RAW Food Challenge – The Aftermath

It has been 3 days since I ended my raw food challenge, I wanted to give my body time to adjust back to a normal diet before assessing my finals thoughts and feelings.

After contemplating my experience I decided that the best way to explain everything to all of you was a simple pro/con list and a video!

PROS:

Generally healthier, my body felt cleaner and “toxin” free in a way

Never got “food coma” after eating a big meal, I may have felt full, but not sluggish

Always using fresh ingredients was amazing

It allowed me to make 90% of my diet from start to finish; almond milk, hummus, dressings

My body received more nutrients from food that would be otherwise lost if cooked above 118 degrees

It encouraged my creativity in making composed and tasty dishes

I was ingesting no injected hormones commonly present in dairy and meats

I aware of exactly what I’m putting in my body

CONS (for me):

Food wasn’t hot; it’s amazing how ingesting hot food can really warm me up

I couldn’t eat any traditional comfort foods, like mashed potatoes

Its expensive, as a college student I don’t have an limitless cash flow to buy all the basics and fancier things that I would have liked to incorporate into my challenge

Nuts/seeds and nut butters are full of protein but lacking in quantity…left me still feeling hungry because I didn’t eat a large chicken breast that would fulfill my protein needs

Because I was making everything I ate, a lot of prep work was required

Limiting for me when I was out in the city, not a lot of raw options even in restaurants that feature raw food

Here’s a little video to explain some more!

Its my first blog video so don’t judge me for being awkward!

I hope you all enjoy!

When it comes down to it, a lot of people have been asking me if I will go raw forever, the answer is no.

I love cheese too much.

I will, and am, making an effort to keep it in my everyday diet!

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8 thoughts on “RAW Food Challenge – The Aftermath

  1. Thank you for all the work you put into sharing your week of raw. I enjoyed the blog posts. It is nice to see what others ar doing with raw in real time.

  2. Hi Sweetie Pie, Momma here…your family is so proud of you for sticking it out for a whole week on your raw food challenge! I am sure the prep work was more time consuming than you would have thought, especially since you were not cooking or baking your meals and that you may have felt deprived and suffered cravings for your favorite go-to snacks, but you survived! It is a good lesson to all of us that it is probably healthier to eat our nourishment more like the way God provided it to us versus cooking out the vitamins, minerals, & antioxidants, as well as breaking down the fiber benefit by cooking/baking and topping everything off with some calorie laden salty sauce. You are on the right track to incorporate minimally just one meal a day or all of your snacks as raw food. Good girl! However, be that as it may, tonight I am making my award winning stuffed bell peppers, but will begin our meal with a raw salad first!

  3. It’s pretty cool to see a different way of doing things! I commend you so much on this, I know I could never do it! And thanks for the chocolate vegan/gluten free/raw thing! Yumma!

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