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36 comments

  1. Hi Kimberley,
    I know this is a pretty general question but what would you advise to pack for a long trip like yours and how much money should be budgeted? im loking to do a similar trip.

    Thanks

    Emma


  2. hi.
    That tips are great, thank you ..
    I love your blog…
    thank you again carry on…


    • HI GoldSalebol!
      Thanks and come visit me again!


  3. Hi Kimberly. Just found your blog and am enjoying. I used to make green smoothies with kale, collards, swiss chard and spinach. Then I found out that these greens contain oxalic acid and are goitrogens. Do you think it’s better to sub greens like dandelion and romaine?


    • Hi Jeannette, there is a huge difference in opinion with the oxalic acid. Some believe it is harmful when cooked (like Dr. Norman Walker) and some believe it is harmful when raw. I personally believe and teach everyone that raw oxalic acid and the greens that contain them- kale, swiss chard and spinach- are some of the most life giving, amazing foods on the planet! I eat raw kale and spinach daily, and have been over the past 7 years or so. And I”m doing just fine. 🙂


  4. Good Afternoon Kimberly,

    I having been incorporating more raw foods specifically, avocado, cucumber, swiss chard, apples, bananas,mango and spring mix salad either in the form of a salad or in a smoothie. I understand that one should transition into such a lifestyle; however, for health reasons I decided to jump right in. In order to maintain and to ensure that I am receiving the proper portions and nutrients I am purchasing Alissa Cohen cookbook as well as some other staples to assist me on my journey. For the most part besides becoming more healthy, obtaining more energy to play with my daughter I am looking to drop 35lbs to reach my goal weight of 110lbs. As many of do I also love food; however I understand that the foods that are within our reach (the standard American Diet) is what is contributing to more health problems and destroying our bodies. Could you please assist me on my journey? Also how can one maintain a raw diet on a budget? Any suggestions or advice that you have is welcomed.

    Thank you so much,
    Kera Nicole Fabio


  5. Good Afternoon Kimberly,

    I having been incorporating more raw foods specifically, avocado, cucumber, swiss chard, apples, bananas,mango and spring mix salad either in the form of a salad or in a smoothie. I understand that one should transition into such a lifestyle; however, for health reasons I decided to jump right in. In order to maintain and to ensure that I am receiving the proper portions and nutrients I am purchasing Alissa Cohen cookbook as well as some other staples to assist me on my journey. For the most part besides becoming more healthy, obtaining more energy to play with my daughter I am looking to drop 35lbs to reach my goal weight of 110lbs. As many of do I also love food; however I understand that the foods that are within our reach (the standard American Diet) is what is contributing to more health problems and destroying our bodies. Could you please assist me on my journey? Also how can one maintain a raw diet on a budget? Any suggestions or advice that you have is welcomed.

    Thank you so much,
    Kera Nicole Fabio


  6. Hi Kim,
    I’m guessing you’ve probably done a lot of backpacking so I have a question about how to be vegan and raw while backpacking because I will be doing 5 day hike in Grand Canyon soon and then the John Muir Trail in the summer which is gonna be about 3 weeks long! What do I bring so I get lots of nutrients and energy but takes up the least amount of space? Is dried fruit, nuts, and Ormus Greens powder good enough? I hope you have some tips…thank you!


    • Hi Barbora,
      Yes, I traveled for 3 years eating lots of raw. 🙂 3 weeks is definitely doable! Don’t be too hard on yourself b/c you will have limited access to the kinds of food you usually eat, and you will need the calories. If you can source local fruit/veggies along the way that would be great. Dried fruit and raw nuts are great, and the green powder is great also. I also recommend getting some chlorella tablets, which you can chew as you go for extra protein and fuel. Be sure to bring your probiotics so you don’t get backed up on the trail!!


      • Thanks for the tips! I just have a couple more questions 🙂 Does the brand of chlorella tablets matter and how often should i eat it on the trail? Also, I’ve never used probiotics before either so do you have any tips on which ones and how much to take? Can I buy this stuff at Whole Foods?
        Thank you!


  7. Good Evening Kimberly, 02/02/10
    Thank you for responding to me. I wanted to know besides eating plenty of salads, fruits and mixed nuts what else can I incorporate into my diet. Also could you recommend a good cookbook that will introduce me to the raw food diet and provide an abundance of recipes and information. I have been researching some people such as Allison Cohen and Angela Stokes. What do you think? Also I have been having some hair issues along with my health and wanted to know if consuming raw food and plenty of greens are beneficial for healthy hair growth.

    Thank you,
    Kera N. Fabio


    • HI Kera! I have good things about those people but haven’t personally read their books. I like Dr. Cousens’ books also.

      Check out my blogs Hair! And Hair! Part 2. 🙂
      xx Kimberly


  8. Good Evening Kimberly,
    Thank you for responding to me. I wanted to know besides eating plenty of salads, fruits and mixed nuts what else can I incorporate into my diet. Also could you recommend a good cookbook that will introduce me to the raw food diet and provide an abundance of recipes and information. I have been researching some people such as Allison Cohen and Angela Stokes. What do you think? Also I have been having some hair issues along with my health and wanted to know if consuming raw food and plenty of greens are beneficial for healthy hair growth.

    Thank you,
    Kera N. Fabio


  9. Good Evening Kimberly,

    I would like to know what is the best approach to take in regards to going raw and what are the best reading materials to adhere to. I have heard of Alissa Cohen as well as the Boutenko family; however I have also noticed that there are mixed reviews about the Boutenko family and whether or not they are still practicing the raw diet. I am very interested in changing my life, eating habits and overall health. Can you please let me know how I can start. Also is absolutely necessary to have the vitamix 5400 right away or can I purchase it afterwards?

    Thank you,
    Kera N. Fabio


    • Hi Kera,
      It is really important to transition into raw, or a high raw diet. I do NOT recommend trying to go in 100%. Your body needs time to cleanse out old waste and toxicity, and moving too fast will kick up a lot of this waste. If you don’t cleanse properly or transition, most people get sick or don’t feel well- not from a lack of nutrients in the diet, but b/c they are kicking up more waste than they can eliminate.
      You don’t have to get a Vitamix right away (though it is helpful). You can make lots of salads, and have a decent blender, or get a Breville juicer instead for $150, and down the line get a refurbished Vitamix.
      xx Kimberly


  10. Hi Kim,

    I’ve been 100% Vegan since October 10, 2009. I’m 53 and I’ve lost 53 lbs!
    I live in Florida but this month while on vacation in the Dominican Republic I’ve made friends with a large extended Taiwanese family who keep inviting me to dinner….I love them!!! They’ve taught me to make and roll sushi and how to eat traditional Japanese sushi….
    E-mail me and I’ll send you pics. Love your site!

    xox
    Kathy


  11. Good Evening Kimberly,

    I would like to know what is the best approach to take in regards to going raw and what are the best reading materials to adhere to. I have heard of Alissa Cohen as well as the Boutenko family; however I have also noticed that there are mixed reviews about the Boutenko family and whether or not they are still practicing the raw diet. I am very interested in changing my life, eating habits and overall health. Can you please let me know how I can start. Also is absolutely necessary to have the vitamix 5400 right away or can I purchase it afterwards?

    Thank you,
    Kera N. Fabio


  12. Hi Kim,
    I love your blog…recently, I found out about raw eating (I’ve been vegetarian for 7 months and vegan for a month)and I’m super interested!!! You are such an inspiration because one day, I’d like to be a nutritionist and/or a fitness instructor!
    I was wondering if you could also add me to your newsletter?
    Thank you, and happy new year!
    Barbora


    • HI Barbora, that is wonderful! On my new site coming soon there will be a collection form for info for the newsletter. Stay tuned!
      xx Kimberly


  13. hey, I just found you! Im a wannabe raw-foodie, just getting started and loved your youtube’s from sunny california, love that area!


    • Great! You can just add in raw foods slowly, don’t try to be 100% raw all at once!


  14. Kimberly,
    You have so inspired me. I really enjoy reading your website and blog. I have never been a “raw” eater, but I am obsessed with counting “points”, calories, and fiber grams. I overload on splenda and take adderall so I don’t have to eat during the day. I am so obsessed with eating that it has become a problem. I tend to overeat when I do eat and have bingeing moments. Then try to find ways to get rid of what I have eaten when I overindulge. I just want to be constant and not have to worry about it all the time or be tempted by pies, tacos, pizza…etc.
    Please help me.
    P.S. I tried your smoothie today and I love it. Is it a meal replacement? Also, when you do your detox, do you eat a meal with that as well. Or, is that what you eat for the entire day?


    • I too have been through obsessive eating in the past. It can become so much of a problem that it can keep you from reaching all your goals and dreams, which is a huge concern. I want to help you very much- but it seems there is too much here for a blog comment. Would you consider doing a nutritional consultation? I do them in NY, and also over the phone. Email me at info@kimberlysnyder.net 🙂
      xx Kimberly


  15. I am a licensed massage therapist living and working in Maryland. I am re-transitioning back to the raw vegan lifestyle…I don’t like the work diet (die it)….I was thinking about what to make for breakfast and turned onto channel 54 and your segment on making a raw vegan dish was on. What an inspiration, intuition…I don’t know…something?…..Just thought I would look at your sight and add your blog to my bookmarks. Thank you, the timing of that segment was perfect! blessings. Terri Williams, LMT wtlw8665@comcast.net.


    • Hi Terri!
      Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m so happy we found each other also. 🙂
      Please come visit me again soon!!
      xx Kimberly


  16. Hey there! I have fallen in love with your blog and I follow it all the way from Finland! Your journey through life is very similar to how I would like to live. I am a big yoga and healthy-eating fan just like you 🙂 Can I ask if you’re a vegetarian and what other food habits do you have to recommend?

    Thanks! Stefanie


    • Hi Stefanie!
      Yes I am a vegetarian, a vegan actually. There are tons of food habits I recommend, my first suggestion is to nose around the blog! I suggest eating tons of greens, try out the Green Smoothie, and cut back on all artificial sweeteners and processed foods. Vegetables and fruits are the key to being a vegetarian, not soy products or “fake meat” products.
      Take care!!
      xx Kimberly


      • Hey,

        I’ve gotten to know your blog and tried the green smoothie (love it!!) thank you so much 🙂 I also told my sisters about your inspirational blog! My dad’s a hunter so I’ve eaten the meat he brought to the house my whole life but we’ll see, maybe one day my body can cope without it. Thanks for your help getting towards a more natural way of living!!

        Stefanie


  17. Hello Kim!
    Thanks for sharing all these info. If you have a newsletter, I would like to sign up for it; you can send any info to my e-mail address.
    Thanks again.
    Katia


    • Hey Katia,
      Cool, okay I will add you!!
      xx Kimberly


  18. Wow, how lucky you’ve been and gracious to teach others what you have learned.
    Thanks for sharing- and giving back!


    • Hi Lisa,
      Thanks so much for sharing back with me!! It’s funny as you go along your life, you start to see how everything really does happen for a reason! I know I went on my big journey for a big reason… and that was to share! 🙂


  19. Hey Ryan! These are random pics from my long journey, I just threw a bunch up there. They include India, Thailand, Mozambique, Namibia…
    I am not an expert surfer and I had the greatest time in Playa Samara. It reminded me of the little beach towns in parts of Thailand. It is great for beginners and intermediate level surfers- Jesse’s Surf Shop is the best place to go, and he is the best teacher. Currently he is the national champ of Costa Rica. I would start there b/c it’s pretty central, and you can move to other surf beaches depending on advice you get about the particular season you go- and how advanced you are. Hope that helps! Visit again.
    All my best, Kimberly


  20. Hi kimberly
    great views….where the pictures where taken??
    and what tipps do you have for surffing in costa rica?


  21. what an inspiring blog!



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