I’ve touched on the fact that I have a hard time dealing with the wave of emotions that overcome me when I envision becoming 100% RAW… for life… I do almost certainly believe that it could be the most beneficial diet for health. Restate that… Physical Health.
But what is physical health without mental well-being? Can there even be physical health without mental well being? Depression or anxiety can cause physical symptoms, right? If I indulge in a cooked ingredient (or meal?), am I sabotaging my diet or could I possibly be promoting it? I certainly applaud people who commit themselves seemingly on a whim to a RAW lifestyle 100%. I wonder who those people were before RAW? Is it possible for someone who loves so many different cuisines to be without them forever? Or are these extremists from the start; people who’ve doused eggs/meat/birthday cake in ketchup all their lives?
I’m new at this. Perhaps still honey-mooning. But it isn’t all that bad. That said, my sister and I are allowing wine (technically RAW?), coffee (we know… not RAW… but with raw honey and raw homemade almond milk 🙂 ) and we’ve decided not to stress about minuscule amounts of ingredients like Maple syrup / dried spices / etc…sooo… 99% RAW? Its just awkward to say that though. I’ve been in a handful of dining situations now with people who haven’t the slightest that I’m going RAW and I’ve often wondered how I’d describe exactly what it is we’re doing….
“I’ve gone RAW! …. dietary explanation as I sip my coffee….”
“But you know…”
-_- “I have children. Active children”
“so you allow A, B, and C?”
“You’re planning on doing this forever?”
“So, really you’re on a diet.”
Personally I am going to aim for a high raw diet for well into the future. I am not going to attempt to become vegan either – sorry to all my vegans (!)- … Although, from what I’ve read it could be a slippery slope… Once you remove things from your regular diet, your body is bound to react when its reintroduced. That scares me…
Back to my fruit, raw brownies, and just-made sangria… Cheers!