Help with My Start
I am a few weeks away from attempting a transformation of.... me. I am currently a meat eating 6'2 280lb 47 year old male. I am going to introduce as much juice into my diet as possible, but I need help. I would much prefer to be able to have set breakfast, lunch and dinner options to make it less difficult to plan. Does anyone have any advice on where I could find this, or do any of you have? As many of us do, i work a very stressful job. I get up at 5am, go to gym for cardio, then to work and not home until 5:30PM or so. If something is to difficult, my brain is in shutdown mode upon coming home and I fail.
Any menu advice or direction would be helpful.
Sluggish in PA (Ted)
First, if time is an issue, I'd go with smoothies rather than juice. Fast, full of nutrients and fiber. If you check out Rawkin' radio and look up Clent Manich and/or Philip McCluskey, you'll see how easily they both eliminated excess weight on raw. The other thing I would suggest is getting Alissa Cohen's first book. She's got a whole menu plan there for ya.
Thank you. What is her first book?
Look to the left.... Or above....
It is called "living on live food".
Originally Posted by thadius65
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
Kimberly Snyder's 'The Beauty Detox Solution' book has been really helpful in helping me streamline a healthy high raw plant based diet and routine. Fast results too.
I am 2 weeks on raw foods! wow... I tried and failed many times but seems like now I'm going to stay on it for a long time.
I'm also busy, working 6 days from 10 to 6. I think the reason I'm successful this time because I have several recipes that I love.
Here is what I eat:
- for breakfast I drink big green smoothie (banana, blueberries, dates, apples or pears (or mango, or pineapple, or peaches), big bunch of greens (kale or chard, or collard, or spinach). That keeps me going till about 1-3PM.
- for lunch I eat salad: one day I make it with leaves (usually baby greens from container where leaves are already washed, saves me time), some raisins or dry cranberries, some walnuts, some agave or zylitol for sweetness, with some oil and balsamic vinegar. I make also ginger/garlic/sunflower seeds pate from a recipe book I have that I dehydrate and crumble into salad too. Very good!
Another day I make salad from sprouts (I grow tiny greens from broccoli, clover, alfalfa), add buckwheat or mung sprouts, add couple cuties (tangerines), add Creamy Ceasar Salad dressing (I got from this site I think). Very good! After this I'm hungry till 7-8PM.
- for supper my choice right now is one of my two recipes for tomato soups or guacamole (I eat it just like this, without any chips, I've not been successful with any chips or crackers yet).
I do not eat in between the meals, I'm actually not hungry. When I was on normal SAD diet I was hungry all the time.
Last couple days I started adding some orange/grapefruit juice in the morning.
Hope this helps.
Thank you all. Will get some of the reading material. Any other tips, keep em coming!
Once in a while I make a coleslaw from cabbage, carrots, apples, and raisins. I normally eat it for breakfast when I make it:
Apple & Raisin Coleslaw
Using a food processor:
S-blade a wedge of cabbage until it is fairly well chopped, but not too fine. Remove chopped cabbage and place in a large bowl
Change blades and shred 2 large carrots, remove shredded carrots to large bowl with cabbage.
Core and Shred 2 apples (Fuji or other sweet type) add to the large bowl.
Mix the shredded cabbage, carrots and apples together with a spoon.
Mix in 1-2 handfuls of raisins. Enjoy!
This takes a little while to eat as there is lots of chewing involved, but it is quite filling.
Apple, Raisin, Carrot, and Cabbage slaw
Last edited by Gianni; 12-19-2012 at 04:04 AM.
I'd rather eat vegan and look like a tree than eat cow and look like a pig.
SW...225 (Jun 12, 2012)
GW1..175 (Mar 22, 2013)
Salads are easy to make and quick. I have a big one for lunch every day. Keep plenty of fruit on hand as that is nature's fast food. Right now, fruit is not as plentiful so its bananas, apples and pineapple for me.
Originally Posted by thadius65
My best advice would be to (1) keep it simple and (2) make sure you eat enough.
I am about to make my second attempt at raw. I think what I did wrong the first time was to attempt to branch out into things that were complicated to prepare and I also did not eat enough AT ALL. Part of the reason I did not get enough calories is because raw fruit and vegetables have a higher density than SAD foods. I was attempting to eat the standard three meals a day and could not get enough calories with that without feeling stuffed. This time I plan to eat six to eight mini meals and spread them throughout the day to make sure I get enough calories in.
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