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.|
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.|
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.