Yo sexy people! What’s happening? I just broke my fast this morning (81 hours of water and herbal teas) with a delicious smoothie (will share recipe in a minute) and I’m feeling bloody marvellous. I’m calling it my ‘Raw Food Reboot’ to jump start my bod in to a detox and off the caffeine and array of other err, less than healthy things I’ve been eating – sugar addiction anyone?
This cheeky little post is about what makes a successful raw foodist? The thing is, raw foodism (cor I’m all ists and isms today) is not like vegetarianism or veganism in that it’s not really a cut and dried you eat this, you don’t eat that kind of thing. It’s not black and white. Everyone on the planet that eats raw food tends to do it differently. All 7 billion of us walking and talking on this glorious planet are UNIQUE and that goes for how we like it raw-style!
This is great. I like this. In fact, too much black and white is simply tiresome and boring. Step forward raw foodism. You might like high fruit, low fat, superfoods or not, juices or smoothies or both or neither or…you get the picture. More than that though, you might like 50% raw, 75% or 100%. Whatever. Don’t judge right? 🙂
So here is my definition of a raw foodist taken straight out my number 1 best-selling ebook ‘So You Want To Be A Raw Foodist?‘ (Have you read it? It’s awesome.)
‘someone who is comfortable on a physical, emotional and mental level with the quantity and quality of raw food that he or she eats. As such, they will undoubtedly look and feel healthy and most importantly, enjoy their food’.
Good eh? I should’ve written the dictionary…
So ask yourself, are you comfortable on a physical, emotional and mental level with the quantity and quality of raw food that you are currently eating?
Do you look and feel healthy?
Do you enjoy your food?
Now, let’s be clear, if the answer to any of these questions is no, then that doesn’t mean you’ve failed as a raw foodist! It either means you need to take a step back and evaluate whether your goals are over-ambitious at this time – remember this is a gradual shift with body AND mind, not just your mind! Or it means you’ve got a bit of tweaking to do to get to where you want to be.
Be patient. Learn from yourself and others. Take pleasure in the process. Don’t take it all so seriously. If this isn’t fun, then something has gone badly wrong.
Fun and Joy are two things you should be eating regularly!
If you’re struggling, seek support, go to potlucks, experiment or read up about how to add more raw foods in.
I hope that gave you something to think about, feel free to comment if you have a different definition of raw foodist.
Here’s my delicious smoothie recipe I broke my fast (breakfast) with this morning. It was super delicious. When you haven’t had food for a few days everything takes on the most wonderful smell, flavour and taste. Sorry no pics, I guzzled it all before I got the chance…
Broke the Fast Breakfast
500ml Dr Martin’s Coco Water
1 tsp xylitol
Blend and savour
Have amazing fun today. You deserve it. You do!
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/