06-18-2009, 08:31 PM
Hey everyone, I've been wanting to at least try the raw food diet for a while now, and the few short attempts I've made have left me feeling pretty good. I'm a bit worried though because I'm an athlete, competing on my university's cross country team. Many of my companions in the running community seem to possess the mentality that they (and I) burn so many calories working out that they need to eat as much as possible to fuel their bodies. Now, from what I've researched on raw food it almost seems like such a diet is too good to be true. Considering that I run up to 10+ miles a day, will I really be able to get enough energy from just fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds? Obviously it's possible, since I know plenty of others do it, but are there certain special steps I should take to make sure my body doesn't wither away? Or should I just devour as many fruits and veggies as possible to make sure I get enough calories? Any advice would be great.