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08-14-2005, 09:57 PM
:p Hi there. Im new...I have decided to take the 30 day challenge and hey, I am excited. I just have a few questions for you experienced folks...what is an average day like for you...food wise? what do you eat/drink in the morning, afternoon and night? Im trying to make the right choices and want to try and stick to it and hopefully make the life change. I look forward to hearing your ideas! :D
08-14-2005, 10:10 PM
AND WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME
We have lots of people here, who I am sure will give you tons of advice.
My typical day is
Fresh camomile tea (warmed only, not hot)
(my hubby picks the camomile from the meadow near our home)
fresh squeeze orange juice
blackberries (or whatever berrie is growing in the gardens)
peach (in season now yummy)
any sweet fruit in season
He just cuts them all up, makes a big fruit salad fro us, and we eat most of the morning on this.
Mid morning snack:
nuts (whatever kind he tosses into a bowl)
Usually some kind of green salad with
dressing is usually
Mid afternoon snack
Usually some more fruit cut up, although lately its' been
raisins and nuts
Usually some big fancy shmancy recipe of
cashew sour cream
pico de gallo
or Raviolies (I love these)
and almost every day
pesto stuffed mushrooms
is almost always some kind
of raisins and nuts in a bowl
these recipes can be found in Alissa's wonderful book "Living on Live foods"
Basically we just eat all day long, but usually only a nibble, or a 1/2 cup of mixed fruit, we just graze mostly.
My hubby isn't 100% raw or vegan yet, but he went from a 100% SAD eater to about 95% raw in the last 6 months.
I think it really helped, when I got too busy with my career to prepare food, he now has to do it all, so he just makes one meal for us both, and that's that.
08-14-2005, 10:14 PM
Your my hero!:) Now if only I could train my husband to pick camomile :rolleyes: ...haha. Thanks for the insight. Im open ears to learn how to do this! It is against everything I was taught as a certified trainer but I believe in the concept...lets just see if I can stick to it :)
08-14-2005, 10:19 PM
On a typical day, I have a green smoothie for breakfast, fruit for lunch, big salad for dinner, and banana ice cream at night. I snack on handfuls of raw sunflower seeds, bananas or lettuce (spread with tahini thinned with vinegar, sprinkled with raisins and rolled up).
08-15-2005, 12:55 AM
Welcome to the forum!
I am not sure I have a typical day..lol
When I get hungry in the morning I usually make a big smoothie of bananas, strawberries I have frozen and lettuce ( you cant even tell lettuce is in it)......or I have a couple of bananas or other fruit. Once in awhile I have ALissa's blueberry pie for breakfast. mmmm.
If I snack midmorning its more fruit.
Lunch is usually either a recipe...such as veggie nuggets with dip, ALissa's potato salad , Alissa's "pasta with marinara" recipe etc...or just more fruit or a salad.
Dinner is usually a mixed green and herb salad with tomatoes, cukes, olives, onions, avacado, kelp, oil and vinegar etc with essene bread brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic. Tonight I had stir-dry...yum.
Snacks are a handful of almonds, or a few olives, raw lemonade, raw cookies, raw ice cream, date nut torte or fruit.
08-15-2005, 01:38 AM
Hi and welcome!
I eat very simply now, which is not how I ate when I first started eating 100% living foods 7 months ago. I'll go ahead and tell you what a typical day is for me now even though I don't think I could have eaten like this when I first started.
A glass of water with lemon juice squeezed in
Fruit, fruit, fruit - whatever I have that's ripe. Lately, my fig trees have been bearing, so I'll have as many fresh figs as satisfy me. I eat fruit throughout the morning whenever (and ... if) I'm hungry. I'm not very hungry anymore, though.
A hugantic salad -- I usually buy the organic bagged lettuce mixes at Trader Joe's and use at least 1/2 bag for a salad. I typically add just 2 or 3 additional ingredients, like cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, for instance. I use very little or no dressing anymore.
Frui, or a smoothie (fruit w/spinach, kale, or lettuce) or, occasionally, a portabella mushroom topped with guacamole (Alissa's recipe), or raw corn on the cob, or whatever's available that sounds good.
Juice, or a bunch of cherry tomatoes, or a handful of sunflower seeds or pepitas, or ice cream (raw, of course -- we've got a phenomenal recipe on this forum)
However!! Since my diet is much different than what works at the beginning, you may wish to read the threads where your question has been asked (and answered) before over the last few months:
If you look at post #9, there are links to other threads where people describe a typical day's meals.
Again ... welcome ... and continue asking questions -- and don't forget to start a journal here!
By the way, are you following the challenge menus in Alissa's book to begin with?
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