Raw diet, my fitness journey...

Posted by もも DeJ on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Something I have never really brought up since starting my fitness journey is that, I was a raw vegan for 3 years (sometimes I ate raw fish though! Im in love with Japanese food!)
This is going to be a long story of how this all started, be prepared…
So one day I was at the mall with my mom. I was 13, 5’4 ft, and weighed about 125 lbs. My mom started telling me about how she was a raw foodist when she was around my age, and she was one for 5 years! She was skinny, and active. 2 things I really wanted to be. So right then, and there I decided I was going to be a raw foodist! Immediately I stopped eating a SAD diet, and ate only raw foods. 
I lost 25 lbs in about 4 months (I think, that's a totally random estimate). I now weighed about 95lbs! I was skinny, and much more active, and really happy about how far I had gotten. I only ate raw fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds. But I made lots of recipes.


Eventually though, I became obsessed about losing weight, and felt like I needed to lose more. And that led into anorexia nervosa mixed with bulimia (not sure how to explain it, but I ate about ½ an orange, and ½ and apple some days. And if I ate anything else even though it was raw and healthy, I would throw it up. I threw up almost everything I ate). I was like this for about 1 whole year as a raw foodist. 
Then I came across “Freelee the banana girl” on youtube. She was super skinny, and I wanted to look just like her! So I started following 30bananasaday.com, and doing the 80/10/10 diet. It was awesome at first. I got to eat all I wanted and never get fat (only fruits and veggies, and a TINY bit of nuts and seeds about once a month). I ate about 2500-4000 cals a day of just fruit. Literally shoving my face until I looked preggo (apparently it was a good thing on this diet O.o) but after 6 months of doing this I started seeing side effects. Plus it cost my dad A LOT of money to buy all of that fruit. I was constantly worrying about not having enough fruit for calories, and such. My acne got REALLY bad, I always felt tired, and just didn't feel good. I was having MAJOR cravings for sushi and rice. After a pep talk with my brother, I realized that I wasn't doing this diet for me. I was doing it to keep up my image that everyone saw of me. I was scared of people no longer thinking of me as “the skinny fruititrian” or “the raw foodist”. I was absolutely dyeing for sushi, I would literally start to cry! So I ate sushi!

So as you can see I was kinda freaking out, because it had been 3 years since I had anything cooked! And my acne was bad O.o  (so was my hair, I was following something called “no poo” where you use no hair products, and my hair was really greasy, dry scalp with scabs… yeah it got bad…)
After I took my first bite I started laughing like a maniac because it felt so weird to eat! 
My siblings and I always used to joke around saying that food was right in front of me, but its really like a thousand light years away, because I would never eat it. I used to say that I would NEVER EVER eat cooked again. 
But after about 1 month (maybe even less!) my acne got A LOT better, and I started feeling way better. I gained a bit of weight (probably water weight because I ate TONS of soysauce), but lost it all once I stopped using soysauce and ate a bit less carbs. 
So that brings me to where I am now. I started exercising because I was scared I would gain weight, and now I am into bodybuilding, which requires lots of protein so I eat eggs, fish, and other stuff like that (but no meat! I love animals ^ ^). And I was told that I shouldn't be having too much fruit O.o from 4000 cals of fruit, to only 3 pieces of fruit a day… Its been really hard. Its been about 5 months since I was a raw foodist. And I have really been missing it. I love, love, love the raw lifestyle. So I have been thinking of trying it again (not the 80/10/10 diet, but eating nuts, seeds, fruit, and veggies. Making raw recipes again) because I felt really good on it and had lots of energy. Plus I am a total fruit junky! I cant live without fruit! I love it just as much as sushi (and that's pretty crazy because my life is basically revolved around sushi).  So basically I am going to try a raw diet, WITH sushi, and coffee, etc. I am prob going to eat mostly raw, but I wont limit myself if I want cooked foods! To get enough protein I will probably need protein powders and such, but I will figure it out!
I think with diet you should do what works for you! A life full of restrictions, and no enjoyment is just misery! 
And if a raw diet just doesn't work, then I will figure out what does. Its all about experimenting and finding what works for you. So that is what I am going to do. Do what makes you happy, and healthy as I always say!
So that's how I got here, and this is my fitness story! I probably have a lot more I could tell you, but that would be too long haha ^ ^
Hope you enjoyed learning more about me! 

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