I have noticed a remarkable shift in my state of being over the last few days, a shift towards a fully balanced internal state. I feel peaceful. I find that once we embrace how we are meant to eat, the battle inside our mind and body seems to dissipate. Before, as a whole food plant based vegan, cooked meals seemed to still drive me towards feeling ravenous and desperate to eat. I felt hungry most of the time, even though I ate more than my partner who is 6'3. I sometimes even felt anxious - constantly thinking about what I would eat next, it was really weird. I am small but would eat constantly throughout the day. It was actually exhausting, I felt that most of my day was just prep and eating, because most everything I ate was from scratch. But I am amazed to say, on raw, those feelings have gone. My eat and stop eating signals seem crystal clear and I find that I am not obsessing about what I am going to eat next. If I am hungry, I just walk over to the fruit bowl. No prep required. No heating, no mixing of ingredients, no planning, just peel and eat or wash and bite - it's so refreshing. I guess what I am trying to say, is that going raw has re-awakened a state of intuitive eating for me - which just feels so natural. I feel a sense of balance that I haven't felt in sometime and it is wonderful; it's a sort of gentleness and kindness that seems to be emanating from the inside out. I thinks it's my body's way of thanking me. I realize that our choices in how we eat show kindness to the planet, kindness to the animals and insects but ultimately, it also shows kindness to ourselves and I think as a result, the universe, and our inner being, repays this kindness with feelings of internal peace and a strong sense of balance. Many blessings to all of you on your raw journey. Sending you love and light.