Jun 16, 2008

so last week was my first week of the raw detox. it kicked off swimmingly, i learned how to make all kinds of delicious raw treats: nut butter, gazpacho, many many juice concoctions, etc. i even learned how to order sensibly in restaurants and resist the temptations of my friends, loved ones, and coworkers. despite a few hurdles (dinner parties, sushi date, drunk food) i made it through the week probably at about 75% raw, which is great!! even during the 25% cooked portions i was still able to stick to my rules and make proper combinations (no mixing meat with starch, nuts with fruit, etc.) the weekend was very social, and therefore hard to stay raw, and so today my stomach is like, "wtf? where's the bread and the beans and the chips, dude?" i'm having a very very difficult day.

on the plus side, i'm drinking less caffeine, i feel energized and awake after eating instead of sleepy and sluggish, i'm sleeping better, and i've lost 3 pounds. i'm also recognizing some of the detox side effects, which is the whole point of this two week "diet". be gone toxins!

so it's the start of week 2 and i have some yummy recipes on the menu this week, and lots of fruit and veggies in the fridge. later this week i plan to post a few of the recipes that i'm planning on adopting into my diet permanently once i'm done detoxing.

but now i'm off to eat jicama salad and gazpacho when i'm really really craving a giant piece of pizza. and some sushi rolls. and spaghetti with meatballs. sigh.


Cinnamon said...

Interested in writing something about the raw dieting up for One Good Meal? Could be part recipe/part review of how you feel.

Hope you had fun with the mom yesterday. Thought about you yesterday when Andrew was headed out to see his family.

Hillary said...

mmm. spaghetti and meatballs. i'm super hungry - but just scarfed down a pear, so i feel a bit better.

Erielle said...

You are so hard core. I am very impressed!