This mission of being a raw foods vegan is a big experiment for me. I don’t mean to come across as being a preacher of veganism, because in the end, life is like a great big experiment. You try things out and see if they fit your needs. And if it works for you, then by all means, it’s a matter of going with whatever works for you.
So far, after focusing primarily on vegan sandwiches and green leafy salads, drinking carrot juice and sipping soy mochas, I’d have to say that so far I’m feeling “excellent”!
When I say “excellent” I’m not just throwing the word around frivilously. For one, many of you who are longtime readers will recall that many times I’d been suffering from depression and feeling a low self-esteem.
Changing my diet has transformed me in many ways that have impacted me on a very positive level.
Now keep in mind, that I’ve been focused on doing Yoga along with this raw foods vegan diet. And I’m at a point where I definitely don’t crave anything bad… like fast food at McDonalds or a big bag of barbecue potato chips! I am so far from that it’s rather amazing that I’ve lost those cravings.
One thing that I’ve noticed (and I firmly believe this is not my imagination or a placebo effect) is that my level of energy has greatly increased. I have no problems getting through a demanding big band gig and even after the gig I feel like I could play for another 4 hours! The difference in energy level between my old diet and my new one is totally insane! It’s like, I’m feeling 18 again! Seriously…
Anyways, I’ve been very busy in real life, so my online activities have slowed down a bit.
I’m getting ready for the big trip to Europe, and now it’s only 2 weeks away. So, I’m preparing for this 2 week trip as if I was preparing for The Amazing Race. So, just 2 more weeks and we’re off…….