I love this website.
I decided to post an intro to get some feedback and support. After reading other posts, I am pretty confident what others are going to tell me, but I open myself to hearing it anyway!
I went raw a couple years ago and lasted only 3 weeks. I felt great for the first week because I maintained eating lots of greens, but then I added WAY too many fats and sugars. Also, whenever I would look at a raw book, I would shut down by the concept of planning my meals a week in advance so I gave up. I had bought a vitamix and dehydrator and they both have gotten dusty!
Then 2 weeks ago something snapped (ok, I snapped) and I felt something drastic needed to be done to improve my life. I have been veg for 20 years and vegan for 12 of them so I already eat more healthy then 95% of other Americans, however, I felt strongly it was time to go raw. So I bought the book Raw Made Easy and it motivated me a lot. However, here I am again eating WAY too much fat and sugar. I totally feel like crap. I have always had food issues like so many others and I am so freaking tired of it! It is sad because it is such a waste of precious time to beat myself up for eating this or that.
So the bottom line is I am hoping for inspirational feedback so I don’t give up because I am feeling like it right now. I read a post from a woman saying she went raw and did not lose weight and was eating an avocado a day. Most of the responses were to reduce that significantly. Well, I am too embarrassed to say how much fat I am eating! Pate´s, salad dressing made with cashews, desserts, etc. I am just starting to learn about sprouting so I am hopeful that if I introduce sprouted grains and seeds, this will help satisfy my and I can ween myself off the heavy duty stuff! I seriously don’t know what to eat. I try to plan ahead, but it’s not going that well.
My friend says that what is happening to me happens to most people who try to go raw and that adding in more simple carbs like breads should help.
Any suggestions? I really do feel like crap.