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Another 75% raw week!

So, maybe a month ago I did a week where I ate about 75% raw food. I would have one cooked meal a day and then fruit/nuts/silk/silk protein shake for breakfast and then maybe a big salad, with some veggies or nuts for a snack.

The week I did that it really jump started my weight loss, and I felt kind of great. So, I've decided to try and do it once a month. I figure it'll give my body something new and different to work on breaking down. Can't be bad.

So, my bf Joey starting Tuesday is on vaca all week/weekend and it's our 16 year anniv on March 9th. So, when I ordered groceries to be delivered today, I ordered extra since he'll be eating here. (he's a cook and often eats most meals at work.)

He's decided to do the mostly raw week with me, we're starting today! Groceries just came this morning and this is our fridge:

Stocked with mostly veggies


For anyone who is curious, yes, that is a salad keeper from Bed Bath and Beyond and yes, those are GreenBags and yes, they are amazing and they work great. 

I also got a lot of fruit!:
(grapefruit, apples, bananas, oranges, blood oranges, plums and kiwis!)

Now, this time I am adding in a protein mix with my silk just because I've been exercising again and I feel REALLY nauseous when I don't have the right mix of macro-nutrients. I was doing okay on about 50-60 grams of protein when not exercising but now that I am I find I need my full daily 85-90 mgs. ( Unless you feel run ragged no real reason to adjust this for yourself, I happen to be very sensitive to low protein levels.) Especially when active.

I also easily dehydrate, so I increased my water from 64 oz to 96 oz on days I exercise and I try and eat a bit of carbs before and after each workout.

So anyhow, for anyone who feels like informing me, I'm well aware that there is a big ole' raw food movement and that they eat gourmet meals made from raw ingredients, but at this point, it's just the week, and it's not that important to me. I'm just trying to get some extra nutrients and boost my weight loss efforts in a healthy way.

Now, off to Lane Bryant for their 40% off sale! (online and in store!)

Have you/would you consider doing something like a mostly raw/raw week?  If you did, how did it go?








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  1. I haven't done a raw weeks. Sounds interesting though. I do love my fruits and veggies. Nothing wrong with trying new things.

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  2. I have done raw off and on many times. I learned a lot of new tricks and quick lunch ideas that way. I have few raw cook books and really do feel my best when I eat a high raw diet.

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  3. Yeah I do feel good when I do it. :)

    Since I plan to keep it up at least once a month maybe I'll get a cookbook. :) Thanks! Any recs?

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