My non-raw Thanksgiving – eating my first big cooked meal after the raw food trial

December 3, 2009

Note: This post contains description of certain bodily functions. You have been warned! After having been eating between 90 and 100% raw for almost 50 days, I wanted to try a larger cooked meal – to see what happens. Given that transitioning to raw, and later incorporating small amounts of cooked foods back into my [...]

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30 day raw food trial – two weeks later

November 25, 2009

It’s been a little bit over two weeks since my 30 day raw food trial ended, so I thought an update would be in order. At the end of the trial I decided to continue eating a lot of raw vegan foods, while increasing my cooked meals to about 50% of my total caloric intake. [...]

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Raw food talk with Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes-Monarch

November 16, 2009

Yesterday, I attended my first local raw food meetup. And as luck would have it, two very well known raw food educators, Matt Monarch, and his wife, Angela Stokes-Monarch, were there to share with us their experiences. The meetup was in a private home, and with 30 people attending, it was a bit crowded, but [...]

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After the raw food trial – my first cooked meal

November 14, 2009

As I mentioned in my last post, the result of my 30 day raw food trial was neutral. I have not experienced any problems – no headaches, cravings, or any other “detox” symptoms, but at the same time, I have not noticed much of positive changes either. The exception was weight loss, which is not [...]

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Raw food trial – day 30

November 8, 2009

Well, I made it to the final day of my raw food trial! For the last 30 days I ate nearly 100% vegan raw food diet. I say nearly, because I had a few cups of green tea with lemon early in the trial, and I continued to take my daily vitamins – as I [...]

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Raw food trial – day 29

November 7, 2009

It’s the weekend and my raw almonds have arrived few days ago, so it was time to try to make almond milk again. If you remember, my first attempt did not work out very well, but I think that was because of the almonds being bad. I started by soaking 1 cup of almonds for [...]

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Raw food trial – day 28

November 6, 2009

I woke up a bit hungry today, but having slept about 5 hours a night on average, during the last few nights, I decided to stay in bed for an extra 30 minutes. That was enough for the feeling of hunger to disappear, and as a result, I decided not to eat anything before heading [...]

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Raw food trial – day 27

November 5, 2009

My raw almonds are here!!! And… wow… are they good But… but… couldn’t you just pick up raw almonds at any store? – you say. Not quite. The raw almonds sold in stores are not raw at all, despite of what the labels say. You can read more about why in my post about the [...]

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Raw food trial – day 26

November 4, 2009

Today was… a little different. I went to bed very late last night, and after barely 5 hours of sleep I woke up very tired and very, very hungry. I started feeling much better after I had my morning smoothie, and about an hour later, after having a handful of goji berries, I was back [...]

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Raw food trial – day 25

November 3, 2009

Oh, darn! I went out to buy food tonight, and guess what? Practically no pre-made raw goodies were available! Oops. I guess I should not be depending on them always being ready for me to buy and enjoy. Still, I am a little disappointed as I was really looking forward to having Buffalo Bites again. [...]

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