Hi all- I am a former long-time vegan (about 12 years) then got pregnant and basicaally started eating whatever I craved, from meat to dairy etc. Not very healthy. About 3 months ago I decided I wanted to lose the baby fat (my youngest is 2) and I am just about down to my ideal weight, and eating a LOT better. Much more fruits and veggies than in the past 2 years, and my energy is MUCH better. Also exercising 4x a week.
Picked up The Raw Food Detox Diet a few days ago and it sounded so interesting to me—not at all what I thought “raw foods diet” meant. I mean, I can transition slowly, right? Eat some grains and beans at night if I like? How will this affect me? And how important is food combining? I totally get the “only eat fruit til noon’ thing, as I followed Fit For Life for 2 years, and they have a very food-combiny’ approach.
I would love recomendations as to the best way to go with this diet. I live in NYC so I am going to visit high-vibe,and I bought some of the Lara Bars today which are nice when I am running around the city with my kids.
My three main questions are: 1. Re nuts and coconut and avocadoes—do you think Natalia is correct when she says that these will not make you gain weight if eaten appropriately and, of course, raw? I do not want to gain weight.
2. How important is food combining? Should I just try things for myself, and if, say, raw tahini on crackers works for me, then go for it? (yes, i’ve been craving that)
3. what happens when y ou fall off the wagon (tonight being passover, DH prepared some dishes that were not raw, and I tasted them all…will my stomach regret it? do you just get back on the wagon?
4. there is no way no how I can stop coffee. I have definitely cut back ALOT but at this time cannot give it up. what is the raw perspective on coffee? thanks. thanks!