Can't believe it, this is day 7 of my raw food diet 30 day trial. No chocolate, fizzy carbonated drinks or cooked food for 7 days. I'm not actually missing chocolate which is really amazing, also not missing the fizzy drinks too much as I've had some amazing smoothies. One thing I do miss is the cooked foods, being able to prepapre something pretty quick that will fill you up and the feeling of eating some warm food. It was really cold in my flat tonight and all I could think about was having some warm food, but I didn't give in. Yay As I mentioned in yesterday post my goal for the coming weel was become more organised so I was woken up this morning to the dolcet tones of my son crying like every other morning but today I planned out what I was going to eat for the day, went to the shop to ensure that I had everything and then went for a jog with Sean in his pram. I managed 30 minutes all in all, 5 minutes jogging and then 1 minute walking. Not too bad, it's a start. Planning on going again tomorrow.
This afternoon my husband, Sean and myself went to Notting Hill carnival. So much going on everywhere, lots of fun, had some yummy coconut water and mango whilst my husband had some rice and chicken. I didn't want any of the chicken but it seems a lot easier at the moment to choose that over fruits and veg but I guess that because I'm just starting out and it's a steep learning curve.
Before I started this trial I had reduced the amount of meat that I was cosuming considerably. I watched most of a documentary called Earthling, really informative but really hard to watch. It was so difficult to watch that I've had to watch it in two goes and I still haven't finished. I cried through most of it, you might wonder why I put myself through it. Even though it was totally traumatic I think it's important to know what you're eating, no where it comes from. Nowadays we just go to a supermarket buy meat that's packaged without really know ing what it has been through to provide us with food. The documentary definatley opened up my eyes so much so I was hardly eating any meat before the trial.
As well as starting to exercise today I have tried to increase my water intake, I was drinking about 1.5 lites a day but I don't think it was enough. Today I drank about 3 litres, but feel that I could have drank quite a bit more, so will increase that tomorrow.
My weight has stayed the same today at 139lbs, net weight loss is 3.8lbs in 7 days. I'm going to measure myself, every Tuesday so tomorrow is the first day. Hopefully there will be a little difference.
What I've eaten today
Smoothie: 800g of banana & 100 of romaine lettuce
I would never have thought that this would be a good combination but it was, it tasted pretty good and Sean loved it as you can see from his little green moustache. He just kept coming back for more. Cute.
450g of plums
1. 200g of mango
2. 200ml of coconut water
1. 225g of peach and 220g of blackberries
2. Berry Green Soup: 150g each of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and romaine lettuce.
3. Crushed Berry Salad: 200g of spinach, 100g of tomatoes, 100g of cucumber, 100g of blackberries, 75g of raspberries & 100g of peaches.