I went to the cafe and spoke to the chef. She teaches classes at a local health food store and I was excited to ask her a few questions. I told her that I have been eating raw for 9 days and I am struggling with my detox.
She said it was normal and that the duration of the detox depended on how much junk was in my body. She said I can speed up the process by juicing. I don't have a juicer yet so I decided to stop by my local Fresh and Easy and buy some fresh juices.
I want to get this process done and over with already. I have noticed that I require less sleep which is crazy. I tend to wake up on my own at about 6:15am. I pretty much lay in bed until about 6:45am.
I sampled lots of yummy food at the cafe yesterday. I had some macarons, kale salad, swiss chard wrap, zucchini alfredo, and teriyaki almonds. I ordered kale salad and some hummus with chips. My daughter ordered zucchini pesto and my mom also had some kale salad.
The funny thing is that the portion sizes were very small but we were all so stuffed after we sampled and ate our food. The reason being that raw foods contain lots of water and fiber. They tend to fill you up a lot faster than cooked food.
I am going to sign up for a class to learn some more about raw food. The chef told me that she has been raw for over 20 years but that during the winter she eats cooked food. She did agree that being 100% raw is a very challenging lifestyle to live.
I know many people do follow it but I think I might adopt the 50/50 raw food diet. I still want to enjoy some cooked food.
A recent pic of my progress. My hips are slimming down and I am getting smaller. YAY!
12 more days to go...........