Isn’t life interesting?
It is almost a year ago that I posted last to this blog. I got tired of eating eggs and (to be honest) I still believed that eating fat was going to make me sick and kill me.
So, what have I been up to you may ask? Well, April 5th of last year I went raw vegan!
Yes, I gave up coffee, sugar, all dairy, all meats, all processed foods, processed carbs, chocolate, fats/oils, nuts and eggs.
What did I eat then? Fruits and vegetables and nothing else. I juiced fruits a lot, I drank a lot of smoothies, I ate salads with no dressing and I felt crappy. I learned how to make raw mashed potatoes with cauliflower, I made “pasta” with zucchini noodles, and all of the tricks to trick one into eating a high raw, vegan, no fat diet and not miss regular food.
I didn’t lose any weight. I didn’t have boundless energy. I lasted 6 months and then I had to eat something cooked, potatoes or rice or something warm! I was going to go nuts if I ate one more banana or drank one more date smoothie. I just felt worse and drained of energy and I felt cranky pretty much of the time, not to mention feeling socially isolated.
Once the gates were re-opened, more and more cooked food found its way into my daily meals until raw fresh fruits and veggies were an afterthought.
So, after much thought and soul searching, I have resolved to eat fat again, but I plan on staying vegetarian. I will be following a modified LCHF way of eating that is quite popular in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, eggs, cheese and some dairy will make up the fat/protein portions of my meals, coconut oil, olive oil and raw nuts will round out the rest, but I won’t make the mistake of not eating vegetables and salads this time around.