I had made the choice to start a raw food lifestyle almost 2 months now. it started with the green smoothies and then using the dehydrator and eating a bunch of plain old raw foods. i did however continue to consume cooked lean cuts of meat, which i have now stopped. ive plateaued and have become bored and tired and feel miserable. so i cut the meat! feels better but now i also have a family of 5 to feed 4 boys and myself, so i still have to purchase junk and have not tried the 80/10/10! i dont like alot of nuts as they are both expensive and half the time they all go through some process, its not easy finding raw ones.
i still have to purchase the book. ive learned alot through this website and others but i know i need the book because it will probably explain alot of what i am going to say in the blog.
1. i am concerned about that much fruit consumption, i have hypoglycemia which i still really dont know what it is, i just know it make to much "sugar" in my body. i told my doctor i eat alot of healthy sugars but he said its still sugar. but i feel fine? lol
2. im just not that hungry tthroughout the day. i have taught myself to really only eat when hungry, so not to binge when my body didnt need refueling...do you get?
3. cost! i am cheap!! im scared of buying alot of produce and it turning bad before i finish it. my husband isnt a big supporter he thinks im crazy! but this is a lifestyle i want! i love the simplicity of it! i hated just the average raw food lifestyle everything was ment to remind you of cooked food. i dont want mock cheese or spaghetti made with zucchini because ill eat it and miss the real thing. using the dehydrator hahaha i work fulltime and have 3 little ones it took me 9 hours for one pie! yes it was amazing but sheesh! there goes my whole day. i have to remember to put things in and take them out mix them up. it just isnt practical and when i think about it dehydrating isnt new but it also isnt in its raw natural stage, its altered and id rather keep it as natural as possible. even tho i like real fruit roll ups.
4. i cant afford organic. some things maybe but the majority of organic produce doesnt come in bulk and i havent yet bought anything in bulk. is that going to effect me differently?
im betting these questions are already answered i will continue to read up on everything i can because really what did we eat before, we ate simple, we literally saw food (fruit and veggies) and ate it. id love to say i am on the see food diet, so when i see fresh fruits and veggies i can eat it!
So heres to a beginning that i will hopefully follow up with! i have an early morning at the gym! amazing i am now able to run 5 mins which is a huge accomplishment considering id die after 1min. i also set it for up hill so i get the resistance. i have alot of plans for this life of mine and i will make them come a reality!
it isnt "oh well i guess its just ment to be" .... it "oh heeellllzz yes this is what it is because im making it this way!
take the bull by the horns - i hope i stay this motivated in the 3hours i have to sleep before i goto the gym..(my fault to excited to start this)