View Full Version : what does everyone eat on a typical day?
05-25-2005, 09:32 AM
I know that what one eats varies, but can everyone tell me what they ate yesterday and also tell me if i ate okay for yesterday?
breakfast: banana and an orange
lunch: spinach salad with 1/2 avocado, 2 walnuts, 1/2 tomato, carrots, alfalfa sprouts and raw broccoli (dressing was olive oil and apple cider vinegar).
snack (throughout the day): 3 medjool dates, 3 figs, 7 dried apple rings, 5 dried apricots, 4 brazil nuts, 6 almonds; one small apple
dinner: spinach salad with 1/2 avocado, olive oil and lemon juice, raw brocolli, and 1/2 tomato.
05-25-2005, 12:46 PM
Mermaid, yes, you ate plenty of great delicious food! Keep up the good work.
05-25-2005, 02:05 PM
thank you, tracy! do you think i will put on weight eating this much? i feel like i'm being a pig. haha
05-26-2005, 12:54 AM
Raw folk frequently eat differently from each other depending on several factors, mostly: how long they've been raw and what their own body is needing right then.
As you start out, you might find it helpful to look at several resources where sample menus are clearly listed. Alissa's book Living on Live Food is one, Rhio's book Hooked on Raw is another, and Elysa Markowitz's Warming Up to Living Food is one more. I'm sure there are more out there, but hese are ones I own. Jordan Maerin, in Raw Foods for Busy People says: If thriving on raw foods is a totally alien concept for you, you may be confused about what a daily menu would look like. I'll list mine here so you'll have an example. So, she does (Alissa does also in her book -- but she lists more than one day).
As to your question about whether you are eating "too much" -- definitely not! Espcially at first, you don't want to limit yourself. Otherwise, you'll feel deprived. In fact, I suggest you eat every 2 or 3 hours. Eventually, you'll get in touch with what your body needs ... and eat accordingly.
Also, you may want to use the Search tool on this site (under the banana at the top of this page) and peruse other threads where this has been discussed -- or, even better, look at people's journals where they list everything they eat on their 30 Day Challenges -- and some keep journaling after the 30 days are up.
Here is a link to a thread back in February, I think, when I asked a similar question for a friend and many people answered:
Good luck, Mermaid. You've made a life-changing choice!
05-26-2005, 09:19 AM
I have only been 100% raw for 2 weeks now. When I started out, I would eat much like you (I am also feeding my 1/2 raw husband and felt like I needed to give him more "formal rounded" meals). I would spend more time creating soups and salads, desserts, etc. for dinner and then I would have leftovers for lunch. After two weeks, I am now having an avocado and/or banana for lunch, and I love how easy it is. I might also have a cup of raw soup or a salad for dinner too. I no longer feel the need to snack as much as I did a couple of weeks ago. For me, I think it was habit more than anything. You might check other people's journals too. Most of us list what we are eating each day.
But like you, as I read other people's journals, I felt like I was eating SO much! But I was losing weight at the same time. So I guess you need to do what your body tells you is right. Your diet will, more than likely, change naturally and slowly over time to allow for what you feel like eating and what your body needs. Example: in the beginning I was eating a lot more fats (nuts, avocados, etc) than I do now. But that's the beauty of raw food - you can eat it, and it is all good for you.
So to summarize, your meals look not only delicious, but healthy. You are definitely on the right track - keep on going.
What I had yesterday:
Smoothie (1 1/2 bananas about 6 strawberries)
And by the way, you are definitely in the right place for support and encouragement!
05-26-2005, 09:25 AM
One last minute thought: have you bought Alissa's book yet? It is packed with really simple ideas for quick, delicious, and creative raw meals. I could not have gotten through these two weeks without it. I mean really, there is only so much salad a person can eat!
05-26-2005, 11:35 AM
i think i'm going to buy allissa's book. i have cut down on the nuts and fruits because i wasnt eating them because i was hungry...i was eating them because they are delicious! i have cut the size of my meals according to my appetite. thanks so much for everyone's help!
05-26-2005, 12:54 PM
On a typical day I will eat
Breakfast: banana, strawberries (or two pieces of fruit) and Orange Juice 16 oz.
Snack: usually something heavy like 2 pesto stuffed mushrooms, or maybe some corn bread with honey, or chocolate dipped walnuts
Lunch: Creamy corn chowder, or Creamy Celery Pottage, or toasted cheese sandwich (all raw)
Snack: pesto stuffed mushrooms, or black olives (greek) and Orange juice.
Dinner: usually pretty heavy: Pizza with lots of veggies, and cashew ricotta cheese, and a marinara sauce, OR a Taco salad, with barley patty, corn shell, and lots of lettuce, tomatoes, and pico de gallo, and cashew sour cream, OR Bar-B-Que chicken (raw vegan-made out of veggies and nuts) OR something else super delicious.
Snack, usually more Orange Juice and black olives, or Popcorn (again raw) or maybe some chocolate candy
Again, all of this is raw vegan, but I just CALL it what it tastes like.
05-31-2005, 02:06 AM
first thing: banana, strawberry, almond milk smoothie
snack: walnut, raisin, almond butter, apple snack
lunch: salad (the kind varies on what I have in the fridge)
snack: fresh juice, dates, fruit
dinner: something prepared like fettucini alfredo, eggplant pizza, rawvioli etc.
snack: raw cereal with almond milk
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