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!
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!