Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Raw Results

Last week from Monday to Friday, I participated with Stephanie @ Beautiful Mess and a few other ladies in Raw Week 2013. I ate only raw fruits, veggies & nuts/seeds from the list below for all five days and it was... interesting.

I would be absolutely lying if I said it was easy for me. I am not that healthy of an eater to begin with. I have no qualms with pulling into my beloved BoJangles (or McDonald's when the line is too long) for a biscuit and Pepsi some mornings and I drink more than two cups of coffee a day. So this was way more than just a slight change to my diet.
I just can't help myself some times.
That being said, I think it went pretty well. I only had to cheat one day (thanks to a luncheon meeting where I had to eat cooked veggies vs. raw ones) and I had a lot of energy from eating such clean, healthy stuff. Except in the mornings when I missed my caffeinated coffee boost.

The things I missed the most were random - someone popped some popcorn in the office and it took every fiber of my being not to rip the bag from their hands. I also really missed the texture of meat, like having to rip into something with my teeth (yes, I am aware of how strange and neurotic that sounds). I also drank a TON of water during the week to take the edge off when I got a little hungry between my afternoon snack & dinner.
best way to drink water? drink it out of something fun.
Here are the meals I ate:

Pineapple & Strawberries
Carrots dipped in homemade hummus
Banana ice cream

Carrots/Broccoli dipped in homemade guacamole
Broccoli/Cauliflower dipped in homemade hummus
Banana dipped in almond butter
Apple dipped in almond butter
Corn Salad (this recipe minus the black beans)

Salads with strawberries, oranges, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds, pineapple and lime juice
Corn Salad mixed with guacamole on bed of lettuce
Veggies dipped in hummus

The results? I felt much more energetic, I definitely made more trips to the bathroom (if you get my drift) and I lost around 7 lbs. I was so pleased with how I felt all week (and yes, the weight loss) that I have decided to try to eat at least two raw meals a day.


  1. That's awesome! It deff. makes me want to try it but I like my unhealthy food soooo much! :-/

  2. I think I would rather die than do this. But kudos to you for even trying it out. You are waaay braver than me.

  3. I am so proud of you for making it through the week.