Let me start off by saying that I'm not a raw vegan, in fact, right now I'm not even vegetarian.
I was vegan for two years, and then switched to vegetarianism for two years after that. The problem was, I was on a "lettuce and water diet", and ended up gaining weight because I was so famished that I'd devour whatever high calorie food I could get my hands on (like peanut butter, cheese etc). I was also malnourished. I had a bad b-12 and iron deficiency, my hair was falling out, and suspiciously, when I started eating carbs again I suddenly developed an unpleasant wheat-gluten intolerance.
With the combination of the wheat-gluten intolerance and also gallstones, a lot of foods leave me with painful cramps and bloating. Further, many packaged or prepared foods have traces of wheat-gluten that make me sick immediately. I've found that the only food I can eat comfortably is lots of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and about a serving or two of homemade buckwheat bread a day. I also eat one serving of lean meat or fish a day.
This combination seems to be working for me, but the more raw food I eat and the less cooked food I eat, the healthier I feel and the more my body craves natural raw. In addition, I've been losing weight, and I'm NEVER tempted to snack or overeat! I really want to switch to raw vegan and cut out meat and cooked bread all together, but I'm terrified of being malnourished again.
Sooo what I'm curious about is how hard it is to be raw vegan and also well nourished. I'm also curious as to what raw foods will give me an adequate amount of carbs and b-12.
Sorry for going on for so long, and thank you in advance for your help ^.^