So I made it to 5 days. That’s it.
I can’t even say that all 5 days were pure raw food, but today I finished with my usual smoothie – adding an asparagus and omitting kale (I was out). Lunch was a satisfying salad with avocado and oranges. I did not think about coffee this morning, nor tea till late this afternoon and it was a very short thought, nothing else.
And tonight, I came home and cooked up some baby artichokes with Japanese sweet potatoes. I cut up the sweet potato and placed with artichokes on cookie sheet drizzled with olive oil. Added garlic, rosemary and orange. Baked at 375.
It gave me a warm sensation in my belly!!
I would have loved to keep going on this raw food thing. One website I found suggested 10 days for a cleanse. Yeh, that ain’t happening. Perhaps I will be open to having a raw food meal every once in a while.
So, I don’t want to leave this site feeling like a failure because I didn’t make it the whole week. In fact, I don’t feel that way at all. Perhaps if I would have tried this months ago this would have been my attitude – that I am a failure and I can’t do anything right.
But tonight I can say that I learned a few things from this experience – and some of them might be life changing:
- I learned that I can get up early enough to juice for breakfast (or smoothie quick blender drink)
- I cut out coffee. Hopefully for good.
- Raw foodist are very creative. In fact, I believe to really be diligent in eating raw foods everyday, you really have to be diligent in your meal planning. I am not there yet, and I accept that
- and I learned that’s its ok to accept me for how I am – a baker. I need to get active and start my bread making so I can master this gluten free lifestyle!
~~like that is going to be the cure all (bread-haahaha). Ok – it will feeeel like it to me. Then I can move on to something else 🙂
I still haven’t felt the “cleanse” experience, but I think the Aloe is helping. My liver hurts and my back hurts. I am hoping this weekend I will get some relief. More to be revealed~