Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 7 & 8 - Welcome to Week 2

I got a kick out of this quote on the Happy Foody blog:
"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives." - Dean Ornish, MD

Touche, my friends, touche...

So today marks the first day of Week 2. The rules for the week are as follows:
  • Eat 2 raw meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
  • Consume 2 rounds of detox herbs and fiber (7am & 4pm)
  • Any lenient/dense foods that were allowed last week, should be avoided as much as possible. IE: raw food bars, sweets (raw dessert).
  • Try to amp up the greens!
I was a little surprised this morning to see that I had gained a pound since Saturday. I know it's silly to weigh myself everyday, but alas I was curious. I haven't cheated and feel slimmer overall. I ate a lot of denser foods yesterday -- nuts, seeds, avocado -- and probably less greens than I should have. However, after my disappointing weigh-in (stop reading if you get grossed out easily) I had 2, count 'em TWO bm's this morning. Both fairly healthy sized... one around 8am, the other around 10am. And my stomach is no longer bloated, woohoo! I think that could account for the extra weight... Thank you toxins, for leaving my body =D

Yesterday I made raw granola. Mmhmm it was easy! I dehydrated it a little over 24 hours, and it was ready when I came back from work today. I keep making promises about what I'll blog about "tomorrow" and I'm falling down on the job. Photos and granola recipe to come tomorrow!

Shakes and bars to come after that -- gotta make a trip to the store =D



1 comment:

  1. Hey Kristen.

    This is exciting. Many years ago, I too followed a raw diet, beginning when I was a college freshman. I was able to follow it for about a year or so. One thing I learned at the health resort where I first began the natural diet was the importance of proper food combinations in addition to the food itself. One example, they had this adage; melons, eat them alone or leave them alone. The idea here is that melons digest very quickly, so that even if you eat another type of fruit along with them, the melons will digest before the other foods and essentially rot in your digestive system, turning otherwise beneficial nutrients into something harmful. I can elaborate further sometime.

    Anyway, best wishes on your culinary adventure and keep posting!