If someone had told me years ago that living a raw vegan lifestyle would change my life entirely, I would have never believed it. I had no idea what living a life so fulfilling would be like. In my mind, I was already living a “healthful” lifestyle. I was so far off. Little did I know that such a transition in my life would lead me to creating a life I truly love and have become so proud of.
A true blessing in disguise.
You see, living a raw vegan lifestyle is far more than just eating raw food. It’s a complete lifestyle change. It’s a holistic way of life. One that is eye opening and so enriching that you won’t ever want to look back. You learn to create a life of true happiness and gain a new appreciation for the world around you. Most importantly, you learn to love yourself unconditionally.
Transitioning to a raw vegan lifestyle can dramatically change and improve the quality of your life. It can enhance your mental awareness and improve your brain function. It can lead you to lose excess body weight and stubborn fat. It can take your energy levels to heights you never imagined. It can potentially reverse illness and disease; boost your confidence, self-love, and ultimately lead you to a life of optimal health while creating the life you truly love.
10 tips to help you with your raw vegan transition
Note: The chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavors, and all other ingredients not made for the human body are greatly dehydrating and intensified the craving cycle.
We are not only what we eat but what our bodies assimilate.
Regardless, whatever you do, do not beat yourself up. Always be forgiving and know that you always have a chance to start a new. Just don’t abuse the opportunity because third or fourth chances don’t always come around. We each have a choice. Choose wisely for yourself, your body, and your overall health. A healthy body is a happy body!
For me, my body’s needs change in the Winter. I’ll tend to eat more cooked food during the Fall/Winter months versus the Spring/Summer months. Eating raw isn’t what my body always desires. But I’ll tell you what, when I do feed it a cooked meal, it quickly lets me know it needs hydration. It doesn’t take long before I feel the dehydrating effects and leaves me craving raw fruit for water. Although I do eat cooked meals from time to time, they are always plant-based with a raw food option to go with it for an acid/alkaline balance. Remember, do what is right by your body and I promise, it will always do right by you.
The truth is, as you train your body to adjust to healthful living foods while detaching yourself from the emotional state and addiction to junk food, your body will begin to develop a desire for real, whole food nutrition. You will feel so good, eating raw living foods will remain front row and center as you continue marching on!
Bottom line, if you desire it, go for it but do know that when you do, you are reintroducing your body to highly addictive chemicals. Just be prepared to take control and brake the vicious addictive-food cycle before it begins to spiral out of control all over again. It is all up to you. Don’t let your hard work go to waste. Keep moving forward.
The best thing you can do is set an example and be someone else’s shining star. Lead the way by radiating health, vitality, and a zest for life. Some will follow while some may not. There’s nothing wrong with that. Those close to you will follow in your lead soon enough. The important thing is that you educate yourself and be prepared to come back with answers and your very own results. Proven results don’t lie; they do, however, inspire.
Here are some excellent resources to help get you started:
What I have learned is that people lack the education and the knowledge necessary to embark on the raw vegan journey. The internet does a great job confusing and overwhelming you while putting you in a position where you don’t know what direction to take or if the direction you are taking is even accurate. Picking up bits and pieces here and there don’t pave the way; it only leads you to a crossroads filling you with even more confusion and frustration than what you started with.
I know this because I’ve been there. I was once an internet victim. I always turned to the internet for answers and guidance. Let’s face it, it’s the largest “go to” system for answers. The truth is, the answers aren’t always correct. Which is why I am here to tell you that you should never solely guide yourself by everything you see and read online. Your body and your health will thank you for it.
Seek expert guidance from a certified professional such as a holistic nutrition practitioner or holistic health practitioner. Do your research well and seek a consultation before deciding to become a raw vegan. It’s important you do what is best for you. Stop trying to find shortcuts.
There are no shortcuts to optimal health no matter what commercialized products claim they can do for you. Organic, fresh, wholesome, raw living foods are your best medicine and your #1 source for optimal health. It’s healthcare at its finest!
Your turn: What are some tips you you’d like to share that are not listed and can potentially help someone else? Share them in the comments below!
Love, peace, and light,