If you have read FAT KID SUIT lately you know that I recently started over. One year is plenty of time to get in amazing shape. Unfortunately it is also more than enough time to completely fall apart and double in size.
This past Saturday was the first time in a year I went to the local Farmer’s Market with the intention of buying almost ALL of my food for the week there. I forgot just how different shopping for a true plant-based diet is…
Let me give you a tour of the fridge, which friends and family have called everything from “Gross!” to “Insane!”
- Hidden from view are amazing local dates and a couple jars of raw almond butter.
- Apples (several varieties)
- Snap Peas
- Local Eggs
- Red and Gold raspberries
- Three colors of bell peppers
- Red cabbage
- In what used to be the “cheese” drawer is cucumber, asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower.
- Hidden from view under that drawer is a huge bag of oranges, and a big bag of tangelos for juicing.
- Sitting in water is celery and three types of carrots.
Bottom “Crisper” Drawers
- The bottom is mostly greens. Kale, spinach, mache, arugula, cilantro…bags and bags of greens!
In addition to the what is in the fridge we keep several bunches of bananas and a couple bottles of wine on the counter at all times. Next to the fridge are some little “dry” pantry shelves…
Some of the stuff on these shelves are left overs from different things I’ve tried and am no longer really doing. For instance the powdered greens and greens in pill form. As you can see from the fridge pics the focus is on fresh.
Why not 100% raw?
I am not wanting to do 100% raw right now. By not pushing for 100% I am eating less nuts and almost no raw specialty foods. In addition to the calories I get from raw fruits, veggies, and small quantities of raw nuts and oils–I get calories from simple cooked meals that are comprised of potatoes and other cooked vegetables, tomato sauces, and delicious fresh pesto. I limit myself to having a few servings of whole grains and eggs each week. The cans you see are cat food, which since October have been the only meat in the house…
In just a few weeks I have gotten off the coffee ride, am drinking a lot less hard liquor, and no beer. Done are the nightly pizzas, the garlic bread, french fries, and junk sweets. And guess what? The out of control and disgusting acid reflux, which had reached a level where I couldn’t even lay flat to sleep, is 100% gone. I am exercising almost every day now, and feel compelled to do so. I will weigh myself soon, but from what I can see in the mirror I have already dropped a lot of toxic weight. All thanks to avoiding industrial food and doing my best to choose the most nutrient rich foods I can eat.