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Did someone say low carb raw vegan detox for 2 weeks?


Sunday, December 04, 2011

That title is a mouthful! A week ago I decided I needed to detox, i felt bloated, sluggish and just crappy! So I talked to my doctor and decided to do this low carb raw vegan diet... God only knows what was going on in my mind to be honest! Its officially been a week, and so far, so good.. Only issue.. You have to eat a LOT of fruits and veggies to get your calories in! I decided i was going to continue counting my calories and tracking because im terrified when i get off of this, my body will feel like its starving and go into starvation mode and ill gain 20 pounds.. I just had no idea how many veggies I would have to eat! I cant really cook them (semi boiled is okay), so no oil, or olive oil or anything... just plain ole veggies!

To be honest, im getting a little sick of it.Vegan wouldnt be so bad if I could eat bread, rice, pasta... SOMETHING, but im trying to stay away from that as well! Im a carb freak, its my trigger food, so not eating too much of it is a good thing, and i do look thinner, but man...

I washed a documentary the other day called "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead", about this Australian who went on a juice fast for 40 day (and i thought i was hardcore!) He explained the reason why he juices is because to get his calories in there was no way he could eat all those fruits and veggies, so juicing them was better.. Makes sense! He lost 81 pounds on it, and his disease (cant remember what it was) completely disappeared and he got off all his meds!

Its a great documentary, totally worth watching.. I really dont eat that insanely crazy, i just have an issue with balancing my calories.. I either go way under or way over if i dont track... Though giving me bread and ill eat the entire thing... So I have issues, hopefully doing this is working on some of them!

Im weighing tomorrow, keep your fingers crossed for me! I really hope its an awesome number!! :)
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MEA6785 12/5/2011 7:47AM

    emoticon You are AWESOME!! Keep up the great work. You can finish this! Carbs (bad ones, the starchy kind) are my trigger foods too. I feel so much better when I don't eat them and stick to fish, veggies, and fruit. You've inspired me to get back into phase one of Atkins. I feel like I need to detox and "start over."

KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK!!!! emoticon

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JENNIPHER21 12/5/2011 2:01AM

    Mady you are doing SOOOOOOOOOOO amazing! you're 1/2 way done now so i KNOW you can finish up this next week! Isn't it amazing how when you drop out the "bad" carbs (because we all know that fruits and veggies are carbs) that not only do you look slimmer IMMEDIATELY, but you no longer crave them like you used to! I really gotta get myself back on phase 1 of south beach for 2 weeks to get all these toxins out of my body too!

Keep up the great work and I can't wait to hear how all your hard work paid off!

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BLUE42DOWN 12/5/2011 12:35AM

    I hope since a doctor pointed you to it, he went over how to make sure you're getting the proteins (all amino acids) that you need. That's where the beans and legumes usually tend to come in.

Personally, I know I couldn't do it. Not because I don't love vegetables, but because the only veggies that are protein sources are not on my favorite veggie list - and red meat is on my yum food list. =P

Good on your for lasting as long as you have. It's quite a challenge!

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BLACKJEN82 12/4/2011 10:57PM

    I watched that movie too! Really inspiring. Only one week left, you can do it!!

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