So, I've started this diet of raw foods (last Saturday). My mum has some books written by David Wolfe who is one of the leading raw food "elitists". Basically a raw food diet is a vegan diet but you focus on three primary food categories—green vegetables, fruits and fats. All the food is organic and raw (meaning it's natural state). An example of a raw food diet would include a smoothie for breakfast, a salad juiced for lunch and a salad in the evening. What's great about this is that it all tastes so good! I have had a few cravings for meat and pizzas (etc) but I think I'm finally over the hump.
The whole idea behind raw food is that when food is cooked you loose around 85% of the nutrition (hence people trying to steam their food etc). Eating raw foods liquidized means that it saves your digestive system churning it up later on down the line. I love all the smoothies for breakfast because I love the energy fruit gives me (who doesn't?)—the salads i need to spice up a bit because it's a little boring. The only problem I've found so far with this diet is the cost! I spent £30 for a weeks worth of food (over my usual £20 per week) and I doubt it will even last to Friday! Fingers crossed I get this job I'm going in for tomorrow!