For those that don't know I was raw vegan, cooked vegan of vegetarian most of my adult lie (now in my 40's) but the last yr because of a series of events, 2 celiacs diagnosed in my immediate family (son and hubby) we all went paleo. That was hard. I really started getting into it but...well...I'll skip the story but, I love my veggie roots.
This is day 10 of 8-1-1, and increasing raw that started around 75% and am now about 95%. Workouts have been better. More endurance and more power to "kill it".
My moods have been better. I am still cautious as I was raw for a long period of time before and felt great in the beginning, but after a year began to get very sick. Looking back I do believe it was to high fat and not enough calories...but still the "raw gone bad" memory is there to overcome.
Not sure if I will ever commit to 100% raw again. The 95% leaves room of an occasional slice of vegan pizza or some warm squash noodles on a cold winter day. Right now 90-95% leaves a lot of room to succeed and should I become 100% then great. We'll see.
I could never imagine I would eat this much fruit. It started with a few fruits a day and I thought that was a lot. Now that doesn't even cover breakfast. LOL. The more fruit I eat, the more I just want fruity things and don't care about other things. Yesterday I even trutned down my favorite chocolate bar (snickers) for a piece of fruit - and not out of obligation, but I actually desired an orange and some dates more. They sounded better. Score.
We'll see where the journey leads. Trying to let my body lead. Thankfully now we are coming into spring so it is a great time to be "reborn"