I've been thinking of going raw for the longest time now, however I've always been stopped by nutrition requirements because of my training.
I don't want to take supplements to make up for things that I can eat, but basically I cannot find enough carbohydrates nor proteins in raw foods to be able to get everything I need.
I'm on a raw cleanse at the moment for the past 3 days, and I feel very positive (not energetic enough for the gym/pool though).
I'd appreciate any advice from others who've been in a similar situation.
I have been a raw vegan before and I loved it. I am an athlete as well so it was important to find a way of eating to provided the right amount of carbs, fats and protein. I have done every diet you can think of and the one lifestyle that I keep going back to is the raw vegan lifestyle. I love love love fruit and that is where you are going to get all of your carbs from. I used to be so drained and could not lift weights like I was used to but when I upped the amount of fruit I ate it was much better. I realized that whenever I was drained is when I did not eat enough food. It has nothing to do with being raw but everything to do fueling your body. If you are not eating enough food your body will perserve its energy regardless of what diet you are on. Look up the book 80/10/10 by Dr. Douglass Graham. And also check out his website foodnsport.com. He trains alot of athletes on a raw vegan diet which consist of 80% carbs from sweet fruit 10% protein from raw greens and other veggies and 10% fat from avocado and other high fat fruits. This will probably help you devise an eating plan that will fit into your active lifestyle. I hope this helps!!