When I went out to lunch with my mom last Friday, she pointed out that it had been almost a month that I’d been eating high raw. She asked what most people had been starting to ask… was I going to keep it up?!
Here’s the thing, I really did it as a detox. From the beginning, I had no set plans on how long it would last, I would just keep doing it until I didn’t feel like doing it anymore. I was also hoping I’d maybe drop a couple pounds, but after nearly a month, that didn’t end up happening. Really, I can only conclude that my body is not only excellent at maintaining homeostasis, but that it is at a normal, healthy weight, and I should just be happy about it.
Even though I look kind fat in that picture, my BMI is 21, which falls in the normal category. Want to know yours? Click here! Here’s what it says…
BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 (Normal Weight)
People whose BMI is within 18.5 to 24.9 possess the ideal amount of body weight, associated with living longest, the lowest incidence of serious illness, as well as being perceived as more physically attractive than people with BMI in higher or lower ranges. However, it may be a good idea to check your Waist Circumference and keep it within the recommended limits.
Further, I will continue to include raw meals in our regular eating.
This morning driving into work, and watching all the ducks walking around, I had a thought. With ducks, as long as they continue to eat their normal mostly vegan diet (along with some bugs) they are normal and healthy. But when they are fed people food like bread and processed snacks, they’re life span is cut down to a fraction of what it would normally be, and they start presenting with all kinds of diseases. So yes, humans have evolved with a long history of cooked foods and grains, but we’ve also had a long recorded history of disease and cancer, so I’m going to take a cue from some other animals in nature, and try keep plenty of fresh raw foods in our diet too. And now that I’m back on green smoothies, I have no intention of quitting again. Especially since I now know for sure it wasn’t them that I was allergic too. (It seems to be mushrooms & D2!)
My transitioning back to cooked foods really started Saturday. We had a nice lunch with my mom at Juice n Java, and I ordered a salad with some [cooked] quinoa and some fresh juice. Later that night we had Taco Bell fresco bean burritos for dinner, and Sunday we met up with LJ of [the recently abandoned for tumblr] itsveganlicious.com for the Sweat Records vegan waffle party. Here is my pretty little waffle… covered with lots of fresh fruit!
Monday I went to the Bombay Cafe, got my [vegan] lunch special and proceeded to pig out! I was full for what seemed like forever! So good!
I did just get two new raw books that I will be testing intermittently, but I also remembered: Hey! I’m supposed to be testing recipes for Terry Hope Romero’s new book!! With all the holidays, and traveling, and eating raw food for the last month, I have not tested one single recipe, so it will now be my purpose to start doing that immediately. My shopping list has already been made, and I’m getting off the computer and heading to Whole Foods as soon as I’m done with this post, so expect to see some of that coming this way in the following weeks, and more raw food peppered in too!
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