Go Raw with me Tomorrow! 2-for-1 Mother’s Day Special…

yarrowmomAs you know I’ve probably been the person who has been raw the most times!!! I’m not bragging – not the longest or anything – it’s actually a joke because I have gone on and off of raw more times than I can count. It is almost like my way of being moderate, to look at the positive aspects of this. It also gives me a ton of insight into how my body reacts to raw food vs. cooked and the transitions back and forth too.

It used to be I’d stay raw for about 2 years and then do cooked vegan for 2 years. That was the first decade. This last decade though I was experimenting with high raw for most of it (eating a mostly raw diet), although slowly more and more cooked food slipped in and I decided to add some vegan meals to my diet. And I’ve even experimented with animal products a little to see how my body would react to those after 20 years raw/vegan.

Well the jury is still out on all of it. I feel like where I’m at truly is working on finding the right balance for me to feel and look my best at this time in my life. I’m making progress and I feel like I will have more to share about all this soon.

For now though I think I could really use a raw cleanse. So I am going to go 100% raw again for three weeks starting tomorrow, doing my 21 Day Raw Cleanse along with everyone else signed up for the program! It has been about a year since I did this so I’m excited to see what happens! I know I will lose weight and rejuvenate and have more energy so that’s a great Mother’s Day Gift for myself!

And I’d like to offer you a Mother’s Day Gift too! If you sign up for the 2-Program Lifetime Membership Special today at http://21daysRAW.com you can do it yourself and also gift it to a Mother or friend to do with you! (You’ll also both receive a ton of bonus gifts you can find out about here: http://21daysRAW.com).

I will sign your Mom/friend up for no cost so it is a 2-for-1 special. Just email me your paypal receipt that you’ll get in your inbox and let me know the name and email address of your Mom/friend and include any message to send to her (or him) too!

Consider doing this also as the ultimate Mother’s Day Gift to honor and take care of yourself so you can better continue to take care of all the people you nurture in your life!

Sign up now at http://21daysRAW.com

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” ― Rudyard Kipling

In Joy!

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Tomorrow is Last Day to Sign up For Raw Cleanse

21daysrawinfographicLeslie’s Story…

My experience of the 21 Day Cleanse was like an answered prayer! I had wanted to go raw for the about 4 years, but just didn’t find the jumping in place until I decided to join the 21 Day Cleanse, and it’s what I’ve needed for many years!!! Raw food!!!

The sheer volume of what you get with the 21 Day Cleanse is phenomenal! The amount of information: I haven’t even gotten through half of it – that’s how packed it is with information, and support!! Although my program pals weren’t able to be there for me, and that’s ok, I felt the support coming through the daily emails from Jinjee, & I knew if I was in some kind of fix, that I could email her, or call her, and get “fixed”. And the weekly phone support for all of us was great!

What happened to me is that my relationship to food totally changed, and cravings left except for an occasional urge for really sweet food, so I went for dates or honey, and sometimes dates dipped in honey. That last one is a little excessive, I know, but Hey! it’s SO much better than eating cookies & ice cream! Sugar was one of my addictions, and simple carbs (like bread, white rice, pasta) – the other – and that junk had me addicted for many years!!!! It’s incredible to know that I don’t need, and EVEN WANT – that junk anymore!!!

Food no longer has me chained, and I’m FREE!!! No more fuzzy, confused, tired, apathetic states of both mind and body. I would talk slower than anyone else. And walk slower than my age! My attitude was half the time often one of apathy, resignation, just getting by. And I would still reach for the junk. It was emotional eating: giving me a truly deceptive and temporary comfort, over-and-over-and-over-again. So now – I don’t need any of that. Truly awesome!

My whole being seems less stressed, too! I feel more at peace about how my life is now going, because I’m really taking care of myself!

And I’m making a big change with something in my external world that’s been very stressful for a long time. Is it a coincidence that I decided to stop living in a bad situation for so long? Don’t know…maybe, maybe not!

The other transformation is eating tiny amounts! Sometimes I hardly eat or drink anything and then nibble throughout the day and I’m just fine with that! Somedays I’ll have to do more than nibble, though; it does catch up with me. Since I had done fasting in my old life, I knew that it was possible to live on next to nothing and actually feel better, usually much better. But I wasn’t ready to make eating according to the true needs of my body a way of life, and eating realistically – until I embarked on the 21 Day Cleanse. What a change!!!

I also had the awareness in the past that my diet was very acidic, because I also had heartburn for years, too. Crazy! As soon as I went raw and alkaline in my food, the heartburn was history, too!

While losing weight is extremely important for me, I’m reassured that I don’t have to rush it, that – I just have to keep eating & drinking the way I am now, and it’ll happen.

Now the exercising I didn’t get to. That was another huge amount of very valuable videos & info., and I’ll definitely go back to them and use them. In the 28 Day Program, I’ll start working it in. Because of a condition (adrenal fatigue), I don’t really get moving until the afternoon. However – I know that this is going to change from what I’m feeding my body. I’m at peace because I know – finally! – I can have long-range goals for my body, and my whole being, that are going to work out!

Although I didn’t follow the menu’s perfectly, and went for cooked or processed food sometimes, I knew immediately that I was doing the right thing. The smoothies, juices, cleansing drinks & mylks were especially like dynamite! I mean, I would often feel my body kinda like humming. Just a really good feeling that’s hard to describe. But a real energy feel, almost like a buzz, or vibration! And I was so happy that I was feeding myself in the best possible way!!! That it re-inspired me, and kept me going!

Then, Jinjee’s daily Instructions were always full of encouragement. The menus and shopping lists were kept simple, the recipes were really good! This whole new world of veggies, fruits, seeds & nuts is opening up for me, and I like it! It’s exciting, healing, energizing, and stabilizing! Wonderful!!!

Last but not least it was great to know that others were in this with me, too! That whole other dimension of people who are a lot like me, and we’re all doing the same thing – made it more complete, more validating, a more encouraging experience. I think it would be too intimidating to interact just with the teachers/role models. So having others like me brings the whole experience more down to earth and doable. It was very helpful to get other’s encouragement through the web site, and just know that I wasn’t really struggling alone with this, at all!!!

So there’s nothing lacking in the 21 Day Cleanse! It was perfect!! THANK YOU!!!

– Leslie

…Thank you sooo much Leslie for the fabulous feedback! Looking forward to hearing more about your journey as it continues!

The journey begins for many new participants starting out going raw, many of them for the first time, tomorrow Monday May 11th!

You can sign up here by midnight Sunday to take part!

Find out how you can make it a Mother’s Day Gift:

(Two-For-One Offer! — Order today and share with Mom! I’ll be happy to set you both up to do the program together!)

In Joy!

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Awesome Mother’s Day Gift Idea, Raw Menu Plans


The next 21 Day Raw Cleanse online menu plan session starts this Monday, the day after Mother‘s Day!- Stuck for a last-minute gift? — This one delivers instantly via an email link to download the files. After ordering, email me at jinjeetalifero@gmail.com with gifting instructions — when and where to email the gift and if you’d like an email message attached to your gift, etc.

- Want a really life-changing gift that Mom can use for a lifetime to rejuvenate and feel great? — See all the benefits and bonuses of getting on board with this lifetime of raw support and motivation here…


Early-Bird Special ends at midnight tonight!

“There’s a reason some people think they can do anything…They listened to their mothers!”

In Joy!

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How The Raw Diet Helps You Stay on Track

salads500Some diets might be easy to cheat on, but when you invest in perishable, expensive organic rawproduce it sort of inspires you to not eat anything else! You just don’t want all those ingredients to go to waste!

I was just thinking that with colds going around right now I want to eat some extra zinc. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc and there’s a yummy sprouted pumpkin seed pate I want to make. But if I make it I have to eat it the same day I soak the seeds and make the pate. So I’m putting it on my menu plan for the day for lunch so I don’t eat something else unplanned.

This seems to be a deciding factor in so many of our program participants staying on the raw menu plan during our programs. If you want a raw menu plan with accompanying shopping lists with what to buy to make the next three days’ recipes and directions for preparing a different raw Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner every day for 21 days, then you might like to join our 21 Day Spring Cleanse starting Monday!

The Early Bird Special ends this Friday! Visit http://21daysRAW.com to find out more!

New Program Starting…

Starts this Monday May 11th

In Joy!

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7 Reasons Cooked People Should Try Raw For a While

So, cooked people should try a raw vegan diet or menu plan or at least some of the notoriously better raw recipes because….

1.) When you eat cooked food, you could really use raw foods to clean up your system. Really, especially if you eat some junk like fried food. It tears up the arterial walls. But then eat some fresh vegetables, like a nice big salad, and that raw roughage goes through and puts nutrients in your blood stream that actually repair those arterial walls! And that roughage cleans out your colon and keeps you processing all that cooked food like a boss.

2.) Similarly the anti-oxidants in fruit clean up the free-radicals in your body that come from eating various toxins in cooked foods.

3.) Some things just taste better raw: desserts, fruit, smoothies, salads, juices, green juices! They really do! Why not eat the most flavorful version of a thing if it is also going to heal you instead of harm you! It just makes sense! It might not always be practical. So get on one of these raw programs, learn how to shop for raw foods and make some of these common and versatile raw food recipes. Make them part of your daily life. Not to the exclusion of your favorite cooked foods necessarily. But just because they are delicious!

4.) You can enjoy the delicacies of the raw food world without hating cooked foods!

5.) You know you need to eat your greens. Your Mom told you that as soon as you could talk, and your doctor has finally caught on too! Science has caught up with Grandma! Yup, those wise old women knew what was up! Greens are the most nutrient-dense foods, they fill you up and activate your satiety response so you quit craving crap, and all those minerals just make your body run better, rejuvenate you, prevent disease, keep your eyes and everything else healthy, etc. etc. etc…

6.) Raw Vegans KNOW how to make those greens taste delicious! We had to figure that out. You can’t be raw and healthy without your greens. You cooked people get greens through cows who spend all day eating the stuff. But raw  people have to eat the stuff themselves. So we have found ways to not just get it down, but to make it tasty! Green smoothies, green lemonades, incredible salads, wraps, soups, patés and other recipes will have you eating cups of greens a day and loving it!

7.) You know you want a better protein source! Meat and cheese have down-sides. Soy is suspect. But the world of raw cuisine brings you a cornucopia of delectable meals, drinks and treats made from the cleanest protein packets around; nuts and seeds!

I’m sure I haven’t exhausted the reasons to try raw. When something is true, you can just go on and on about it on every level! But I’m not trying to convince you to go raw for life. I’m asking you to try raw so you can add it to your arsenal of healthy habits, healing tools, rejuvenation resources and delicious weight-release and wellbeing activities!

In Joy!

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Glass Half-Full Beauty

shalejinjIf you are always comparing yourself to people more beautiful than yourself, or always looking at your imperfections or nit-picking your appearance, unsatisfied with your looks, then you are looking at your beauty-glass as half-empty.

And then the ramifications of that behavior is that you end up walking around feeling not good enough. And that’s what you’re going to project to the world, which will then attract more proof of your beliefs reflected back to yourself.

It’s a vicious cycle. But you can break it with conscious effort. Here are 40 ideas that can help re-frame the way you see yourself…

- Focus on what you like about yourself, not your flaws.

- Smile

- Stand tall

- Breathe

- Don’t compare yourself to others

- Stay positive

- Accept yourself

- Lovingly observe yourself

- Appreciate your flaws

- Appreciate your uniqueness

- Express yourself

- Participate in life

- Be amazed at the miracle of your body

- Follow your passion

- Exercise

- Dance

- Acknowledge your goodness

- Be kind (to yourself and others)

- Don’t try too hard

- Still your mind, find your inner peace

- Be in your body

- Be inside your eyes

- Feel grounded

- Feel centered

- Feel beautiful (imagine!)

- Reduce stress

- Feel confidence

- Feel gratitude

- Treat yourself

- Accept/love others as they are

- Beautify your space

- Laugh

- Meditate

- Get some sun

- Focus on your inner strengths

- Develop a unique style

- Be around people who like you

- Focus on others rather than yourself

- Look at yourself as a doer, not an object to be observed

- Reframe negative self-talk into positive statements

By just practicing a few of these tips daily you can slowly transform your self-esteem and make your beauty-glass half-full instead of half-empty!

Also, you might want to try this raw diet menu plan for a month! ;)

http://28DaysRAW.com — Nothing has been as instantly beautifying for me as eating a 100% raw vegan diet! It really changes you on a cellular level, renewing cells with high-quality vibrant natural materials. There’s no amount of money and plastic surgery that gets results like this!

In Joy!

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Blissful Beauty

Is happiness beautifying? I really think it is. I think there’s a magnetic beauty to a truly happy person that comes from within and transcends physical features. Maybe the joy comes from knowing who you really are and fully being your unique self and/or doing your unique work in the world, work that brings you fulfillment. Maybe it comes from being in love or having great friendships. Maybe it comes from your personal growth or spiritual development.

I think joy usually comes from working on one of these types of areas and seeing the forward momentum, experiencing growth. And usually it is an area that is associated with love; love for yourself, another, the world, humanity, your work, or what you are passionate about. And where there is love there is creativity and therefore there is growth. Isn’t it blissful!

When you pursue joy, it doesn’t just bring out your intrinsic and dynamic beauty but it also naturally makes it easier to make healthier choices and a so have a more balanced life, both of which also contribute to blissful beauty.

So, rather than eating raw for health and happiness, which can totally work, we can actually jump in to the cycle in the other direction if that’s easier, and seek wholeness and happiness in order to be able to more easily eat raw.

This focus on inner work, the happiness focus, is one of the aspects that makes The Garden Diet Menu Plan Programs different, and maybe it’s why so many people have such great results going raw, releasing weight and improving their health on these programs. (See http://tinyurl.com/gardenresults)

Right now you can still get on board The Raw Rumpus that starts tomorrow/Monday and use that for a week to prepare you for the 28 Day Raw Transition Program which starts the following Monday.

You can sign up at http://28daysRAW.com for the 2-Program Lifetime Membership Special which includes The Rumpus as a bonus. Or you can sign up for just The Rumpus at http://jinjeetalifero.com/?page_id=3113

Click on either link above to find out why these programs are super-fun and will help you find your joy!

It is not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are – Roy Disney

In Joy!
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Three Ways to Healthy Habits

SpaceShuttleI was watching a business productivity video and learned some things about creating new habits that is just as useful for creating healthy habits as it is for creating good business habits.

Actually, 3 things…

1. You only have a certain amount of willpower per day.

2. You need escape velocity to lift off a rocket (new habit) due to habit gravity.

3. Laws of habit creation (2 steps to commit to memory)

I’ll explain each of these a bit below…Please excuse the CAPS LOCK, but I’m copying directly from my notes….

1. Willpower…..

We actually only get a certain amount of willpower per day (this is actually based on new scientific research)

Use it / Invest it to CREATE NEW HABITS (so you won’t have to use your willpower for that in future, so you free your willpower up to create more and more powerful habits)

Tip: Start creating your new habits earlier in the day when you have more willpower.

2. Habit gravity and escape velocity ….first few days easy, next week really hard escaping gravity of previous habits, then you get escape velocity and it gets easier to get over the last hump. Then it’s smooth sailing taking very little energy to keep the habit going. (This is very much like the Flywheel comparison I made in the 28 Days Raw Program that I got from another business book).


• Days 1-10: Optimism that turns rapidly into avoidance and even defiance

• Days 10-20: Strong resistance that begins shifting to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

• Days 20-30: Acclimation & increase in productivity – becomes a natural part you

3. Bonus tip…Just commit this to memory and then commit to doing just this and you’ll have any habit beat right in the gate!




How To Cure Procrastination

Here are some more notes from the business workshop online. You can sign up for this at WakeUpProductive.com by Eben Pagan

Productivity is simply getting the result you want. If you get the result you want, then you are productive. If you don’t get the result you want, then you’re not productive. When you define productivity this way, it keeps you from confusing being “busy” with productivity.

The key to creating a happy, successful, satisfied life is learning to get the results you want – rather than the results that other people want you to have. Wake Up Productive is about designing your life so it happens AUTOMATICALLY.

Use your willpower to create new habits. Once you build a new habit, then you don’t need to use your willpower anymore, because you do the new behavior naturally and automatically.

We are creatures of habit. We think, feel and do the same things, day after day. Maybe in a little different order, but we are basically doing the same stuff every day… in habitual patterns and combinations. Habits are the internal paths of least resistance.

So where is the place we can invest our energy to get the biggest return? It’s in creating new habits – and specifically, habits that bring us the highest possible success and returns. This is the path to accelerating your success in life.

In the beginning, you need a lot of extra energy to overcome the gravity of your original habits. I call this “Habit Gravity”… and I call the point where you get free of the pull of your old habits “Escape Velocity.”

• When doing a new habit, you actually get a couple or few days of help… because you’re excited and optimistic, but things quickly change, as your system goes into resistance.

Days 1-10: Optimism that turns rapidly into avoidance and even defiance

Days 10-20: Strong resistance that begins shifting to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

Days 20-30: Acclimation & increase in productivity – becomes a natural part you

You have to set things up so that you DO this new habit every day, so that it takes root, and becomes a part of you.

Tip: Do new habits early in the day, when you still have willpower.

Inevitability: Set up your environment to make success automatic – and inevitable.

“Start Now, Don’t Deviate!”

Put this reminder sheet somewhere that you’ll see every night before bed, and first thing in the morning when you wake up – to get you on the right track.

- from WakeUpProductive.com by Eben Pagan

In Joy!


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Explaining the New Raw Menu Plan Programs Schedule

21daysrawinfographicOk, so it was a tough decision but I decided to schedule this month’s Raw Rumpus to start a week from this Monday on Monday April 6th. That’s only a week before the next 28 Days Raw Program starts on Monday April 13th.

So, as the Rumpus is either a 1 or 2 week program depending on what you prefer, as it repeats a 1-week menu plan twice, I think it could be a really good optional “prep-week” for those starting the 28 Days Raw Program on April 13th. (It’s a really simple, easy, economical, raw weight release menu)

For those who will be finishing up the current 21 Days Raw Program on Sunday April 12th, they could jump in on Week 2 of The Rumpus that starts the following day.

If you are currently on the 21 Day Cleanse and want to follow up with the 28 Days Raw Program, I would skip this Rumpus session and do the May Rumpus instead, which we’ll start on May 18th.

If you purchased the 2-Program LIfetime Membership Special (21 and 28 Days Raw Programswhich run continuously back-to-back) you might want to finish both of those before doing The Rumpus. We do The Rumpus once a month so there’s plenty of time to do all three programseventually. (By the way it really doesn’t matter which program you do first – the 21 day, the 28 day, or The Rumpus)

We’ve been giving The Rumpus away as a bonus with the 2-Program Membership but you don’t have to join any particular Rumpus Session. Save it up for whenever it works best for you.

And don’t forget the Raw Empowerment Program, our advanced program, which I made for those who have been through the other programs and are serious about getting to work on tailoring a long-term raw or high-raw diet specifically for their unique needs. This also comes as a bonus gift with the 2-Program Early Bird Special on now at 28daysRAW.com

Here are all the Program sites:

The Raw Rumpus:
Monday April 6th

28 Days RAW:
Monday April 13th

21 Days RAW:
Monday May 11th

Raw Empowerment Program:

I hope this makes sense! Feel free to email me any questions at jinjeegarrick@gmail.com

—- Anyone can work out for an hour, true strength is controlling what goes on your plate during the other twenty three.

In Joy!
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The Flat Abs Raw Diet

2821jessicabna12 Flat-Tummy Hacks for Raw Vegans…

I’ve been studying up on getting a flat tummy back at 47 on a high raw diet, and here are some great tips on the topic that I’ve found…I’m adapting them below to a raw diet….

1. FIBER (Up intake gradually to 25 grams a day so you don’t get gassy)

- beans (soaked, if you are strictly raw)

- fruits

- veggies


1 cup low-fat yogurt a day (I believe this works because it is a cultured food. Fermented foods are cultured also, so opt for these raw fermented foods as staple ingredients in your recipes: apple cider vinegar, Bubbies or homemade dill pickles, mustard, kim chi, and sauerkraut)


Includes chewing gum, which usually always has aspartame in it. Aspartame which is also in diet sodas and diet candies is a neurotoxin of the excitotoxin variety, which overstimulates the pancreas to produce insulin which causes sugar in the body to be stored as fat. In other words you can put on a serious belly quickly by just chewing gum with aspartame!


Drink enough water so your tummy doesn’t retain it.

Cut back on sodium.


Sprinkle chili pepper on food.


Choose dark leafy greens, veggies and soaked garbanzo beans over pasta as it takes more energy to break down protein. Aim for 80-90 Grams lean protein a day. (I didn’t include nuts here even though they are a raw vegan’s primary protein source as I’m not sure nuts would be considered a lean protein, however their fats are good fats so I don’t know if we really have to worry about getting our raw protein in “lean” form)


Studies have found that drinking two to four cups of green tea daily increases your metabolism by four to 10 percent, thanks to a powerful antioxidant called EGCG. Hel-lo, lean tummy! (Make mine a sun tea! Also I will stick with one cup a day because caffeine)


Not only does it promote belly fat but it also mobilizes fat from elsewhere (the butt!!!) to migrate to your middle!!!!

Found in:



fried foods

baked goods



partially hydrogenated oil


It really works.


Don’t confuse thirst for hunger. Down a glass of water or tea when the afternoon munchies hit.


Eat if you are actually hungry. It’ll prevent binging later.


High-satiety foods make you feel fuller, so you end up eating less, and trimming your tummy. Since your high-satiety food might not be the same as someone else’s, figure out what healthy options really make you feel full and satisfied. it might be a green smoothie for breakfast,  big salad for lunch and a handful of almonds for a snack.

Flat Tummy Menu

Need a menu plan that incorporates all of the points above in a 100% raw vegan lifestyle? The 21 Day Raw Cleanse menu plan program started today with a new group of people going raw together and we are welcoming late-comers through end of Wednesday…See http://21daysRAW.com

In Joy!


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