Sunday raw food log:
Breakfast- An assortment of fruit from a hotel brunch buffet: Melon, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, raspberries and blackberries, freshly squeezed orange juice
Lunch- About 10-12 (I lost count!)Medjool dates, 2 Navel oranges
At brunch on Sunday, I was sitting with a terrific group of people as I proceeded to eat the plate of fruit that I had loaded up with at the hotel restaurant buffet. Of course people are curious and they frequently ask "Where do you get your protein?" Linda from San Diego was the first to ask, followed by Leora from New City, NY. Then, Nina from San Francisco asked "What do you call your diet?" I won't take space here to describe how I answered the protein issue, but Dr. Paul Greenberg overheard the "What do you call your diet?" question and gave the perfect response. He said "It's not really a diet. It's just the way you live your life." I couldn't have said it better myself; it's just the way I choose to live.
What I realize is that as I continue to have the willingness and desire to live this way, more and more people have a chance to see what "living this way" looks like. There were the people I ate brunch with; there were Karen and Leora who I traveled with, and to whom I admitted that I felt afraid that they were going to get sick of hearing me respond to everyone who asked a question about raw foods. Also curious was the catering manager at the wedding on Saturday; she was intrigued with the idea that I don't eat anything cooked. There were Michael's friends who we stopped to visit in Potomac, MD, very friendly people- a couple, three children and a dog.
Are all of these people going to immediately begin to live a raw life? No, but it feels satisfying to contribute to the growing awareness that raw living works, and it works well. I feel happy to spread the word.