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Raw Food Experiment – Day 4 Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Feeling just fine today but was up way too late last night.

Breakfast
Green Smoothie
Raw Revolution Raspberry and Chocolate Bar

Headed to lunch to grab some food with my CGW friend @mikeschu at the downtown Whole Foods. Cool to shoot the hay with someone who reads a lot of the same bloggers as me. Mike is a very interesting guy.

Lunch
Raw Pad Thai

I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of this dish. OHHH man was it delicious. And gorgeous too. I will definitely be having it again. I was actually already planning on trying a recipe out for a raw pad thai this week. Can’t wait to see how mine comes out.

Afternoon Snack
Garden Herb Sea Cracker

I’ve been wanting something crunchy like chips. This hit the spot. They are tasty. Very herby, but in a good way.

Dinner
Large salad with Tahini Vinaigrette
2.5 cups of grapes

Daily Totals
Calories: 1748
Fat: 42g
Carbs: 320g
Fiber: 47g
Protein: 49g

Raw Food Experiment – Day 3 Friday, October 1st, 2010

Ok I am totally starting to get the hang of this. Eating raw is really not that difficult. Yes, there is some prep time. But in 10 minutes or so, you can prepare just about any meal. You do lose some flexibility of being able to go out to eat, but it’s not too bad. At this point, I could see myself eating raw maybe twice or three times a week. Whether I do that will depend on if I feel “better” from this experiment. But it’s nice to have options. Did I mention Almonddddddrrrrrooool Milk?

Breakfast
Cranberry Granola
Almond Milk
1 cup Raspberries
4 Strawberries

Cranberry Granola Almond Milk

Strawberries and Raspberries

For breakfast, I crumbled up the granola, which is really more like granola bars, and put it in a bowl with Almond Milk. This was awesome! Very tasty. And it didn’t even feel like I was eating on a raw diet. Very “normal” feeling.

Morning Snack
Raw Revolution Cashew and Agave Bar

Lunch
Chopped Raw Salad

Chopped Raw Salad

Again, I waited way too long to make lunch. But this was a really tasty salad. Kinda tangy. I could use a little more lemon in it, or maybe even double the dressing recipe for the same amount of salad ingredients. Very good though. I really love the chunks of avocado in the salad. So glad avocados are on the list!

I’m not sure if it is because of the raw broccoli or what. But after I ate this I had the weirdest hungry/full feeling the rest of the day. Like I felt full, but my stomach was growling. It could be due to the fact that raw broccoli is not really “good for you”. It is very hard to digest, you reap a LOT more benefits and nutrients from broccoli that is cooked. And it also has a hypothyroid effect on your thyroid gland. That means that if you have a problem with weight gain, you are not going to be helping matters by eating raw broccoli (and others in the brassica family) if you don’t cook them. Even a light steaming can be effective. Needless to say, most raw foodists do not include raw broccoli as a staple. It is ok occasionally, no doubt. You just wouldn’t want to eat it as the main part of a meal every day.

Dinner
6oz Goraw Live Chocolate Granola
1.5 cups Almond Milk
2 Bananas

Chocolate Granola

Dinner was a bit of a chore to eat b/c I still had the hungry/full feeling going on. But it was tasty. Not my favorite granola, but decent.

I was about to go to bed when a friend of mine texted me and gave me free tickets to see Daniel Tosh! So Sarah and I went and caught the show. It was really funny. That guy is one of the most genius comedians out there right now.

Daily Totals
Calories: 1943
Fat: 64g
Carbs: 314g
Fiber: 40g
Protein: 48g