28 days of me

Day 1

I'm Excited! (And Slightly Hungover)

Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Show today's stats
calories consumed
total weight lost / gained
- KG
current weight
55.0 KG
hours slept
7 hours

Anything Interesting Happen?

Today I woke up tired but energised, and slightly hungover. Last night I was at a friend’s leaving drinks. About 11:50pm my mates bought me a massive tequila shot just to make sure my alcohol levels were topped up enough to make day 1 as uncomfortable as possible. Apparently 3 glasses of red wine wasn’t enough. What are friends for.

I ate more than I usually do for breakfast because I was starving (and craving eggs on toast) Afterwards I felt like I had had too much sugar. Early afternoon I was really tired and felt like I needed a stodgy meal (still craving eggs) and a hangover recovery nap. Instead I had a salad and tried to sleep but couldn’t.

Dinner was a massive raw feast! Im lucky enough to have awesome friends that suggested a raw potluck dinner party on day 1 and lucky enough that said friends are foodies so the meal was surprisingly delicious and even more surprising – really filling!

My main observation from day 1 is I feel like I’ve eaten a lot more sugar and fats than I’m used to. Yes – they are ‘good’ sugars and fats but I still feel slightly ill from all the high calorie food. I’ve snacked all day on dried fruit and nuts but I’ll need to find something else as these are so high in sugar.

I am including raw meat and fish in this raw food diet. Interestingly enough I struggled with the ceviche at dinner and felt like my body was needed more of the veggie based food. Interesting to see if this continues.

What Did You Eat?

A lot of calories!

— green smoothie (banana, melon, spinach, ginger)
— fruit salad (melon, banana, grapes, dried fruit and nuts) I realise Im doubling up on ingredients but I haven’t had time to shop yet.
— hot water with lemon. Is it raw? Im not sure. Haters gonna hate.

— salad – romaine lettuce, 1/2 tomato, fresh mint, fresh dill, red capsicum, purple cabbage, fennel, 1/2 avocado, sprouted chickpeas, walnuts, linseeds. Dressing – lemon, olive olive, tahini, salt and pepper.

Dinner: (potluck dinner so I had small portions of everything listed below)
— sweet Corn, Garlic & Tomato Soup with Avocado and Dill
— raw sushi with bean sprouts & tahini miso ginger sauce
— zucchini spaghetti with raw pesto
— caribbean ceviche with avocado mango salsa
— asian mackerel ceviche with pawpaw
— chocolate brownie

— handful of walnuts, 2 medjool dates, handful of mixed fruit and nuts, lots of warm water with lemon.

How Are You Feeling?

Fairly good. Day 1 was definitely a success! I don’t like how much my body is pumping with sugar so I’m looking forward to finding some alternative snacks over the next few days.

Recipes And Facts

Sweet Corn, Garlic & Tomato Soup with Avocado and Dill
Raw sushi with bean sprouts & tahini ginger sauce

Some of the recipes we used tonight called for soy sauce or tamari.  Both products contain soy and wheat but tamari contains less wheat or none at all, so a good option for people who have issues with gluten. This site sums it up well.

Post Challenge Update:

I’ve recently come across this article about embarking on a raw food diet. I like how Alicia talks about thinking of it as a lifestyle change if you really want it to stick.