My favourite LA and NYC restaurants Rawvolution closed permanently, it felt like the final bow to the raw vegan wave we had all got so excited about, and although raw vegan seemed like the logical and perfect answer, I found out why it wasn’t.
Raw vegan was amazing for me, but long term not sustainable and lacked all the nutrients needed.
After studying the blue zone diet – Sardinia and japans’ longest living people, I have switched to a healthier diet and have never felt better for it.
I eat organic meat or fish once every two week. Eat as many potatoes as I feel like… and even bread .. well durum bread.. I don’t feel like I m sacrificing anything like I did on a raw vegan diet and it doesn’t take as long to make a meal, it’s also a lot cheaper!
Locally grown vegetables are the prime source of the meal along with chickpeas and lentils. Along with small doses of sheeps cheese and goats ricotta. Plus we no longer feel hungry. All organic, fair-trade and cruelty free, and make sure it is!
No one knows the exact answer to the perfect diet, I believe its about listening to your own body and making choices which you feel are right for you and your family.
It’s also okay to be wrong, to change to something that might work better for you, not to get stuck with a vegan label which you feel guilty to change.
We are exploring and learning all the time and what we know is burger and chips diet isn’t working for us. So, we have to go against the popular vote, it will never be easy as there are no clear rules or road to travel. But looks like scientist are getting there, going back to basics eating predominantly a plant based diet is the best. You just don’t need to turn off the cooker and thank goodness!