Raw food vegan diet?
Any of you people tried this for any more than a day? Is it even worth it?
It depends. Since it does cost a lot (ie, takes a hell of a lot of work, planning, inventory, transaction costs in going to the store more often, reduction of restaurant choices, etc), it will decrease the amount of food you actually eat. If a person had to walk a mile to have a BigMac or do 10 push-ups before each can of pop soda, they'd eat less too. Same thing.
For one day? Not much cost, not much benefit. Eat some carrots and grapefruit. Play on the computer. Become hungry. Stuff yourself with half dozen bananas. Watch some TV. Day is over. Big deal.
The Rotten Library addresses the issue sufficiently:
Indeed worth quoting Michael:
"Orthorexia Nervosa is a fixation on righteous eating, first diagnosed by Colorado physician Dr. Steven Bratman in 1997. The term is derived from the Greek word "ortho" meaning straight and correct, and refers to a psychological syndrome where one's food choices grow progressively narrower over time under the auspices of health."
It is probably worth trying a vegan diet one day a week, firstly because it will probably cause you to cut down on calories, secondly because eating fresh food is good for you anyway, thirdly because it will taste good, and fourthly because it might tempt you to include part of the diet in your everyday meals.
Following it permanently will almost certainly lead to:
"pallid gray skin, stringy straw-like hair, knobbled witchy finger knuckles, cracked lips, diminished muscle mass, protruding bones, yellowed teeth, a smug sense of self-satisfaction, and enough lanugo peach fuzz to carpet the moon."
You may well wish to try a vegetarian diet if you are able to cook all your own food, live near a good source of fresh produce, and/or have a large number of South Indian vegetarian restaurants near you. On the other hand the deli or subway vegetarian offerings, consisting of flaccid vegetables in vast amounts of sickening gunge, are to be avoided at all costs, as are the McDonald's salads, which have as many calories as their ice-cream sundaes and taste even worse.
omg that site is funny..