Tomorrow, as I ease out of the fast, I can make my own food choices again, instead of being fed by a sort-of personal chef. It’s been quite a luxury to change my routine and be provided meals without thinking about it.
I’ve been asked if I’ll continue this way of eating, and the answer is yes and no. To all of the vegetarians and vegans out there, sorry to say that I’m not ready to completely give up meat just yet. I think this was a step in the right direction though, to at least let me contemplate what other food choices are out there. I plan to eat less meat and dairy than I already do; I already eat meat only a couple of times a week at this point.
I’m happy to have broadened my horizons and get a little taste of what the raw food world is like. I plan on trying out some raw recipes that have come my way, and to replicate some of the meals that I ate this week.
Consequently, I came across this blog post on Melange defending the raw food lifestyle. It’s easy to attack something when we don’t have all the facts. Before I even considered this 5-day raw food journey I know that I was a little skeptical about it as well. But there is an abundance of healthful ways to eat raw or live food that one could easily thrive on, as long as they are willing to adapt their way of preparing food and maintaining a balance of nutrition. It’s not like raw foodists are just eating carrot sticks all day. It goes way deeper than that. And like I mentioned in a previous post, I think preparing raw food is a very creative outlet, maybe even an art form.
As the old saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. In limiting this one integral aspect of my life for 5 days, I’ve opened my mind up to so much more.
Thanks to Organic Avenue for preparing such delicious food this week.
If you’re curious about raw and/or vegan food, do a little research and give it a try!