I want to share where I am at with my efforts to walk away from Industrial food.
An Inner Debate
On Feb 9 I listened in as Daniel Vitalis and David Wolfe participated in Kevin Gianni’s “Great Health Debate.” Click to read my review of the event and see why it immediately motivated me to make some serious changes in my life.
That was only 3 1/2 weeks ago–just before Valentines Day. Since then I have honored my commitment to avoid meat, dairy, GMOs, processed foods, refined sugar, coffee, and I’ve eliminated all gluten from my diet. The result?
I FEEL GREAT and I HAVE LOST 19 LBS in just 25 DAYS!
I wasn’t expecting these kind of results. When I went to weigh myself today I thought the scale would tell me I had lost around 10-12 LBS. The reason I am surprised is because I have been unable to exercise due to injury.
100% Raw VS My New Approach
This level of weight loss is almost identical to the results I had when I did my 100% raw food challenge. Even the starting and ending weights are within a few pounds! Here you can see full body Before & After pics taken during my first 30 days raw. However, this time around I am only eating about 1/3 of my calories in raw form (uncooked fruits n’ veggies).
I was concerned that my increased intake of cooked carbohydrate like potatoes, carrots, beans, brown rice pasta, and organic corn tortillas; might even result in weight gain. When I did 100% raw I gave up ALL alcohol. The past 3 1/2 weeks I have enjoyed red wine and even cocktails made with only fresh ingredients.
The other difference between how I eat now VS when I ate only raw food for 60 days–is my fat intake. While I have not been fat phobic in any way, I am eating way less fat than when I did 100% raw and was eating a ton of nuts, nut creams, nut butters, and 1-2 avocados a day. I don’t include nuts in my diet every day now. I eat a half an avocado every other day or so. I cook sparingly with olive oil and try to instead use it in it’s uncooked form in salads or pesto. I do eat a few eggs each week.
So What Exactly DO I Eat Now?
If you are curious to read more about what I HAVE been eating, and even see some pics, check out my daily food log called What I Ate Today.
The only current “Before & After” pics I have kinda suck, but I will include them here because I think you can see a dramatic difference in my fat face. My apologies, the first pic is creepy.