I'm moving to Texas in a few weeks! (Austin)
Great to have you here. I agree, things get confusing. You have Paleo people, vegan people, raw food people, etc. all trying to say what is best.
At the end of the day, I believe a plant-based whole food diet is best, whether it is made up of raw or cooked food. By default, it will likely be a big mix of lots of fresh raw fruits, some raw vegetables, some cooked vegetables, cooked grains, beans, raw nuts and seeds, cooked legumes, etc.
I would focus on plant-based whole foods, exercise you enjoy and see how you feel.
All the very best!
My dad lives in Austin! Very nice place... Love to visit Austin for the rolling hills and travis lake is so nice... Austin is very big on eating good or a good portion of them do so and exercise with a lot of trail for bikes and dirt bikes which I like more.
1. What is the amount of cals I need to be consuming? If Im working out 5 times a week with cardio 4-5 of the days. I weight 215 but want to get down to 200.
2. What is legumes? Is that beans? Any receipts?
3. I feel better when I eat raw vegs and fruits vs cooked vegs or beaned food. Any reason why?
Thanks for the help and nice site,