Thursday, May 31, 2007

Days 70 & 71 (Wednesday and Thursday): Here I am again

Well yesterday, Wednesday, was a terrific day. I had two bananas for breakfast, and sipped a greens juice all morning until about 2:00 p.m. (juice was made from kale, parsley, spinach, celery, cucumber and apple). For lunch I had a small salad and a portion of pasta salad and a portion of quinoa salad. For dinner I had a fruit smoothie made from nectarines and peaches.

Today was another story. For some unknown reason I just went anti-organic ... a buttered roll for breakfast, a slice of pizza for lunch, and a cup of frozen yogurt for late afternoon snack! I think this is to be expected when a sudden change in diet -- as I've been (fairly successfully) doing -- is undertaken. Kinda like three steps forward, one step back. The pizza really surprised me, as I hadn't had a craving for dairy and bread/dough like that in a very long time. (The salad bar in the cafeteria today was the pits - maybe it's what made that pizza look more alluring than I'd have liked. :-(

For dinner, I'll have a variety of fruits I've already cut-up and are "ready to go." Hopefully, that fruit meal will offset the crazy fare I ingested today.

Summer has hit NYC big time -- it was 77 degrees at 7:00 a.m. this morning -- and it's 3 weeks until summer officially begins. So much for a spring like the ones of childhood! This morning's weather reminded me of many Hawaii mornings ... sunny and clear with blue skies and cotton-ball clouds. It inspires me to get out of this office on time in the early evenings so I can catch some daylight after work.

I thought I'd post a link to a rawfood related website or blog every day just to see "what's out there" on the subject. Today I picked "We Like It Raw." There are some amazing "before and after" photos on a lot of these sites -- ranging from 1 year raw to 5 years or more. I'm in it for the long haul ... I'm excited to see how my body is changing. It's gradual for me (due to a wacked thyroid, which I've just begun taking sea vegetables and fresh water algae to help rebalance). A friend of mine recommends "golden brew" therapy to cure all ills. I'm very close to taking him up on his recommendation.

  • We Like It Raw

  • Till next time.


    SportyChick said...

    I read this morning that most vegetables are actually better for you when they're cooked. The cooking process breaks down the cell walls, allowing the nutrients to be more easily absorbed by the human body. I'm no doctor though...

    What's your take on that?

    Naomi said...

    I'm not knowledgeable enough on food chemistry to give all the whys and wherefors about what you wrote, but from what I've read and learned along the way, it seems that a lot of nutrients are made null and void by cooking veggies beyond about 120 degrees.

    I think the more fibrous the vegetable -- like the deep root vegetables -- the less damage is done if they're cooked.

    All I can go by is how I feel. And when I have a day of mostly all uncooked food, I feel the lightest, the happiest, the most aware and energetic ... and mood-wise, I feel extremely calm. Is it just the power of suggestion? I'm not convinced. I think there is something to this "raw food" thing. :-)

    Thanks for commenting!