I'm totally new to the forums and to the raw vegan lifestyle. I've been very high raw (transitioning) from ovo-lacto vegetarian for the past few months. Lately when I eat a cooked meal, especially with lots of fat, I need recovery time after. I thought I was imagining this, but I kinda just fall asleep for two hours and I can't do much else.
I had two completely cooked days and this didn't happen. It happens if I've had raw breakfast, then either cooked lunch or dinner.
One of my biggest obstacles, and I imagine anyone's, is dining out. It's summer, and I go out with friends three to four times a week. It always involves some sort of eating.... I try to avoid it sometimes, but other times I feel rude or just crazy for wanting to live off of uncooked stuff.
I love my friends and I know that they are each blessings in my life. I love that I get to hang out with them. So I don't know how to resolve the issue at hand without significantly reducing time spent with them.
Have you ever taken your own dinner to a restaurant? is this something I could/should look into?? I've also never had gourmet raw myself, and am not planning to for the near future. So taking them to "my" kind of restaurant is not an option... although if you think that's the best plan of action let me know.