The challenge? Accepted. For the first time in my life, I spent one week as a raw vegan. Oh golly gosh!
Most of you know my food philosophy and mantra by now – I eat real wholefoods, nothing processed. I am sugar free and gluten free. I treat myself to foods I love, and I don’t like to put too many limits on myself. I believe in the power of mindful eating.
So when I heard Aro Ha, the wellness retreat I recently attended, was totally raw vegan food – I was excited by this challenge. And perhaps a little afraid. So many JSHealth readers as well as my patients in clinic are vegan. And in all honesty, as a nutritionist I am truthfully not the biggest fan. Many of my patients suffer from not getting enough of the essential nutrients you would normally receive from eating a more varied diet.
But it was only for a week, so I took up the challenge!
This was me on 7 days of only raw vegan food.
How I felt:
What I liked:
What I didn’t like:
My final nutritional thoughts:
I know that a lot of people choose to live a vegan lifestyle for ethical reasons. I want you to know that I really respect those who make this choice, however as a nutritionist my advice is that it’s important to educate yourself in the right way to be sure you can get the nutrients you need from a plant-based lifestyle. If you are vegan, I truly believe you need to monitor your B12 and iron levels and supplement appropriately with the help of your physician or naturopath.
I want to empower you to make good choices, every day. I want you to enhance your understanding of health and nutrition. I'm committed to making sure you live the best life. Because you deserve it. Are you ready to start feeling great?
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