Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 3-Emily

I think today has been the hardest day for me to focus on what I'm eating rather than what I wish I could eat. Stephen kept brining up how good the food we used to eat tasted, like chips and salsa, and cheese.
For breakfast we had another coconut banana smoothie accompanied by fresh squeezed glasses of valencia orange juice.
Over the course of the day from about 1 until 7 we ate a fruit salad with kiwi, strawberry, banana, pineapple, apple, and orange juice, another green salad with beets and carrots, and a huge bowl of simple guacamole that had 5 avocados in it and cucumber slices for "chips".
Everything we have been eating has tasted fantastic. As far as changes to my body go, it is pretty much the same. Today I was a bit sleepy, but I think my body is adjusting to the diet change. It might also be from the mental stress of college. Overall, though, I feel much better than before. I feel physically better since I have more physical energy, and emotionally better without the guilt of the food I eat. This is the easiest change I have ever made. I can't believe it's already the end of day 3!


  1. The guacamole looks yummy! I know you said no dehydrators but what about sun cooked food. I some times brush portabello mushrooms with some olive oil and let them "bake" in the sun on a cookie rack all day. Just wondering.

  2. Well, the olive oil I would say no to, unless you specifically buy "raw" extra-virgin olive oil. A lot of raw-foodists eat olive oil assuming it's raw and it isn't unless you buy it that way.
    I do however, think that the sun baking is a great idea. It's natural. I don't feel like the sun could kill anything good in the food. They do grow in the sun, after all. :)

  3. I really enjoy your posts. I now start my day by reading what you two are up to. There will be a few hard days when you crave your old faves. However, it sounds like you guys did a great job of pushing through and eating some great raw food. Best of luck!

  4. yes, it will be hard changing your diet and craving the old favorites. Be patient with yourself! The guacamole looks so yummy!!