Sunday, October 09, 2011
CORRECTION to former headline: I keep mislabeling this as a raw diet when it is vegetarian. Thanks to Natplummer's comment, I realized I had a mental block and calling it the wrong thing. Thanks, Nat.
Wow, do I miss him and all of the creative others who've passed. He would've been 71 today.
Okay, so my first week of vegetarian eating is done. When I started this book - Eat to Live - I didn't intend to follow the information. I was just reading for edification. But I figured, what the hay? I'd just tried, and hated, juicing. And was ready for something very different.
I was always one of those people in awe of others who ate a vegetarian diet and was convinced I could never ever do it. Nor would I want to. How interesting that Monday is Columbus Day, and exactly three years ago on that date I started on my own voyage to rediscover my lifelong thin body. Have made good progress, but did a lot of emotional/grief eating over the past year or so. Fortunately, with SP, I was reminded to keep my exercise level up so I didn't regain much.
Okay, Dr. Fuhrman (author of Eat to Live) just asks the reader to give it a try for six weeks. I thought, are you nuts, man? I doubt I could make it for a day. Seems that a week has gone by and now I have trouble eating enough to keep my calorie level up because I'm always full!!! Say what?
I can feel my body is lighter, but I'm not getting on the scale. I may at some point, but I just want to concentrate on good health and the weight loss will follow. My insides feel cleaner. I don't know how to describe it, but it's been a week w/o fat from the oil I was ingesting (cheese, etc.). There's a mental clarity that feels like it is correlated with this raw eating, but may be too soon and just my imagination.
As I've blogged before, I am giving myself permission to quit at any point. But I already know that, if I do, I'll still keep some of his advice incorporated into my daily life.
Wishing all a good day.