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11-02-2009, 09:01 PM
Hi. I happily stumbled across this forum during my raw food diet research. I plan to spend some time browsing around. In the mean time I have a question about ratios of raw to non-raw food consumption. I have heard that it is okay to eat 80% raw and 20% cooked and still consider the diet "raw". What is the general thought about how much of the diet should be raw to trully be considered raw? Thank you.
11-02-2009, 09:40 PM
Welcome! This has been discussed a kajillion times on this forum.
I consider myself Raw. Period. I don't count anything. Why not? Because I don't care to. If I use a spice that might be heat treated, does that make me 99% Raw?Pfft. So be it then.
Just enjoy the good, healthy, living foods.
Save that energy you are using trying to figure out percentages for a smile instead!
11-03-2009, 07:40 AM
Yes, 75-80% raw is generally considered to be a raw diet in the raw food world.
However, you will find as you go along that you begin to think more and more like VeganForLife - meaning you'll just not think about percentages at all.
It may be a good way for accountability to yourself when you're first starting out. However, just don't get hung up on it (i.e., oh man if I eat that cup of steamed broccoli, I'll only be 69% raw today :eek:). DON'T do that to yourself. Just eat as much raw as you can and it will begin to come to you naturally.
Glad you're here and finding your way.:)
11-03-2009, 08:05 AM
The BEST thing you can do for yourself is to eat one raw food at a time, adding more and more raw as you go.
Im with VFL on the thoughts. We do each make our own way and we can either work through all those challenges or make it easy and simple and listen from those who learned from hindsight.
I too was introduced to precentages in my first raw days. It created havoc. Glad I know better now. I am successfully raw and actually, have been since day one.
You pic your journey. Best to you!
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