To be or not to be….a raw foodist
If someone would have told me a year ago that pretty soon I would consider a 180° change in my diet and life style, by looking to become a raw foodist, among other things, I would have surely told them to come back to planet Earth.
Like, seriously. I love cooked food, I love cow’s milk, and a tasty, creamy home-made cake. Why in the hell would I give it all up? Besides, until half a year ago, milk came very, very high on my healthy foods list. We started buying the real thing, raw from the farmers’ market every Sunday. For more than 6 months now that has been our weekly Sunday routine.
But right now…I don’t know what to say. I mean, I’ve been reading a bit on the topic of eating raw and all the benefits. I’ve been talking to some very interesting people who know so much more than I will ever know about this subject….and because I am nowhere near the weight I was before getting pregnant (not surprisingly considering my eating pattern which is all over the place at the moment), I see a raw food diet like my salvation.
My biggest hope is also curing my under-active thyroid that went crazy after Aidan’s birth. I keep thinking that one of these days I won’t need to take that daily pill that helps regulate my thyroid hormonal imbalance. I really want to believe that this will happen soon.
Anyway, I thought I should give it a go. The diet, I mean. Through my twitter account I happened to find the Raw Moms website promoting exactly on that day (serendipity, I know) this raw food challenge. Now, before you say anything, yes I know, it’s for the man in my life…but in this case, I am going to try it for myself. If he wants to tag along, fine. If not, fine again.
So, from February 1st for a whole week, my meal plan is this: EAT ONLY RAW, ORGANIC FOOD.
Once the decision was taken, I started panicking…how should I start? What should I buy? Do I need a dehydrator? Will I be able to prepare all the food? Will I be able to actually do it? I decided I needed a few good recipes to start with…but then I realized I also needed a method. I am not the type of person to get results from just starting to do something, without having a direction and at least a few benchmarks.
Of course, I asked Mr. Google about this and I found and interesting article on “Raw Food Health” about transitioning to raw food. I think after this first week of only raw food, I will try with the second approach. Somehow, I am still reluctant to the idea of NEVER eating milk products or home made bread. And I know myself, when something is off limits, I will crave that food until I feel my brains are melting and I cannot breath anymore. But if I let my mind think there’s always the possibility of going back, if only a tiny step, then I am much happier.
So here it is. My greatest challenge yet, when it comes to food. Wish me luck! I’ll keep you posted.