Raw Food – Day 6: A tough day with a pleasant end.
Today started out OK. Morning pH was pretty good again. Interesting after it had been not brilliant the night before. Started the day off in the usual fashion with some papaya. Then onto green smoothie then some salad in the form of fake sushi and okra for lunch. For some reason lunch made me feel really down. I am not sure but I think that all this fiber and solid food is causing a build up of food in my system and my body was screaming out for a break. So I took it easy that evening, sticking to a couple of juices and a cup of tea. Then to my great and pleasant surprise my pH was the best it has ever been. 7.4. I look forward to seeing what it is tomorrow morning. In the end when the situation looks as bleak as it does sometime, it is nice to have these little victories.
Totals for the day:
Calories: 1861 kcal
Calories from fat:32%
Stats for the day:
Morning weight: 65kg
Morning pH: Urine 6.5
Evening temperature: not measured
Evening pulse: Not measured
Evening pH: Urine 7.4
Basically today had less fruit and fewer calories. I suspect that lower sugar is the go for me. In order to achieve this on a raw food diet I will have to work hard to get lots of leafy greens. In the end I guess an intake of a certain amount of fat is going to be necessary, however I would prefer to get energy from leafy greens. It is just so hard to eat them in the quantities necessary. This can be fixed by having lots of green smoothies with fruit chosen for its cancer fighting properties and its low sugar content. Raspberries seem like a particularly good choice, although blackberries and black currents also seem good. Blueberries taste amazing but have a higher sugar content so should maybe be used sparingly although though definitely not eliminated.
Today was strange (although the frequency of my strange days means that really it would be strange for a day to be normal), I felt pretty good in the morning, then after my lunch I felt really down. Lunch was quite large, and I remember thinking beforehand that I really didn’t need to eat as much as I was preparing. However I ate it anyway and paid the price. Although I did not note it I did the same thing on day 5. As I noted in my opening thoughts I suspect this is because I have just gone too hard too fast on this diet, my body needs a break, some time to adjust. So hopefully, tomorrow with a more mindful approach to eating, I will be able to maintain a better mental state.
I have been doing lots of imagery. Some of it has been my recently introduced positive future imagery, some of it has also been imagery from a CD put out by Martin Rossman. This is a guided imagery process designed to help with general healing. So far it has been pretty good. I certainly have been achieving a good state of relaxation. I will give a full review in a couple of weeks on my thoughts on it as a way into visualisation for cancer patients.