I recently began a journey into eating raw, eating vegan. Eating vegan raw, raw vegan. I’m not willing to throw food out on purpose so I’ll be eating stuff I currently have in my fridge and cupboards but it will be added to raw and/or vegan instead of the other way around.
Initially I thought I would be hungry or bored or craving warm or hot food. None of that has happened yet and I don’t think it will. I’m discovering new ways to combine foods that I already have with a few foods that I’ve purchased, adding a sauce or seasoning that ties it all together. I’ve even combined a few things together that I won’t be putting into the same bowl ever again…what an adventure eating is!
I started this because I needed to try something different to try to lose weight, get healthier, stop the pain, get more energy, feel better. When I eat only raw stuff, I feel so good! I have more energy, my belly doesn’t hurt, I feel like I could walk for miles before stopping. Then I eat a piece of toast or some yogurt and it all comes back – the pain, the sluggish feeling, the rock in my gut.
I’ll be writing here once in awhile, talking about my experience converting to raw and vegan.
Update: February 1, 2011 – this eating experiment didn’t last very long. Although it was delicious and I loved the feeling of raw food in my body, it was too difficult to create good food in the raw, vegan format so I have switched to the typical Weight Watchers program which is much more easily accommodated.