It saddens me to have to say so, but after 6 months of being more or less 100%, I have to begin making my way back to cooked, vegan foods.
The reason: I’m leaving for India in six weeks, and having been there before, I know that there’s no way I’m going to be able to stick to my raw ways. Most of my time is going to be spent in ashrams and meditation centers, and there’s really just no way to get around the rice and dhal routine in places like that. You eat what you are given to eat.
So, my question is, how to I go about transitioning back to the funk I’m going to experience. I ate some cooked food tonight for the first time in several months, and really felt spaced out, unclear, and genearlly just ‘out of touch’ for quite a while. It’s lingering now, although the experience is becoming normalized a bit.
I can’t decide whether to do it all at once, eating nothing but cooked food a week or so before I leave, and staying 100% until then, or do it gradually, one meal at a time over the next 6 weeks. What would your advice be? What kind of foods should I use to transition back?
Thanks guys. Oh how I wish I could stay raw.