View Full Version : New to Raw Foods. what should be my diet?
11-05-2011, 07:35 PM
Today I cooked some yams&potatoes for dinner, after 3 days of being raw (it did not bother me much), but as soon as I finished eating I felt VERY energetic and felt the need to be active.
My question is: is there a "substitute" for this amazing energetic feeling from a raw vegan diet? I eat lots of fruits, greens, vegs, lots of grains, seeds and nuts and alot of them are organic.
Also, does bread count as raw?
Thanks so much people :) I appreciate.
11-05-2011, 07:52 PM
Hi and welcome. Raw means un-cooked, unprocessed and full of life. Bread is processed. But if you read Alissa's book "Living on live Food" and watch the dvd, you will get many recipes and suggestions. There's even recipes for raw crackers, etc. Also check out the recipes section on this web-site.
Fruit and smoothies and salads are my simple suggestions.
11-06-2011, 07:39 AM
Hi, congratulations on making your first steps. In my opinion, taking small steps and feeling comfortable about what you are doing is what makes one more likely to remain on this path and succeed.
At this stage you may benefit from some healthier substitutes. Now that you mention bread - lots of people love bread and may be addicted to it. If you think you can just stop it, then you do it. Learning how to make raw crackers etc, which bring you to a raw food level.
You are already eating fruit, so continue with that but make an effort to balance it with other food types, meaning to eat veggies, fatty non-sugary fruit such as avocados, some seeds and nuts etc. I love fruit smoothie for breakfast or fruit alone as it feeds my brain with glucose and provides so needed energy for my busy days. To really benefit from fruit, consume it on an empty stomach. Later in the day go for other food types. Look for recipes either on the net or follow a suggestion to get Alissa's book.
Best of luck.
11-06-2011, 11:14 AM
This is a raw vegan forum which means we don't assist people to eat cooked food... instead we assist them to follow Alissa Cohen's philosophy of eating raw live foods.
Definitely get a copy of her book and give it a read. It's a wealth of information!!! (and inspiration)
And welcome to the forum! (I moved your thread to the appropriate area of the forum)
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