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This morning is a struggle. My whole body is sore, I'm fatigued, and I'm just laying in bed. It started day before yesterday and gradually worsened--the breaking point being last night after I made a rather large raw butternut squash dish (I'm thinking that the teriyaki sauce or the combination of spices/season salts I added made me feel off). I also have been eating rather high fat raw the last two days, which even with the addition of greens, does not do my body good (although with the addition of greens, I seem to be emotionally more balanced and happier).
This morning I ate the rest of the squash dish, regardless that it might have caused me ill, out of curiosity and not wanting to waste. It didn't really change how I felt. I then made a green smoothie with lots of collard greens, frozen bananas, some mint, and some stevia and this really satiated me, and left me here to ponder in bed about what approaches I should take next to recover my health. It was wonderful to be able to hyperactively clean the kitchen the other day. Wonderful to get my room finished beautifully. Ironically, I've even lost some more weight--maybe because I've been more satiated, balancing the almonds/seeds/coconut with salads of greens and some fruit. Raw has helped me accomplish some things I've been needing to do for over a year, but high-fat raw, although better, is still not enough for my personal body to thrive on. Although I have mentioned this before, I have a heightened awareness of it now.
What I really need to do, is begin focusing on mostly fruit and greens. This seems to give me more energy, leaves me more refreshed, and above all, in dedication, leaves me virtually pain-free.
Not sure I have shared enough on what I eat for it to be noticed, but in spite of the slip-ups, I've been eating lots more raw foods lately, and am much closer to 100 percent. My digestion has also improved quite a lot with the addition of lots of greens, as well as good hydration, which may have been part of the problem yesterday (in addition to the sodium I had been adding to my foods. Might have been too much and took away from my hydration as well.)
I have noticed in myself that I always am drawn toward green smoothies when I start to feel unwell, and when I'm feeling great, I lean towards big, hearty salads. The more high-carb raw I get, the less smoothies I need. Right now, I'm easily nourishing my body with easy-to-digest nutrients. I can see in myself that when I am drawn to the green smoothie, it's time to get my greens on and truly lower, even eliminate, my fat intake for a while for healing purposes.
Up and down and around! :)
P.S: Thanks so much for all of the responses yesterday on my Paris trip. I will reply to the comments at some point today. I know I did not give a truly extensive enough account for all to feel they could give the best advice they could possible, however many of you are telling me to follow my heart and I couldn't agree more. Every comment was a piece of good advice and I'll consider everything that was shared thoughtfully. If I do end up going, I'll be raw in Par-ee :) How fun!!