Hello Rob. Let me know how you do with the water fast. I am trying to water fast every week from about Sunday 6pm til Tues 7am. I have grapes or juice as my first "meal" on the Tuesday. Fasting has reset my appetite incredibly. Supper this evening was rocket, avo, toms and dressing plus a tub of kale chips. A tub is 35 grams so not as big as it sounds!
hey mystic, which code did you use to add the Lilyslim ticker to your profile? I tried all the ones for forums, and some others with no luck.
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You need the one that uses the straight sided brackets. I'll check which one it was. Brb. It's the third one under forum sigs. Pseudo html, ubb and bb code or somesuch!
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Thanks Mystic! I can't seem to get it to work as a signature, but can post it here. Ah well.
Off to the farm for two weeks this time. Eek.
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we are not allowed to post images in our sig, just plain text which is why. You can post it on your blog page so that it shows when your blog is viewed.
RedCard, congrats on the weight loss (to both of you).
MysticTree, 6pm Sunday sounds like a good time to start. :)
Anyway, back to my raw journey.
I have been known to make a few raw bread recipes. Off the top of my head, I think I've made 4-5 (a couple of my own making). In that context, let me tell you guys, this is the best raw bread I have ever had:
I finally made this Honey Oat Bread last night. I just had some this morning. It's bread. I don't mean "bread" with quotes around it, I mean bread like normal people eat. It's so good that I think I can get my family to switch to it.
We raw fooders do not eat oats. The stuff you buy in the store is not raw. I did not use the stuff from the store. I purchased raw oat groats (seed) from nuts.com. Then I sprouted them (12 hr soak + 12 hr sprout). Then I dehydrated them for 24 hours. Then in small batches, I ground them into a flour using my coffee grinder.
The next note is that I do not have Irish Moss. If you read the comments, there is an alternative. All the local health food stores sell "Psyllium Husk Powder". Mix 1/4 cup water with 1/2 teaspoon of psyllium husk, mix it up and you get a gel that works just fine. The bread came out a little dense on my first go, so I think I will double the psyllium gel to 1/2 cup. Irish moss probably has different properties.
The final note is that I hate flax. Therefore, I did not add the 1/2 cup of ground flax that the recipe called for. If you add the flax and hate it, don't blame me.
I have been kind of intentionally slipping up the past few weeks. That may sound odd. The last time that I went strict 100% raw, I broke the weight loss plateau that I had. I was stuck at 255 for 6-7 weeks. That all changed when I went strictly 100% raw. I dropped down to 245 and I have stayed there (245.8 this morning). Sadly, though, my weight loss plateaued again despite being 100% raw. Anyway, my silly plan has been to introduce some cooked foods but stay at 245. Once my body was acclimated again (it's been 5-6 weeks on high raw), the plan is to plunge back into 100% raw and maybe break the new weight loss plateau. I haven't been pigging out of cooked food, but I've been have a little here and there.
Sunday night at 6pm, is the start of 100% raw for me. I'm going to kick it off with a 2-day water fast. The plan is to gently break the fast Tuesday evening with some fruit juice and some melon.
I may start fasting weekly - sounds like a good idea in general.
Have a good one everyone.
I'm so glad you tried it ... I was going to ask but didn't like to nag. I just need to get a dehydrator and ask a friend if I can use it at their place to make it for bf. I too can buy raw oats which is why I came across that recipe in the first place I think. Then I have to persuade him not to slather it with butter!
Rob, "RedCard"?! How'd ya know I was a commie? :P
By the way, I get what you're trying to do with rebooting your system. Think the body likes some surprises here and there.
Off to the farm for a couple weeks now. My goal is to stay high raw while there...and hopefully this time lose some weight!
Have a happy Halloween everybody!
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Planning raw sushi. Ok so the nori isn't raw and the wasabi isn't but I'm cool with that. Planning to use sprouted quinoa and raw shelled hemp in place of the rice and will fill with avo, cucumber, marinated kale etc. I will take pictures :)
MysticTree, how did the sushi come out? I have all that stuff (except the kale).
RedCedar (copied and pasted the name this time ;P), good luck staying raw on the farm. Happy Halloween to you as well.
I'm starting off 100% raw with a water fast. The plan is to drink some juiced fruits and juiced veggies in the evening on Tuesday and then eat a normal 100% raw diet Wednesday and on.
I am thinking about fasting every Monday. We'll see how I the week goes.
Good luck everyone
the sushi was just okay. Need to work on the texture of the rice replacement. and i didn't put the kale in after all that.
I'm on a water fast day too. I'm feeling very headachy which seems rather unfair as I have been really good the whole of October! Maybe sprouted quinoa doesn't really agree with me. Looking forward to my juice tomorrow morning already!
Does anyone have a method for slowing the weekend down a bit. I feel like it went in the blink of an eye and here I am back in work. Good news is that we seem to have the wood burner sussed out. We managed to keep it in all of last night and actually woke up to a warm caravan. The weather is mild at the moment but I think it is as well to get some practice in for when the weather gets really cold.
I have been somewhat raw since september 1st and completely raw since october 11th, when i got Alissa book. I quit coffee the same day as well. My question is when will i start feeling better? I have bad heartburn. It has got better since going raw. It just comes and goes now. Instead of being constant. I am feeling run down, foggy head, cranky. Just wondering if this is going to get better.
yes, it will get better. To ease the symptoms you could try eating more than you are at present. I quit diet coke and had withdrawal headaches for almost a week. 3 days were really bad and I think I was fairly crabby during that time. It's hard to remember as it's over a year and a half ago now.
I'm easing off my 36 hour water fast today with some rather sumptuous juice. Orange, apple, lemon carrot, beet and celery. I found a raw chilli recipe online the other day so I am planning to make that later on. It's really just a savoury smoothie with a few finely diced veggies in it. I hope it is good :)
I weighed today and find I have broken the 200lb mark. Very pleased - only another 60-ish lbs to go!
lunch today - Raw vegan Chilli
Looks a bit watery but tastes very good. Thank goodness the Magic Bullet is good for something :)
Oh and apologies , I forgot to take photo before I started eating!
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