Non Fun Raw Food Diet Alert

The game plan is Dec 14-21 “Raw Foods” only. Kind of. We are doing our own variation for a week as sort of a cleanse. Hoping to jump start exercise and weight loss though this change in “food behavior”. For the most part we are only doing raw foods, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds. No dairy, eggs, sugar, caffeine or anything processed. And yes that means I haven’t had coffee today. We may try some cooked vegan meals if I find a recipe I want to try. We ordered our juicer today for those green breakfast drinks.

Dec 21, is Nick’s birthday. We have a big dinner party at Maggiano’s planned. Pasta will be served and wine is a must. We can stop the madness for one day to celebrate my loves birthday. Then we will carry on until Christmas day when I will have my first Filipino Christmas dinner. 

So far I am pretty uninspired by the cuisine. I have found a couple good blogs for inspiration that I will add to my list for a few weeks. On the up side the dishes are bright and pretty. I’m looking forward to juicing. Maybe the preparation and specific ingredients involved will make me a better cook in general.

Here is a very basic version of the raw diet. Snooze. 
  • Breakfast – Fruit smoothie or green smoothie, containing four or five cups fresh fruit and green vegetables, ice, and two to three cups water. (Optional: add one raw egg.)
  • Snack – Raw nuts, fresh fruit such as oranges, apples, or pears
  • Lunch – Large salad based on green leafy veggies, including three celery stalks, two large tomatoes, any color bell pepper, and avocados, sprinkled with sunflower seeds. Salad dressing can be a drizzle of cold-pressed olive oil and/or freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Snack – Four cups berries, or pineapple, or three peaches
  • Dinner – Spinach salad, with baby spinach leaves, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, and orange segments. Freshly made vegetable juice containing mostly green veggies.
  • Dessert or Evening Snack – Ten raw pecans or walnuts, banana
  • Beverages – As much water as you’d like, freshly squeezed fruit juices, freshly made vegetable juices

Do you know anything about raw diets?

7 Responses to “Non Fun Raw Food Diet Alert”

  1. Ashley Lynn posted on December 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm (#)

    Oh I hear ya! I am doing a low/no carb diet from Dec.14- 24 and then again Dec.28- Jan.7 when we leave for our cruise! Best of luck to you and keep me posted! You can be my motivation since god knows my husband isn’t participating :)
    love you!

  2. Michelle O posted on December 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm (#)

    OMG if I had to put on a bathing suit! No way. I will keep you posted. Nick is doing it with me to be nice, he can’t gain much weight if he tried. I’ve gained a little since we met though.

    Let me know how yours is going too. I really want to talk soon. I miss you so much!

  3. Jenny Eisen posted on December 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm (#)

    This sounds awful. Good luck to both of you though :)

  4. Rachel posted on December 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm (#)

    Wow – I’m impressed! I don’t have the willpower. I did do a three day Blue Print Cleanse – it was hell, to put it mildly! The green juice tasted like sushi! BUT I would totally do it again!

  5. Nick54d posted on December 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm (#)

    Oh man this is a very hard diet.

  6. Michelle O posted on December 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm (#)

    I think it’s working. My appetite is just about gone at this point. I had a banana for breakfast and one defrosted veggie burger patty for lunch. Actually this is starting to not sound so healthy :)

  7. Marissa posted on December 18, 2010 at 3:04 am (#)

    I did a raw diet a few weeks ago and felt GREAT! Basically I just juiced, and ate salads.. and allowed myself a few chicken breasts and one salmon fillet for the week. It was definitely a challenge, but definitely worth it. I felt so energized!

    Just found your blog through your twitter to me :)

    XXXO
    M

    http://tastesandstyle.blogspot.com

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