Monday, July 07, 2008

The Raw Truth Day 7

Guacamole with Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Chips

It isn't easy. I am not enjoying it. I don't feel good. I don't know if it's detox or what.. but I just don't feel good. I am still VERY committed and doing it because I said I would. I am so lucky to have such a supportive environment at work (even though I'm around all my favorite foods and COOKING them daily!)... It helps to have the accountability and support through work and this blog!

I am learning some things about myself, which is a huge reason why I'm doing this. I want to take away the comfort of food for myself. I don't want to rely on external measures anymore and I've done more that my fair share of that!
I feel RAW.. in mind, body and soul. My emotions are all over the place. It is very uncomfortable.
That being said, I'm happy I'm doing this! I realize this is probably par for the course and I'm just trying to be in the moment and not get too caught up in the uncomfortable feelings and cravings and even hunger! Physically I've felt so hungry but when I eat I feel like I want to vomit. Very odd.
Today I think has been a little better than yesterday.. Last night I was very close to giving into temptation... I am not even close to feeling that way today.. and physically I may be doing better too...
I've been experimenting a bit with my dehydrator and that is great. Right now I have my first loaf of spelt essene bread in it! I think that will help... for dinner tonight I'm eating some zucchini/sesame flatbreads with cashew veggie cream cheese, mustard sprouts and tomato. No pic though.. its so dark in my apartment!
I was craving salty buffalo wing tofu so badly last night... so I had cauliflower with a cashew 1000 island and Pete's Wing Sauce... this is where my High Raw comes in... I would so much rather eat this than the tofu and wing sauce... so if using a bit of sugar free sauce allows me to stick to my guns, then so be it!

I had some leftover salad from work, so I added sprouted lentils and sprouted quinoa to it...
Can't say I'm a fan of sprouted quinoa... I LOVE the cooked grain so much that it seemed like a tease.. maybe I think of it as a separate protein and carb source I might like it more?

All in all, I don't think I could do this without Green Smoothies... I have been drinking 2 huge ones each day.. and they calm me and I can tell they are nourishing.


  1. PLEASE hang in there, Mel - be sure to listen to your body completely, and do what you feel is best.

  2. Anonymous9:22 PM

    I admire you for this venture

  3. Ah, hang in there! I've never gone more than one day (tomorrow is actually my monthly one-day detox), but I have friends that are totally raw and have been for a while now. And they've told about this stage. It's supposed to pass.

    You are sooo awesome and brave for taking this on.

  4. I'm sorry it's been rough for you. I really admire your determination though!

  5. Hang in there - you can do it!

  6. I am sorry it is such a struggle! I really admire you for sticking with it, though. I don't know that I could do it if I were having your challenges. Good luck and remember to listen to your body!


  7. What you're doing is commendable--and you're coming to so many amazing realizations about your own strength.

    They say feeling crappy is a normal part of detox and that it will pass. I've only ever detoxed for 1 day at a time, so I don't speak from experience. But this is what I've read.

    The food looks lovely.

  8. I'm sorry you're feeling so icky, but it's just all the ickiness making its way out of you! Hang in there, and don't be hard on yourself, what you're doing isn't easy, and it's totally normal to find this so difficult (especially because you work around food your poor chica!)
    Be strong!

  9. Sorry it's been difficult, but I admire you so much for hanging in for one week!

  10. I think it's really great that you're doing this for yourself. The food looks yummy too!

  11. I hope this feeling passes quickly, you're doing so well! You've got a lot more willpower than I do, that's for sure!

  12. How long did you dehydrate the sweet potato chips for? I made an attempt to make some last week and after close to 10 hours I turned the dehydrator off. I was disappointed with the outcome - the chips were not crispy and they had shrunk considerably. Any tips?