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Day 1 Recap -- Raw Vegan Experiment

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Well, day one went stupendously. I had no hunger, no lightheadedness, no cravings whatsoever. I find this much more 'doable' than juice fasting -- with most of the benefits.

I was asked if I would be ditching the scale during this time. Actually, I don't think so. I want to see what the effects of this lifestyle will be on my weight. When I have sufficient evidence that it's helping and not harming, I think I will feel a lot more comfortable with putting the scale away -- at least during the week.

But I do have concerns with the amount of fruit I'm eating. I'm vaguely following the '80/10/10' plan, which recommends that we get the majority of our calories from sweet fruits. I lost a lb. from yesterday to today, and roughly entered my food intake into the calorie tracker. I went over the allotted calories, but still lost weight. There's definitely something to this lifestyle.

I feel energetic, but not excessively so. Just alert and awake, and ready to take on the day. One thing I'm finding out is that eating raw vegan is a bit less expensive than eating 'normal food'. No meat, no processed foods -- just fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds... yeah, you're gonna save money. Surprise, surprise!

Mixing things up on day 2. Trying some new juicing recipes, and drinking more water.

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  • LOVINSHERRY78
    glad your feeling good! it can take a couple days to get use to it and find creative fun recipes to spice up your meals but any big change like this can take time. i know i'm still working on it. i haven't went all vegan but i do only buy meats that are organic/hormone free. i do enjoy my vegan boca burgers though for sure (on top of a salad..yum).
    i've not done the juice thing so i can't say much on that, lol.
    if you find any easy and yummy recipes please let me know...that seems to be my most diffucult part of this whole process.
    :) good luck!
    2172 days ago
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