Tuesday, October 23, 2012

RAW, baby, RAW

SO....

My friends, Lorri and Jessie, and I are attempting to go raw for 14 days.

Two weeks with nothing but fruit, veggies, seeds and nuts.

I woke up this morning wanting hot coffee with lots of cream and sugar to sip with an enormous bagel smothered in butter.

Yea, so, I'm off to a great start.

HA, no, really.  I'm super excited!

Jessie and I went shopping to get all our goods.

Dude, you have never shopped so fast in your life as when you are buying only produce and nuts.



 
Look at all that goodness, y'all.

I feel my cells quivering at the thought of all that going into my body.

Why are we doing this?

Well, myriad reasons, I guess.

We're all three of us just really interested in health and fitness and wellness.

Lorri and I are at that time in our lives when the weight seems to creep on no matter what we do or don't do.

Can you say HORMONE loss?  

But also just because we're all trying to get really clean in body, mind and spirit.

There are so many freaking food ideals out there now.  It can get beyond overwhelming.  I mean really, really beyond overwhelming.

Soak your nuts! Don't eat rice, it's full of arsenic! Meat causes cancer!  Wheat causes cancer! Carbs are bad!  Carbs are good! Sugar is terrible!  Sugar is OK!  Dairy will kill you! Dairy is healthy!

SHUT THE F**K UP already!!! I wanna eat!

Whew.

OK, but for me, I want to eat mostly vegetarian bordering on vegan.

I eat meat on rare occasions (like my friend Mo's birthday party when she made scratch mole chili.  God, it was heaven.)

But really, really rarely.

More than what I don't eat though, is what I do eat.

Joel  Furhman's masterpiece - Eat To Live:  The Amazing blah, blah, blah whatever it is ... changed the way I think about eating.

Forget about what not to eat and instead eat more, lots of, tons of vegetables and fruit.  Mostly vegetables.

Michael Pollen said it too in his masterpiece - Food Rules:  An Eater's Manual:  "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

Pollen advocates some fish and meat and that's fine by me.  I'm choosing not to do that except in rare instances and I'm even trying to stop that, but whatever you want to do  to feel best is fine.

So, here I go, kicking it up a notch and trying to eat raw for 14 days.

If you'd like to watch the first half of a movie about eating raw and diabetes control, you can see Eating Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days HERE.  It's a beautiful, beautiful documentary that will warm your heart and make you smile.

Here are some raw food links if you're interested, or bored, or both:

RAW FOR THIRTY

DAVID WOLFE  (Helllooooo David. wink wink.)

JOEL FUHRMAN

and the every lovely KRIS CARR who is not raw, per say, but such a love bug and inspiration that I can't help but send you her way for some wellness warrior love.

Anyway... food for thought, no?

I love growing and changing and trying new things.  

So exciting and rejuvenating, those fresh starts!

I'll keep you posted as to my progress.  I'm actually going to weigh this morning.  I have an old scale back from my serious workout days and I'm gonna dust her off and see the numbers.  Not that weight loss is my goal at all, but it will be fun to see what transpires.

Off to eat some bananas.

And grapes.

And blueberries.

And quiche.

Just kidding.

That will be on Day 15.

9 comments:

  1. Woowoo!! Just remember, the first 3-4 days will be the hardest. After that, you're going to start feeling better and better!!

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    1. Oh yea, those first few days are hell, baby, hell.

      Day 3 is usually the worst for me.

      Planning a lot of bananas that day ;)

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  2. How exciting! I'd be interested to read about a raw food diet and low blood sugar, which is what I battle. Is tofu considered raw food?

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    1. C-

      No, unfortunately tofu is not raw. It's basically pasteurized soy milk and then fermented with some kind of coagulant.

      Tempeh is a good cheat. It's not actually raw but it is basically fermented soybeans so it's not too far off the mark and its full of healthy enzymes.

      Hope this helps.
      xoxox

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  3. Me? Well I'd do that and I do, all day until supper time. Then I have HAVE to have meat for the Mr. but I load up on a tremendous amount of raw veggies I've slivered and sliced in my new favorite tool: the cuisinart. Girl! That thing does beautiful wonders for celery, cukes, kale - anything and every thing 0h and a pear sometimes or apple for sweetness. So good.
    ms mdd
    p.s. good for you! I mean good for you and GOOD for you.

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    1. Oh, I know it honey. I'm dreading the Friday night pizza routine at our house. Oooo pizza.
      I have a damn cuisinart, but none of the attachments work. I should get a new one.
      Come have a smoothie with me some time would ya?

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  4. Good luck! You can do it! And you'll feel so darn good when you get done you can just go ahead and brag about all that awesomeness :) It was so nice to hug your neck today. That Fin is gorgeous. I just wanted to take a little 'ol bite out of him! Happy Healthy Raw eating!

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