I’ve been going along with this diet, because I thought it was the best for my health. I’d heard about all the other raw food “miracles,” such as more energy, less sleep, better skin, no more diabetes…. Stuff like that. And I tell you, I was so skeptical about all those. I really didn’t believe it.
After a while of eating really well (I stopped eating tofu and rice and just went 90-100% raw), I didn’t see any difference in my health, and I also began to eat pretty much the same thing every single day (bananas, salad, apples….) So, I got bored of it. And sick of it, whatever you prefer. I really considered going back on a cooked vegan diet. I began eating cooked brown rice again, and bought tofu and had 3 servings a day. I even bought rice milk. It was like I had subconsciously already decided my raw journey was over.
So, like a week went by of eating these cooked, processed foods, and I noticed things.
Coincindence or not?
I started getting more gas
I started having trouble sleeping
My throat was filled with mucas
Then BOOM!! LIKE A TRIPLE CHOCOLATE RAW CHEESECAKE! IT smacked me in the face! I realized that before I ever went raw, I used to have a lot of mucas in my throat, and everyone would always comment on how I was constantly clearing my throat. Even the doctor said I produced more than normal. I finally realized that while I was raw, the mucas never entered my throat, I had NEVER had to clear my throat, not once! The whole while I was raw, I didn’t even realize it! Then my mind started flying all over the place, realizing one thing after another.
Again, coincidence, or not?
When raw, I didn’t need to wear deodorant
This red vein on my back disappeared
These red pimples under my arms never came back
I didn’t get white pus in my eyes (“eye boogers”)
I also realized that when I was raw, I wasn’t even convinced of what I was doing. I was a hippocrit. I told others raw was best, but I don’t think I really believed it. NOW I DO! I TRULY DO!
And my point is, that if you think raw food is doing nothing for you, it probably is, but you are just too blind to see it. Maybe this is bad advice, but if you really want to see what it has done for you, just so you can be convinced again, try what I did. Eat cooked for a brief period. WHAT A REALITY CHECK!