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Yesterday was the kick-off of my transition week into raw foods! I am quite new to all of this and am trying to educate myself as I go. So, if any one has any advice for me, feel free to chime in.
I went shopping over the weekend and stocked up big time. I really have no idea how long this amount of food will last. I found everything I was looking for except kale. I was disappointed at the small amount of organic produce offered in my area. Luckily, the farmers market should be opening up within a month or so. I came home and gave everything a good wash. For this first week I am slowly decreasing caffeine and allowing myself to have a small amount of fish or chicken with my evening meal. I did feel a little hungry yesterday at times. I made a green smoothie with a green apple, spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon, banana, and a little ginger. I made 32 oz and could not finish it, but I did drink a lot of water also. I had a spinach, strawberry, and avocado salad for lunch with 1/4 cup raw almonds. During the day I kept raw snacks at my desk like strawberries, asparagus, apple, celery. For dinner I had assorted cumcumbers, red peppers, pears, and a small piece of chicken.
Here is some of what I purchased:
Today, I decided to start with a fruit smoothie instead. Yummy! I used fresh pineapple, 2 bananas, a large orange, some ice and water. I will make a green smoothie this afternoon and perhaps leave out the ginger for now. I like ginger, but I it was a little overpowering yesterday and I wonder if that is the reason I couldn't finish it. (Is it true that my green smoothie is not good after 24 hours?)
I know this is just water weight, but my scale was down 3.8 pounds this morning. Now to get my blood pressure down!
Next week I plan to be off of all caffeine and all meat. (maybe before) I am shopping for a juicer this weekend as I would like to try fresh juices also. I do not know which type to get, a masticating type or a centrifugal force type. I want to juice green leafy veggies as well as carrots and apples. Any opinons on that?
Have a great week everyone!