Raw vegan food diary. 6 days of my autumn raw diet in Tenerife. Love & Peace Food. My Happy Healthy Raw & Free Lifestyle.
Do it. NOW. Stop smoking, drinking, eating that stuff you don’t want to have in your body anymore. Get out there & move your body. Leave your job. Or start this new one. Travel. Or settle, if this is what you want to do. End this relationship that does not speak to your heart anymore. Dare to be alone. (You will never be alone anyway.) Take the risk to open your heart. For friendship. For love. For those new beginnings,
To some, the raw vegan lifestyle appears to be too complicated: Do I get enough protein? How much fat should I eat? Which kinds of fat and fatty acids to I need? How can I be sure to get all the vitamins and other micronutrients my body needs? What am I allowed to eat, is this “really raw”, how do I combine my food properly?
I blogged about all of these and many more (mainly in german, up to now – sorry 😉 ) – but: it does not really matter!
How complicated is the raw vegan diet?
Did you ever doubt the standard cooked diet because it is “too complicated“?
What is really nourishing us? Which food is giving our body what it needs, instead of only filling it?
They say “You are what you eat.” – And this is so true. Or, better: you become, what you eat.
Dead food, junk food, toxic food can never build up a living, healthy body and keep it healthy.
Besides what is really nourishing us – sun, fresh air, joy, moving our body, loving relationships, rest – our food is only on the second place. But, it is a significant stimulus for our body. Food can clean, or stress. Detox, or build up. It can give energy, or take it. It can support your healing – or stop it. For sure it is a relevant factor to our health.
So called illness, any lack of good health and well-being, are attributed to blockades. Something blocking the flow of energy, thus bringing us/our system out of balance. These blocks can be physical, psychological, emotional or mental; all affecting each other. I. e., psychological, emotional, or mental blocks and imbalances can manifest in physical issues, same as an unhealthy life style and diet can lead to not only physical but also psychological, emotional, or mental problems. Vice versa, an optimized diet not only helps to clear up your physical energy flow but also can help you to solve emotional or mental issues and release psychological conflicts.
“Illness” is not an enemy you are supposed to fight. It’s a form of expression of your body or soul, showing you there is something wrong in your life. You are doing/eating/living something that’s not good for you. Not what your body or soul needs right now.
To begin with getting it clear: for me, the raw vegan lifestyle is the optimum of all diet options. The one and only mankind-appropriate way of eating. A raw vegan diet, designed with mindfulness and listening to your very own physical and mental needs in each moment.
Time and again, people are stating that they failed on the raw diet, though. Or, that the raw diet failed on them, triggering health issues. Can a raw diet, a diet that healing, energizing, and beneficial, harm you?
Not the raw diet itself, to be sure – there is nothing harmful in fruit, vegetables and greens. What can lead to issues is unthinkingly following any advices and recommendations from books or websites or social media – quite often incomplete and taken out of context.
Practising a raw diet by simple following the philosophy “If it’s labeled raw, it’s good.” – let alone the question of how “raw” is defined -, or blindly following the diet rules based on another persons individual experiences, without listening to your own body’s needs, will likely cause issues sooner or later.
The beneficial power of eating raw is NOT to be found in details like taking in so-called “superfoods”, eating sprouts, or strictly avoiding any non-organic produce. Even if you might wish for it: there is no such thing like one unique miracle cure or magic pill for perfect health.
Individual responsibility – this is the key to your very own and successful way to health. Including a satisfying, healing raw diet.
Take back your power – you, and no-one else, is responsible for your health. And you – and no-one else – can actually feel, what your body needs.
I am convinced that our bodies are made for a raw and vegan diet. And how and what you eat has a major impact on your health. The base for perfect health thereby is a raw vegan diet, consisting of ripe, all natural (i. e., free from pesticides and other chemical treatment, gmo-free) fruit, vegetables, and, most important: greens! All kinds of lettuce, kale, seaweed, and, last but not least, wild edible herbs. Naturally fatty food, like avocado, olives, durian, and fresh nuts and seeds, should be included according to your body’s needs. I recommend to avoid mixtures of fat and sweet fruit in your every day meals, though – try to limit these to special occasions. Same for dried fruit – it’s a great substite for standard sweet treats during transition, but can be too much concentrated sugar when keeping it as a staple on the long run. There is nothing bad about fruit sugar, included in the whole fruit, but eating too much of it, mainly in the dried (waterless) state of a fruit, can overload your body, causing a lack of minerals, and keeping you from eating enough greens.
Avoid or limit the use of processed/extracted food like raw fast food (bars, storebought raw chocolate, crackers etc), sweeteners like agave nectar, all these “superfood”-powders etc.. Use these last in moderation when you feel that they are good for you (i love spirulina, e. g., and feel that my body is benefiting from it, especially in times when i cannot get enough wild herbs). Don’t eat anything processed (this includes your own homemade smoothies and other recipes), you would not like to eat on it’s own. Your body’s direct response to a taste or smell of natural food is an important message, telling you, if your system wants/needs (or doesn’t want) this special food. Listen to it!
One more basic pattern i’d like to mention: constantly overeating, or eating nonstop, or eating with being hungry. Avoid this! Same as eating very late in the evening (i. e., shortly before going to sleep).
Everything else, though, the exact design of “your” raw diet, how many fruit/veggies/greens you eat, which combinations will work (or not work) for you … all these are based on your individual needs, and may vary with your age, your lifestyle, the climate, the level of stress you need to master, life phases, and so on. You’ll have to find the answers for yourself. Connect with others, ask, read, get inspired, try recipes, as much as you want to. But never stop listening to your body and it’s reactions. Think for yourself! Choose for yourself, for YOUR body, based on your experiences.
And obviously: there is more than food in life, and for your health. Move your body, get lots of fresh air, feed your sould with what is making you happy …
Take back your power, your responsibility, for yourself, your body, your health! Listen to your body and its needs, and find your perfect diet.
Do you have a goal, a dream you want to live? And do you feel like not being able to even get closer, or losing track again and again?
Like living a free live, travelling, eating healthy, a happy family, a community to grow and learn together … what are you dreaming of?
Imagine you knew you had only 5 years left to live. Or 5 months. What would you do with your precious time remaining? Think, or better: feel about this! It might be scary. Your mind will maybe try to draw aside, to avoid uncomfortable emotions coming up. Don’t stop, though. Find out, what you REALLY want to do with this life. Or, better, what you really WANT to live.