I have to be honest, I haven’t been fully raw or vegan in the last 6 days, but that’s mainly because I have decided not to be rude to others in social situations. When your boss buys the whole office pizza at work, you don’t just turn your nose up, right? And when you visit your boyfriend’s brother and sister-in-law, you can’t just devour all of their bananas and carrots instead of having the veggie burger they’ve dug out of the freezer. Oh, and I eat just a dollop of yogurt in my morning smoothie, partially out of habit.
But what I can say is this: I love raw food vegan already.
Basically I try to eat as many raw food meals as I can. And when I can’t I try to make sure that my vegan (cooked) meal doesn’t contain any animal products (including eggs, milk, and cheese – formerly known as the other love if my life). I’m still figuring out what works and what doesn’t. For example, I’ve realized that nuts are and easy raw vegan item, but I need to be careful. Preparing a whole raw meal takes much more time and effort than just making a cooked meal (if you want to make it tasty). But when I don’t have time or energy , I just shovel nuts into my mouth (uhh, hah — mind out if the gutter, you). The nuts certainly make me feel full, but don’t have the nutrition my body needs.
Anyway, in general what I’ve noticed is that I feel more energetic. I have been able to get away with less sleep (which I would have sworn was impossible before). Weirdly, my body has been feeling warmer (I sweat more easily). I have been in a better mood in general, and I feel lighter, not so bloated or icky.
Going forward I’m going to continue to gently and persistently introduce more and more raw and vegan foods into my diet. I’ll let you know how is goes 🙂