Why No Energy On The Raw Foods Diet, Ep87

I am asked by a lot by people starting out on the raw food diet why they are lacking energy. The main reason people have problems with the raw food diet is either they aren’t eating enough or their diet isn’t balanced. Today i talk about some of the ways to ensure you are eating correctly and where to get your calories and energy from.

Why No Energy On The Raw Foods Diet, Ep87

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  1. I was feeling very weak from lack of calories on a 100% raw vegan diet, so the most important question I had was: From where are these people getting their calories? Natasha summed it up well: 1. sugar from fruit, 2. fat from nuts and seeds plus wheatgrass, or 3. cooked grains (not 100% raw). I picked #3. #1 didn’t make sense because too much sugar is not good and doesn’t last long. Also, I can’t imagine buying pounds and pounds of fruit. #2 didn’t make sense because too much fat is not good, and I don’t want to depend on wheatgrass. #3 makes sense because rice and other grains have calories from carbohydrates that last a while. I eat 1. some raw salad (vegetables), 2. some raw fruits, 3. some cooked brown rice or other cooked grain, and 4. some nutritional yeast for vitamin B12. I eat the raw food before eating the cooked food so that I fill up on the raw food first. Then, after eating a lot of raw foods in the day, I’ll eat some cooked food and raw food together. If I need more calories, I always have cooked grains ready to eat. However, by that time of the day, I’ll already have eaten a lot of raw alkalizing food to balance the more acid grains. For me, I get the benefit of raw alkalizing foods and the calories from cooked whole foods. I do my food preparation in the morning. It’s take a while to prepare, maybe between 1 to 2 hours.

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