this is hard to believe. To loose B12 within six months and getting even a deficiency. Our body stores B12 and supplies you (depending on your supplements and nutrition) for 1 to 3 years with B12.
I know that. But there is no doubt that i had a B12 deficiency, whatever the reason.
Before going raw, i've been vegan for 2,5 years. And i think my daily need might be slightly higher than that of a non-athlete.
Believe me, i've tried various kinds of raw-foodism. From many nuts to no nuts, from green leaves to fruits, from veggies to sprouts. Salads, mono, instinctive, eating often and a lot. I kept losing weight (and i had no fat to lose even before) and power.
And my lifestyle has always been quite healthy. I've almost never taken medicine, never drugs, alcohol or cigarettes. Only thing was my unvegan bb-diet high in animal products, but i've been vegan for 32months before the raw period, so i thought i should have been at least a bit "detoxified"
I don't claim raw food is crap, but i think it's irresponsible to promote that all you have to do is eat 100% raw, then all is well.
Maybe you're right i didn't eat enough, but it's hard for me getting enough calories even on a vegan diet, let alone on raw food! I'm 186cm and 86kg, i have a basic calory need of ~2'400 calories, and the heavy weights add at least another 1'000. Try to eat that all raw!
Of course, most raw foodists don't believe in the calory-theory, granted.
I myself think that the higher the quality of your food and the better your digestion (and absorption) is, the less you need.
On the other hand you look absolutely great, so your current diet must be perfect.
One thing has got nothing to do with the other, sadly. I know people who eat only junk and still look great. Just look at the pro's.
Which makes me also believe, that there is no single diet fullfilling the needs of all persons.
I guess that is true
And not even a single diet for the same person for all times in his/her life, you have to adjust as you go through stages of your life, meet different conditions etc.