when the book is released next month.

      Good luck!
      -Andrew

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