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March 17, 2006

Avacado, cabbage, and spinach, oh my!

Well, I have been eating 100% raw for 6 days straight. I feel great! I also feel as if I lost 5 pounds this week. I'll have to weigh myself tomorrow morning. I always weigh myself at the same time of day... morning, because everyone is lighter in the morning before eating :)

I ate another organic banana this morning. They are about to go bad and I haven't had time to make a smoothie this week. I also had a salad for lunch. Typical kind - spinach, carrot, cucumber, avocado and lemon juice for dressing. My boyfriend, John, is picking me up from work today to go out to dinner. I'm sure that we will end up grabbing some sashimi, yum.

Last night I prepared a raw hummus with chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper. I think that it is absolutely delicious with carrot sticks, celery, or red cabbage. My mother thinks it tastes and looks like plaster. I am looking forward to eating it this weekend. I can never bring it to work because the garlic smell is pretty bad. I don't want to scare anyone off :)

I am also looking forward to spending the weekend with John. We have both been so busy at work that we haven't been able to talk much this week. I don't even know how to approach him about eating more raw foods. I just want to make sure that he is healthy and really takes care of himself. From what I have read, and how I feel, raw foods are essential to acquiring and maintaining a strong immune system. Throughout college I had pink eye every winter, it drove me crazy. I would have to wear my glasses every day for a month and use these horrible eye drops. This past winter is the first winter that I did not have a problem with my eyes! I did not get sick once, not even a cold. I have more sick days left over from work then I know what to do with.

Posted by Mara on March 17, 2006 1:52 PM | DIGG | | furl


Not a comment on this specific post but want to let you know that I will be following your posts closely. I've been wanting to go raw since last fall but am having a hard time getting started due to a lack of a real support group to interact with. SO, I'm electing you!!! I'm 55 and tired of being tired and lazy. I've already had gastric bypass and lost over 100 pounds but I'm a grazer and am afraid of putting it back on. Thanks in advance for any encouraging words you can throw my way!

I feel honored. :) One of the best things about eating raw is that I can eat all day long and still not put on weight. I am a grazer too! I find myself eating throughout the entire day at work. I bring in fresh, organic fruits and veggies every single day. Check out my March 20, 2006 post for an example of what I typically bring in to eat at work each day. The hardest part is getting started. I always feel like a different person after a few days. My mother felt a big change after 2 days. The more raw foods you eat, the faster you will feel the changes. I hope that you continue to enjoy reading my blog and I look forward to any future comments and updates.

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