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08-20-2006, 08:43 PM
What does it mean if you are not 100% raw. That you eat fish or cooked veggies? Sorry - Im still learning :rolleyes:
08-20-2006, 08:54 PM
The percentage thing confuses me. I just try to do 100% all day and if I oops it then I'm not 100% lol.
08-20-2006, 09:04 PM
Well, I think that if you aren't 100% sure of the source you are getting some of your foods from, then you can't be totally sure. But some just try to make sure that half of their meals, or three fourths of their meal is raw, and that is where they get the percentages from.
08-20-2006, 10:35 PM
In my case it's frozen fruit pulp (the only way I can get such tropical fruits as lulo and maracujá). Some are marked "pasteurized", and some aren't marked whether pasteurized or not.
08-21-2006, 01:19 AM
I don't keep percentages. I have medical conditions for which I must take certain prescription medications and also some supplements. These are not necessarily raw, but necessary for me to take. I've been using cocoa powder that is not raw. Next time I buy some, I will buy raw. I've been eating olives that are not raw. I have ordered some raw ones though. I occasionally eat a cracker, some chips, rice and beans that are not raw. And given that I have diabetes, I've had a few hypos where it was necessary for me to eat candy to bring my blood sugar back up. For me, it is working out to try to eat as much raw as I can, but not to stress out over those times when I have to eat something that is not raw or to eat something that may say raw on it but really isn't.
08-21-2006, 07:50 AM
Not 100% means you eat something that isn't raw. It could be steamed veggies, "raw" cashews which no one is sure about, fish, or fast food which makes up that 5,10, 15% cooked. some count it by the physical amount they take in (.5 or .75 of their meal is raw for each meal), or they're all raw until dinner, or some doing it calorically. I'm just 100% or 0%, literally. I don't eat transition or questionalbe raw foods. Just simple and plain fruits and vegetables.
08-21-2006, 08:04 AM
I know some people say they're 100% but still drink hot tea..........I think to most people the percentage is just a label. However, most people who say they are not 100% usually continue a vegan diet. I know some (myself included) struggle with grains and that may also be a factor why they are not 100% raw.
Victoria Boutenko has some great statistics on the benefit of being truly 100% raw in her book 12 Steps to Raw Food.
08-21-2006, 08:44 AM
Thanks you guys. That really clears things up for me.
Im dealing with a bit of resistance from family and friends and sometimes the places they pick for meals are not very helpful ;) I just wanted to know what I was dealing with. Like if I eat some steamed veggies was a screwing up all my efforts!
08-21-2006, 10:11 AM
Everything you eat either brings you closer to health or closer to disease, that I how I look at it.
so, when I look at a plate of fresh raw fruits and veggies, I think "ah, health", and when I look at a plate of steamed veggies I think "ick, disease" and it makes it easy for me to stay raw,
I think everyone needs to do what works for them, whatever that is, and if you need to eat some cooked foods or meat or dairy, and that works for you right now, then great, if eating all raw works for you, then great, if eating simply, fresh fruits works for you, then great, if eating complicated raw meals works for you, then great!
Some people measure the caloric content of the food, and that is how they get their percentages, others measure the volume, others measure the days, and others measure the meals,
like some people will take eat a huge salad maybe 4 cups of salad, and have 1 chicken breast, and say they are 90% raw, and some people will eat raw breakfast and lunch, then have a cooked dinner and say they are 70% raw, others will eat raw all week long and have one day each week that they eat cooked, and say they are 80% raw, or what have you.
I don't think the percentages really matter, what matters is that you incorporate as much raw foods into your life as you can.
Here are two things that can make you about 99% healthier instantly
1. do not eat any processed carbohydrates, or refined sugars, which means: no flour, pastas, sugars, canned food, packaged food, boxed food, etc.
2. eat fruit for breakfast, veggies for lunch and anything you want for dinner,
if you can do those two things, you will be on the road to health.
08-21-2006, 10:54 PM
It just mean that you are eating more RAW food. I don't believe there is a term call "high raw" as I have seen posted. The more RAW food you eat the better for your body. But there is nothing like 100% of anything.
It's your Journey, travel as you wish......I wish you everything you need to stay RAW.......
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