For those that don’t know my diet, and my past read this first. Specifically the end.
Now I’m starting anew, A total Raw Vegan diet (except for 1 day is un vegan, a cheat day, but still raw) Sunday is cheat day.
The reason for the Vegan is not because I’m a hardcore vegan (though I respect the hardcore vegans) it’s because animal products make me feel dull and sometimes ill. I’ve lost my appetite for meat (thank you Skinny Bitch ) but I struggle with cheeses, salad dressings, and eggs. My way to deal with this struggle is replace all salad dressings with Olive oil & Balsamic Vinegar, and having my one cheat day where I can eat raw animal products if I so choose to. Raw cheese is okay, I would only eat it on Zuchini Pasta. Raw milk is one of my favorites, it does wonders for my Ulcerative Colitis. And I down raw eggs if I want a little extra yolk in my yoga ;)
So my intake mostly consists of:
I’ll post my weekly grocery list soon. For those I know currently on their raw food journey keep it up and stay in touch! For those considering: This is the BEST thing I have done for my body and mind. I have never felt better/looked better/been happier.
Change what you put in your body and your body will change.
Humans are the only species that cook and process our food. We suffer from thousands of diseases and illnesses including most types of cancers that aren’t seen in nature outside of human activity. There is a direct connection between what you eat and the diseases you get. Also, obesity in animals is only found with human pets, not in nature. This is because all the animals in nature eat raw. If you are looking for science check out The New China Study, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and Skinny Bitch or Skinny Bastard (depending on your sex)
A very brief summary:
When food is cooked all of the natural enzymes and nutrients are destroyed. Your body can produce most of the enzymes that are destroyed through the cooking process. However, this is a very tiring and energy depleting process. This shows us two things: 1. It explains why people feel so exhausted/sluggish after a heavily cooked meal 2. It explains why the first thing all raw foodists say is how much energy they have, the food that raw foodists eat have all of the enzymes and nutrients preserved, our body doesn’t need to use energy to produce more enzymes.
This site helped me a lot when I first got started: www.therawfoodcoach.com