Hi Steve and all of you other great folks.
I just started reading Steve's blog and this forum today as he linked to my site from the post about his 30 Day Raw Food Diet Trial.
I'm glad to see there's so much interest on your forum about eating raw. This is one field where there is a lot of misinformation.
But I can tell by your writing and your forum posts that you now have a very good handle on the main issues. I think you're going to do just great in this 30 day trial and you'll see it won't be nearly as time consuming as in the past.
For me the only time consuming thing is that I tend to go shopping for food every other day. But eating and making my breakfast for instance doesn't take me more than 15 minutes.
Dinner which is usually two or three large blended salads, doesn't take very long to prepare or eat either. I can make a blended salad in 5 to 7 minutes.
And it could take even less time if I didn't do any food preparation and just ate the foods as mono meals.
One person mentioned being hungry all of the time when eating a high fruit diet. I used to have the same problem but no more. It's likely you still weren't consuming enough calories. Bananas really helps in that regard. I usually eat around 20 a day.
If any of you are interested I've made a quick survey of people who are interested in the raw food diet. If you fill it out I'll give you access to a free teleseminar I'm doing about your biggest raw food diet problems. It's this Thursday evening.
Please visit this blog post if you want to learn more. I'm really curious to see the opinions of people who may not be as familiar with the raw food diet as my regular readers are. Can You Help Me With This? | Raw Food Diet, Bodyweight Fitness & Self-Help
I'm going to keep an eye on Steve's progress. Ideally you'd have a place to post every single day as it will help you to stay raw. Maybe you can just add to one post each day and anyone interested can come back and read your updates for the day.