How I did it:
I began this challenge as part of a weekly goal I set for myself to try one new thing every week. The idea behind the raw diet is that, once cooked, food releases most of its enzymes, which means it loses a lot of its nutritional value. Eating raw helps you get natural nutrients without the contaminants that come with a typical diet.
Before beginning, I did a lot of research: how will I get proteins? What kind of food can I eat? Alcohol? What is a dehydrator and where can I get one?
It turns out, there is a very large raw food community online. I researched recipes and techniques, kept them organized on my Pinterest page (http://pinterest.com/abbeautiful/going-raw/), and shopped according to the recipes I wanted to experiment with.
It took some planning--I had to invest in a blender and food processor--but the payout was worth the effort. I feel alive and energized every day now. My body is healthier than it has ever been, and I truly enjoy everything I put in my body--the tastes are so much stronger and more flavorful than when I was putting processed and cooked foods into my system.
Read how I did it… 5 months ago
I did. And it was wonderful in every possible way. And then I got off track. So my goal shouldn’t be to go raw anymore. But to go raw, again! 17 months ago