I’ve recently undertaken the Raw diet lifestyle (I’m a month young), and from the first day I feel in love! I didn’t encounter hugely abnormal detox symptoms, and loved the simplicity the diet provided, albeit a few intense recipes I’ve unearthed online. Even when I started researching further into my foods and found that many of the foods that I considered “raw” had been boiled, salted, sugared, or mixed with cooked food, I was not discouraged. I have never once promised myself that I will forever be Raw; instead, it’s easier to take it just one day at a time, for me.
The discouragement comes, however, when I get confused with all this contradictory information about being “truly raw”. At first it was that I should eat anything I wanted, as long as it was raw, and as I continued down this path my body would detox and I would begin to eat what my body naturally craves/needs, and eat less, as well. Others stress things like the 80/10/10 diet, which does intrigue me I admit. Threads have shown up on here that argue either way. I dislike how many of the recipes found online are riddled with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, many nuts, or frequently over use dehydrators. But what is the right way to go? Should I continue to eat as I feel (which does invovle the occasional nuts to garnish my salad and an avocado a day), or shoudl I follow something more clear and outlined?
I was attracted to the “diet” initially because it seemed to offer a simpler lifestyle. I was eating for the right reasons, finally. But with all these percentages (70-80-90-100% raw!) popping up, I’m getting frigthened away. I can’t list for you what I eat in a day, it changes and frankly, I eat a lot! Weighing and measuring and figures and numbers scare me a bit, but I want to do what’s right for my body.