Hi. I started the raw food diet over a month ago. I did it for 5 days fully, low fat 100% and all that and then i went back to cooked food. Fastfood. And sugary food. And i am diabetic. I found it so hard to keep being raw. I was feeling too good, and light and strong and well in general. My sleep had become better... But at the end of the day it removed a very important thing from my life: that fog in my head which allows me to pretty much sleepwalk through life. I believe the key word here is Feeling. When i eat sugar and other foods iam intolerant to, and when i dont sleep enough, ibecome numb. Completely numb. I go through the days as a train in motion but dont really register what goes on. I have noticed even that recently i cant follow any conversation all the way tothe end without missing bits of it. That is bad! But when i eat raw food diet the healthy way, i feel great, my mind is clear, my body feels relieved from all that acidity from nasty food. I have no more excuse to go below my potential because i become so much stronger. AND I CANT STAND IT. There is no excuse anymore because i can hear and feel everytging and process everything so much better and I simply cant cope with it. 3 years i have been attempting to be raw for the rest of my life. And every time i use every excuse i can find not to go for it. One day its the b12, next its the protein... Enough already. Now there is no more excuse. And something deep inside of me, the little bit of me that wanna get out of that dietary coma, tells me over and over again that that lifestyle is what is the best for me. I so wanna do it. I so have to do it. I cant remember who on this site said there is no old obese person. It does not exist because they all die before they can get old. THAT' S ME IF I DONT DO SOMETHING NOW! Does anyone feel anything like this? Does anyone want to decide with me right here right now to take an owth to always do what is best for our health, our body, and ultimately our mind. I dont know about you but i need to realise that i am an addict to fastfood and sugar especially, and i need to gather all my strength and go through with weaning myself out of this. Who else has ever had these feelings? In any case i am now taking the owth, or whatever else it can be called, to refuse foggy brain, tired body and early death as satisfactory, instead i will always aim for best health and happiness, even if it is something i am gonna have to get used to. And as i had started the raw food diet about a month ago, i am not gonna say that i am starting all over from scratch, but that so far i have been raw, but with one month cooked. Lol, that sounds pretty miserable, but the idea behind this is that i have tried to keep two meals raw oit of three most days, and also, if i start over from scratch every time i lapse i will never get anywhere. Finally, it is also a way of accepting that not everything is perfect. But ican work on it. The fact that i have "failed" and carried on makes me feel more like i want to do it right than if i said i was to start again every time i do it wrong.
So dont hesitate to share on this blog your own experience and to accompany me if you wish in this time of making happy decisions, or decisions that are healthy and will bring happiness within no time. :)