I keep seeing forum topics for 100% raw, but where are all the people who struggle or choose not to be 100% raw? I would like to hear from people who choose to eat less than 100% raw (even though 100% may be your long term goal).
I was mostly raw last summer, up until about December maybe. Then I was back to eating mostly cooked since the fruits I love were unavailable and I was craving heavier foods and didn’t want a lot of nuts.
Now I am back to trying to be mostly raw again. But it is harder this time. I know I feel better when I eat that way, but I struggle with it. I find my nose becomes pretty stuffy now when I eat too much wheat and I hate it. I did not have any mucus problems when I ate mostly raw.
Now when I say mostly raw, I mean breakfast, lunch and snacks where raw. I did eat a small cooked dinner. I just needed something heavier at night and I didn’t want nuts. I craved that “full” feeling. But when I do eat cooked, I usually eat vegan.
I became a vegetarian 3 years ago, still eating occasional seafood items and still eating cheese. Then I replaced the cheese with soy cheese and slowly quit the seafood. I have been slowly transitioning to vegan. I wonder if I will need to be vegan for a while before I naturally transition to raw?
Is there anyone else out there who is struggling the way I am? I get discouraged reading the forums from people who are eating raw all day long without an apparent struggle and loving it. Not that I don’t love raw food, but I am not craving it all day. I love to eat and I don’t want to feel like I am punishing myself by not eating what I want… The other issue is time. For example, I want to eat raw lasagne but all those preparation steps are daunting. I’d rather purchase it from someone…
I just want to know if there are more yo-yo’s out there like myself! And can I hear from you?! What are YOUR struggles?? What are YOUR goals?? How did YOU come to eat raw foods??