I tried to be a vegetarian, but it just did not work for me. I loved eating fruits and vegetables, but I did not like traditional vegetarian sources of protein. I tried many different tofu recipes over the past few months. Since they all contained soy sauce, they all started to taste the same after a while. I also tried to eat tempeh, I did not like the texture at all. I tried many different types of soy sausages. I just didn’t like them. I was not into “impostor foods”. If I wanted to eat a sausage I’d rather eat a real one. The problem was I didn’t want to eat a real one, or a fake one the looked like a real one. I wanted to eat real food.
During my brief period on this vegetarian diet I gained weight. I was eating too much cheese, pasta and bread. And I’m not even a pasta lover. I needed a change, because this was not working. I was making two dinners every night. One for my meat eating family and one for me. I started to detest cooking!
Then one day I was on Twitter and someone put up a link to Raw Radiant Health, a raw food video blog. After I watched the video I decided it was time to change my diet. I decided to eat high raw the next morning. Going raw has been in the back of my mind for years, but I just didn’t know how to do it. Could you really live on salads and be healthy? This video came at the right time in my life, I was ready for a change.
The next morning I had a raw breakfast and lunch, I decided to be “raw until dinner” until I felt comfortable with my new diet. I have been on this diet ever since. I can’t believe how much better I feel and how much happier I am eating this way. Here is a link to the blog that got me started on my raw food journey. Her blog is still one of my favorites.