Hurray, I made it to the end of my very first day of the raw food diet 30 day trial.
I woke up this morning feeling tired but very positive and happy that I'm finally starting the diet.
I feel great that I've passd the first day, it hasn't been easy and if I wasn't writing this blog I would have given in on more than one occasion today, I really wanted some chocolate and a lucozade or a coke.
One of the main things I've learned today is that it's really important to plan when food shopping and to think ahead of time what I am going to eat each day.
It got to about 2pm today, I was so hungry and I just couldn't think what I could possibly do with the food I had on hand. I thought I'd bought enough fruit and vegetables for a few days but it has disappeared very quickly.
Have placed an order today for an organic fruit delivery, I've never had organic fruit delivered before so I have no idea how much I'm going to get and how long it will last. I am planning on visiting some wholesale organic fruit sellers next week, hopefully that will work out a bit more economical.
Before I had any food or drink I took the following measurements, I'll weigh myself daily and measure myself once a week.
Weight: 142.8 lbs
Chest: 34 inches, 86.4cm
Waist: 33 inches, 83.8cm
Abdomen (at widest part): 37.9 inches, 96.3cm
Hips: 36.6 inches, 93cm
This morning when I got up I drank 500ml of water then I had a smoothie made up of 4 bananas and 150g of celery which Sean loved and a 150g of grapes.
A few hours later I started to feel really hungry so I had 3 plums. One of the reasons that I have gotten into this rut in the first place is that around 1pm I am thinking about what my son can eat and I never manage to get both of our lunches sorted at the same time so I end up not having anything and then resorting to chocolate. I did exactly the same thing today so lunch passed and I didn't eat anything. I was so hungry, that I couldn't even think straight so my lunch ended up being very basic and definately not enough.
500ml water and 250g of grapes
As my lunch wasn't very filling I was hungry pretty quickly so I had 3.5 plums and I finally got around to making myself some food.
150g celery, 250g tomatoes, 350g cucumber and a tablespoon of ime juice. It was pretty good, I was suprised that I was able to eat the celery as I don't like it too much but with all the other flavours it was actually ok. It took me about 1 hour to eat it as there was so much there, I later relised that it only contained just over 100 calories. So I had to make myself a second dinner in order for me to make up my calories for the day.
500g mango with a tablespoon of lime juice and a banana smoothie which contained 4 bananas.