byon 11-12-2008 at 06:27 AM (289 Views)
Yesterday, I had a smoothie with pineapple, strawberries and grapefruit. I should have substituted the grapefruit with a couple of oranges. It was too sour for my liking. Then, I had mangoes whipped up in the blender for a late lunch, and a pineapple, strawberry and orange smoothie for dinner. No snacks. I know...it doesn't sound like much.Truthfully, it was all I felt like eating.
The one thing I like about eating raw foods, especially raw fruit, is it kills all desire for the wrong stuff. My only problem is......I don't like greens! I tried once to blend kale, green leaf lettuce, parsley and some of that hemp protein powder with a little bit of sea salt into a shake and it was vile!! I'm going to have to look up some recipes and see if I can find a good green smoothie recipe. My problem being, there are SO many vegetables I absolutely can't tolerate the taste of.
Here are vegetables that I do like:
Red and green bell pepper.
Carrots (chopped or sliced finely)
Celery (if it's chopped up very finely)
There aren't too many fruits I don't like, other than grapefruit, papaya, watermelon and the really sour ones, like plums. I've been finding that I like my fruits blended up in a blender more so than eating them whole right now for some reason. I'm sure that will change.
I used to have this paranoia about bananas halting my weight loss, but experience has taught me there is no reason to fear them.
That being said, my weight is 169.8 as of this morning. I am officially OUT OF THE 170's!!! I haven't been out of the 160's in over 10 months, so when I reach that milestone, it will be something to celebrate in a non-food, happy manner.
This all reminds me.....I was watching a YouTube video on raw foods, and the woman who was speaking said something about good fats flushing out the bad. I use coconut oil to remove my make-up at night. I need to get another bottle of it for consumption so that I can have a little bit each day. I've never been one to eat coconut (the cooked, pre-shaved kind found in baked desserts) but I absolutely love the oil. One tablespoon of that and my hunger is curbed for a good long while!
Maybe one of these days, I'll experiment with a Thai coconut, and see how I like it! Raw nuts are not in my repertoire right now, neither are dried or dehydrated fruits. I have a feeling it will slow my progress down too much. I'll add those things in when I'm closer to reaching my weight loss goal.