For me, this way of life is not just about food – it is about living as naturally as I can according to the laws of the universe. – Incorporating eco friendly products I use on my body, hair and home, working with my given gifts, avoiding standard allopathic medicines and trying overall to keep things simple.
This is not intended to be a faddy diet done just to lose weight, then revert to old habits – that would be very hard on the body and very likely to pile the weight back on – this is about a new, vibrant way of life.
Eating mainly raw food may seem anti-social at times – consuming is a large part of social interaction and others may struggle to understand, perhaps questioning or ridiculing you. Try to stay within your own boundaries, educate yourself, and preferably find support from others who understand what you’re doing. You can join our Yah’some Living updates mailing list, meetings and events online to connect with others on this path – Try MON conference call every Tuesday and Friday at 9pm cst; 10pm est by subscribing to ‘Spiritual Calls with Nazir Avdiyah’.
Try to be patient about the changes – when I first saw the dramatic weight loss effects, I wanted all the extra weight gone, immediately. I had to remind myself of all the years it had taken to get my body into the state it was – the changes wouldn’t happen overnight, but they would happen fast.
Even if you don’t end up eating mainly raw, experimenting with this way of life brings rewards – it affects the way you see food, recognizing it as essential fuel for your body – so just do what you can, step by step and see where it leads you.
Equipped with the right information will help you make good decisions. Some folks consider dehydrated foods raw, as the foods don’t undergo high temperatures, others don’t; some vegans eat honey, some people rule out nut butters as most contain roasted nuts – take a look at each issue and choose for yourself. Learn to make some foods for yourself in order to make sure you are getting the best ingredients and the best preparations possible; be sure to try shop for the best ingredients at your local farmers market and try our Yah’some Living recipes.
Do it for YOU
It is quite vital however that you are doing this FOR YOURSELF and that the motivation comes from within YOU – try not to be put off by others’ comments – you’re doing it for you, not them. Those who don’t follow a similar path often ask many questions that may feel intrusive and confrontational – be prepared to defend your boundaries or to withdraw from such conversation if you choose – you have every right to be doing this and to be doing it exactly the way YOU need to. People often seem to feel uncomfortable if you cannot be easily ‘pigeon-holed’ – if for example you eat mainly raw food, are mostly vegan but sometimes wear leather shoes…expect frequent questions. I often feel like saying ‘I eat like me’ when asked about eating – this possibly sounds very pretentious, but it’s true – I eat for my own body’s nutritional requirements, and follow the laws of the universe. To learn more about the laws of the universe join our MON conference call every Tuesday and Friday at 9pm cst; 10pm est. it doesn’t cost a thing just come to learn to live. Selah.