Going Raw, Days 6&7

Days 6 & 7 were less of a challenge.

A little Parma, Chipotle Cayenne spruced up day old lettuce wraps

A little Parma, Chipotle Cayenne spruced up day old lettuce wraps

The big question of ‘WHAT am I going to eat?’ has evolved to ‘Am I going to eat some nuts or seeds, a piece of fruit, a shake or throw together a veggie dish?’

With all the produce consumption I’ve decided to start a garden. The kids and I picked out a spot behind the garage, a corner of the gravel patch that we only ever use to park guest cars during parties.

It’s going to be a decent amount of work to remove the gravel, build a raised bed, and bring in good soil, but I am so excited at the thought of having fresh, organic produce at my fingertips!

I also want to put in a row of fruit trees and a couple of avocado trees.

On day 6 I made a lettuce wrap recipe that was amazing, and subsequently fed me for 3 days.

Dinner on day 6 was less of a hit. I marinated Brussels sprouts for 30 minutes in a mixture of macadamia nut oil, maple syrup, sea salt and fresh pepper. While it was OK, I’m still going to work on the recipe before posting it. Never thought I’d see the day when my dinner would be a big bowl of raw Brussels sprouts and that I’d be happy about it!

I'd be lying if I said I didn't wish these were roasted...

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish these were roasted…

Here’s the menu for day 6:

On day 7 the kids and I made fresh almond milk in the morning. That was a delicious treat, and I now have more almonds soaking for another batch.

The lettuce wraps fed me again for lunch and dinner — I’ve got to say they still tasted great, and it was wonderful to have something that was ready-to-eat.

Here’s the menu for day 7:

At the close of my first week eating 100% raw, I’m down 5 pounds and love how healthy I feel.

I can honestly say that I haven’t once felt deprived or hungry. I have felt frustrated, but that’s lessened since my list of raw recipes grows.

I’m looking forward to discovering new and delicious ways to prepare raw food. And once the dehydrator arrives, a whole new array of recipe options will open up.

Do I think this diet will become a lifestyle after the 43 day trial?

That’s still to-be-determined.

However, I do feel great and look forward to the weeks ahead.

Looking back:

Comments

  • Samantha Taylor January 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Wow! I am so excited! This is Samantha Taylor, I met you at the Fitness Info Summit. I came here to look up a cookie recipe you recommended one day when I was doing a coaching call with Bedros. Then I saw you are going raw! I started a raw diet 4 days ago for 20 days and I am soooo excited to see all these GREAT recipes. Thank God! I am right there with you, the ups and downs. This has been great but challenging; its worth it though. I feel phenomenal! I will be looking at your post regularly. Thanks for all this great info! This is so awesome! Samantha

  • Diana January 22, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Hi Samantha, Thanks for the feedback! Congrats on going raw — it’s it amazing? I’m not sure if I’ll do this forever, but I sure do feel great eating this way. Check back every few days for new raw recipes 🙂

  • Jenny Swan April 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Diana – you are an incredibly inspiring woman. After following your recipes for quite a few years (yes – years now!), purchasing your husbands Newsletters for (about 3) years, I am now also going to follow you in going raw for a week.
    I have about 5 pounds I want to drop which has eluded me for a while now and I know this will work – your recipes are my inspiration. Thank you and keep them coming! Jenny.

    • Diana April 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny! Good luck with going raw, it is quite invigorating. Enjoy!

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