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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!
    2478 days ago
    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"

    2480 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:
    (Emily's on SparkPeople, too.)

    Looking forward to hearing about your journey!

    2480 days ago
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