Jessica (amethystrse) wrote in raw_veganism,

Why is it so hard???

6 years ago I was a raw vegan. I had been pregnant with my daughter and for some reason couldn't keep down anything cooked. It was then that I heard of being raw and really liked it.

I stayed raw for about 3 or 4 months after she was born. Making separate meals for myself and my husband and son was difficult. While my husband didn't mind eating raw foods from time to time he insisted that he needed meat. My son, well, he wouldn't eat what I was giving him and had started losing weight.

So eventually I caved and started eating cooked foods again, eventually also eating meat. Since then I have gone raw many times but I always have trouble sticking with it.

In my heart I know that a raw vegan diet is the way I'm supposed to eat. I can't say the same for the rest of the world. It's a personal choice that I feel each person must make. But it IS a choice.

To be honest when I'm raw is the only time in my life that I'm ever truly healthy. Most cooked foods, especially animal based foods, tends to cause so much trouble with my digestive system. It's an issue that leaves my doctors baffled. Plus, when I'm raw I don't need to take as much medication for other issues. My body seems to heal most of what I have going on. Not to mention that I don't get sick as often and I feel so much happier with a much clearer mind.

There are millions of reasons why I should be a raw vegan. Millions. So why do I find it so difficult? The physical reasons I mentioned are just part of it. I also feel it's a more spiritual way to eat. This is something that calls to me.

Am I weak willed? Or do I just not know how to do it properly? I know ways to prepare my food that gives me plenty of protein and other nutrients. I know how much I need to eat. I know some really really yummy raw dishes. So what's the problem?

I think this is more a mental block of mine than anything else. Others must have gone through this. Do any of you have any advice?
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