In the past 18 days I have learned so much about RAW food and my REAL body… Most importantly I have finally come to realize what works for me and more importantly, what does not! In the past, I felt like I was trapped in a shell of a body that didn’t really belong to me. I felt like an uncomfortable visitor; always tip toeing around in uneasiness. I could never seem to ‘put my finger’ on what was making me feel the way I was or I just simply didn’t want to take the time/make the effort to seek/find the real reasons for feeling so ‘uncomfortable’. With that said, I have never been overweight or underweight; but always somewhere in-between. My weight has always fluctuated up and down. I love food (and wine)! And I
am was okay with that. I had just accepted that feeling ‘that’ way was normal and that it was “easier”. I created this stigma around being Raw, Vegan, Fruititarain (aka typical Maui-hippie) and didn’t want to be so ‘difficult’. I hated the thought of being “that person”. I just didn’t care that much. What? How could I not care that much, about MYSELF? I was literally feeling like SHIT 50% of the time, and had come to accept that! Until recently! This ‘experiment’ has truly made me realize YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!!! You put crap into your body then you’re going to feel like crap. You put whole food into your body then you going to feel like a whole person. I am no longer okay ‘tip-toeing’ around, uneasy, and uncomfortable. I have realized that improper food combining was the main culprit, making me feel bloated, sluggish, or simply ‘uncomfortable’. I have realized that juicing gives me abundant energy and sustainability. I have realized that eating too many nuts (at one time) isn’t good for me and that having a little ‘warmth’ such as soup or steamed veggies in the evening is. This is an experiment! There’s going to be ups and downs and lots of self-discovery. I am truly ‘learning’ as I go. But what I am finding that is the most important to me and my true self; is listening to my body and responding to its ‘needs’ not just ignoring them due to inconvenience; and honoring that this is a life-change and that I am in charge!