View Full Version : 1st day 75% raw
08-08-2007, 09:28 AM
Today I ate raw until dinner for the first time. It was amazing! I didn't think about food like I normally do, like being a slave to cravings, however, I did think about food alot because I was so hungry!
I was like a botomless pit!
Today I ate:
bowl of watermelon
bowl of cantelope
green juice of romaine, celery, green apple, lemon and ginger
a few carrots and celery sticks
Raw Revoltution bar
The a cooked dinner of Beehoon (sp?) 2 huge servings because I was so hungry!
Then a small bowl of left over sweet potato from yesterday.
Then a bowl of organic corn flakes with raisins and rice milk
Phew, finally full. Will this last, or will I get used to the different feelings? I always felt light and energetic, but hungry!
And, the most amazing part is I had so much energy! I was diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue 6 mo. ago, with Leaky Gut and Hypothyroid. have been in bed for so long, not wanting to do anything becuase I am so tired.
It was amazing to have so much energy!
Thanks for sharing this journey with me. :)
08-08-2007, 09:44 AM
Welcome to the boards! Once you go 100% raw - the feelings intensify!!!
I would definitely agree with Lucy on that one. It makes such a huge difference being 100% raw...
But you're off to a great start! Your body will get accustomed to the food being different, and the longer you are eating raw foods the more your body will give you good clues about exactly what it really needs.
Good for you that you're taking steps to get your body healthy. :)
08-08-2007, 09:51 AM
I am going rather slow because I exclusively b'feed my 8 mo. old. Hopefully I won't need to eat this much daily. And maybe starting out with the green juice/smoothie instead of fruit will help too.
Tomorrow is a holiday and we will have a bbq with friends. I am bringing watermelon and veggie platter so hopefully I can make it!
08-08-2007, 09:55 AM
It's not a lot of food that you are eating. When you put it down on paper it seems like a lot, but it's really not. Plus you need to eat as your little one is taking a lot from your system. Your body is used to eating empty foods and wanting more and wanting more. Once it realizes - hey, this is good, wholesome "stuff" I'm getting here, it will level off. Plus you will crave healthy, living, fresh foods and listen to that/those cravings...
More importantly you need to keep hydrated.
Green smoothies will RAWK you and your baby's world (in a good way). That will be THE BEST thing you both can eat. I'm way serious.
Yay for breastfeeding... That seems like a good idea to take it slow but to be moving in the right direction. I don't know why I didn't think of this before... I would highly recommend drinking green smoothies to help with getting the bad stuff out in a healthy way and with hunger too.
If you don't know much about them, just do a search with the banana at the top and you will find a ton of information on here!
08-08-2007, 10:05 AM
Add some fats, like avocado and raw nuts-this should help and you should not be hungry. When I first went raw and I was feeling hungry and light-headed, my friend who introduced me to raw said "NEVER EVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT SOMETHING TO EAT IN YOUR BAG - I CANNOT SAY THIS ENOUGH!!!" I took her advice and as soon as I feel that little pang (which I rarely do), I eat a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts, whatever raw food I have handy and the hunger pangs disappear!:o :p
08-08-2007, 10:11 AM
Yeah, I have been searching around for all the smoothie recipes. They are great! I can't have banana as I am intolerant to them. Is there another thickener that would work just as well?
I am just so nervous to do greens. So far, all I have gotten down in my juices, haven't heard of making them "smoothies" unitl today, is romaine and spinach. The spinach wasn't great, but I got it down. Not to mention I felt amazing!
I live in Asia, where there are so many greens, but I don't really know what they are. People call them so many things, and they are usually fried to eat, so am not sure which ones can be eaten raw. Plus you never know which ones really come from China, I am leary about that. I have only been able to find chard and kale once. I love Kale, but it's extremely hard to get here. So, maybe I can do a bit more research to figure out which greens are which and branch out more.
What about green powders? Are they considered raw? Which ones offer the most? Also, wheatgrass is easily grown here, should I do that? Does it have a strong taste??
I bet you can juice any green. Spinach, chard, all lettuces, mustard, beet greens... The sweetness of the fruit masks the bitterness or vegetable taste of the greens. Try adding almond milk for the creaminess, then any frozen fruit like berries, mangoes, whatever. Lemon juice & ginger also help with the green taste. You can add some honey too.
08-08-2007, 10:48 AM
Ang - yes, you can juice any green, but making a smoothie (blending it) makes it even more wholesome.
Here's a link to Green Smoothie recipes:
Alissa's green food powder is raw and wholesome and good. I use it daily. Check out her store - to the left
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