Raw Food – Day 1: Let the experiment begin.
And the diet for today is…
- 7:30: Lemon juice
- 8:00: Papaya, served with cinnamon and fennel seads
- 9:00: green smoothie made with banana, berries and kale (lots of kale :P)
- 10:00: carrot and beetroot juice and a wheat grass shot
- 11:00: cellery, kale and corriander juice
- 12:00: Large salad made with carrot, beetroot and mixed greens from a place that is fast becoming one of my favorites in the world, Chocu Bai Jo
- 2:00: cellery, kale and fennel juice
- 4:00: Green smoothie made with banana, berries and spinach (lots of spinach :P)
- 5:00: Large “coleslaw” with beetroot, carrot, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, seaweed and a apple juice and lemon dressing.
- 6:00: Carrot and beet juice and a wheat grass shot
- A green smoothie with asparagus and berries (this is actually very tasty)
Lunch salad (yes, it is just for me): Best food porn shots of the day.
Dinner salad: The effort I was prepared to put into preparation has decreased 😛
Totals for the day
Calories from fat: 4%
Stats for the day
Morning weight: 62kg
Morning pH: Urine 6.5 – Saliva 6.75
Evening temperature: 36 C
Evening pulse: 66
Evening pH: Urine 7.25 – saliva (can’t test, just had drink)
So today has been an interesting day mentally. My old problem of “why is this taking so long, I must not be healing at all” came up a few times. I have been noticing some slow, general improvements lately and this is a double edged sward sometimes. You become ecstatic thinking you are just days from being completely healed, then when in a few days there are no more noticable improvements you start to doubt everything. Today I just tried to sit with it, experience the fear and see it for what it was. I have been doing this a lot lately and I think it is going well. I used to wake up every morning feeling stressed. Then one day I just sat in bed, refusing to get up, and experienced the stress for over half an hour until it went away. Since that day I haven’t been stressed in the mornings. Maybe tomorrow I wont be scared 😛 wouldn’t that be nice.
So I would have to say that today has been interesting. I had a few unrealistic ideas about the amount I should and could eat. In the end I probably only ate about 2/3 of what I had planned to and even then I felt really full at times. Feeling full is something I haven’t experienced in a while. I could probably have eaten cooked food, especialy stuff like rice and porridge for ever. In fact I can never remember feeling full of such starchy foods. At Gawler when I would eat around 3 bowls (and if you have been there you know the bowls are not small) of porridge and still not feel full. Afterwards I would have a painfull stomach and my heart would be racing and I would just not feel great. Today when full on raw food I did not get the same feeling. It is hard to discribe but it felt a lot more pleasant. like what was in my stomach was on my side and not the other way around.
I definitely ate to much on reflection (an hour after writing previous paragraph). Perhaps it would have been a good amount for tomorrow but I think in the second day of breaking a 10 day fast I just pushed my stomach to far. I was a bit impatient I think.
That being said I am getting some interesting feelings while I actually eat the food. The best description I can come up with is feeling flushed. This may have been due to the large amount of lemon juice I ended up putting in all my stuff today, around 10 lemons worth. They are small lemons from my tree but still, that’s a lot of lemons. I also noted that after drinking my two green smoothies I felt quite sleepy. They were quite large, and I am not sure if being sleepy is a bad thing but it should be noted. One of the benefits people often claim for being a vegan is not feeling so tired after meals so being tired after the smoothies makes me a little worried. I guess all I can do is monitor it.
I am getting a similar feeling to the time when I didn’t eat any complex carb foods for a couple of days back in 2010. I must admit to a lot of cravings for cooked food, especially the very nice chili and brown rice my mother has cooked up for the rest of the family who are not crazy hippy vegans eating nothing but raw food 😛
Well I suspect it is time to get some sleep, blender comes tomorrow (hopefully), very exciting.