NOT going to miss that BBQ. If anyone is trying to go Low Fat Raw Vegan (LFRV), it's going to be very hard to deal with the temptations. I just got through a very bad spell of some sort of infection or something, where it hurts to urinate. I don't know if it was kidney stones, but it sure felt like it. I cursed for two mornings straight this week and almost passed out in the shower once. I'm still recovering from it. Why did this happen? Because I had something salty, greasy a few times a week, and finally, it hit me. I find that I tolerate less and less of a cooked diet the longer I stay on the intended dietary.
You might try a book called The Pleasure Trap by Lisle & Goldhamer. I read the book once and am rereading it again. I struggle with it even though I have been vegetarian for over 17 years and vegan for 14 of those years. I have attempted to go LFRV for stretches of time for well over a year now. It's not easy when people have their senses fooled (1 - pleasure-seeking; 2 - pain avoidance; 3 - energy conservation) by the modern situation today which puts extremely concentrated amounts of calorie-rich foods within easy reach. It was only the kings and queens of the distant past that suffered these diseases commonly. Even Pharaoh Hatshepsut had such health problems BECAUSE of animal products and her station in life which could afford those things.
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