Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Parthenay in France
It's always out there, the temptation to eat stuff that's not vegan and not raw. I was a vegetarian for 30 years before going vegan 10 years back, and I'm still trying to go raw vegan. The best way to look at it is maybe to think: I don't eat meat or derivatives, I don't eat fish or seafood, I don't eat dairy knowingly (this is tough, as if you eat out or eat ready meals it's hard to be certain, even if the packet or waiter assures you it is vegan) and I eat as much raw as I can each day. As you say, it's tough around mid-afternoon. I live in France, where traditionally, everyone is "programmed" to eat a snack ("gouter") around 4PM and if I'm around other people in town, it's hard to steel myself not to join them.
Here, the key problem is France is simply not yet ready for vegans, so eating out is a nightmare (I rarely do it, and then feel guilty about a "vegetarian exception"). The only way I've found to be raw vegan all day is stay at home (and have a wife who's also gone vegan and raw, to back me up!).
Good luck with your efforts, I'm sure it will be worth it for both of us when we get there!
Empathy, he once had decided, must be limited to herbivores or anyhow omnivores who could depart from a meat diet.
--Philip K. Dick (1968)