Tuesday, July 8, 2008

One Hundred Percent

There's a lot of talk in the Raw blog world about whether people want to, need to or should strive for 100% Raw.

Debbie makes it plain that she's never going back to SAD. She will be a Raw Vegan for the rest of her life.

Michelle J isn't sure she wants to strive for 100%. She's happy with her results and wonders if it has to be an all or nothing effort in the future.

Kristen is quite happy with High Raw, All Vegan. It works well for her.

Yardsnacker is 100% Raw Vegan, but I don't think HiHoRosie has taken that plunge yet. High Raw seems to be her current goal.
Sara seems to be 100% Raw, low-fat Fruitarian.

Bunny Berry has been striving for all Raw during her 100 Day Raw Food Challenge, and she'll start another challenge on August 1st. So far, she's had marvelous results at 100%, but the rest of her family isn't Raw, so what's to come when the challenges are over?

Then there are of course, the Raw writers, educators and speakers. Matt Monarch, Angela Stokes, and the guys over at WeLikeitRaw, are all 100% Raw Vegans. Carol Alt is very High Raw, but not Vegan.

What about me? The times I've felt the best and had the greatest results in health, energy and fitness have been when I've been either High Raw, all Vegan or as close as I could get to 100% Raw Vegan. (The percentage isn't shared as a comparison to others, nor as a judgement, just as a point of reference.) When I deviated from these, it seemed that everything slowed down: my energy, my physical performance, my weight loss/maintenance, my enthusiasm.

I'll strive for what I know will give me the greatest results. Life is too short to make any other choice.


HiHoRosie said...

Nope, haven't taken the "plunge" yet but I'm working on it. I think. :) I'm happy with where I'm at and how far I've come along. Will things change? Time will tell but like you, I've done better when high or all raw and all vegan. It's just going to take some time for me to STAY there.

Penni said...

I think very few are able to truly sustain a 100% raw vegan diet 100% of the time. However, I completely admire those who do. I've been 100% for long periods of time, and I feel amazing when my diet is at the highest priority. I am human and because I'm a total foodie, I leave a margin for "error." One thing I know for sure is that I can't imagine going back to eating the SAD ever again. Great post.

Isle Dance said...

Well said! So true! Very important for us to cogitate! :o)

yardsnacker said...

:D 100 percent in body and spirit. I wouldn't give up the love for anything!


Kristen's Raw said...

What a fun post!

I love this community of knowing who everyone is when people are posted about. Fun!

Sarah said...

I SEEM to be?!! :P Right now, I can't imagine any other way to live. But I have no way of knowing if I'm past all hurdles yet! So far so good. Cool post!

Michelle J said...

Hey, i like what you said about me! Perfect, really!!!

Tonya K said...

I am determined to begin a raw food lifestyle as of Sunday July 13, 2008. I have blogged about it and will be keeping everyone updated on this journey to reclaim my health.

Rediscover Raw Food said...

I love seeing the Happy Raw Community talking about different perspectives.

Tonya K - I hope your journey's going superbly. Holler if you need help!

debbiedoesraw said...

Hey Thanks for the mention, and yes, I am 1000% sure, I will never eat SAD again, ever, cuz I got about 50 more years of eating to go!
love deb