Hello fellow Raw-ers!
I have been vegan for the past 5 years, strictly on a moral basis. Though, through those five years I have matured to understand how important it is to take care of your body. I think it is a common misconception that going on a vegetarian or vegan diet is in itself healthy for you. There is a lot of vegan “crap” out there, and recently I realized that I have become addicted to it! All of those processed fake meats and cheeses, it cannot be good for you (though better than the real thing). So, I made a vow to myself that for the month of October I will eat only raw. I have given up caffeine, and of course, any cooked and processed foods. So far it has been easy, thanks to this site!! I am so happy it is here! I am a senior in college, and absolutely broke, and this site has made it so easy for me to figure out what I need to get me through this month, and ways to use every bit of my food. I am starting to hope that I can carry this through longer than October.
I do have a couple of questions though. Today marks day seven of being raw. For the last couple of days I have felt border line depressed and very unlike myself. I had a realization of this the other night when I was walking through my apartment and noticing things I had to take care of, and this feeling of not caring and a weight came over me. I don’t know if this is just me detoxing or what, but I hope it ends!!! Has anyone else experienced this when going raw? I have done the master cleanse before also, and I never got this feeling before.
In any case, I know that what I am doing is good for me. So, thank you to everyone for all of your recipes and advice!