There are many definitions as to what a plant based lifestyle entails and that may include one or more facets of the various diets that may be classed under such an umbrella… and these may or may not include fruitarianism, raw veganism, the 80-10-10 diet, vegetarianism, paleo, and… etc, etc.
If you speak with a health coach as trained by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, they will no doubt agree that there are hundreds of so-called diets available for the consumer to abide by… although when it boils down to the nuts and bolts of it all, only you and your body know what’s right for you.
Having explored and experienced different types of frameworks when it comes to eating styles, my personal preference as with anything in life is the balanced ‘middle-way’ approach, thus allowing me to accomplish any health goals I may have without becoming a food extremist as such.
I would have to agree with the many natural health experts that eating a raw diet that allows for the natural food enzymes to remain alive and intact is optimal for those seeking to better and maintain a good level of health and nutrition… and as such my goal is to eat at least 50% raw food as a part of my lifestyle, allowing for cooked vegetarian (leaning on veganism) foods for any remainder of food intake… the reason being that I have simply found that by focussing on being 100% raw has led to too much unnecessary stress and pressure on myself, and such things have been known to induce a state of ill-health in many people around the world, something that I don’t wish to encourage or invite.
And for anyone that is reading this then please do rest assured that I make no judgements on you or anyone else that chooses another path for your journey here on Earth as I do understand we are all here on our individual journeys as a part of a collective self, and as such should respect one another’s choices and decisions when it comes to what we should or shouldn’t consume.
Maybe one day I will naturally become a raw vegan, maybe I won’t… maybe I’ll go back to eating meat and maybe I won’t… at the end of the day it doesn’t really matter what I eat as long as I have understood that it’s more important to love and treasure myself for the person I am, and to show such a courtesy to those around me… life is too beautiful to bicker about such things, after all: we’re all in this together, whether we like it or not.
P.S. – If you truly are interested as to why and how eating a wholesome plant based diet is ideal for your health and would like some more information, then please feel free to read about the China Study which is the largest study ever done on mankind about diet… and then the follow up book named Whole which discusses things further in detail as to why the China Study was duly ignored.
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