View Full Version : How Much Do You Eat?
01-31-2007, 11:44 PM
I saw an earlier thread in the archives that I thought would be great to revive. What does a typical day's worth of food look like for you?
I ate a half a cantaloupe and 4 small clemintines a banana and 1/2 cup strawberries over the course of a few hours for breakfast. I was ravished with hunger though. (And I am American, and Americans probably eat too much.)
For lunch, 2 apples with a dip made of 2 tbsp of raw honey, 1/3 cup soaked almonds, 1/3 cup soaked walnuts, 1 tbsp flax seeds and 3 dates.
For dinner, 5 Bibb Lettuce "Tacos" with a green filling made from: a hand ful of spinach, a half an avocado, a handfull of grape tomatoes, a few slices of onion, 2 cloves of garlic, a tbsp of sesame seeds, a half a lemon juiced, 3/4 cups of broccoli, mushrooms, basil, cilantro and mint... phew. Maybe I am a pig.
Oh yeah, then for snack I had 2 raw bars. Mind you, I am used to eating like 5 pieces of pizza or 2 hamburgers or like 4 eggs. This is hard... I am not even eating to feel full. I am just eating to not hear my stomach growl or to not feel dizzy. Maybe I'm pregnant! Haha.
02-01-2007, 11:10 AM
I wouldn't worry about it. It takes more raw food to "fill you up". Plus you don't get that heavy, too full feeling with raw foods. You know like you get with pizza, etc... when after you eat it you just want to lay down. Give it some time and your body gets used to this type of food. :)
What I eat varies and I am not 100%, but I eat salads as big or bigger than my head! If I make raw tacos or cabbage wraps watch out I can eat a lot. I am normal weight btw.
02-01-2007, 11:14 AM
Totally varies day to day. Sounds like you're doing really well and enjoying it!
02-01-2007, 11:35 AM
Your menu looks wonderful to me!
02-01-2007, 12:30 PM
Sounds good! :)
-David Z. Mason
02-01-2007, 12:53 PM
I eat a lot. Today for breakfast I had a fruit salad with 1 orange, 1 asian pear and 1 kiwi. I haven't had lunch because I'm full from breakfast but I wonder if I should force my self to nibble on something before dinner. I used to eat 3500 cals on cooked food. Now on raw I eat 1500. It's like half of what I used to. I usually have 3 meals and 2-3 snacks plus desert after dinner sometimes.
And there are days like today when I feel too blah to do much snacking.
02-01-2007, 01:04 PM
ok, it's only my 7th day back on 100% raw, so like, I'm not an expert or anything ;), but I HAVE had a LOT of on and off raw over the years, enough to have a comparison to this time.
This time I am SPIRITUALLY committed to raw, because it raises my vibration. and I am emotionally ready to do it, ready for my vibration to go up, so it's way easier than any other time, so I just don't need to keep "fillin' the hole", thank you GOD.
I've had times on raw where I ate like you described, and that was fine-I still lost weight and got the benefits, but when I ate too many nuts and fruits together, I would get an explosion of candida.
this time I am eating lighter than ever, and that in winter weather here that is pretty cold-3 degrees out today.
this morning at 7:30 I had about one cup of soaked buckwheat and flax seeds blended with raisins and topped with almond milk and chopped apples, and a cup of green tea, and now at 2 pm I"m having a big bowl of Alissa's cream of broccoli soup with a chopped tomato and lentil sprouts in it.
this time around on raw, I am usually having one type of fruit for breakfast around 7:30, then a salad or raw soup around 1-2:30 pm, and then maybe some carrot/green juice for dinner and that's all I seem to want. the fresh juices have been helping me feel 'lighter' and detox faster, I think. :)
02-01-2007, 01:10 PM
Here is what I ate yesterday:
Green smoothie consisting of: 1 banana, 1 oranage, some raw agave nector, coconut oil, raw cocao powder and 2 handfulls of raw kale.
Snack: 1 apple and my version of hemp butter
lunch: 1 of RP's brownies (wasn't too hungry yesterday)
Dinner: Another green smoothie consisting of everything above minus the raw cocao.
Snack: 8 strawberries in dipped in raw cocao syrup!
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