Today was the final day of the Raw Food Reset Challenge.
I wanted to do this challenge to help me heal from in the inside out. I am still nursing my leg injury, but I believe that by incorporating so many vegetables and fruits into my diet for the last three days I have helped my body get on the right track to healing itself.
Do I think the raw vegan diet is something I want to continue?
I think this is a great way for me to eat 75% of the day, but the other 25% will consist of cooked foods and a small amount of fish and sometimes animal protein. EveryBODY is different so what works for one person will not work for someone else.
It has only been three days so I can only tell you how I felt from that short amount of time. I did have a slight headache each day I did this. I believe that I needed to be eating more food! I never felt hungry when I went to bed at night, and I think if I prepared more salads and fruits throughout the day the headaches may have subsided.
I have certain macros (protein,carbs, and fat) I try to hit each day. During these three days I was continually over on my fat grams and carbohydrates, but mostly fat. This is understandable as fat was in every meal I made ( avocado, nuts and seeds). I was pretty low on my protein each day, but I think that with a little more research and prep work I can find more sources of higher protein and lower fat options.
Final Thoughts on Raw Vegan:
Eating a raw vegan diet helped me to appreciate healthy, whole, clean real ingredients. I think everyone should have at least 1 meal a day that is completely raw. While this is not for me 100% of the time, I can definitely see myself incorporating more raw meals into my diet in the future.