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Oh my goodness, I slept better last night than I have in a very long time!! I typically have to get up and go to the bathroom at least 3 times a night, which I’m positive, does not allow me to get a restful night sleep. I also weighed myself just to see if I had lost any weight. Yesterday I weighed 227.5 lbs at 47% fat and today I weighed 224 lbs and 47% fat. Yeah!!! 3.5 lbs lost in the first day. I’m sure that was half of SAD (Standard American Diet) diet food from the day before still trying to digest. 

I was surprised yesterday; I did not have any cravings for cooked foods and found eating raw with the green smoothies relatively simple. Though today, I woke up from a much needed nap and was craving chocolate. Thankfully I had some organic cacao nibs, though not sweetened, it was a somewhat satisfying taste of chocolate coupled with a handful of raw cashews.

Organic Cacao Nibs

I was tired today with some more detox, but overall felt I was still motivated to keep it raw. I’m really concerned about the amount of calories I’m eating and if I’m actually eating enough. I did get hungry throughout the day yesterday and today, but I’m sure my body is still adjusting from the difference between cooked foods and raw foods. I’m trying to evaluate if it’s necessary to be concerned about the calories that is possibly motivated from all the other diets I’ve been on in the past. All of these diets were mostly restrictive about your caloric intake and required you to write down, every day, what you ate and it’s nutritional values. I’m not sure if I should be doing the same with eating raw food since I am trying to lose weight, or, will the weight fall of regardless since the raw food is so good for you.

I’ve been scouring the Internet for information on this subject, reading, watching YouTube.com videos, and reviewing books at the bookstore. I feel like a sponge, just absorbing all the information and trying to learn as much as I can. Raw food eating is an entirely different way of eating from what I’m accustomed to and grew up with.

Can you believe I purchased 5 different raw food books on raw food instruction and raw food cooking? So, I was trying to find books that were good for newbie raw foodists and also how to cook delicious meals, especially when I have guests or for my fiancé. He doesn’t know about this new transition yet, well, because 1.) he’s temporarily in Alaska for his job, and 2.) I don’t want him to think, “Oh, another failed diet”. He may never think that, but in my mind, since I have failed at past attempts, I don’t want to feel the disappointment. This one I’ve kept to myself for now until I see him in 4 weeks, in which I’ll have adapted more to the change and lost more weight.

Okay, so the books I bought were:

I can’t wait to pour through these books and learn more on the benefits of eating raw, beginners tips, and especially how to travel eating raw. I do travel quite a bit through out the year and am concerned about this aspect of eating raw.

  • Do I pack my Vita-Mix blender?
  • Do I bring all my foods with me or shop when I get to my destination?
  • How do you handle hosts who cook dinner that aren’t raw foodists?
  • What utensils can I bring in my suitcase that won’t get taken up by TSA?

I did find this great video if anybody is interested about how to travel eating raw food.

 

I was actually craving non-sweet foods this evening and resorted to a handful of almonds. I’m not sure if I should be eating so many nuts, not that they are bad for you, but preliminary reading suggests eating nuts after soaking. Though I’m not 100% on this topic yet.

Okay, tomorrow is another day of raw food eating!

Follow my journey from week-to-week as I lose weight and learn more about raw food eating: Losing Weight on a Raw Food Diet.

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