One of my company's main spiritual and business mentors, Luciano aka Luch, is on day 6 of his 2 week raw food cleanse. His beautiful wife, Sara, sent me the photo above to show me just how much fun he was having.
I decided to email Luch and find out first hand what his experiences have been.
To Luch, From Dhru Luch, can you give me a 2 to 5 sentence write up of how you feel so far?
I got this insightful response back:
To Dhru, From Luch I WANT CHICKEN & STEAK -That's how I feel
Haha...gotta love the honesty! But Luch, being the amazing guy that he is, sent this follow up:
To Dhru, From Luch Since starting the Raw Food 2 week cleanse much to my surprise I an not hungry.
There is too much food for me to even eat (I am a huge eater) so I do not go
hungry. For me the key to this is to eat before I get hungry otherwise I get
cravings for meat and other salty foods. I can think more clearly, I have more
energy and I sleep better. I can do anything for 2 weeks! Oh ya ... and I am
losing about 1 pound per day!
I would say that Luch's experience in pretty typical. More energy, less sleep, a feeling of surprise that you aren't as hungry as you thought you'd be.
Overall I feel that 2 weeks, especially for someone who is disciplined, is easy stuff. Most people prefer to do things gradually, as do I, but I also think it is nice to have the first initial experience of things being dramatically different from how they were.This especially holds true if your diet really sucks. There is this feeling of "Holly cow, I can't believe how I use to feel compared to now!" This creates a sense of motivation and inspiration to improve health.
After that initial 2 week period., its useful to go gradual and start including more and more raw food into the diet. But if you don't make this part of plan ahead of time, the whole gradual thing, you'll mostly likely fall into a trap of wanting to move quicker than your body and mind is ready to do. I've seen this at least 1,000 times with friends and family.
So take it easy and move forward with ease - in the long run, it will pay off!