An article appeared on Raw Food Right Now! today encouraging readers to support their fellow Raw Foodists who are having trouble staying on the wagon. I happily went to the blogs they linked to and left what words of encouragement I could. I hope they helped whoever read them, in what little way they might.
I don't aim to be 100% Raw, because I'm a rebel! Well, not really. I just don't like the sense that I have to eliminate a whole class of food in its entirety. Most days, I'm all Raw, with the exception of coffee or tea, and I'm very satisfied. I enjoy my Raw meals, all the while knowing that I can have any cooked food, should I desire it. I don't doubt that 100% could take me to another level in many ways. I've experienced it before, but I'm fine with not having it right now.
Yesterday, Fierce-as-in-Fabulous Teenager was baptized. (Congratulations, Fierce One!) In celebration, lunch was her choice, and she chose Mexican. I indulged in cooked veggies and black beans, and I can't say that it was tasteless or made me horribly ill. However, it did sit heavily in my stomach, and I found the meal much less appetizing than I used to. Directly thereafter, I crashed for an unplanned 2 hour nap! Coincidence? I think not.
I don't regret the meal, or feel any lasting harm was done to my 90% Raw diet-style. It didn't leave me craving the next cooked dish, quite the contrary. Next time, I'll think twice about splurging on something that can't live up to the taste of a fresh peach, grapes from the local farm, or a thick mango smoothie.