Saturday, January 28, 2006

January 28--Almost the End of My First Month Raw!

Well, today wraps up the last full week of January. Tomorrow is my weigh-in and the posting of the results of my first month raw.

Today I ate my dehydration experiments for dinner. I chopped up the mango and some of the banana I dried and mixed them with almost 1/4 cup of the raw mixed nuts/seeds I recently bought from Whole Feeds. The fruit pieces really weren't as dry as I wanted them to be, but the dehydrator ran from midnight until about 9:30 pm and I was tired of waiting. I think it took so long because I left in the solid tray that you use for making fruit rollups, which apparently prevents the warm air from circulating as much. I also had the temperature set to only about 100 degrees, so that will cause a longer drying time as well. The fruits tasted great, though. The bananas were like candy! The mangos were awesome- chewy and a bit leather-like. I'd already eaten the apple I dried and that was great, too. Didn't give me a stomach ache, either.

I got a crazy idea to put fresh, raw sweet corn into the nut/fruit mix. I added a little sea salt and then ate this bizarre meal while watching a movie. It wasn't bad, but I can't say the corn complimented the mix much. It was also difficult to eat without making a mess. The reason I added corn was because I wanted to add calories without adding fat. As you will see, this was another too-low-calorie day, but this whole week has been higher in fat than I had planned. This is because I've eaten more nuts and avocados, and also because of the stuff from the raw restaurant. We'll see how the fat affects my weight loss results tomorrow morning - but since I've already lost over 20 lbs this month I really can't be upset if I haven't lost anything this week!

Here are today's meals:

Spinach, fresh, 1 oz
Sweet Corn, Fresh, 1 ear, medium
Avocados, California (Haas), 1/4
Blue Cheese, 1 oz
Taboule Salad, 4 tbsp

Hummus, 1 oz (Since cutting down on the hummus that -ahem- intestinal problem has gone away!)
Taboule Salad, 2 tbsp
Flax Seed Crisps, RAW, Mauk Family Farms, 3 oz (my approximation of Living Bread)

Dried Mangos, 2 oz
Banana Chips, 0.5 oz
Whole Foods Raw Nuts/Seeds Mix, 0.2 cup
Sweet Corn, Fresh, 1 ear, medium

1 Apple, dehydrated sliced


See you tomorrow!!!!




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