Going Raw, Week 2

Dinner out with the Hochmans at Au Lac, which serves up vegan 'living' food

Dinner out with the Hochmans at Au Lac, which serves up vegan ‘living’ food

Week 2 passed in a blurr of sliced fruit, lettuce wraps and smoothies.

A typical dinner this week

A typical dinner this week

Our fridge is crammed with more produce that you could shake a stick at. The ‘meat’ and ‘cheese’ drawers are filled with bags of pumpkin seeds, flax chips and raw oats. And there’s always a carafe of freshly made nut milk (Brazil nut is my new fave).

Much to my disappointment, the dehydrator that I ordered almost 2 weeks ago still hasn’t arrived. I have a stack of recipes to try once it (hopefully) does get here. Come on, Amazon!

My weight hasn’t budged this week after the initial 5lb loss, though I have noticed that my clothes are looser.

Sunday brunch out with the fam, I brought my own Brazil Nut milk and a bag of Rawnola, then ordered a big bowl of fruit and a spoon!

Sunday brunch out with the fam, I brought my own Brazil Nut milk and a bag of Rawnola, then ordered a big bowl of fruit and a spoon!

My energy level on this raw diet has been very consistent. I feel quite healthy, not to be vague, but it’s a consistent feeling that doesn’t change before or after a meal. Raw food doesn’t give you a heavy feeling after a meal, you just go from being hungry to satiated.

Here are my faves for this week:

  • Favorite Breakfast-on-the-go: 1 apple sliced, and a handful of raw sprouted pumpkin seeds, thrown into a baggie and eaten on the go.

 

 

 

  • Favorite New Snack: Dehydrated Kale chips, from Mother’s Market.

 

Another thing I noticed this week was how the raw meals really hold me over. Eating nuts and seeds that are filled with protein and fat are incredible for sustained energy.

I’ve been enjoying my raw diet experiment. I can see adopting it, at least partially, as a lifestyle. Perhaps eating raw Mon-Fri and then loosening up on the weekends.

That being said, I was craving a big veggie burrito with a side of chips this weekend 🙂

Guess I’ll just go make some Baja Lettuce Wraps instead…

Comments

  • Bedros January 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I gotta say that the raw restaurants were really good. And while I have not fully committed to the RAW experiment, the stuff I have had is really amazing. And the juicing we have been doing… crazy good!

    B

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