There’s no doubt about it, a low fat raw food diet is definitely the healthiest out there. But what if you have become obsessed with your restrictive diet?
Here are 10 signs to help you find out if you are obsessing over raw foods:
Are You Obsessing Over Eating?
Answer true or false to the following statements to see if you are an obsessive eater:
#1:You worry about food all the time.
#2: You worry about your weight constantly.
#3: You measure every little bit of food before it goes into your mouth.
#4: You severely restrict your caloric intake.
#5: You refrain from participating in activities you love because of your diet.
#6: You feel superior to others because of your strict diet.
#7: You measure your own self-worth based on whether you stick with your diet or not.
#8: You have a really hard time sticking with your diet.
#9: You try to convince everyone that they should eat the way you do.
#10: Your diet makes you unhappy.
If you can relate to any one of these statements, then you should definitely take a step back and reanalyze
I threw in number two because most often food obsession can be traced back to an obsession over one’s weight. Let’s face it, people who don’t fret about the number on the scale don’t weigh their food at every meal or severely restrict their calories.
Number nine may seem strange, being that this is a site dedicated to convincing others to eat the way I do, but there is a difference. I don’t go out into the world trying to convert anyone and everyone. I let those who are interested come to me.
If you think raw is the way for you, then you’re in the right place. If not, that’s fine. I won’t waste my time or yours trying to convince you of something that doesn’t interest you, even if taking my advice would be in your best interest health-wise.
Number ten may seem strange as well, but it is definitely not uncommon. In fact, I would say that most people are ultimately unhappy about sticking with their diet. For raw foodists, it comes down to the social aspect. Sure, the health benefits are great, but going to restaurants, visiting family, and the feelings of isolation can be tough.
You have to decide if being raw in a cooked food world works for you and makes you happy in the long run. You and ONLY YOU can make this decision.
Being Organized is NOT Obsessive
I do want to be clear that being prepared and organized when it comes to your food is NOT obsessive. There is nothing wrong with knowing the amount of calories that are in the foods you eat or exactly how much food you need to buy when you go shopping.
As I’ve said time and time again, preparing and being organized is what success is all about when it comes to going and staying low fat raw vegan.
Go raw and be fit,