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!