The raw food diet plan for the first month is to eat a lot of fruit. The other aspects of the plan include eating greens and celery, but my main focus is on the fruit. This plan is geared toward the Fruitarian diet and should be interesting to see how my body responds to the change.
I have some healing and cleansing to do so a month of primarily fruit can only have a positive effect on my health. Also, I don’t plan on writing everyday but will combine the details of each day in a series of articles.
January 3, 2012
This is the first day of my Get Fresh Challenge and I woke up ready to start the raw food diet, just as I did the past two days that were also the first day of my challenge. I realized how I was trying to make excuses to, again, postpone and sabotage my plan.
This weekend I de-cluttered my living space, which is also a part of getting a fresh life and also a part of my raw food diet plan. Reorganizing, getting rid of stuff I no longer use, and cleaning always makes me feel lighter. It frees up energy and is always a precursor to creating new habits. Moving my furniture around for some reason can change the way I spend or waste time.
Having re-arranged over the weekend, my goal when I woke up this morning was to find the most comfortable place to drink my water before contemplating the rest of my day. I have done the raw food diet before but for this challenge, I will focus more on the Fruitarian Diet concepts of raw vegan. For breakfast I ate a mono meal of bananas and was satisfied and had no cravings until it was time to eat lunch, which were perfectly ripened persimmons that I had bought moments before at the health food store. They were so delicious, I went back to the store to buy more before heading home for the evening.
Persimmons are best eaten when you think they are overly ripe and rotting. The persimmons I bought on this day were perfect. The fruit looks firm but is was actually very soft and delicate (when they are ripe). The picture on the right looks like a jam and tastes just as sweet, but all I did was open the fruit and spoon the delicious inside into my dish. The skin is also edible.
Today I ate:
5 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
7 Halawi Dates
January 4, 2012
Another important aspect for my Raw Food Diet Plan is to focus on one thing at a time when first starting out. In the past I would put so much demand on myself to change all of my bad habits at once, that I would overwhelm myself and eventually head toward failure. For this month I am just focusing on Eating Raw Food. Next month I will add another aspect to living a healthy life, such as running.
This weekend, I was trying to map out a schedule of when I would do yoga, eat, workout, run, and still have time to work. I started to become frustrated in the fact that I did not have enough hours in the day. My work schedule is typically from 9am – 8pm. I’m an on-call massage therapist so not all the hours are spent in the massage room. Usually I have some free time during the day. The problem is it can also get busy, leaving little time to do other things I want to do for my health.
This morning I woke up to my first alarm at 5am. I was wide-awake and ready to get up and get on with my day. Typically, I would turn the alarm off and go back to sleep so I was surprised that I had so much energy on just the second morning.
Today I ate:
11 Halawi Dates
6 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
2 Celery Stalks
Although I have always managed to drink at least two liters of water daily, on my raw food diet plan I want to make sure to drink at least four liters a day. I have heard of raw foodist who do not drink very much water on because they think that fruits and vegetables supply enough water. It's important not overlook the subject of healthy hydration. Fruits and vegetables alone do not provide the recommended amounts of water our bodies need.
Also, knowing what you are going to eat and being prepared are essential to being successful on the raw food diet. Most of my cravings come when I have not eaten enough fruit or if I wait too long between meals. Having your raw food diet plan mapped out can keep you on track and successful. I'm sure I will discover other important aspects of a raw food diet plan and I will write about them in later posts, so check back often.
Challenge Days 1-2 - Raw Food Diet Plan
Challenge Days 3-5 - Healthy Detox Diet
Challenge Days 6-8 - Healthy Hydration
Challenge Days 9-11 - Raw Food Breakfast
Challenge Days 12-14 - Raw Nourishment
Challenge Days 15-17 - Going Raw
Challenge Days 18-20 - Raw Food and Health
Challenge Days 21-23 - Raw Food Supplies
Challenge Days 24-26 - Raw Vegan Recipes
Challenge Days 27-29 - Raw Food Weight Loss Diet