View Full Version : Am I eating too little?
01-10-2012, 07:13 PM
Okay, I am about a month RAW, I am hoping to get some help, and also some advice on what might be very important to add to my diet. So here's the thing, I am a ski bum, I live in my car and I am on the Mountain everyday. Money is not really an issue, I am not broke. I am just worried I might be missing something from my diet that could be really important. What I have been eating will sound incredibly boring to most of you I'm sure, But It's all I can do right now.
Breakfast: SALAD, large head of organic red leaf lettuce, red and green peppers diced up, purple cabbage, broccoli, onion, cucumber, baby carrots, and usually some type of seeds on it.
Lunch: usually fruit, a couple bananas, organic apples and and orange
Dinner, Same as my breakfast.
Another thing, the main reason I am changing my diet to raw is because I have heard it can improve skin, I have had problems with acne since my teen days and I am not noticing a difference as of yet. I want to do a liver cleanse, do you have any thoughts on that? and also, is it super important to do a kidney cleanse before the liver cleanse? the one I'm thinking of doing is the one that Alissa mentioned on here. Seems pretty solid.
I would appreciate any advice you all have for me. Thanks so much
01-10-2012, 07:57 PM
Food program sounds good to me. Only thing I'd recommend is changing up your greens ~ spinach, kale, chard, etc. Are you satisfied physically? Are you bm's good? If so, carry on!
My husband drinks coconut water for his skin. Made quite the difference.
01-10-2012, 08:08 PM
Alright, sounds good. That's one thing I forgot to mention, I add a handfull of spinach to my salad. I'm sure more wouldn't hurt though. And yeah, I feel pretty good physically, It would be nice to add some weight I suppose. I have one bm a day, I hear 2 to 3 is great, but I can't seem to understand how that would be possible for me, haha.
01-10-2012, 08:35 PM
ide add buckwheat sprouts (very fast / easy / cheap) and or nutritional yeast and also maybe mushrooms for b vitamins
more calcium from say sesame seeds on salads and almonds
raisins and parsley , along with more dark greens for iron
01-10-2012, 11:15 PM
regarding the cleanses, I personally think that they're all a bunch of hooey. Bogus. If you research them well, there is almost no evidence of them living up to their claims. And there's a lot of evidence that the body is pretty good at keeping things in order all on its own, especially if you're putting good food into it. So, I say, keep eating what you're eating, maybe change up the greens as the other poster suggested, and see how that goes.
01-10-2012, 11:30 PM
I don't think that is enough food at all! I couldn't do it eating that little anyway! :eat
01-10-2012, 11:31 PM
Avocados...you need to add avocados!!!
01-11-2012, 01:07 AM
Agreed. You need a quality fat, IMO. I can feel when my body needs those good fats.
01-11-2012, 07:44 AM
I have one bm a day, I hear 2 to 3 is great, but I can't seem to understand how that would be possible for me, haha.
Most people have 1 every 3 days so one ~ really good one ~ a day, is way better than the majority. You're receiving calcium from your greens and you say you're adding seeds ... a handful of soaked/dried almonds a day might feel good to you ~ olives and avos as walnutty suggested.
If you're feeling good; able to thrive (meaning get out and move) and don't salivate when you go out and see what others are eating because your body is nourished ~ to me, that's all that's necessary.
01-11-2012, 04:28 PM
Part of the reason I started eating this way was to clear up my skin as well. I used water fasting to jumpstart my cleanse, though, so you may be going through a slower process. At first my skin really broke out worse than before cleansing but after that it cleared up and is better than before, although not quite where i want it to be yet. The breakouts from fasting didn't scar or leave any red marks like other acne can.
01-11-2012, 11:20 PM
As many already said eat advocados and add some almond nuts in the salad the taste is great
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