Raw Food Trial: Day 3

Thursday, August 28, 2008

At the close of day 3, I was very glad there are only 2 days left! Yesterday my diet was much the same as the previous two days. For dinner we had leftovers from the first two nights plus a small pea soup I made and a cucumber, onion, and tomato salad Lindsay made. Thanks to Adam, I weighed myself, something I unfortunately forgot to do at the beginning. After work I weighed 182.5 and at bedtime I weighed 180. This is about ten lbs. below my average, but I think I started losing weight a couple of weeks ago. I didn't experience the cravings so intensely yesterday, partly because my mind was preoccupied with some issues at work and partly because Lindsay discovered that eating soaked oats as a cereal is very filling! Lindsay also remarked that yesterday was much easier than the first two days and that she didn't experience very intense cravings.

My hunch is that I'm not eating as much as I should be. If I were to continue eating just raw foods, I think I would need to start eating more. Throughout my life I've been a picky eater and so I've generally had a difficult time eating enough food to maintain anything more than a rail thin physique. Over the last few years things have gotten better, which I think correlates with taking control of my diet by cooking my own meals and discovering the types of foods that I really enjoy. I have yet to find any entree-like foods on a raw diet that I really enjoy. On the contrary, Lindsay does enjoy salads and other raw dishes. I think that she could realistically make a raw food diet semi-permanent or permanent if she wanted to.

This morning I woke up very hungry and tired. I don't know how much that has to do with the diet and how much of it has to do with being Thursday. I generally get tireder and tireder throughout the week. Even though for the first two days I seemed a bit more energetic, yesterday and so far today aren't sustaining those levels.

Raw Food Trial: Day 1
Raw Food Trial: Day 2
Raw Food Trial: Day 4
Raw Food Trial: Day 5

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