My name is Anne, aka RawMama. I am so happy you found my page and thrilled to share my story with you. I would love to hear from you if you relate to anything here!
From 2014-2015 I went through an amazing transformation from a pink haired party girl to crunchy mama.
For years I suffered with acne, bi-polar, depression, terrible bloating and gas after eating. I started having disordered eating at the age of 12 and battled on and off with bulimia for the next 13 years. I started smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and taking a daily prescription of adderall at the age of 15. I attempted suicide 3 times by age 20 and found myself in rehab for alcohol shortly after my 20th birthday. I was co-dependent on whichever guy was in my life and if there was no one, I was searching for one. I was diagnosed with low thyroid at age 21 and told by my doctor that I would be on medicine for the rest of my life. At age 23, I was getting drunk 4-5 days a week, smoking a pack a day, constantly sick with a runny nose, cough or sore throat, and had very little love for myself. I also needed 5 prescription pills to function, my upper (adderall, basically legal coke), a mood stabilizer, my thyroid pill, an antibiotic for acne and a sleeping pill at night.
Towards the end of my 23rd year my body started to really fall apart. I was getting bladder infections weekly and my digestion system seemed to be failing me. It was painful to eat or drink, even a sip of water or one bite of banana had me in tears. I kept going to the doctors for help and all they did was give me more meds that made me nauseous. I found myself dry heaving into the toilet, falling unconscious, hitting my head on the toilet and waking up on the floor. That was a scary moment for me and I decided to take things into my own hands.
The more research I did, the more I changed my diet and lifestyle. In a matter of a month I went off all my meds, quit wearing makeup, started eating less packaged food and more fresh fruits and veggies, switched to a plant based diet and quit smoking. It was a HUGE change for me and my quality of life increased drastically.
I found the raw food lifestyle a few months before I conceived Axel. I had convinced myself that I was infertile only to get pregnant in the first two weeks I went 100% raw. I healed even more eating raw, a few warts disappeared, I lost weight easily, my mood stabilized, my acne went away and I had an abundance of energy, The last few years I have gone back and forth from 100% raw to mostly raw, to mostly cooked and currently I am finding a balance between half raw and half cooked. I love eating raw, feel my best, energy wise, eating raw and I think its a great way to eat for healing. I have learned my quality of life is best when I have no restrictions on my diet, especially because of my history with eating disorders. I am currently working on finding balance with my eating and working on fully healing from my long battle with bulimia. I make no food "off limits" because that makes me want it even more! Our bodies are pretty resilient, I figure if I eat healthy at least 70% of the time, my body will take care of the rest!
Currently I am blessed to be a crunchy mama to a wild 2 year old little man, Axel Ray. I had an amazing home water birth that lasted 36 hours. I am on zero medications, my moods are stable, my thyroid is normal and last blood check, all my levels were great! My hobbies include recreating old favorite comfort foods into healthier versions, making YouTube videos, writing songs and making my kiddo giggle.
I am so thankful I started asking questions and took my health into my own hands.
I hope to inspire you to do the same.
Sending Love & Light
Rawspiration, the eBook
THIS IS THE EBOOK, GET THE HARDCOPY HERE
Rawspiration is an ebook about my journey from a pink haired party girl to a crunchy mama and everything I learned along the way.
I have poured my heart and soul into this book with the intention to change as many lives as possible. The purpose is not to sell you a quick fix or make a profit. The purpose is to better your life, to show you there is a different way of living, that you can find peace in this chaotic world.
In this book I have included:
Here is my favorite review of this book by my friend Crystal Love:"So, I'm sitting here reading Anne Meinke's new book, thinking I was going to have a ton of new, delicious raw recipes to try, but this book is SO MUCH MORE! An extraordinary young lady's story of heartache, transformation, healing & journey into motherhood. I am blown away & admit I've had to grab some tissues a couple of times! Not only is the book RAW, honest, real & full of RAWsome recipes, she's included everything you need to easily move to a more plant-based, all natural lifestyle. I just had to give a shout out, I've never read a book quite like this, very well done, thorough & did I mention RAW!"
Affirmation Journal (e-version)
The idea for this affirmation journal came to me when I started building myself back up after a mental breakdown in early 2017. I took a composition notebook and wrote a positive affirmation on each page. Every day I would spend about 10-20 minutes, pick a few affirmations and write them over and over again. This method really helped me change my mental patterns to create a healthier and happier me.
In this journal, I provide my favorite affirmations with lines for you to write them over and over. There are 4 different categories: Love & Relationships, Career & Financial Success, Optimum Health & Happiness and Peace, Balance & Moving Forward. There is a section where I teach you how to make your own affirmations (DIY Affirmations) and I also teach you two other affirmation techniques that personally help me with pages to utilize them as well.
I made this e-version all black and white so you could easily print at home. There are 8 mandalas throughout the book that were intentionally left black and white so you can color them in!
I hope this journal helps you as much as it helped me!
3 Day Meal Plan (High Raw)
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you bored of eating the same food every day? Are you looking for new, delicious and easy recipes? Are you ready to experience more energy AND spend less time in the kitchen?
THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!
My 3-day meal plan will set you up to succeed with a new and exciting recipe for every meal! Spend a few hours on prep day to make the 3 days a breeze! Eating mostly raw means very few dishes and pans to scrub, making clean up super quick and easy!
I put a lot of thought and energy into this meal plan! I focused on using the same ingredients and recipes to make different meals, making the grocery list as short as possible. I made sure to get greens and one avocado into the meals each day.
This 3-day meal plan is a spin-off of my larger eBook, Rawspiration. I recommend buying them together. I have so much information in Rawspiration that is not in this mini-meal plan.
What This eBook Includes:
*An outline of the meal plan
*A shopping list
*Instructions for "Prep Day"
*Day by Day instructions
The following RAW recipes: Banana Milk, Greenola, Smoothie Bowl, Green Smoothie, Marinara (for spaghetti!), Ranch, Salted Caramel, Gingery Date Sauce, Quick Guac, Quick Salsa, Quick Chilly, Nice Cream (3 flavors), and Chocolate Mousse.
The following COOKED recipes: Sweet Potato Nachos & Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps
*There are tips to make this a fully raw meal plan*