I've been vegan for about 3 months now and I absolutely LOVE it! But I found these vegan cookies and vegan chocolate and I love to bake... So yeah, you get the point. I really want to detox and lose a little more weight and I was thinking about doing the raw food diet. Alicia mentions it in her book but then talks about the Superhero diet as being more logical. I've read the benefits of both raw foods and macrobiotics but I'm not sure which one to go for. Any Advice?
Well, there are lots of yummy Raw desserts, goodies, chocolate ganache etc too. One of my favorite vegan restaurants is Raw and AMAZING!!! For me keeping a food journal, with a calorie goal for the day, and working out consistently is what works every time. Consistency really is the key. If I cut out all sweets, then I go crazy on them later, so I eat super healthy, clean, vegan, some raw meals and I plan for my dessert calories :)
My problem is doing great logging and working out, then as soon as I get close to my goal, I don't log my calories consistently because I am so happy to have lost weight....then those crazy pounds come right back on.
I would say it takes me 10 min tops to calculate the calories in my food every day. Totally worth the pay off!!!
I started myself a Raw Food Challenge over a year ago, and it changed my life... My goal at the time was All raw foods until Lunch... Then until Dinner... and Snacks... Love the raw food snacks...
It was a wonderful detox for me and a way to get off the carb fix that I was used to.... Now I do have cooked foods, but still about 80% raw, and I've never been healthier or felt better in my life.
Best wishes in what ever you decide... I have found my cheapy dehydrator and Vita-Mix to be my best friends in this journey. I also used that time to learn about new foods and things that I would have never tried RAw that are actually really good.
Raw Asparagus for example. I have always always cooked it. But cut up raw in a salad with Vinagrette dressing is amazing.
Raw Green Beans for crunching during the day. Celery Root and making my own sprouts. The list goes on. I even ate raw corn (off) the cob and that was something I never tried before.
Dehydrating veggies and fruits make my family some healthy snacks... Its been a wonderful change for us.
Also the goal for me was never to be 100% Raw food. I knew that wasn't sustainable with my lifestyle. So I took one meal at a time, and figured the more new things I tried, the more I would have available to me.
And I just try to stay Vegan the rest. This seems to work for me and doesn't put so much pressure on myself. I can say that i've had real noodles the past couple days for the first time in a long time, and my digestive tract is Soooo not happy with me!!!
It is actually really fun to clear myself out and start with a clean slate and then decide what works and doesn't. My cravings changed, taste buds changed... It has been great!
Thank you so much! When I decided to go vegan I knew for sure it was the right thing for me, but raw is still up in the air for me. I do believe raw food is healthier and will incorporate it more into my diet, but will also be eating my whole grains and legumes! Thank you for all the advice! :)
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