View Full Version : Is my current meal plan healthy? New to rf diet, very determined and need advice
12-30-2011, 01:21 AM
I'm very new so keep in mind that this is a work in progress and much better than my previous diet I think.
In the morning:
1 Apple (Non organic)
After a small amount of exercise, usually just walking:
Natural spring water at room temperature (delivered)
A small handful of natural raw almonds (non organic)
A handful of baby spinach leaves (organic)
1-2 Oranges (Non organic) OR 1-2 Banana's (Organic)
A little while after that (about an hour):
A handful of pieces of broccoli (Non organic)
Some slices of a cucumber (Non organic)
Dabbed in salad dressing (Ranch, thousand island, ceaser)
Sometimes a tiny bit of almonds as well
Sometimes I eat some carrots (organic) in between my last meal and my dinner salad even though I put a bit of sliced carrots in it.
A salad with the following ingredients:
Generous amount of baby spinach (organic)
Sliced carrot pieces (organic)
Tomato slices (non organic)
Sliced bell pepper (non organic)
Sliced red onions (non organic)
Pieces of Broccoli (non organic)
Salad dressing (ranch, ceaser, italian, honey dijon, non organic)
Do I really need some sort of hard protien/fiber source such as beans, grains, tofu, qinoa, fish, eggs, or meat? Or can fruits and vegetables alone do the job?
12-30-2011, 02:14 AM
hello and welcome to the forum...
Wow, what a long post.
It's difficult to understand exactly what you are eating but if you are eating only that which you list at the start then I'd say it's a good start but not enough. You need to add more raw foods and be sure to cut out the non raw and non vegan foods.
Get hold of a copy of Alissa's book Living on Live Food. It's an easy book to follow and is a good starting point.
Try sprouting seeds and pulses such as lentils and alfalfa etc this is a much better way of eating these foods than by cooking them.
12-30-2011, 10:33 AM
I'm not taking the time to read this whole thing yet, as MT said, to me, you're not eating enough food. Stop concerning yourself with "not enough protein." IF you eat enough raw food, there's no way you can be protein deficient. Not possible. You're receiving more amino acids than you were previously on your "worst state" fastfood/junkfood diet. Did you concern yourself about protein then? Should have since you were getting so little.
As MT said, get Alissa's first book and her dvd set and eat more food!
12-31-2011, 02:31 PM
I deleted most of the post.
What exactly Im eating is just what I posted above.
Im going to read her book as well as the others Im reading right now but I'd still like to get some input from other sources such as communities like these.
What do you mean by eating more raw foods. Do you mean more quantity or more variety?
Can you make a few suggestions? Is there anything really missing in the diet I posted above, any red flags?
Also I don't like lentils or avacados.
12-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Your variety looks good. You'll know if you're not eating enough if when you're someplace and people are eating and you're salivating for their food. If you're truly be nurtured and nourished by your food you wont be hungry for theirs. You don't need the stuff you asked about for protein. Greens, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit contain amino acids which make up protein and are way easier to assimilate than those you mentioned.
Why a "tiny bit of almonds?" EAT! Soak 'em overnight, dry them, put 'em in a bowl and enjoy along with any other nuts and seeds you feel to.
Avos can be blended into smoozies and mousses and you'll never taste them.
When I first came to Ca. I couldn't stand them.... taste, texture... ick! Now, I don't "LOVE" them yet, I do add them to salads and other dishes. You may find your tastes changing as you go along.
12-31-2011, 07:53 PM
Try some other greens, I like to buy mixed greens with 10-15 different plants in them for variety. Kale is one of the most nutritious plants in the leafy green variety.
Try making your own raw salad dressings with similar ingredients to ones you like but raw. I like to use flax seed oil for lots of omegas, garlic, and raw apple cider vinegar.
Soaking the almonds will help you gain more complete digestion. I also like sunflower seeds, buckwheat groats, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts.
You can try making some smoothies to make eating faster and food more digestible. I like 1 bunch kale (or other green), enough water to blend and reach the desired consistency, 4-6 bananas (frozen for ice cream or shake), and raw cacao powder (tons of minerals.)
I love trying foods I've never tried before, and recommend you explore! Raw honey is great, I found I like golden berries (gooseberries), coconut, I started eating mango last summer and love it, the world has so much diversity to offer and it can take some exploring. Dandelion greens!
01-01-2012, 01:09 AM
Also I don't like lentils or avacados.
Try them sprouted and see if you can float most of the hulls off. You'll be amazed at how delish they are. Crisp and nutty and sweet.
01-01-2012, 11:22 AM
When you first start off eating raw and trying to lose weight, grazing works just fine. That's the word I use for not doing anything to the food at all, and eating it without embellishment. I did that for nearly two months before I thought I'd go nuts if I didn't have something REAL to eat. You'll do better in the long run if you start preparing meals before that happens.
As an example, I had some buckwheat cereal with banana and almond milk this morning. Absolutely delicious! It was pretty high calorie though (about 500 cals) so I'll probably not eat my evening treat of almonds and honey tonight. If your primary concern right now is losing weight, then the foods you need to limit are nuts. Don't put any limit at all on fruits and veggies, and make certain that you get enough fatty acids of the right kind (omega 3). I do this by grinding up two tablespoons of flax seed in my coffee grinder a day - put it on salad or just dilute it with about 8 ounces of water and swallow it down like a food supplement. Flax seed has about the highest content of omega 3s for the lowest calories.
Avocados are so superb for making soups that you ought to try it - and the flavor of avocado is completely lost. I've got a recipe for spinach soup to share with you. This is an example of what to do that is super easy, but is actually preparing the food into a "meal."
4 cups of spinach, chopped if necessary
1 avocado, pitted and pealed
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 cups of water
2 tbsp. of fresh basil or about 1 tsp. of dried basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Put it all in a blender, liquefy it, and enjoy - it's that easy and fast.
The point being that you need to expand your imagination and give yourself the gift of true delight in everything you eat. You'll last longer that way, and will lose weight so fast it'll make your head spin. If you limit the quantity to the foods you listed, your body is going to decide that you're in a state of famine and will shut down as much metabolic functioning as it can. What that does is it takes every single scrap of anything you eat, converts it into fat, stores it, and starts eating muscle just to stay alive. So - eat MORE, make it delicious, make it something to look forward to, and you'll lose weight while staying healthy.
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