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Strawberries, raw food diet refinement...

Breakfast- 2 oz wheat grass juice, 1 quart of strawberries, sliced and drizzled with raw honey.

Lunch- 4 mangos, 3 bananas

Dinner- 1/2 large watermelon

I identify myself as a raw vegan but I also know that honey is not vegan.  Honey is made by bees and bees are not plants!  I guess this is one of those compromises that I come face to face with at times.

After dinner last night I went for a 3.4 mile run in Central Park.  During the run I felt strong and energetic.  Afterward I walked home, relaxed, went to sleep and rested really well.  This morning I woke up feeling vigorous and clear headed.  Keeping fat consumption to a reasonably low level seems to work well for me.  Everything about me seems to function better.  It can be challenging because I enjoy eating rich foods and when I have a desire for them resisting them feels uncomfortable.  I try to remind myself that I feel better when I don't eat the high fat foods.  Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't.  It's similar to when I first went raw, some days I succeeded and some days I didn't.  Now, being 100% raw is not the issue; it's the choice of raw foods that I eat.

It's important for me to say that there are ideal raw food choices and then there are just plain raw food choices.  When I first went raw I just ate raw and it didn't matter what it was.  That approach got me started and then as I began to feel successful and studied more I began to fine tune my choices.  Life can be a process of constant refinement.  We never arrive; we just keep moving forward and upward on our path. 

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 10:06AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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