Revisiting Raw

May 13, 2008 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

The other day, I decided to do further research on the raw diet by perusing the cookbooks available at my local Barnes & Noble.  It was an interesting experience.  The photos in “Raw Food/Real World” are stunning, and Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis seem like the uber couple: beautiful to look at, super successful, super healthy.  I really enjoyed thumbing through their book, but I was overwhelmed.

In fact, I was overwhelmed by all the cookbooks I looked at.  The idea of sprouting something for several hours and then dehydrating for several more seemed completely undoable.  I was strangely disappointed in myself for being overwhelmed.  The descriptions of the energizing life force that comes from raw food were compelling, and it was discouraging to think that I don’t have enough gumption to spend the time needed to take advantage of such wonderfulness.

One of the keys to weight loss success is finding a plan that fits your life.  If you don’t like the food, if there’s too much prep involved to fit your schedule, etc., you’re not going to stick with it, and sticking with it is the only way to reach your goal.  I have been living this principle for 5 1/2 years, and yet I still want to be the uber girl myself: creating fabulously complex food that’s fabulously healthy, radiating vitality everywhere I go.

Oh well.  I’m doing all right, and as Kristen of Kristen’s Raw commented to me a while back, I am incorporating raw foods where it works for my lifestyle.  That’s okay for now.  In the meantime, I’ll continue my research into raw living and see if I can find some simpler ways to add more raw stuff to my diet.

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