Today has been much more successful than yesterday; as a reminder, I’m only eating about 80% raw, because I’m afraid that I would not get enough variety of nutrients. I’m continuing to have a boiled egg white in the morning and some brown rice with my raw veggies at dinner…..and the occasional tiny chocolate egg (which are very hard to resist as we just had an Easter basket brought to the office).
Today, I noticed greater mental clarity and greater ability to focus on tasks at work. I finished my work much more quickly than normal, and I didn’t feel as though I was rushing through anything. My caffeine headache finally eased off around mid-morning (although I did take some Tylenol this morning because I could not handle the pain). I have felt hungry a couple of times, but I feel as though I’ve eaten ample amounts today to satisfy.
Here is a rundown of what I ate today:
- 1 boiled egg white
- 1 small orange
- 1 large salad (iceberg lettuce mix with carrots and purple cabbage, fresh spinach, cucumber and tomato with balsamic vinegar and olive oil)
- 1 6-oz cup of protein drink (20 g protein)
- 1 cup of green bell pepper strips
- 1/2 cup baby carrots
- 1 banana
- 1/2 box of raisins
- brown rice
- fresh broccoli and cauliflower
I may have some more fruit after dinner, but I’m not certain as I’m feeling rather puny (I so hope that I’m not getting a cold. Blah).
Anyway, thus far, I’m relatively satisfied with the way I’m feeling on the raw food detox. I see a lot of sense in the raw food diet, although I don’t know if it’s something that I could sustain long-term. I’m doing it right now to improve my overall health, to help me with some weight loss, and to improve my self-discipline. If nothing else, I want to be able to say that I decided to do something and stuck to it.
It seems that I’ve had this psychotic relationship with food throughout my life; it’s been comfort, something to do when I’m bored, a way to celebrate…you name it, and food has been that. There have been very few times in my life when I’ve made a decision to eat a certain way and really followed through. Usually, I’m left feeling disappointed and as though I’ve failed. The Raw Food detox was the only time when I’ve really committed to doing something like this, and the only reason I stopped before was because we had a catastrophic family emergency.
So, that leaves me preparing to enjoy a bowl of rice and raw veggies. Onward to Day Three!!