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Taking the Plunge

Monday, July 09, 2012

Today I begin an experiment with the raw vegan lifestyle. I've been attracted to this way of eating for a while now. I did a juice fast about a month ago. I intended to do it for a month, but only made it 7 days in all. But I loved the idea of not having to worry about whether or not what you were eating was healthy. I think committing for shorter periods of time is also a good idea. My mind and body need to be able to keep up with my ambition. The spirit is willing, but sometimes the flesh is week.

So, it'll just be a Mon-Fri thing this week. We'll see how it works out in terms of my energy levels and weight loss. I want to begin eating this way at least 70% of the time -- eventually. I've weaned myself off of beef and pork for the most part -- although I allow myself to have them when I'm really craving tacos or pizza, which happens about twice a month these days. I don't eat lots of carbs either. So, it won't be a huge adjustment. The biggest thing for me is cravings for sweets. But as I understand it, if you're getting enough carbs from your fruits, you won't crave sweets as much.

So, I'm off. I don't know why, but I'm really excited about it. I'll be juicing a lot, and eating lots of salads mostly. Here's to good health!
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  • no profile photo LOVINSHERRY78
    great idea! we'd all be much more healthier if we just quit eating all the processed foods! good luck to you!
    2319 days ago
  • TRIANGLE-WOMAN
    So you are taking the plunge, but what was the decision on "Ditching the Scale."

    Good luck on the Vegan trial. I do veganish meals, days weeks...and then my "lovers" AKA cheese and eggs lure me back into "sin"

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    2321 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    So, I kind of accidentally started eating mostly vegan this summer... I really wan't planning to, but it just sort of happened. I really didn't think I could "give up" dairy, but when it switched around to adding more vegan meals instead of depriving myself of dairy, it became much easier....

    I get a lot of great ideas from this blog: triumphwellness.com/
    (Emily's on SparkPeople, too.)

    Looking forward to hearing about your journey!

    2321 days ago
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