hello Tonya ...
the bubbling tummy may be a number of things. It could be your body reacting to an increase in dietary fibre or it could be that you aren't eating enough or it could be that you are mixing nuts/seeds with your salads and that is causing indigestion.
When having nuts it is best to eat them well after fruits and veggies - also did you soak the almonds? That makes them more digestible.
You can sprout Quinoa ... yum :)
AlooooHaaaa! Glad to be joining the 30 day challenge! Looking to strengthen my body, release unnecessary extra poundage, and find that 'raw glow' again! Glad to be back!
Hawaii. Sounds great! Bet u get the freshest pineapples and coconuts in the U.S.!!
Today I still feel a little off kilter. Feels like I have the flu, but I don't.
B green smoothie
L nice spinach/red leaf lettuce and sunflower seeds salad
D grapes, watermelon...still eating that now as I post (wipes juice off the space bar)
Another full work day but I ate good good. I am working on getting my blood sugar under control (my fasting has already dropped from 138 to 95 in just one week, so that is great) so this morning I substituted avocado for banana in my green smoothie and it was reeeeeeeeaaaalllly good. Think I will do that for awhile and avoid bananas, as they make my blood sugar shoot up.
B: Big green smoothie of strawberries, avocado, and spinach
Snack: Some trail mix that was way too sweet. Ick
L:Just grabbed some onion bread and kept working
S: Two pepperama wraps with sunflower pate, tomatoes, and red pepper
Lara Bar for snack (probably not so good for the blood sugar!)
We are going to go camping tomorrow. I hope I can bring enough good stuff to keep me from craving all the camp goodies. The hard part about camping is that you can't bring the blender along, no electricity, so I just have to prepare stuff ahead of time. I usually get tired of what I brought by day two, when everyone else is eating more of a variety of stuff. But I want to stay raw so I will.
53yo mom to six homeschooled children, part time nurse, living in beautiful Montana.
Getting back on the wagon after being off raw for over a year.
Katchmoleen! You can buy camping blenders for around $40 I think. I don't think they are very high powered but awesome all the same.
Breaky today is a smoothie with chard, kale, banana, blueberries and chia seeds. Lunch will probably be a salad and a bunch of fruit. Don't know about dinner.
Start weight - 170 lbs
Current weight - 160 lbs
Goal weight - 140 lbs
Starfire!!! (((hugs))) hey you gorgeous thang!!!
Sorry I've been away... my internet was down but it's back up again thankfully. Parz and I have been raw and doing great. We were eating a raw burger at Organic Lives yesterday and he said to me "If someone told me I'd be eating raw - I would have laughter at them and here I am loving this burger!"
Green smoothies for breakfast daily
lots of fruit
Going to make some more kale chips and some crackers later today. ;)
looooovin' this challenge!!!
Good to hear that the tummy gets better Tonya.
The most interesting part of all this is hearing all the amazing and different varieties of food from each locale! Today I had a "liquid" day, just kind of happened, I didn't even plan it.
For breakfast I had a chocolate-acai-plum-nectarine-banana-coconut oil-bee pollen-probiotic smoothie ()
Then lunch was late, and I was starving for a beet, carrot, ginger and weed juice (weed of choice is wood sorrel). Dinner followed shortly - a celery and almond milk soup from "Rawvolution" cookbook, too much salt though! I downed like 6 cups of herbal tea afterwards...didn't realize I was so dehydrated since my body doesn't normally ask for this many liquids. No sugar cravings today! Yay!! Oh, I forgot, I had more raw bee pollen chocolate...guess I got my sugar fix.
OUt of interest, I'll let you know what my farmers market is carrying lately as far as local produce goes (we are in southern Ontario, Canada): mostly tomatoes, some beets, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, hot peppers, cucumbers, spinach, chard, collards, dill, cilantro, butternut squash, patty pan squash, acorn squash and cabbage. That's all I can remember!
I've never seen black cherry tomatoes, sounds cool :)
Good day yesterday - but long! Up at 7am to help my mother pack and set off safely and then up until 12:30 waiting for BF to get back from Cornwall where he's been working. Quite a modest raw intake for me. Plenty of cycling and hooping.
Last edited by MysticTree; 09-04-2011 at 03:19 AM.
I had a long day yesterday as well. I had to help my brother move for the 17th time in six years (no lie!) and then worked all night. I work at the front desk of a hotel in victoria which doubles as a truffle and baked good shop so it is veeeerrry difficult to resist the goodies but I did! Today I got a bit of a sleep in. Carrot juice for brekky, lots of fruit through out the day and a green smoothie for dinner. That's the plan.
Start weight - 170 lbs
Current weight - 160 lbs
Goal weight - 140 lbs
Ok I am in.....:)
I have been dipping my toe in the raw food pool for tooo long and it is now time to dive in!!!
I am really excited:
I am sure all you beautiful people will motivate me and help me along the way, as I do not know anybody who is into raw.
So day one will start tomorrow morning, and I am thinking a vegie juice followed later by a yummy green smoothie!
was wanting to start this out with a 7 day juice fast but I made it to day 2, and the detox was too much for me. I could barely stand up because of weakness and felt nauseous and feverish, couldn't stay awake but having nightmares when asleep and so I ate some coconut and a salad. Feeling so much better now which means it was definitely detox, which actually makes me want to go back and face the detox now knowing that I can always pull out when I want. So I will be juicing again tomorrow, maybe just intermittently or maybe for the rest of the 5 days at least
Last edited by EscapeArtist; 09-05-2011 at 12:51 AM.
Was going to have melon for breakfast but find myself eating nectarines! May have melon later. Salad for lunch probably ... or melon of course.
The weather is foul and I have a week without transport other than the bike so I am hoping I don't get too wet. Some drenching seems inevitable though.
Here's to another raw week everyone; Cheers!
I'm a newbie, who chanced upon your warm community while looking
for a raw buddy.
I've never been 100% raw, but am working towards it.
Just been diagnosed by an irridologist that I have candida and 'prescribed'
a no-sugar, no fermented food diet.
Have to eliminate some 'sweet fruits' like melons too
Am raw today with:
Ani Phyo's mock tuna salad on tomato and cucumber
MIA the last couple of days - living off grid is fun (and VERY economical!) but occassionally (more often than i wish!) my internet is very weak. But today is sunny and beautiful in Hawaii and I've got a STRONG signal!
been on a salad kick lately - can't get enough of it! lots of color - home grown avos the size of small melons - top it off w hemp seed and I'm in heaven! yummmm!!
making triple chocolate RAWmacious cheeze cake w ganache topping tomorrow ... mmmmm !! I wuld make it today but I have hula and that's 5 hours out of my day - so I will just have to wait until tomorrow to indulge!
chia seeds soaked in almond mylk with a dash of cinnamon and agave (i love how queenkel puts it!) "for brekky"! so cute!
everyone have an AWESOMELY RAWsome day!
RAWk on! (no banannas fo Ketchmolen!)
Here's one of our Avos... yummmm... they taste like buttery pistachios! ...
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