SamL I think you used to post at RFT too. Did you have your baby? Are you still eating all raw? Can't remember if you were 100%. Good to see you, welcome!
No I didn't have a baby. I'd like to some day.
I moved on from forum, it was a great starting point for me, but a little intense about raw, when all I wanted to be was raw LOL...
I'm as interested in serious training as I am in what I eat.
I take Universal Advanced Soy Pro, which wouldn't be "RAW" from time to time.
If my brown rice hasn't sprouted in time for when I need it, (I get caught from time to time) then I'll cook some, might not be raw but still gives me energy when I need to train.
I like to say I'm raw, not getting hung up on 100%
I do pay attention to the products I buy, my olive oil, hemp oil, namu shoyu, agave nectar, yacon syrup, maca, cacao nibs, unhulled sesame tahini, honey, sea salt, carob powder, mesquite powder etc.. is all raw.
have an old fridge set aside, full of organic herbs, seeds & nuts.
In reply to a post "what do I do with the cacao nibs"
my treat I don't do often is..
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup coconut water
4 tblp cacao (grind in coffee grinder to a powder) or raw carob powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
Mix in processor, roll into balls...
I just dump it in a bowl, set it in fridge, and stick my finger in it from time to time. YUM!!
Lots of people talk about the high energy buzzing feeling from cacao, so I ate a whole serve once, trying to 'feel' it...
but it's good for you.. thats the buzz... chocolate can be good for you!
It has a compound in it 'theobromine' similar to caffeine, mood-elevating effects. The reports about chocolate addiction are probably right..
With cacao nibs your chocolate 'rush' is highly intensified, because nothing is lost to the effects of heat. 'superior, healthy chocolate'