Is there a simple, no fuss raw diet?
A newbie here. I came to this site thinking about simplifying eating - no cooking, no preparing, no nothing. Just buy raw food and eat it directly from your fridge, kitchen or whatever. But I see that there is so much preparing and sprouting and such... Can a raw diet be more simple? Without preparing anything?
Thanks for your help.
Absolutely it can. There are lots of people here who live 100% raw the simple way. Just grabbing and eating fruit, or nuts, or throwing together a simple salad or blender smoothie. Lots of members don't dehydrate much at all and only make "gourmet" type dishes or recipes once in a while.
Some of us here, like me, are transitioning and need the recipes to keep away cravings for cooked food and such. But it's really an individual process! So if you are happy just eating simply out of your fridge or what's sitting on your countertop, go for it. And don't feel deprived because it's what you like and what your body wants! :)
Really, there are lots of people here to do raw the simple way. Hopefully they'll speak up and you won't feel alone. :)
Some fruits and vegetables require nothing more than washing. But many of them need to be peeled, deseeded or in some way prepared to be able to eat them. Nuts can be bought out of the shell. I guess it all depends on what you want to eat.
Absolutely. You are blessed if you are in an emotional / healthy position to where you are ready to live a simpler lifestyle. Most folks complicated lifestyles lead them to complicated solutions! Ha! ha! Power to you my friend.
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Yes! Yes! Yes!
Simple is so much better! Some people just like to play in the kitchen.
Aquire it, wash it, and enjoy it!
Good luck! I really expect a lot of response from this encouraging you to do the same! Lots of us merely eat simply. Join us! Your body will love you for it. :)
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Yes - the simpler you make it, the better. However, as has already been said, in transitioning to 100% raw, the more "prepared" dishes tend to satisfy better. The longer you are raw, the less you'll want these transition foods.
I teach raw classes, and do prepare lots of 'gourmet' foods - both in class and in preparing for class. But - inbetween times, for just me, I tend to eat mainly huge salads with cut up veggies - green smoothies and fruit. A handful of nuts thrown in (definitely walnuts) for variety.
The thing about raw - do what fits YOU. There are no complicated rules and calorie counting going on. That's the beauty of it.
Good luck on your raw journey .. make it yours and have FUN with it!
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Now, that's encouraging! I guess at first I might be as a detective, an eating detective Maybe I'll need to munch all day! Oh my god! If there is someone who eats simply raw, I would like to know you!
Hey, I don't care about peeling or washing, its the mix this, sautee that, slice this, take another bowl and mix this other thing, preheat oven and bla, bla, bla.... Maybe some night I will prepare something more elaborate, but certainly not everyday.
What worries me is the nutrition in the simply raw diet, and about having to visit the grocery store every day. Guess I'll have to think about this.
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Hi Selva! Most have already been said, the simpler the better and no rules! As for the grocery store, why do you have to go each day? I buy bananas one time a week and they sit just fine on the counter, same with oranges and apple and more or less every fruit you could desire! I just like going a little more often because I live in town and it is a nice walk and I don't want to carry all too much at the time.. But now I'm rambling, sorry! My point is, nothing is more complicated than you need it to be and fruits and veggies really mostly are nice and keeps a while.. Good luck on your raw journey, it is good to see you here!
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Like everyone said, the simplier the better! I started off raw by thinking I needed a dehydrator, sprouter, juicer, vitamix etc. I was dehydrating foods and making complicated dishes with lots of ingredients. Well I wasn't feeling well. I ditched my dehydrator and I started simplier eating and now I feel so much better.
I just throw together a bunch of greens with veggies and eat from the bowl with my hands or grab a handful of nuts or some fruit. Never been easier!
Just don't forget about variety!
I go for simple raw because I'm on a low income, so can't afford a dehydrator, sprouter, juicer, vitamix etc.
I'm also too busy running around after my little girls, so don't really have the time to prepare anything ;)
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