Hey everyone, I’m really excited about trying the raw vegan diet/lifestyle but a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to begin.
I am currently vegetarian with 3 omnivorous children and an omnivorous partner. My partner is very supportive of my beliefs and ready to help me be raw, but not interested in trying it himself. My children want to be “normal” like other kids, or maybe that’s just what I want for them. So it’s just me embarking on this journey on my own, and it’s so different from my usual eating habits that I’m not sure where to start.
I’m generally “healthy” and well, I could stand to lose a few pounds and I could definitely use more energy. I’m used to hot food and I eat my fair share of junk, although I am generally healthier than the average person (whatever that is). I do find that “regular food” makes me feel kind of slow and heavy and bloated, and I am looking forward to not feeling that way any more.
I am kind of a fussy eater though, I don’t like really like nuts, dried fruit, tomatoes, citrus, stuff with stalks, there’s not much left after that… I used to not like vegetables either but the my ex used to cook for me and “hide” stuff in sauces etc so I ate veg without really tasting it, and I guess I grew to like it. I’m kind of hoping I can do something similar with the raw stuff I don’t like, maybe hide it in smoothies or something.
Wow I only meant to introduce myself and I end up typing a huge essay! Anyway, I would love to get to know other people who are going through the same stuff as I am, to get advice and support, to learn, and to make new friends. Hopefully I can find that here :)