My friend rather discourages me from being 100% raw due he claims it is difficult to eat enough complex carbs. I am starting to question this myself. Plus, I am not clear about how I am meeting my protein needs. When I first went raw, I was loading up on the nuts and sweets to feel satisfied and felt like utter crap. Now I have backed off a bit, boosted up the greens big time and green smoothies, but I still don’t feel like I think I should. I don’t have an overall sense of well being, but it is better than in the beginning I suppose.
I have read a few trusted vegan nutritional sources who have stated that many people can’t get their protein needs being raw. So I am not sure what to do and how to know if mine are being met.
I work out enough i.e. lift weights and cardio that likely increase my need for protein.
The complex carb question does concern me. I need the last 2 brain cells I have left (after frying the rest back in the day :o)