August 27, 2012 by honestlyraw
I love the raw lifestyle. For the first time in my life, I feel like I am on a plan which will keep me healthy and slim and not dependent upon my will power to maintain those desired results.
With that said, and as much as I love raw food, I have been unable to go fully raw. I still have my cheats. Questions is – are the cheats something I crave or more simply, am I satisfying a spoiled little brat? Meat has not been a problem avoiding. It’s the pizza and chips with (raw) salsa fixes where I struggle.
Eating clean and burning clean energy has been amazing! Truly – amazing! So why muck it up with the dead weight?
My parents have made a switch to more vegetables, green drinks and smoothies due to the success I have had. However, they do tend to cook their vegetables more often than clean raw consumption. And my mom, being the nurturing person she is, brings me a lot of her cooked vegetable meals. She does not use fats (oils and butters) when preparing these most excellent meals but I do notice a tendency to seek the dark side after eating a substantial cooked meal. The craving usually hits the next day and usually in the evening.
All-in-all, my raw journey has been, and I’m quite certain will remain, a work-in-progress. A simple string of healthy/non-healthy decision’s and the outcomes they produce. This line of thought helps remind me how I am not a victim. I decide how to live. It’s the same with my walk with Christ. Accept or reject – this is my daily choice.