Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Raw food…?

I read this today on a raw food website. I find this interesting...

"Ponder this for a moment: of the 700,000 or so species on the planet, one species cooks its food and one species suffers with obesity, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, widespread mental dysfunction and other chronic diseases. The only exceptions to this rule are domestic and farmed animals, also fed cooked food..." by Fresh Network

...But I guess domestic and farmed animals would eat raw food if we didn't 'own' them and pen them in.

I am thinking a lot about this. With my numerous health issues, weight battles and other assorted quirks I wonder what raw food would do to me for a month.

Anyone tried this?

I have visions of sitting with a broccoli floret and a couple of raw carrots for dinner which doesn't really appeal to be fair... but I like juices and things... I am just worried a little cos my band does not like hard to eat foods.

I wonder if I could starve to death on this kind of diet!! I like the idea of raw food, but I am not sure it is compatible with banded people...

Would appreciate thoughts and ideas...


  1. I don't think my band would like raw food. But the one time I did a raw food sort of diet (long time ago now, pre lap band), I was amazed at how much energy it seemed to give me.

    I wasn't obsessive about it, grapefruit for breakfast and lots of salads - I didn't eat raw meat or fish.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.

  2. The only issues I see with going raw is that it would be mighty difficult to get your protein in. I would also say the carb part would be pretty high.

    Are you finding the low carb thing difficult? I fell off the wagon this weekend but am back on this week.

    The homeschool thing is working great here by the way...we might go with an online school eventually.


  3. I think humans cook food to make it more palatable and give them a greater choice of flavours - which makes them eat more and they get obese, etc. I wouldn't last 2 minutes on raw food, even in a hot climate, but I've no doubt that if I was forced to do it (i.e. no possibility of cheating) it would probably do me a lot of good because I would eat less out of boredom. I've only got to look at my cats to see that this principle works. And presumably you'd have to become a vegetarian??