I failed miserably when I first tried to go on the raw food diet all those years ago. I truly believed in the diet the second I heard about it but I couldn’t get my body to agree. My body was so dependent on the foods I was addicted to that I didn’t know what to do. These addictive foods were killing me, literally but I couldn’t get them out of my life. Just like all addictions as soon as I have any I have to have all. One is never enough.
Although I improved my diet It wasn’t until ten years later that I finally found a way forward. The philosophy of a twelve step program was the catalyst that finally saved me from sickness disease and an early grave. I took this principle “never have the first one” and turned it into a tactic that could be used for any lifestyle change but for me I only needed to ask myself two questions before I ate it, “Is it raw?” “Is it vegan?” If I answered yes to both these questions I could eat it.