Hiya! Before I start this blog post, I’d like to say thank you for 200 followers. I know maybe to some that’s not a lot at all but to me, that’s so so much! When I started this little blog I didn’t expect even one follower so thank you. Thank you so much!
As some of you may know, I attempted the vegan diet, raw til four, a month or so back. Raw til 4 is basically when all the food you eat is raw, until 4pm and then you can eat a cooked meal. You tend to eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables and all the food is not processed.
I say attempted, because I didn’t stick to it. I think I lasted just over a month because to be honest, I struggled. I just couldn’t get enough food in me to deem it healthy. I’m sure loads and loads of people can do this lifestyle successfully but I just couldn’t. Maybe, it was because I have a passed history of disordered eating and raw til four requires SO MUCH FOOD. Like, I love food. Will eat it all the time. But it’s difficult to go from how much I eat on my current diet/lifestyle which is a healthy amount to having to eat so so much more on the raw diet. I hope I get to a point where I can successfully do a raw vegan diet as I would love to eat that healthy but at this current space in time, I just cannot.
Also, I noticed how expensive fruits and vegetables are during the winter months. It just wasn’t great for me to do as I don’t really have a stable income. Some weeks I’d be full of fresh fruits and veggies and then the following week, I’d struggle.
Now I’m not trying to prevent others from attempting this lifestyle because honestly, it’s probably great to live through year upon year if you know you can eat that much every day. I just didn’t really feel the best I could be with the raw diet.
Because I have college, I began to notice that I just didn’t eat anything after breakfast until I got back from college which is normally 4/5pm so it didn’t really benefit me. My college doesn’t really sell anything vegan let alone raw vegan so it was difficult. I was losing weight which was great but I slowly clocked on I was only losing weight because I just didn’t eat. Sometimes I skipped breakfast (I know it’s so bad) so some days I didn’t eat until my dinner meal which is incredibly unhealthy.
So yeah… maybe raw veganism or raw til four is great, if not perfect, for some people but for me it’s far from it. At least for now. Like I said, hopefully one day I can get to a point where this is my diet all year round.