My path to a raw vegan diet of primary fruits and vegetables was littered with potholes. First, my family strongly believed that eating completely raw vegetables would have serious ramifications on my health and diabetes. Second, how do I overcome the craving for cooked foods?
The first few weeks were very difficult. I was often tempted to start gorging on cooked food. At such times, I would have a little dialogue with myself and ask: “Why do I yearn for this food so much? Do I have an emotional attachment to this food? Do I have memories associated with it?” Then I would remind myself of the intention I had set myself and how poorly I felt on a cooked diet. I was resolute. What stood me in good stead at such times was to observe the movements of my mind.
Having overcome initial challenges, I began to feel improvements. A few weeks later, one day I woke up and I just felt different like I had unlimited energy. I was transformed from feeling so ill and fatigued to feeling my best and fully alive. Feeling self love, understanding self-worth and living in the moment, I felt better than I had ever felt before.
Most people have no idea how good their bodies can feel when they are nourished with the right nutrition. Too many stuff their bodies with foods that have no real nutritional value. This only numbs us and creates physical and mental sickness. This is not living. In depleting our bodies we are potentially inviting a slow death, evident in the huge increase in obesity, diseases and mental ill health in our time. We must be the change we want to see in the world. It starts with the food we feed our bodies or what we feed our minds and souls with.
E205 – My Raw Vegan Diet Path – www.diabetic.today