RAW UPDATE ON THE SISTERS: don’t judge my lunch box.

The Duggan Sisters’ Half-Baked Raw concept follows the ageless advice to seek progress not perfection. During the two years that Annie and I maintained a 100% pristine raw food regimen we endured some pretty miserable holidays. We put our best food foot forward and conscientiously towed the line. Holidays stunk, and parties were avoided; but raw foods worked. Health for both of us improved dramatically and we weighed way less than before “going raw.” Especially Annie; she actually got skinny. I mostly got looked at funny with ‘why are you still so chubby if you’re so raw’ glances. Because this is what 65 pounds lost looks like idiot. Yes, raw foods did leave me a little crabby. I had a ways to go.

Our new program, a mindset we call Half-Baked Raw, involves incorporating as much living foods into our diet as possible. But we don’t obsess on it and we don’t isolate ourselves socially with stringent dietary rules. We are only pristine about NO WHEAT, NO WAY, NO HOW. We are not so skinny anymore. But, in addition to not being 100% raw, 70% most days, we also have worked ourselves over a period of years to a place of near complete exhaustion and very real health concerns. We have made absolutely no time for exercise or simple recreation. And our stress levels have gone off the charts and into our tummy fat, as Dr. Oz would say, kind of.  All of that ends now.

We are learning how to sleep again. We are accepting that there is just so much 3 gals in the basement can do to change the world. And we are finally making time for living foods and movement and just being sisters. We hope you will join us on the journey, as they say. We will most certainly include you in any tips we have found to make the ride a little more joyful, delicious and healthful. We are trying to create a space for ourselves where we get to know real balance, real health and real happiness. We figure you are looking to do pretty much the same. And hey, if you are there already, please send up a flare. We are doing our best to get to you.

So stay tuned for Half-Baked Raw recipes and other healthy ideas from the sisters, as we share the next chapter of our story with you. In our best-case scenario you will be seeing videos, podcasts and televised appearances. More likely a stream of blog posts sandwiched in between interval walking and juice fasting. Sandwiched? Hey, doesn’t a sandwich sound great? Oh boy, it’s going to be quite the journey!



Mary Duggan
for the Duggan Sisters



Mary Duggan is Co-Founder and President of the Duggan Sisters.

The Duggan Sisters cracked the code and created a natural deodorant that actually works: lifestinks.  We hope you will spend a few minutes exploring duggansisters.com to experience their spirited approach to wellness through their natural products and healing stories.

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