I started my raw food diet journey back in 2009, together with Paul. It has benefited my body tremendously and I healed a lot of health issues I couldn’t heal on other diets. Cooked food was not something I had on my radar.
Why I Started Adding Some Cooked Food To My Raw Food Diet
When I got pregnant 4 years into my high-fruit and low-fat raw vegan diet, I began to have cravings for cooked starches and vegetables.
I craved simple bland steamed starches, like potatoes with nothing added to them. I even had dreams of eating cooked food!
When my pregnancy finally got confirmed (initially, tests kept showing negative), I decided to add some cooked food into my raw food diet and ate it, on average, 2 times per week.
After I gave birth and during the breastfeeding stage in my life, I still ate some cooked food here and there. And by the way, I’m still breastfeeding and will keep on feeding Elanie for as long as she wants to.
On most days, I was able to stay all raw and this is how I wanted things to be because raw makes me feel my best.
However, on some days, I would include steamed potatoes and vegetables and I found that it helped me to get the calories I needed to be present for our child as a parent.
In fact, my current goal is to be 100% healthy, satiated, and be able to maintain my focus as a parent, vs me holding on to being 100% raw, undereating, feeling angst and stressed.
At the same time, I cannot eat steamed food often. Raw is what makes me feel my best and this is why I eat an all raw plan on MOST days.
So in this video today, I am talking about my raw food journey and discuss some of the reasons why I now include some cooked food, on occasion.
What are your thoughts and experiences with raw and cooked foods? Please post your comments below!
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