Air Eater: Raw food progression

Lately, I’ve been posting more raw food recipes and I must say I really hate the days when I don’t have my green juice. I never in my life would have thought this to be true. I don’t know how I lived without our juicer and I adore the wonderful healthy buzz I get from drinking a green juice.

If I had told my 2009 self, “Hey, you’re going to make the transition from being vegetarian to vegan next year.” I would have laughed in my own face. I couldn’t imagine giving up cheese! Low and behold I didn’t think last year I’d be making a transition to raw food either. One dehydrator, Blendtech and juicer later, I feel I have a fully stocked kitchen and the right equipment to set myself up for success. I also must admit I have the unwavering support of @MathieuLLF, this helps a great deal. Sometimes it’s hard to resist eating a cooked meal when it’s all there ready, but it can be done.

Yesterday I had a very raw day, Sun Warrior protein shake, salad (homemade sun dried tomatoes, carrots, celery, lemon/garlic dressing and almond bread), then a green juice. That’s it. I wasn’t even hungry to eat anything. I really just feel this is enough. This isn’t a typical day, I am trying to gear up for a juice fast and I wanted to see if I could do it. I hope to be able to go for at least a week, but one day to start.

I know I am getting my nutrients from my shake and the rest of my food. I also use a site/app called My Fitness Pal and I enter in what I’m eating, that way I know what I’m lacking and eat accordingly.

I find preparation is really the key and if I don’t have things done in time, the wait can be hard, especially if you’re in the mood for something particular. I am very lucky to live in Toronto to have access to wonderful raw food restaurants

This kind of mental change has really made me appreciate where I came from and where I’m going. I can only really be excited at what comes next.

 

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  1. I only recently started juicing but I already have NO idea how I ever lived without my green juices :-)
    Anyways, your story is super inspirational – I am ‘only’ a vegetarian, moving closer and closer towards being vegan, and stories like this motivate me even more :)

    • aireater

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I was in your shoes too. I never thought it possible to become vegan, I always thought they were some ‘crazy’ group of people, but before I knew it I became one too. I made a choice and I can happily say this was the right choice for me and I am so glad that this helped you. Thanks for reading!

  2. I was doing green juice for a few weeks before I left for Maui, I really miss it. I had a smoothie the other day and asked if they could substitute half of the strawberries for spinach!

  3. Love reading this, as I too am trying to ease into a transition from Vegan to introducing a lot more raw. By ease, I mean procrastinate and lallygag, and dibble and dabble and bake a lot of cookies in between. I am just really working on introducing more raw to my diet by experimenting and trying to rid myself of the stigma that it is difficult- so exciting! I can’t wait to read along your journey, and be inspired! XTara

    • aireater

      Thank you so very much. I’m glad it helped you. I know exactly what you mean about the stigma. Appreciate your comment!

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