Two weeks after completing a month on raw, I’m ready to go a little longer. I started a Facebook Page to keep track of my three-month raw experiment.
Today just felt right. After all, three months isn’t that long either. This time around I am keeping a food journal on paper. Although I keep up with my food intake in CRON-O-Meter, and there’s places to record notes, I think a journal will be great to look back on to see what worked best for me, as well as where I can reduce costs. I’m excited!
After the Master Cleanse, I successfully eased into all raw. It lasted from January 9 through February 9. I actually lasted a whole month! It’s the longest I’ve ever been purely raw. In the past, I just couldn’t seem to get past the 3-week mark.
I posted (and am still posting) my raw meal pics on Pinterest. It’s been fun and inspiring making raw meals every day. I felt so at peace, and so did my tummy! There was some weight loss, but nothing dramatic. Those things are pretty much the only things I noticed. However, I’m not dismissing any results just because they appear to be subtle or minimal. I realize that it’s only been a month.
Since my one month ended, I’ve had a cooked meal once a day, except for today, when I ate all cooked! I was on vacation in California for the last ten days of my raw month. When I got back last Monday, all I wanted was grits!! And not the instant kind. So I had my grits. = )
Not so coincidently, I’ve had a touch of cold since Friday, and I almost never get sick! I’ve also been really tired. In eating cooked, I definitely expected to have an upset stomach or outright pain like in the past, but it was not the case this time…maybe because I didn’t overdo it. I felt very cautious about what and how much I was eating when it came to cooked. If I started to experience any nausea, I stopped! Essentially, I’ve been high raw for the past week.
I’ve been reflecting all week on what’s next. What I concluded is that I am going to do a 3-month raw challenge. I think more than a month is needed to get even more settled into raw. I attended the Raw Living Expo during this time and noted a lot of things I plan to try next, like sprouting. I’ve sprouted before, but in Mason jars. I plan to try some other methods of sprouting next to see what really works for me and my space. Having attended Dr. Gabriel Cousens’ talk, I would really like to dig into finding out which raw foods work best for me. And so the experiment continues!