Friday, January 23, 2009:
Meals: today is my "raw day". I'm trying this as an experiment to see if I feel any better/worse or more/less energized than I normally do. I've heard that going raw can have very positive effects on people. Could I be one of them? Feel free to criticize my options...
Meal 1 (6:30 am): 2 figs, 1/4 c. hemp seeds, 2 TBSP sunflower seeds, 1 banana, TSP flaxseed, and 1/4 c. Banana/cinnamon "mylk"
Meal 2 (10:30 am): Vanilla coconut shake: Pecans, pitted dates, vanilla extract, coconut oil and water.
Meal 3 (11:40 am): A small handful of goji berries
Meal 4 (2:22 pm): About 1 1/2 c raw veggies with hummus
Meal 5 (6:00 pm): 3 olives, 5 cherry tomatoes, 1 tbsp hummus & 2 oz tofu, 1/2 c. rice & beans w/ nutritional yeast. 3 dates & 1 tbsp peanut butter.
Meal 6 (8:00 pm): Popcorn
and a soy tea misto. So much for "raw day"...
Activity: off - movie night tonight (Underworld III)
Notes: I felt great this morning after Meal 1, but subsequent meals made me feel tired, cloudy-headed and extremely dehydrated. I got many thoughts about giving up on the whole "raw" meal idea altogether. Only...I before today, most of what I ate was minimally processed--only I ate too much (at least in my mind). So perhaps I'll go back to eating as I was beforehand and make corrections accordingly. I think the big culprit for my weight gain and loss of definition was not the frequency or type of food I was eating but the timing. I was just having too many meals too late at night. Perhaps I'll gradually move into raw eating...but this is too much too soon.
On another note, Underworld III was awesome! I highly recommend it.