|12-19-2006, 07:54 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
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Raw Food trial
I am thinking of trialing a Raw Food diet for maybe a week or two after Christmas and I am jsut wondering what peoplehave to say, support, not-so nice support, arguments, perspectives, thoughts and murmurs, anything is welcome!
|12-19-2006, 08:44 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
I recommend getting an idea of what type of foods you'd like to eat first, and what your goal is (weight loss, purification fast, potentially as a long term eating style, etc). Sources of raw fat such as avocado, coconut, soaked seeds (to neutralize their nutrient inhibiting factors)/nuts all make a longer term raw diet more manageable and enjoyable. Also there are plenty of raw food recipe books you might like, such as "Raw Food Made Easy, for 1 or 2 people" by Jennifer Cornbleet.
When I was more into the whole raw food thing I often had just one type of fruit per meal, such as several bananas, a few apples, and so on. Some theories say that's the best way of doing it, particularly so if you mean it as a light fast.
Raw food diets also aren't always vegan. Several years ago I followed a raw vegetable/animal food (rvaf) diet which included raw dairy from an amish farmer, raw cheese from the local whole foods, raw unfiltered honey from a beekeeper in vermont, and fresh raw wild salmon (sashimi) from Whole Foods. Making shakes with several quality raw eggs and a banana or two is easy and filling (and fairly safe unless you have a weak immune system). Including raw animal products can be tricky, especially with dairy and meat other than quality fish, but some people feel they get a lot from it.
|12-20-2006, 04:47 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Read the FAQ at Living and Raw Foods: The largest community on the internet for living and raw food information. Much of the content on that site is slightly dated but still very good information and the community is still active. I'd also recommend reading through the articles section.
I've been eating exclusively raw vegan since September. I've never felt better and can't imagine why I would switch back to food that is mostly destroyed by cooking. On live food I need to eat less and feel purified and very satiated as well as healthy, positive and energized with less sleep than previously. Eating and "cooking" has become a delightful indulgence in creativity.
It did take a while to transition. Once I finally made it over to all raw for several weeks I realized how unsure I had been. The diet seemed so extreme, but now it seems obvious that it is more natural, healthier, easier and sustainable. Cooking food now seems as unnatural to me as smoking cigarettes.
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