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I was a vegan for a couple years before I decided to go partially raw. For the past 3 years I have been a mostly raw vegan (85-95%). Are any of you planning on making the transition? What are your thoughts on the way that should go?
 

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Hi nrothgarden,<br><br>
You might have better luck connecting with raw people in our raw food forum: <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/forumdisplay.php?29-Raw-Foodists" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/fo...9-Raw-Foodists</a>
 

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I'd really like to go raw. I've been researching it for a while and feel like I'm in a good place to make the transition. My goal for the next week or so is to have a raw breakfast and lunch (as well as snacks) and allow myself a cooked dinner. I'm aiming to have a lighter dinner than I'm used to for many reasons. I went a little overboard with my recent purchases, but I'm so impressed with my new blender than even if I don't successfully transition into a mostly raw diet, it'll definitely get used for a variety of tasks. I really enjoyed my green smoothie this morning and I felt great considering I did not get adequate sleep last night. I also know that adding fruits and veggies into my diet is a necessity. I'm eating more than when I was an omni obviously, but still not nearly what I should be eating. I'm also looking forward to trying out a bunch of new recipes. I'm really looking forward to this next chapter in my journey to discover the right diet for my body and mind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Any tips you have will be much appreciated.
 

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I'm not sure I could be 100% raw, but I try to have at least one raw meal a day. It's usually breakfast or lunch or sometimes both. I love hot soups and casseroles and seitan (not to mention baked goodies), so I would have trouble giving those up.
 

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I would love to go raw, but my own personal protein requirements couldn't be met with a low fat, raw vegan diet, because i would have to eat too many nuts and seeds to obtain adequate protein for myself and a high fat, raw vegan diet is not particularly endorsed in raw food circles, also, the amount of food that i would have to eat would probably be too much to stomach. I did try a raw food diet for 2 weeks, back in 2010, and i couldn't consume the amount of food that i wanted to, because i was full up quicker than usual. Also, the cost of the food for that fortnight was significantly higher than my usual grocery bill.
 

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It sounds like it would be healthy and all.. but I don't like things uncooked really (except fruit). I would never go raw.
 

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Never. I have no desire or interest whatsoever.
 

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No particular interest. I try to eat a salad every day, and of course fruits, but I suspect I would find going raw to be impractical, expensive, time-consuming and gastronomically unsatisfactory.<br><br>
I've eaten once in a raw-food vegan restaurant and thought the food was interesting, but not entirely satisfying. From an exclusively gastronomical point of view I wouldn't mind trying to eat a little bit more raw foods, but not a whole lot.
 

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I'm not sure I could be 100% raw, but I try to have at least one raw meal a day. It's usually breakfast or lunch or sometimes both. I love hot soups and casseroles and seitan (not to mention baked goodies), so I would have trouble giving those up.</div>
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The good thing is you can go partially raw. I'm not 100% raw myself.
 

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I've been interested in going partially raw, to up my intake of fruits and veggies. I'm thinking of breakfasts and snacks, and sometimes lunch, if I want something quick to make. My most fascinating subject is raw desserts! I was VERY surprised at how quick and easy it is to make raw desserts (w/o a dehydrator). Sure, it's more expensive, but it's not like we should be eating sweets that often, so there's a motivation for cutting down in sugary treats!
 

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I don't want to go raw, I get a lot of joy out of cooked foods and have no interest in giving them up. I do however want to incorporate more raw foods and recipes into my life. It's always great to try to ways of preparing food, especially if it means you end up eating healthier. I'm having great fun with my spirelli at the moment and rediscovering the joys of my (albeit crappy) blender.<br><br>
I keep banging on about how much I love the blog <a href="http://www.choosingraw.com" target="_blank">www.choosingraw.com</a> I like her because she is high raw, but has nothing against cooked foods and incorporates them healthily into her diet. She's pretty awesome and seems really well informed. I like her a lot as well because like me, she's isn't a fan of fruit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
Edit: and she also references SHerlock Holmes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I would love to go raw. I used to do a lot of it, but quit after Thanksgiving. I've been eating so much cooked food.<br>
I wasn't ready for raw, so it made me binge on granola and peanut butter too much.... I do plan on getting back into it once the weather is warmer and the farmer's market is back. Some of my favorite meals are raw <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
To me, raw is a "the more, the better" thing, you know?<br><br>
Anyway, I've had binging problems ever since I lost too much weight. I want to get things in order before I restrict my diet. I'm getting better and learning to eat intuitively.
 

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I would like to go raw during the summer when the fruit and veggies are fabulous. I would feed a little strange having raw in the middle of winter tho, I need warm foods!
 

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I've been on the raw food wagon for just over a month. I love it.<br><br>
Even thought it's winter and I'm struggling to justify buying expensive imported fruit (hard on both ethics and $$), I have never felt better physically.<br><br>
I still have cooked foods here and there, every couple days I may bake a spaghetti squash or have some baked potato, or plain quinoa or tempeh or something. But I'd say most days I eat raw foods only. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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