I just recently upped my raw percentage, which means no more oats…which is basically what has been helping me get most of my calories. That and the fact that I have no money, means I can not buy a ton of fruit to get most of my calories from, and instead can only buy so much. So, I’ve turned to nuts and seeds…fairly cheap in bulk at my coop and high in calories. I’ll have several tablespoons of nut butter with breakfast (with apples and bananas), nuts as a snack, a green smoothie with tons of seeds, some more nuts as a snack, and dinner will be like a nut cheese with a nut bread and salad with a nut dressing and chopped seeds!! Man, that’s a lot of nuts and seeds. The thing is, I have several concerns:
1) Is eating this much fat, even raw fat healthy?
2) Isn’t it easy to gain weight? It’s so easy to overconsume, since nuts are so small yet so high in calories…how do you know how much to toss into your plate? Or because it’s raw and has enzymes, will you still keep the weight off?
3) I am kind of getting sick of eating so much fat. I just want to eat a regular salad with apple slices, but it just won’t keep me full. How can some raw foodists survive on a salad as a meal? Does your stomach shrink or something?
4) No matter how many nuts I add to my meal, I’m still crazily hungry a few hours later (even though I think I get enough calories).
That’s my problem. I notice we all eat tons of fat…or a lot of us. So, what does everyone think?