I tried being high raw vegan and nearly died. I was >< close to being rushed to the ER and forced into taking blood. I lost hair, gained, YES gained a ton of weight, leg cramps, sleepless nights and total exhaustion. Never mind I forgot what happened most of this year. Plain and simple I messed up. I couldn’t force myself to eat right and went down to 400 calories a day on accident and at 300 pounds, disaster struck. I finally came out of the fog enough to 1. get a boatload of supplements to stablize me enough 2. get to a restaurant and once there I ate two very very rare steaks and a huge plate of raw spinach. I’d have eaten the steak raw if I thought I could handle it. That was the beginning of three months of transitioning back from vegan to low carb/paleo. But raw’s like a drug in some ways. I just can’t duplicate how I feel.
I’ve found some things I will not give up. Organic shade grown fair trade coffee, black with extra virgin coconut oil in it. End of story, I will have this at least for now. I like my mead and my honey. Not giving them up either. And red meat.
I eat more fat than most rawies and vegans and I lose weight and feel better this way. I found what works best for me.
One day I might go back to 100% raw but only if I am sure I can stomach all the good fats and things that make raw a real livable plan.