Day 6 Killer Kravings!
I had to sit through a 4 hour afternoon meeting yesterday. I was surrounded by people eating potato chips and chocolate throughout the meeting. The smells were rather intoxicating. So, when I got home last night, I told myself I could eat whatever I wanted as long as it was raw. So, I don't have exact numbers for my late night noshing - but it did manage to keep me raw. What was pleasant to see was that although I didn't feel too well last night with all the rich food I ingested, this morning, I was fine and had energy to spare. If I ate the same amount of calories and fat in a SAD snack, I am sure I would have felt terrible today. NICE. Although, I don't want to make a habit of eating lots of raw junk, it was nice that it didn't seem to have a negative impact on me.
I seem to be going through skin detox right now. My usually nice complexion is pink and rashy looking. At least I hope it is detox....
One other thing I am noticing is that I will be doing fine and I don't feel that hungry and then all of a sudden I am so hungry that I have to eat something right away. When I was SAD, I would say that I was always hungry, but I didn't have these unexpected hunger attacks. Over the weekend, I was doing a bunch of errands, and I made sure to eat a lot of food before I left the house and take some dried stuff with me in case I got such an attack. I presume that these sudden hunger attacks will subside, but it is an interesting thing.
Here is what I ate yesterday:
3 hummus chip
1/2 flax oil
1 tsp flax oil
2 cups lentil sprouts
Green smoothie with celery, kiwi, and arugala
Zucchini pasta with spaghetti sauce
(Matt Amsden's sauce recipe is really tasty)
2 cups broccoli
1 Brazil nut
2 cups strawberries and grapefruit
10 Whole Foods raw ravioli smothered in lots of crushed red pepper
2 cups grapes
An enormously large amount of Alissa's Lime Pepper Crackers
An enormously large amount of Alissa's Mexican Crackers
2 avocados with lots of salt
Lots of mom's raw red pepper chutney (see previous blog for recipe)