I woke up yesterday morning and decided it was time to try and go 100% raw again. I am tired, I feel like crap, I’ve gained weight ~ and as far as I know this is the best solution. Last time I ate raw I felt WONDERFUL – so good I said there would be no reason to ever stop. So that’s it, I’m back to raw.
Anyone up for joining me on a 30 day raw food challenge?
One of things I enjoyed last time about eating raw was learning how to prepare different foods. It’s a treat to learn how to combine nuts and fruits in a way that creates something completely different than the normal SAD diet. Or to blend up some homemade salad dressing that is simple and nutritous.
I posted the following paragraph after I finished a 30 day raw challenge in 2010.
If you aren’t familiar with the raw diet, think fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds – none of which are cooked. But if you aren’t familiar with the diet you probably aren’t familiar with all the amazing meals you can create with these foods. So check it out, there is a ton of information online. It makes it easier if you have a blender, a food processor, and a dehydrator – but these are not required.Warning: don’t get caught up in thinking you need fancy equipment, foods, or supplements. Keep it simple and you are more likely to be successful.
Some of my favorite foods include: flax seed crackers, nut bread/crackers, almond milk, smoothies, desserts, nut balls, nut pates, and of course cocoa.
If you don’t feel like you are ready to commit 100% for 30 days, consider 1 meal a day or some alternative. However, when you commit to 100% you will learn a lot more about raw foods and how you like them best. I’ve also found that if a completely drop the cooked food from my diet my pallete changes and I enjoy the flavors of the raw food more. In addition, to have any resulting weight loss I need to be close to 100%.
So, is anyone with me? It’s just 30 days – and the benefits will be well worth it.