The “diet” interview


August 13, 2012 by nancythriving

Every time somebody finds out about what kind of diet I am on, I prepare myself for the onslaught of questions that are sure to follow.

“Where do get your protein?” “What DO you eat?” “What about dessert?” and so on.

I admit, I get nervous trying to answer some of these questions. The diet makes me feel so good, that I don’t bother to break it down scientifically and figure out how many grams of protein are in the spinach! Starting today, I am going to memorize some facts for the most popular questions. Protein is the most popular subject. I do understand that it is essential, but I am a firm believer in the fact that the average American consumes WAY too much! Before I go off on a rant about the whole industry, let me get back to topic at hand. I just need a quick, to the point answer about protein, without being offensive to meat-eaters, or people who haven’t questioned their own reasoning. I am going to have to investigate further, because in the words of Albert Einstein, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”.


A typical day:

Smoothie and fruit for breakfast

Salad for lunch

Vegetable based dish for dinner

Several snacks of fruit in between

Maybe a nut based dessert



One thought on “The “diet” interview

  1. honestlyraw says:

    Protein is typically the first question I’m asked too. And like you, I am not able to spit out quick nutritional facts to support my claims. I’ve read several nutritional articles and books giving me confidence with my choice of foods but to remember what all of them do – not my thing I guess. I do ask the protein questioners “how much protein do you get daily?” And you guessed it – they don’t know. The poison of money & marketing has trained us well with fear of protein and calcium deficiency and it’s source for consumption. I do know that baby’s breast feeding receive roughly 6% protein from mom’s milk; crucial time for development. A steady diet of fruits and vegetables provide 6-8% protein and adding nuts and seeds to the regiment will supply more than enough protein for the average person.

    Hope this was helpful! Stay raw!

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