Sonntag, 15. Januar 2012
How do I know that 80/10/10 is GREAT?
Well,- I've experienced high energy levels while on a high fruit lifestyle so often that it convinced me 100%.
I'm very intuitive and before even knowing that the raw vegan lifestyle was an option, I often experimented with my food.
In fact, I've been living off fruit for long periods of time without even knowing about 80/10/10,- I was basically doing 90/5/5 just because it felt great.
Long before going raw vegan, I used to do fruity experiments. Eating apples for one week made me feel absolutely ecstatic and strong. I did it just for fun but it worked so well that I wanted to try other things. Couple of months after that I decided to eat grapes and some cashews for 2 weeks.
Then I once went fruit for 8 days on vacation and felt amazing.
The water fasts which I did regularly, amazed me too,- I felt so light and healthy that it didn't feel right to go back to cooked stuff.
I did also love making long juice feasts. The only thing I didn't like about all of this, was the way back,- back to the old ways which don't make you feel good long term.
All these experiments made me think a lot about my cooked lifestyle and the low energy levels.
Even though I was a vegetarian since 1991, I didn't feel as good as when I was fueled by fruit.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I suddenly couldn't stand the smell of cooked food! I couldn't eat anything at all in the first couple of days and then after that the only thing that tasted good to me was juicy fruit,- imagine that!
My inner voice was extremely strong during both pregnancies and I ate lots of rawsome food and fruit back then. All the things which I absolutely loved eating before, started smelling so unbearable, they made me feel sick! I had to often hold my nose, so that I could go grocery shopping,- the smells seemed strong and almost aggressive.
After going raw almost 10 years ago, I kept experimenting with fruit and went 80/10/10 (or 90/5/5, which felt best) without knowing anything about it.
I love fruit and living off fruit for extended periods of time once or twice a year (2-3 months each time) made me feel absolutely wonderful.
That's why I could say that I'm doing this for a long time. But that wouldn't be true because I kept going back to high fat raw with 2 avocados on a daily basis, thinking that good fats are important.
Well, now, thank Dr. Douglas Graham's fruity book “80/10/10” I can consciously enjoy this beautiful lifestyle. I'm so grateful!
Enjoy the fruit, dear rawies. Eat lots of it if you want to feel good on an ongoing basis.
Mittwoch, 4. Januar 2012
This delicious smoothie is a great start into a day. If you don't like having breakfasts, then simply make it at noon and enjoy it in peace.
A rawsome sweet potato dish with a green kale sauce which I made for supper couple of weeks ago
Nicky liked the raw zucchini noodles
<-- Little darlings
Hmmm,- mangoes are yummy!
Look at these dandelions,- aren't they a bit....too small? :-)