28 days of me

Day 7


Friday, February 7th, 2014
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calories consumed
total weight lost / gained
+.2 KG
current weight
55.2 KG
hours slept
9 hours

Anything Interesting Happen?

Holy mother of pearl – wine is raw. WINE IS RAW. I am beside myself with joy. Not literally, because that isn’t possible, but I’m pretty bloody chuffed.

Tonight I went to The Alchemist Garden restaurant – which is as far as I know one of only two raw restaurants here in Amsterdam. The food was really great but the best news of my night came from Alec the owner when he told me WINE IS RAW.

I’m not super pleased about this because I want to go out and get trollied, (weeelll, I may do that at some stage but that’s not the point here) I’m so excited that this opens things up for me socially. Today our chef at work cooked (what looked like) an amazing roast veggie dish with couscous.  It smelt SO good that I had to go outside for a walk at lunchtime because my stomach was grumbling so much and I was afraid if I sat with my work mates for lunch I might drool in someone’s bowl. So instead I waited until everyone else had eaten and got myself a salad. I sat in the kitchen for a bit on my own, got bored of that and went and ate in front of my computer. Of course I’ve sat by myself before at lunch but for the first time I really realised how anti-social this diet (or any lifestyle choice that limits certain foods) can be.

I find that I don’t want to make decisions that might make other people uncomfortable so the easier choice is to stay away and do your own thing. Which is why the fact that WINE IS RAW (I just needed to write that one more time in caps) was such welcome news tonight – for the first time I feel like I can actually join in on the awesomeness – that I thought for the rest of this month – would just be going on around me.

I’m also feeling way better than I did 24 hours ago. I woke up still not feeling great and it took awhile before I could eat much more than my green smoothie, but I got better and better as the day went on.

I had absolutely no nausea after dinner tonight (humm, says something about my cooking??) so hopefully I can get through the weekend feeling this good.

What Did You Eat?

— Green-ish smoothie: Cucumber, pear, apple, fresh orange juice, mint, lemon
— Hot water with lemon

— Zucchini and tomato salad with rocket, almonds and hazelnuts. Dressing was lemon, olive oil and salt.

28daysofme raw

— Raw sunflower seed burger with beetroot and carrot slaw, cashew mayo with flaxseed crackers (I finally got my crackers!), seaweed salad.
— Chocolate pie
— Fresh coconut juice
— 1 glass red of wine

28daysofme raw Day 7

— I sipped on the leftover green smoothie all day today
— Dried fruit and nuts: figs and hazelnuts

How Are You Feeling?

Good. Happy. Positive :-)

Recipes And Facts

Day 7 today and I think it’s time to teach myself some new tricks! I was toying with the idea of buying a dehydrator but my friend Jamie shared this link with me – how to dehydrate without a dehydrator. Amazing – I will try out a dehydrated recipe over the weekend.

The Alchemist Garden – raw restaurant in Amsterdam. Lovely staff and great food.