So, I'm in my second month into eating raw, and I feel so great! My energy level is ridiculous, and my attention for school right now is amazing. I have such a passion for everything I do right now. Anyway.
Is it odd right now that I've been eating very frequently, and I'm almost always hungry.
Ex: yesterday, I ate:
Breakfast: (6 a.m.) 2 pears, some grapes, 4 cups of water
Lunch: (around 10:45 a.m.) probably about 2 pounds of grapes, a pear, some macnuts, 4 cups of water
Snack: around 2:15-getting hungry, so I ate some more macadamias
4:30-some grapes, 2 plums
5:30-my package came from my friend who generously sent me lots of raw! I tried 2 hemp brownies immediately mmmmmm
for some reason, i hadn't been very hungry for the past 3 days, so i was eating very little. then the evening came and i was starving
6:00-tried a dill "sauerkraut" cracker :)
8:00-made some nut milk out of almonds -and in a failed attempt to make ice cream (poor planning on my part)-I use some nut milk sweetened with agave, coconut butter, a hemp brownie, and maybe some other stuff (haha)-it made a nice smoothie though
around midnight, while doing homework, I was starving and needed some food to be able to concentrate - i had some flax crackers, and I woke up about an hour ago still starving. haha
(Oh, and after school I had at least 8 cups of water, no more than 10) - just adding that information to show that water is not a factor in my extreme hunger this past week or so
Now that I wrote everything down, I now realize I didn't have as much fruit as I should've in the evening, but regardless, I'm still always hungry.
2 days ago when I was home from school (mental health day :p), I ate throughout the day:
at least 5 pears, 2 apples, 1 pound of strawberries, a banana, 3 plums, a spinach/banana smoothie, and some granola made with dates, coconut oil, almonds, agave, and hemp
I was still so hungry.
So i'm slightly worried about this for one reason: I thought that raw food requires you to eat less because you're absorbing more nutrients, so I don't know what's going on with my hunger! Although I probably don't have malnutrition anymore because I can feel so much more energy than when I was probably eating too little. I am aware that I'm eating lots of fat, even up to 100 grams a day I'd guess. I usually gain weight very quickly due to a slowed metabolism (from an eating disorder), but everytime I get on the scale, I'm shocked to see that my weight has been within a 3 pound range every time, and I have ultimately lost weight from eating the raw vegan way.
I'm not sure if there are less toxins in my body and I can digest things quicker than usual, my metabolism is boosted, or if I'm just not getting enough nutrients (which would seem odd to me). On the latter, I would just assume that I'm getting enough nutrients because of how much energy I have compared to when I was probably not eating enough and felt lethargic no matter how much I slept.
Often when I see information about raw, people express the fear of eating too much fat or too much sugar; and I am without a doubt eating lots of sugar and lots of fat (I'm not looking to lose weight though, just maintain, and I'm 16). I would just like to know if that will have a negative effect on my overall health in the long-term. It's hard to find raw information with specific needs to a teenager! haha.