I’m just about the last person in the world to buy into the whole “raw” diet thing. But I have met some pretty amazing “glowing” people who really seem to think it works.
One of them was Joy Houston, of Rocking Body Raw Food. Before I put a link to her on my site, I wanted to try it out for myself. I’m still working on the write-up, as it was quite the adventure. One that I plan on repeating this month.
Suffice it to say, it was a learning experience that I don’t feel I’m quite done learning. I was highly challenged the first week because I wasn’t really prepared, nor was I following everything in her plan. By the second week, I’d teamed up with a friend and made a lot more progress.
I felt better than I had in years.
I had tons of energy.
So much energy that when I explained that to one of my friends, she said, “Maybe you should go eat a burger and slow down.”
I made so much progress that I had to stop two days early because I was losing TOO much weight. I was eating all day, but apparently eating nothing but unprocessed food agrees much better with your body. (Truth be told, I still drank my coffee with half and half every morning. That is NOT on the raw cleanse diet!)
It was the first week where I was trying to figure things out that I resorted to my almond butter bananas every day for breakfast. Just three quarters of what you see above would fill me up until lunch time.
It doesn’t make any sense, I know. How could THAT fill you up?
Also, please note that every morning I got out my cake-decorator with the star tip and piped the raw almond butter onto the banana slices.
Okay, that part is not true. The way I actually make my breakfast when I’m also making the kids’ lunches, their breakfast and their “snack” bags doesn’t photograph so well.
I’ve been off the raw diet now for a week. Guess what? I miss it. I miss feeling good and having all that energy.
I see a lot more “raw” living in my future.