This is a post from my blog on how to go raw vegan today. Most of you guys already know a lot of this but I thought I would share anyways. My blog covers raw foods, meditation and yoga. Thanks, and enjoy!
The raw vegan diet has a special place in my heart. I love how synergistic the combination of a light diet, meditation and yoga are. These three things make up the pillar of my current lifestyle habits.
I don’t know where I would be without these three habits. I have been focusing most of my energy on meditation and yoga as of late so I thought I would touch on how to be a raw vegan.
Going raw has many benefits:
The amount of peace that this diet infuses the body and mind with is really beyond words. Many diets help calm and balance the body, but this diet is like diving into a deep blue ocean of peace.
Mental and emotional storms do come up, but you are able to deal with these waves so much more fully than on other diets. I know diet only plays a part of how you deal with things, but trust me, this diet will change the way you see the world and yourself.
This is simply a quite guide on how to go raw vegan today. Even if you do not go totally raw you can still benefit from following some of these steps.
1. Stop eating cooked food. Simple as that. If you stop eating cooked food you have to start eating food that is alive.2. Don’t buy anything that needs to be cooked. Only buy fruits and veggies.
3. Eat more fruit. You can survive off of fruit for months without anything else. Fruit is perfectly suited for our nutritional needs.4. Buy bananas by the case. Dr. Doug Graham, when he has a client that wants to go raw, puts people on an all banana diet. He has them buy three cases, yes three cases,
of bananas and tells them how to manage their ripeness.5. Eat bananas by the pound. Even if you just do one thing let it be eating bananas for breakfast. That is it. Eat 6 or 7 ripe bananas.
6. Eat ripe fruit. These are ripe bananas. Bananas that are green are not ripe. The starches have not converted themselves into sugar yet. Eat ripe
8. Bring fruit with you wherever you go. If you are caught in a bind with no raw foods on hand and you are hungry, you will most likely eat cooked food.9. No meat. No meat. No meat or diary.
10. Going 100% raw for a short time is great, but going raw for a long time is better. Many people have been raw for 1 year, 2 years, 5 years and beyond. It is possible to go raw and stay raw. So long as you are willing to deal with the psychological aspects of eating raw.
Any time you change your diet it seems to effect your social status. Anyone who has gone vegan or vegetarian will know what I am talking about. Going raw is bigger because the only thing you can eat while out
is pretty much salad. Thank goodness for salad bars.
There are many people that offer more long term raw recipes for those occasions when you want something that resembles a traditional dinner. Here are a few resources for you to dive into. Many of these people
have been raw for a good long while.
When I was 100% raw I really followed a lot of what Frederic Patenaude had to say. He follows Dr. Doug Grahams Low Fat Raw Vegan diet.
Raw Chef Has a bunch of really great recipes.
Really Raw Food This is a fun blog. It is about a girls journey in the raw food lifestyle.
Rawmazing Another good blog about a girls adventures with the raw food lifestyle. Really well designed site.
Any of these are great resources to dive into.
If you have a strong desire to go raw then check out 30 Bananas a Day. This is a community of raw foodist who follow Dr. Doug Graham‘s program. I have been part of this community for a while now. It has been a tremendous help on my path.
Thanks for reading, I wish you all the best. Stay tuned for the release of my first e-book! I will be releasing it on Monday the 22ed of November. It is sure to help those who want some help. It is going
to be free too. Thanks and don’t forget to follow me on .
What do you think about the raw food diet? Is it feasible for you? What would make it so? Leave a comment with what you think.