Friday, June 20, 2008

I'd Rather Die, Thank You Very Much

I posted this question just over a month ago on Ask500.com. As of today, 79% of people surveyed answered NO to the question. I thought you all might be interested in looking at the results. Click the View Results link to see.

I'm posting the results above in case my raw food friends on this blog vote, and wind up skewing the results.

8 comments:

(chandelle) said...

i said yes. i love life, and i'd do anything if it meant i could have even one more day. not that eating luscious fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is much of a trial anyway.

Wendi Dee said...

Wow! It's probably an accurate figure, too. I think it's very difficult to even grasp how fantastic you can feel on only raw foods until you've tried it. So, those who have never even tried it probably just see it as a big downer when it comes to eating, rather than the best way of eating in the world!! ;-)

What about you, Beth? Are you interested in eating raw foods for the rest of your life, to not only increase your health, but your longevity? Even if you don't, I hope you'll always keep in touch after your 100 days--I would miss you!

I love you!

Wendi
XOXOXO

Bunny Berry said...

Actually, I have been thinking about this A LOT. I don't think that it would be the easiest choice for me since Basil is not doing it too. But it has been so eye opening for me, and I've felt better than I have in years. I feel like "going raw" has given me back my sparkle.

And I don't take my sparkle very lightly.

I've got basically a month left in this 100 Day Challenge, and I can't really see myself going back to a non-vegan diet. I've been wrestling with whether I will stay raw vegan or not.

Wendi, I know that you were a cooked vegan before you went raw. And I'd really like to talk to you more about what the big differences were in your diet between now and then.

I think that I'd like to stay primarily raw, but I have to admit that I like the idea of a roasted red pepper or a few sauteed mushrooms on my salad now and then.

Of course, I've also been considering taking a few raw food cooking classes to increase my "uncooking" knowledge, so that I could make some of the foods I really miss in a raw recipe that is just as satisfying. I'm not quite there yet. I haven't built my recipe box of "God, I love this dish!" recipes yet. And as a foodie, that would definitely help.

Rediscover Raw Food said...

Just FYI - Dehydrated peppers and mushrooms are super yummy. Just tossed with olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and maybe some spices like ginger. They can easily replace sauteed!

langelbleu said...

Bunny I am married to someone who is not 100% raw and rather far from being a vegan. He and I eat differently because our bodies really need different things to nourish them. I would be lying if I said it is always easy and that I am simply a paragon of acceptance and wifely virtue. Some days my control issues are in my face and I wish he was eating more like me, other days I don't care, or I am even grateful that he's not eating my food so I don't have to come home to find the item I had saved already eaten. At its core I think that communication is the key to smooth sailing. When practice acceptance and also am clear with my boundaries, it works out fine. This does mean that some days I say, "I am not comfortable buying your Zone bars."

Personally I find that eating a 100% raw diet most of the time but leaving a little wiggle room for occasional things outside the raw box gives me the freedom from constraint I need to do this without a sense of restriction. Earlier in my process I did need to experiment with my degree of rawness after I had been doing a 100% raw diet for a number of months, so I added back some cooked veges, which eventually over a period of time led to lots more cooked food, so eventually (took more than a year) I was eating more cooked than raw. I learned that this really does not work for me as I became significantly more bitchy, and I also gained back about 35 pounds by adding some grains and other cooked whole foods as well as some raw goat's milk back to my diet, but still mostly organic, and always whole unprocessed foods with no white sugar, or meat. It has been a process and a journey and it has been through trial and error that I have learned what really works best for me. Only you can truly know what is going to work for you. Fortunately there are no raw police waiting to write you a ticket because you ate a forbidden food. So follow your inner guidance and your body and you will discover what works best for you and your body.
--Jen (Langelbleu)

sarabethxvx said...

that's a sad figure, but honestly not suprising. People are SO afraid of changing their lifestyles... I was vegan for 10 years before I started doing raw vegan full time. I'm still a raw newbie, but I think I may stick with it. I have found a lot of clarity in my eating habits and behaviors since going raw.

chasmyn said...

Have you watched Alissa Cohen's video? She has a fantastic video and book of raw recipes that are SO good!

Wendi Dee said...

Bunny,

Email me if you want to talk about anything. Cooked vegan wasn't good for me, but I know it works for a lot of people. Raw has given me health and vitality--I am young again! ;-)

Lots of love to you,

Wendi
XOXOXO

WendiDee@purejeevan.com