And I accomplished all of those things–even though I had to break the fast a tad early due to being attacked by those nasty red wasps and getting sick from that.
While I was on this juicing journey, I also made a decision (well, I made several but this one is about my relationship with food): I’ve decided to stop being so hard on myself.
During my 100% raw “spurts”, here’s the foods I miss the most:
organic Greek yogurt (Oikos is my favorite!)
omelets (stuffed with veggies)
steel cut oats (with cinnamon, raw honey, and nuts)
steamed brussel sprouts (with coconut oil and herbs)
steamed asparagus (drizzled with coconut oil)
mock mashed potatoes (made from cauliflower)
baked sweet potatoes
As I pondered the above foods, I realized something (an epiphany?)–all of the foods I’ve listed here are on the extreme end of what’s considered “healthy”.
I’m not craving greasy fast food here, people. I’m not wanting
donuts or cake every day. Ice cream isn’t my weakness.
Life is short, you know? So, if I wake up one morning and crave an omelet (made from free-range, farm fresh, organic eggs–from my own farm–and overflowing with yummy veggies, I’m going to eat it!
I have been high-raw for the past several years. The high-raw lifestyle has improved my health, helped me lose over 100 pounds, and is the foundation of my diet life.
Gena, over at Choosing Raw, recently answered a reader’s question about how “perfect” her eating habits are. Her post truly resonated with me.
The message I took away from her post is that while eating an omelet once in a while, or having some cooked steel cut oats is something I feel is healthy and make me feel good, it may make you cringe (whether you’re on the 100% raw side of the fence or the processed, cooked food side).
So, if what I eat seems totally unattainable to you, don’t try to eat just like me. If I can inspire you to clean up your diet (even a little!), that’s fantabulous!
Maybe, at least part of the time, you could have a big salad with fish on the side instead of your normal fish sandwich with greasy fries. So, if you feel like you can’t live without your fish sandwich and fries, just choose the healthier option I’ve listed (or one similar) at least part of the time. Sound good?
Oh, and I forgot to mention what I ate yesterday:
small banana for breakfast
I fasted through lunch
For dinner, I had a yummy salad:
( Note: All of the following ingredients are heirloom + organic from my own garden, except for the hemp seeds, spinach, and blueberries!!)
handful baby spinach leaves
handful heirloom lettuce
Manitoba Harvest hemp seeds
raw heirloom okra (it’s delicious, y’all!)
few heirloom baby carrots
Enjoy the journey; make the better choice most of the time; and treat yourself for your dedication–you deserve it!
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