Today is day 4 of my endeavor to eat (almost) raw for 7 days. Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
- It’s not easy: I am finding out that I have a lot of stuff that I had to strike off the list. For example, on a lot of Saturday mornings, my wife teaches a Zumba class. So, I fix breakfast for my son and myself. I decided to make waffles. Well, waffles(plural) turned into waffle(singular) when I remembered I was eating raw. So, my son got a belgian waffle, an egg and fruit. I just got the fruit part for myself, along with some walnuts. Yesterday, we did an outreach for my church that involved picking up a meal for a family in need and taking it to them. Well, imagine having not eaten and looking forward to only raw food and purchasing roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans and not giving in to the temptation to pick up a little something for yourself. I basically had to pay for the stuff and run out of the store before I totally caved.
- It’s very filling: I was expecting to feel hungry and weak but, it’s really the opposite. By dinner time, I am still kind of full from my lunch or afternoon “snack” and not ready for a big salad. On Saturday and Sunday, I was so full that I nibbled for dinner.
- It’s a great tool to have in the belt: What I mean is that, though I still like my meat and cooked food, I can see the appeal of eating raw. I have more energy and know that I am doing the right thing for my body. I can see this become a serious consideration for a lifestyle change.
So, three more days to go but, I hope that this has opened a door for me to healthier eating.