I think you think way too much
about all these theories. You don't need to count calories or whatnot. Just listen to your body, it knows everything much better than any scientific study.
Besides, Galina Shatalova, a russian physician who was in charge of the astronauts training, did some experiments about protein and concluded that the human body is able to produce protein itself out of nitrate. Which means, breathing. Don't know if it's true, but it's an interesting hypothesis, isn't it?
I've tried raw a few times in the past, eating only fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and always felt absolutely great. I went back to cooked food for stupid habit and convenience reasons, but I know that's the way I want to go. I planned to return to such a diet some day in 2008. So if you do it now, I'm with you on this one!