Georgina's Raw Journey
Honest to goodness raw
Seems very rare to find someone who is actually 100% raw where 100% means 100%
Even 95% seems to mean something less than 100% but not actually in any mathematical sense.
I've come to realise that when people say they are high raw then they often mean somewhere over 50% but I've seen 30% stated as high raw.
Does it matter? In some ways of course it doesn't because my raw diet is really what concerns me but when I see people complaining that they don't lose weight when raw and I see how many non-raw things are being consumed I feel it gives the raw lifestyle an un-necessary kick in the teeth.
It seems that a significant number of people really mean they are "dieting" when they say they are raw and that they miss the whole point that raw actually means raw. If they were honest with themselves maybe they'd get the results they are looking for.
I'm trying be 100% raw. Some days this is easier than others. Cashews are stated in many raw recipes but I don't think it is easy to get raw cashews and I don't trust very many of the companies that say their cashews are raw. I have decided to only have them once in a blue moon - if at all. The same goes for most nuts really - unless they are in their shells there is a good chance they have been heated as part of the shelling process.
Raw chocolate - from what I have read about cocoa harvesting and processing, it is hard to see how raw cocoa is produced. At the very least the cocoa pods sit in the green in big heaps which ferment and crate heat (much like a compost heap does).
Agave - highly processed.
Braggs - highly processed
These are just a few things which fail the raw standard and which so many people are kidding themselves over.