I was just researching on YouTube on Juicing when I suddenly found myself at FullyRaw Kristina’s channel. Her diet fascinates me, it goes against everything I’ve read so far on how and what you’re supposed to eat. The question that popped up while going through her videos was: Can you live on a diet of only fruits, nuts, and veggies? Can it even be healthier than other diets?
The answer is simple and it’s kind of logic when you think of it.
I’ve always looked at eating raw like it’s only for temporary weight loss, detox, and nothing you could live on a normal day-to-day basis. And don’t get me started on the expenses! But the more I look into it the more possible it seems to be, it’s just a matter of compensation.
We have to take in that Kristina owns her own company, she started it about 5 years ago, which is called Rawfully Organic and is the largest raw fruits and veggie co-op in the nations! One of the reasons she started that company was to afford her diet. She also seems to be living somewhere sunny where local fruits and veggies are available all year round.
The company is a beautiful idea and I wish for something similar to exist where I live, but we’ve checked and for the most part, we can only get local produce in the summer and only get it in our nearby grocery stores not as some local farmers market which would be more fun.
Peter is also intrigued by this diet, and either way, it felt like we were going in this direction anyways. We really want to grow our own crops and be self-provided and just be as natural and happy as we can be. However, we are not looking at going fully raw here, but more of incorporating it further into our lives; to eat at least 50-80% raw every day. I think it’s called High Raw Vegan, although meat such as chicken and fish will occur in our diet.
Another fascinating thing was Kristina’s story on how her eyes changed color, from a dark brown to almost blue by her raw diet. It really says itself how important diet is and how much it effects our body from the inside out!
Eating Raw sounds expensive, and it is and also isn’t. I’ve thought long and hard about it and come to the conclusion that it’s all about compensation, and most of it comes naturally. For example, Kristina talks a lot about how you won’t need to spend money on medical bills because (depending on your sickness) thanks to the raw diet you will be “cured”. Veggies aren’t that expensive if you think about it, it’s cheaper than a bag of chicken fillets. Eating home instead of going out to eat (lunch) can save you just half the price for two people. And everyone can grow something at home, whether it’s oregano or some pea sprouts, You can do it! And I will tell you another thing, Food is the best skincare of them all! When you feed your body colorful foods it will show in your skin, so say goodbye to expensive skincare, you won’t need them! And suddenly you’ve got all this money to buy delicious fruits and veggies for!
Who knows, you just might end up acquiring healthy habits in the end! Be mindful that, there are some expenses in the beginning. I’m not saying that you need all of this, but if you’re invested in the idea then these things can be really helpful in eating raw:
- Food Processor
- Powerful Blender
- Stick Blender
- Food Dehydrator
Raw food may have been nothing new to you but for me, it is new in the sense that I’ve never even considered it. Actually, if it weren’t for my acne and going through this journey of dairy- and gluten-free, natural skincare, and getting involved with internal healing, it would probably take me a few years to be enlighten in this. So as much as my acne has been a curse, it has also been a cure for a healthier lifestyle which I have nothing against. I’m just thankful and will ask for more.