OK well a bit of my history first…
Vegan for a year, gradually got more raw, up to about I’d say 40% raw (without even really thinking about it). I just love fruit and nuts and would usually eat 3-4 salads a week. And snack on carrots and stuff. I usually run A LOT but for the last month and a half I’ve just been swimming 30 minutes a day and biking to and from campus.
After a year of being vegan I figured I’d try Raw. For the last 15 days I’ve been about 95% raw. I haven’t cooked anything, but I’ve eaten some pre-cooked foods (like Tahini, home-made peanut butter, and nuts).
For the first 13 days I felt great—no more need for naps, sleeping 6.5-7 hrs a night instead of 7.5-8 hrs. I thought less about food too. No cravings for cooked food.
But the last 2 days straight I’ve just been sooooo sleepy and craving falafel, bagels, and chinese take-out. I don’t know what it is! I haven’t changed my work-out routine at all, haven’t changed my diet either. For the last 15 days I’ve been eating smoothies, green smoothies, lots of fruit, lots of salad, and little raw desserts I’ve found from raw recipe books.
I dunno what to do—maybe it’s the change in the weather, who knows. I feel like eating raw would be so much more fun and exciting in the summer because I like fruits way more than I do vegetables, and right now the only affordable fruits are grapes, bananas, and apples. But maybe I’m just making up excuses, or maybe 95% raw just isn’t for me. I dunno, either way if I stop now I know my raw intake (which once was around 30-40%) will be much higher coming away from this (probably 50-60%) because I’ve learned so much.