oh yea, i hear you on being in the north. plus food prices have gone WAY Up because of that freeze in california/arizona. im salivating at the thought of growing my own lettuce right now. the deals right now have been on the fruits so ive been eating more fruit. not a bad thing of course.
rice isnt raw :) unless you are eating it uncooked? that sounds pretty disgusting.
2000?!?!?!? hell i need at least 4000, the problem is im only getting a bit over 2000 according to cronometer. i dont feel hungry and eat but im not awake long enough or have enough food to get in the calories. ill eat multiple fruits, 2 lb of things like sweet potatoes and parsnips 3 times a day (with other vegetables), salads, and dried fruit. i hit the carbs easily but still low on calories.
you are still eating high fat looking at that stuff BTW