I’ve been thinking of myself as a ‘raw foodist’ for a couple of years now. I’ve bought the Blendtech, the slow juicer, become a master of smoothies, not too bad at other raw food, amused my colleagues and family with my odd food (my food’s odd, really?), and even done a three month parasite cleanse. I reckon I’m pretty good at this raw food game. And yet I’ve still been focusing so much on ‘having the willpower’ to remove the bad food from my diet. Bread has been my hard drug that’s seemingly required me to have a stint in rehab.
The tidal wave of consciousness that’s been dawning on me lately is it’s not about cutting out the ‘bad’ stuff (even bread, that old demon). It’s actually about having so much satisfying, appetising, appealing, nutritious food that I feel good about eating, that the ’bad stuff’ just becomes irrelevant and out of focus.
During the day today I’ve eaten a huge smoothie, a mango, two apples, ten bananas, a couple of herbal teas, plus a fresh juice. There’s been no room for anything else. I didn’t starve myself, I didn’t miss out on anything, I didn’t lack. I simply made sure I had tons of great food whenever I wanted it.