May 2009 Raw Challenge - Day Five
Good morning, raw family!
Yesterday evening my freezing thing subsided, and now i feel very normal - temeprature wise.
But, my stomach is sort of reacting. (ok, TMI warning) i've always had a very well-functioning metabolism, bm's 2-5 times per day, never diorreah/bloated/constipated or anything. But now, when i really need things to move along and bring the waste out, it's all slowing down to 1 bm per day. So i've got some psyllium seeds that i started to take yesterday, along with a new bottle of Udo, which will hopefully speed things up, but does anyone else experience this? From what i've read, most peoples metabolism seem to speed up on raw...
Well, to the foods. I've only had breakfast so far, didn't have a lot of fruits around, and i was def not in the mood for carrots for breakfast...
B - 2 pears and a few radishes
See ya'll later!
S- two brazil nuts
S - green smoothie made from tomato, oak leaf lettuce, lemon, 1/2 avocado (and an accidental lemon seed..) Not my finest creation, so to speak, but i drank it all...
L - salad (carrot, radish, red onion, cucumber, tomato) with a parsnip/almond-dip, udo's olis and dates
S - pear and orange
D - Marinated mushrooms, avocado, cucumber and kim chee.
Last edited by Springtime; 05-05-2009 at 02:52 PM.
I tossed and turned last night so I'm sleepy. I have a full day. Today I will eat:
B- Raw pezza
S- Dehydrated nut mixture
L- Mousse pye
Have a rawsome day!!!
Good Day All: Well, if I needed any further confirmation that going Raw AND staying Raw was the right thing for me, I got my lab results yesterday and my LDL Cholesterol is high. My diet was pretty decent (Raw off and on) until my position got eliminated in November/08. I went into a deep depression and the things I ate . . . OH MY GOD!!!! Well, I guess that strawberry ice cream I was eating every night did a number on this little old body, so I am now a Raw person forever more.
So, I was bummed out yesterday because two of my recipes turned out horrilble and had to throw them out so that leaves me with little food and I don't want to go back to the grocery store to buy more so soon after just spending $100.00 on Friday.
So, here what I'll have today:
B: Green smoothie
L: Grapes, tangerine, apple
D: Marinated portabella (did not come out too good, but I'm eating it anyway); creamy spinich; unfried rice, salad
S: 1 Almond/Walnut/fig cookie, 1 Almond butter cookie.
I did my first ever oil pulling this morning. 20 minutes is a long time. At first I thought I would never make it 20 minutes but then then time started going by pretty quick. Anyway, I'm very skeptical about it.
I plan on having a green smoothie day. As I said before I am nursing so do want to have some fat in my diet but we'll see how my milk supply holds up on just green smoothies. Oh I might have some coconut oil too. My first goal date was May 17th and I really want to lose 10 more lbs by then. I am thinking that is doable.?!
Great Job Everyone, keep it up!
Breakfast and Lunch:
Delicious sweet smoothie:
frozen banana -3
pineapple-1 whole one
ground sesame seeds-2T
Fo-Ti (2 capsules)
Maca (2 capsules
Snack: 4 stalks celery with almond butter. Yum!
Last edited by islesgirl; 05-05-2009 at 03:06 PM.
Not feeling great.
Gonna keep it raw.
Have a great day!
The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine.~Pvb 4:18
The in-laws are gone and I can go full steam ahead. Although yesterday I did manage one green smoothie.
Today's menu has green smoothie written all over it! Will be trying a few days of GS to get back in the game! But if I get too hungry, I have a carrot raisin salad marinating in the fridge. But that won't be "good" until tomorrow! So that will help at least for today to keep it green.
Have a good one!
SW - 157
GW - 140
Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is facing some kind of battle of their own. - Beth Browder
jumping on board
hi all - i was going to start a 30 day challenge using alissa's book starting may 10 or 15. but i decided i really just needed to jump in today. so here i am!
i had some raw granola from aimee's livin magic with sesame milk for breakfast and went to au bon pain for fresh squeezed orange juice instead of the usual tropicana pasteurized stuff in my office building's basement. was very pleased that i made the trip in the rain in order to stick to my guns!
lunch will be a marinated portabello steak and salad plus a key lime cream pie (both ani phyo recipes), and dinner will probably be a green smoothie.
looking forward to getting to know folks and staying in touch during this challenge.
have a great day everyone!
Day 5 is almost done! Today I still don't have much of an appetite, so I forced myself to eat some almonds for dinner to push calories. Not a good idea! I used to love to eat tons of nuts, but tonight they made me nauseous.
B: GS with kale, spinach, blackberry, peaches
L: watermelon and banana
D: 2 oz almonds
I've had 2 bananas today. I know, I have to eat more.
10 lbs gone in 21 days!!!!
Happy Cinco de Mayo !!
Today I felt like I was eating every minute...
B-greenish smoothie, with spinach,carrots,strawberries and a banana
L-almonds,dehydrated cranberries, pepitas, cashews
D-salad with spinach,cucumbers,broccoli,red peppers, red onions, green onions, and a little bit of olive oil
My stomach is really sensitive to the touch right now, ( I am not uncomfortably full ) and feels like I ate something poison ?!? Hopefully this feeling will pass.
For the record..does this amount of food seem normal? I feel like it is way too much, and am trying to refrain from getting all worked up over it. I know you are supposed to "listen to your body", but I feel like, mentally, I just really wanted to eat a lot today. And that scares me!
It seems to slow down after a bit. Drink more water.
Originally Posted by Springtime
Last month, day 5 was my very worst day. I was ill for 24 hours and my mouth was coated in white stuff. Day 6 was better.
Originally Posted by GurlyGirlOne
I made RAW fudge today. It is made with Almond Butter and supposed to be Cacao. But, I had no Cacao and niether did the Health Food store. So, I used
'Really Raw' Carob. I sort of like it. I think it is growing on me.
The health food store told me I was eating too much fruit. I put that in a different post.
I am on the search for really awesome fudge recipes.