View Full Version : What does a typical day look like?
05-11-2009, 03:56 PM
If you are mostly raw or 100% raw, what does a typical day's worth of food look like?
I'm a newbie and my goal is to be about 85% raw. I'd love to see what your standard day of food looks like.
My current goal is to have a smoothie for breakfast, large salad (+ usually some other vegan food) for lunch, and a large salad (+ some other vegan food) + green juice for dinner.
That's my current goal because I just started out.
(and I don't feel at this time that I want to be 100% raw ;) )
So tell me what YOU eat in a typical day. :)
The French One
05-11-2009, 04:26 PM
I'm not 100% raw, but around 70 90% percent depending on the day/week.
What does not change is that I always take a fresh fruit salad at breakfast (usually, 4 different fruits, but there's always a banana in it, cause I like it).
For lunch, depends if I'm home or not. If I'm home, I'll make a big salad with nuts and different veggies, and if I'm outside (and it's often hard to eat raw outside, I'll try to find at least something cooked but vegan).
I often take a green smoothie when I'm back home (I have diner late) and for diner, I'll be raw if I ate cooked food for lunch (in order to compensate) and if my lunch was raw, I will then authorize myself to eat what pleases me for diner (often, it'll be raw, but I'll have some chocolate at the end, or dairy, or fish). That way, I have had no craving so far, cause I still eat small amounts of SAD food from time to time without feeling guilty (or sick, and once, I ate too much SAD food in a day, and I can tell you I could feel the difference in my belly all day long, so, I'm not going to do that again).
I've stopped drinking coffee and soft drinks too, without effort, I just don't feel attracted any more.
Hope this helps, but remember, the important thing is freedom and not trying to be perfect all time. But I must say that my goal is to achieve 100%, so I'm still in a sort of transition time (been eating raw for a little less than a month now).
05-11-2009, 04:59 PM
A typical day for me: I have the occasional coffee so whatever % that makes me :o
Lemon water with chlorella and/or spirulina +supplements
Lemon water throughout the day
Veggie juice (beets,carrots, greens, sprouts.. ) + supplements
A piece of fruit
Salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, celery, sprouts, fat free+salt free home made dressing)
My boyfriend: 100% raw for many years :cool:
Fruit salad (strawberries, bananas, dates, raspberries, pear, mango)
Veggie juice (beets,carrots, greens, sprouts.. ) +supplements
Green smoothie (romaine, spinach, sprouts, mango, strawberry, banana)
salad (lettuce, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, sprouts, mango+strawberry dressing)
Nut balls (dates, honey, macadamia nut butter)
05-11-2009, 05:14 PM
not 100 yet but getting there. Most days I start out with a smoothie (spinach, celery, apple, banana), I have a banana for a snack, for lunch a salad of romaine, tomato, baby spinach, radishes, cucumber - grapefruit for another snack and another salad for dinner. I've been trying to switch out my salad with tabbouli (parsley salad with cracked wheat, tomatoes and green onions, olive oil, lemon juice and a smidge of celtic salt). Then another smoothie in the evening and TONS of water during the day. oh and the not 100 part is sometimes a cup of decaf coffee in the a.m. - some days I go without - a lot of days lately though.
05-11-2009, 05:31 PM
That must make it easier to have a raw boyfriend! Hubs is a meat and veggie eater (paleolithic diet). It's difficult.
05-11-2009, 10:06 PM
I am currently trying to lose weight, so my daily intake changes based on what I've decided may work better for me that day or week.
But basically - in the morning I drink a big glass of water with my supplements (yes - I'm still taking those for now), then I'll either have a hemp protein smoothie, a piece of fruit, or just lemon water depending on how hungry I'm feeling.
For lunch I've been trying to have a green smoothie every day, I've been experimenting with savory smoothies lately since I had gotten stuck with only making sweet ones for awhile.
For dinner I often have a nut mixture of some kind - mock tuna, falafels, taco meat, etc. wrapped in a lettuce leaf with lots of other stuff such as onions, tomatoes, guacamole, sprouts, etc. Then I'll usually want something sweet such as a little bit of Cacao Bliss, a couple of dates, some treat balls, or something like that.
In between meals I try not to eat unless I get really hungry, but sometimes I'll grab a little bit of whatever tastes good. I haven't been eating lettuce salads for awhile now since I eat a green smoothie every day, they just don't sound good lately. But I LOVE my broccoli salad and my cucumber-tomato salad!
05-11-2009, 10:12 PM
I graze on fruit and thats about it.
Green smoothies when the bananas are organic and good.
I'm trying to stop adding salt (80/10/10) so I don't eat a lot of salads anymore. I can't seem to eat one without adding salt.
05-11-2009, 10:18 PM
breakfast: a bunch of fruit or raw buckwheaties with chopped up fruit and almond milk
lunch: either a HUGE salad or a green smoothie
dinner: either a HUGE salad or a green smoothie
snacks throughout the day: various fruit and kombucha
sometimes i'll get fancy and make something. but lately i have been keeping it really simple.
05-12-2009, 01:20 PM
i eat fruit when i'm hungry-usually i'll mono meal. for me that might look like 1 large melon or 1 kilo of grapes or 6 mangoes. i also have 1 large salad a day (very simple, no dressing). sometimes i'll make fruit smoothies or green smoothies as well.
i keep it simple and find that it's both the easiest and most satisfying for me.
05-12-2009, 01:55 PM
My typical day:
I start the day with a fruit (mostly pineapple because I love it so much) then I wait until it is pritty much digested (while I'm getting dressed and so on) and eat another fruit (when I don't have to go to university, I continue this until noon :D )
When I'm in university over lunchtime, I eat fruits again. I like to bring something filling like avocado or banana. When I'm at home, I have wild greens with vegetables or fruits.
Wild herbs with vegetables again. I try to cut down the sweet fruits in the evening but sometimes, I can't resist.
More fruits :) and some nuts.
05-12-2009, 01:58 PM
i eat fruit when i'm hungry-usually i'll mono meal. for me that might look like 1 large melon or 1 kilo of grapes or 6 mangoes. i also have 1 large salad a day (very simple, no dressing).
Quite similar, actually, only that my wild-herb salads are not so large, unfortunally. I'm trying to increase that.
05-12-2009, 02:07 PM
I have about 4 glasses of water to start the day - then 1-2 oz of wheatgrass juice.
I then make a huge green smoothie with 2-3 cups greens, 1-2 apples or oranges or about 1 lb of strawberries, plus 2 bananas - ok sometime 3!:eek:.
Lunch is usually salad - romaine, baby spinach and/or arugula, tomato, avocado, red pepper, hemp seed, dulse, sprouts. Whatever is around.
Dinner is a salad with an "entree" like zucchini pasta, pad thai with young coconut meat noodles, etc.
probably average about 1-2 handful of nuts in a sauce or salad dressing.
Have a dessert about 2x week.
05-13-2009, 04:58 PM
I'm about 70% raw and just starting out -
In the morning I always have a fruit smoothie with berries, bananas, almond milk and/or coconut water and apple cider vinegar. If I'm in a hurry I'll just grab fruit but I am addicted to smoothies so try to have that every morning. Hopefully I will transition to green smoothies at some point but am not there quite yet. I also drink 1-2 cups of green tea in the morning - no, it's not raw but I gave up coffee a year ago which was a major step for me and green tea does have some healthy properties.
I snack on nuts, bananas, olives, Lara bars, hummus w/ cucumber slices. And lots of water, of coarse.
I usually have a large salad for lunch with either spinach or mixed greens, raw nuts, variety of organic veggies. I make the mock salmon pate a lot and have that on top of greens with sliced tomatoes and vinegarette. This helps keep me raw when I want something more filling.
Like The French One I like to allow myself to have whatever I want for dinner, as long as its healthy, low fat and vegan. I like to make bean burritos with fresh salsa and avo on whole wheat tortillas, that kind of thing. This has kept me from feeling too deprived so far and allowed my body to adjust slowly to more raw food. I ate out a couple of days ago and had a SAD meal and felt really sick after, so that has reinforced my motivation. I like to make raw desserts sometimes (maybe once a week or so) like banana papaya pudding, fudge balls, or a pie. I also still drink wine sometimes. Again, not raw (well, you can get it raw but I don't always buy raw red wine), but I love good wine. My body is also telling me to drink less alcohol than when I was a SAD eater but I still like to have a little bit. :)
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