It has been 10 days without Starbucks, and since I lightened up on my caffeine, and was reading about the benefits of the Raw Diet, I figured I would give it a shot. I've never been one to follow a diet, and have never ever EVER been able to fast successfully for a day. But because my attitude toward food has changed ten fold anyways: I used to be a "Live to Eat" kind of girl, now I'm more "Eat to Live" despite all my sugar postings on the blog. In fact, I was never allowed to have sugar really, and can name a traumatizing event when I asked to have my See's Easter chocolate bunny as a kid. Not to mention, I'm sensitive to wheat, gluten, and dairy in large quantities. Don't like to eat too much meat... so that doesn't really leave much to enjoy. But since joining the workforce, and sitting my bottom in a desk for 8 hrs a day, plus coming home to blog, and my own business aside from that... something's gotta give. I've decided to kick the caffeine habit and take back my health.
Let's just say I have NEVER consumed as many things from a plant in one day before today...
* 1 banana
* 4 strawberries
* a handful of blueberries
* 20 almonds (protein)
* Spinach salad containing...
* 1/2 yellow bell pepper
* 3 mushrooms
* 1/2 ugly ripe tomato
* 1 whole cucumber with lemon juice (no salt)
* 2 radishes (a first for me!)
*2 organic dried apricots (unsulfured)
* 1 banana
* 1 tangerine
All I've had to drink all day is 4 bottles of water, no coffee, tea, or juice!
Before you think I'm crazy... I've had surprisingly so much energy! I did not need any caffeine, especially for a Monday morning. I haven't been hungry all day... yes I could always go for more, or a big vat of lasagna. But it's nice to think that actually eating fruits and veggies can be a great supplement to caffeine.
I'm not sure what is in store for dinner. It may, or may not be raw, but it will be healthy! I'm very excited about this venture.
*Note: I will never last for a week. But just trying to get into the habit of doing this a few days in the work week will do wonders, not to mention all the natural vitamins! Here's hoping I make it home before passing out. ;)
What are your New Year health ventures?