My Wonderfully Raw Journey
Obsessed with being an ideal raw foodist!!!
So i've been enjoying my raw journey so far but i've noticed that this new lifestyle has so much information that has thrown me all around the world it seems. I'm a perfectionist(well sort of) and i like to do things as right as can be. The thing with raw foods is that it seems to be such a "new" concept that no one really knows what's right. I do understand the bits and pieces of information about why we should or shouldn't eat a certain food and why we should avoid certain foods for certain reasons. But i feel all this mixed info has done nothing but make me fearful and crazy. I almost feel like i'm getting some sort of obsession of eating an ideal raw diet and i'm glad i have the ability to be aware of this so i can stop this madness!
I've been running away from nuts and fats for the past few days and i think it's quite silly. I even convinced myself that eating a high fruit diet was best when deep down i think it's dumb and creates more health problems than needed. I forgot how much i love veggies and all the creative ways raw foodist use them to make pastas, soups, salads, and even breads! Don't get me wrong i love a good dessert and i feel that's where fruit shines but my simple banana froyo or larabar works fine on a daily basis and having a green smoothie supplies me with plenty of fruits for my day. Also snacking on some fruit when i'm hungry is ok too but dominating my life with it seems a little over kill.
So what food groups does that leave left? Veggies, Fats, Oils, and Grains. Now i LOVED my raw oatmeal as it left me soo full (5 hours could've been 6 but i convinced myself to eat) and full of energy which had it been cooked i know would've done the complete opposite. When it comes to nuts and oils I try to use them sparingly but honestly those are the only foods we eat that have the most calories in them next to grains. Now i'm not saying i'm only gonna start eating loads of nuts for calories but i'm definitely going to stop freaking out if a sauce for my veggie dish has nuts in it or depriving myself of lovely avocados/guacamole on my salads or when i make "tacos" and allow myself to enjoy my nut cheezes. I think once i start making breads this will also help supply a sufficient source of healthy calories and nutrients as i cut back on my fruits and nut consumption and keep me full cause lets face it my big salads will only keep me full for about 2 hours and i need something to make me feel more grounded.
I'm sick of this light headed spacey feelings and the blood sugar head aches from the fruits. I'M SICK OF BEING AFRAID AND OBSESSED!!!! It's worse than when i ate cooked food i knew exactly what to eat without fear and no problems so i need to get that same level of peace of mind and consistency. I LOVE raw foods and although 100% is ideal it's an idealism i can't fully keep up with but i will try my best.