Hey new banana friends! I was active on this site in 2010 when I first learned about raw veganism, and my how I have changed since then! (Detox symptoms--anyone? Haha Thank goodness that is behind me!)
To be brief, I was recovering from bulimia at that time (which originally began when I was 14/15 in 2008).... and I didn't know what the heck I was doing, only that I didn't feel such disordered feelings when I was eating raw vegan.
Fast forward to 2013, I've lost 30lbs of unhealthy eating disorder binge weight, and I have been anywhere from 75-100% for the past 3 years. Some months were not-so-raw, and other months I was a totally raw goddess.
Anyways, now I am coming to terms with the sad fact that bulimia (and bulimic mindsets/tendencies/compulsions/depression) does not go away... and that I need to constantly cope with Bulimia's manic attacks.
Since I am sometimes compulsive, sometimes lazy, and always trying to figure out how to find balance, I decided to share a list of Raw Foodie Mistakes I've made over the past 3 years that I am needing to implement NOW.... since I recently had a pretty bad bulimia relapse.
1. I need to eat more leafy greens....at every meal! When I eat entirely fruit, I feel unbalanced.
2. I need to drink more water, bring water bottles with me everywhere, and ONLY drink water... not coffee and processed almond mylk.
3. I need to plan balanced meals for myself, and not heed the WHIMS of my constantly fluctuating appetite. I need order, structure, balance, "rhythm", and consistency, if you will. I have learned that eating 10 bananas in a meal works for some people, but not me! If I eat 10 bananas It makes me want to purge. I need to plan my food out and eat it/enjoy it with moderation.
4. I need to PRAY before each meal, honour the blessing of food, and meditate on the bounty of nutrition that the food will bring me, as I eat.
5. Side note, I need to add more green juices to my lifestyle! :)
Overall, I have learned so much about having patience, about self-love, about self-care, and about my Self over these past 3 years through changing my lifestyle, and I have BARELY JUST BEGUN my journey!
I can't wait to continue on and see what the future brings me.