Day 3 and 4- challenges and triumphs
Happy New Year!
I can not believe how rapidly raw transforms one's body when transitioning directly from a SAD diet. My energy has shot through the roof, cravings have disappeared, pounds are already melting away and my skin already looks more healthy. I feel fantastic overall.
I shouldn't claim to be entirely raw as there have been a few moments of non-raw- we went out to dinner last night (asian cuisine) and after a frustrating few minutes attempting to explain to a horrible waiter what I'd like to have, I ended up just ordering a plate of steamed veggies. Not raw, but fortunately, they arrived so fresh and so lightly steamed as to be close enough for the situation. The best part was looking at my partner's fatty pork-laden meal and having _no_ desire to partake of it. That is perhaps the biggest surprise- it looked completely unappealing.
Last night I visited whole foods for some essentials and purchased my first larabars. Yum! I've decided to use them only for emergencies or as an occasional treat food, focusing more on bulky whole foods, but they are quite tasty and will be excellent for those on the go moments. I had some frustration finding other raw essentials, though. I have no idea where to find raw cacao. I'm going to have to source out some local raw foodists to get some advice on shopping, I think.
But overall, I would say I've been about 90-95% raw, and I am SO excited by the success so far! The next challenge will be to keep this up when I return to work next week (I've been on vacation for the holidays).