I love putting warm things in salads. Like peas or corn off the cob or grilled tofu. Last night I put warm peas on top of my salad and it felt friggin' great. So, as you may've guessed, I really didn't like the raw thing. I'm not saying that it's not a good thing, it just wasn't for me. Going into it cold turkey may've not been wise, but that's how I roll. I think that Raw would be a healthy way to live, but you'd really need access to all the materials: good books, fancy kitchen equipment (like a dehydrator, a food processor), fancy foods, time for food prep....
Here are some things that I struggled with:
* You know, I don't like raw veggies very much! I love salads, but I like them with beans and tofu and grilled eggplant.
* Acidic fruits! Tomatoes, apples, grapes... these are all things that I love, but my sudden increase of them in my diet or perhaps the lack of balancing them out with whole grains and not so many veggies, my throat started to hurt. I dunno. It was just real uncomfortable.
* Trying to make things spicy to warm up my body without warm foods or beverages also made my throat hurt.
* Everything felt bland. That'd probably be different if I had things like nori flakes or raw tahini in my pantry. At any rate, eating felt like a boring task, which I viewed as sinful.
* No nooch.
* I thought being a social vegan was tough!
Here were some things that were good:
* No processed foods!
* DIY is cool!
* I wore my new, sexy apron a lot.
* Felt thinner because of all those reasons in the first list?
Maybe if I did stuff like this guy!
ps- you have freakin got to look at that link.