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Day 21

Life Beyond 28 Days Of Raw

Friday, February 21st, 2014
Show today's stats
calories consumed
kcal
total weight lost / gained
-.8 KG
current weight
54.2 KG
hours slept
8 hours

Anything Interesting Happen?

It was a busy day today but I am much more in the swing of things than I was a couple of weeks ago. I had enough snacks with me, quickly assembled a tasty lunch before heading out for a meeting and also had enough raw ingredients at home to make a yummy dinner that I hadn’t planned (most meals I am planning at least the day before so it felt good to wing this one)

I am starting to think about Day 29 – my first day off the raw food diet. I can honestly say that (probably naively) before I started this diet I thought I would just go straight back to my normal eating. Maybe start my first day of non-raw with some poached eggs on toast, definitely eat some cheese and crackers in the afternoon and maybe eat some pasta or something carb-y in the evening. But I am having such a great experience eating raw food that I’m almost a bit scared to come off it. Of course I was interested in raw food otherwise I wouldn’t have picked it for my first 28 day trial, but I don’t think I anticipated how good I would feel, and actually how easy it has been to incorporate it into my life. I haven’t made any decisions yet about if I will stay completely raw or what percentage raw I would like to maintain, but even the fact that I am considering this is a big change from where my head was at four weeks ago.

I did get a migraine today but an odd thing happened. I took an over the counter pain killer, got some fresh air and it went away. This is quite remarkable for me and I don’t honestly think I can remember a time I got rid of a migraine with fresh air and a panadol!

Happy weekend X

What did you eat?

Breakfast:
— Green smoothie – pineapple, apple, coconut, banana, kale, ginger, wheatgrass.
— Hot water with lemon

meditation-data

 

Lunch:
— Zucchini fettuccine with mixed nut pesto (only because I had bits of lots of types of nuts so I just blended them all up together)

 

Dinner:
— Super salad: kale, tomato, zucchini, red onion, hemp seeds, almond cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, linseed oil, apple cider vinegar, walnuts
— Quick guacamole with carrot sticks (recipe below)

 

Snacks:
— Rest of my green smoothie
— Handful of mixed nuts
— Last of my yummy homemade raw chocolate!

How Are You Feeling?

Great :-) Migraine wasn’t fun but otherwise feeling good!

Recipes And Facts

Quick guacamole recipe
1 avocado
Lemon juice
Garlic
Red onion
1/2 tomato
Some fresh chilli
Salt and pepper

I’m a big fan of avocados.  Even before raw I was eating at least 2 avocados a week. They are great as they are but they also feature in a lot of non-savoury raw recipes to give a creamy taste. Theses two recipes below look like they would be worth a try!

Piña-vocado Smoothie
Chocolate avocado pudding

And you can read more about the benefits of avocados here