Transitioning to a high raw diet

Photo by  Sandra Mora

Transitioning to a raw diet was easy in some ways and difficult in others. After being raw until dinner for just two days I no longer craved coffee. I also lost my appetite for milk and sugar as well. Just by eating more fresh fruits and veggies I no longer craved some things that I wanted to cut out of my diet anyway. This was fantastic!

The funny thing is I always thought I had a pretty good diet. I don’t eat hydrogenated fats, I always buy organic snacks foods, and I eat fruits and vegetables everyday. It wasn’t until I started eating high raw that I realized how much processed foods I was actually eating. Yes they were organic and made with good ingredients, but they were still processed. It felt really good to stop eating these foods, they weren’t doing my body any good.

It was however dificult to break the news to my husband. My husband is a big foodie and so was I for a long time.When I told him the news he supported me but I could tell he was worried about it just a little. We both loved to go to restaurants and try new foods. We also liked to stay in once in a while and drink wine and cook together. How could we still do this if I was on a high raw diet?

Part of the reason I did not go 100% raw right away was because I still liked doing those things. I wanted to have the option of eating what I wanted for dinner. I have only been high raw for 2 months and I must say I don’t like cooked foods as much as I use to.

I think it was a good decision for me to take it slowly and be raw until dinner rather than rushing in and eating 100% raw right away. Now I have a few days out of the week that I am 100% raw and some days where I will eat cooked food at dinner. The longer I eat raw the more I naturally don’t crave some of the foods I once loved. Sometimes it’s good to take things slowly and move at your own pace. Your body knows when it’s ready for a change.