Two Weeks Already?
As I was sitting here wondering what to write about, I realized I’ve hit the two week mark. What a great feeling!
This is the longest I’ve ever gone without eating meat. In my previous high-raw diet, I’d have at least shrimp or nibbles of meat here and there.
It is also the longest I’ve gone in my entire life without chocolate! I will eat it again eventually, but for now, I’d like to avoid it while I learn to love simple flavors, and get a handle on my food addictions and cravings.
Also during this two week period, it is probably the longest I’ve gone in my lifetime without sugar of any kind, including fruit sugars!
My cravings have leveled out for now. I’m feeling stable physically and emotionally. My run today felt the best so far on the trial.
This was followed by the same crackers crumbled with some almond milk. Very filling.
A repeat of yesterday – pistachio pesto-filled celery, w/ sugar plum tomatoes.
Another spontaneous creation:
Kale, Kelp, and leek salad
4 large leaves of Kale torn up in a bowl, salted and massaged to soften
Dried kelp and sliced leeks to taste
After lunch “dessert”
“Almond Butter Fail” spread on Impromptu Crackers.
Not exactly dessert, but a yummy combo of salty/mildly sweet, coconut, and almond, with a crunch. The salt on top makes it.
The failed almond butter is really growing on me! I’m finding myself wanting to over-eat it. I felt a bit sluggish the last two times I ate it.
My favorite Onion Flax Crackers
Pico de gallo – tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro
Guacamole – avocado, lemon, garlic, salt, pepper
This meal was incredible! Even my non-raw foodie husband liked it. The photo doesn’t do it justice. Delicious meals like this give me glimpses of effortlessness, and renewed encouragement to keep moving forward. I’m learning so much!
This trial is causing me to explore, and put effort into food prep in so many ways I wouldn’t have considered before. I’m looking forward to all the tastes and experiences I’ll glean from the remainder of my trial.
How are you pushing your limits to pursue health? Comment below!