Raw Vegan Tip: It’s okay to cheat
Carbs are what most people crave while being on this quest. Most reasons are because
- You are a newbie. It’s okay! Not many people can convert overnight. Start at least 80% raw. If you are going to cheat it is highly beneficial to eat raw in the morning and cooked in the afternoon.
- You didn’t eat enough. If you only ate 3 apples for lunch, chances are your body is going to turn into a beast once you go back into that kitchen and start feasting on cooked foods.
- You are out with friends and you want to fit in. At a restaurant it’s okay to order pasta, or something that has good carbohydrates. (Exclude the meat and dairy). If you’re strong on your quest just take bananas to the restaurant and eat it there. I’ve done it before! Who cares who’s watching everyone else is the weird one eating a poor chicken’s breast.
- You worked out soooo much, but you didn’t recover and you feel weak and exhausted. For most people the natural thing to do is eat beans or some sort. Feel free to pass on that. Personally, I work out 2 hrs with 1 hr cycling and by the time I reach home I relax then make a smoothie of 2 bunch spinach, 5 bananas, coconut water, and ice. And get some rest!!
To overcome a craving: Relax, drink a Large green juice or fruit juice and see if you are still craving cooked foods.
If you do cheat: Don’t think you’re not a raw vegan anymore and you failed! One day will not turn your body into a wasteland unless you cheat every day. If you cheat one day get right back up and eat raw afterwards. But if you do cheat, always always avoid eating animal products. Baked potatoes, beans, rice, pasta are best.
NO one is perfect! :-)