Thanks for the advice! I am usually very hard on myself for everything, not just food. That old cliche "I'm my own worst critic" is really true for me.
You had asked.....
What exactly does low fat raw eating consist of?
What were you previously eating?
Did you make the transition all at once, or did you gradually cut back on your previous foods?
And .. (forgive me if I'm getting too personal), what prompted you to make the change?
Low fat raw is uncooked low fat food, low in things like avocado, olives, nuts, oils and things with high fats (even though they are raw). And gets most of its calories from fruit and proteins from plant based proteins. My diet before was a standard American diet. High in fat, meat, fast food and processed food. There are a lot of reasons I switched, mostly health. I had next to perfect health, than over the course of a year I found myself sick, tired, just a general bad feeling. When I went to the doc I got diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. Gained a lot of weight that I didn't notice and he recommended an unprocessed whole food diet. I, being a person of extremes, did some research and pretty much discovered the way you would eat in nature without modern appliances and went with "raw and unprocessed" I try to eat with these principles; Whole, Fresh, Ripe, Raw, Fruits and Vegetables.
I lost the weight I gained, feel better, energy is way up, blood pressure down....but... I still can't stick to it. usually dinner is the problem and I just end up eating junk. I'm sure 27 years of terrible eating is the culprit and my body still loves the chemicals. Soda was the hardest! So when I do go off the raw eating, I started to try to stay vegetarian at least. It's been about a month I have been doing it, and it was done without a transition. One would think that the Dr. saying if I don't do something I won't see my daughter become a teenager (she's 6 now) is enough, but human flesh is weak. I'm 28 years old, and have health problems of 60 year olds.. But the good news is it's correctable, and I can reverse the damage if I eat right.
Sorry that was long, but that's my motivation and and the reason I started a vegetarian based diet.