Thursday, June 4, 2009

Typical Diet

For the past 2-3 months I've tried to eat primarily raw foods. I lost a few pounds doing this and I haven't really had to watch anything ... I eat when I want; I eat what I want (as long as it is raw food).

How many lbs ... I have NO idea because I just bought a scale. But 12's that didn't fit now do ... others are looser. So maybe 5-7 but not 10 or more.

I am not ready to give up dairy in any way shape or form. I love my Fage yogurt ... and it's so very nutritious and satisfying I don't feel the need to rid myself of it quite yet.

I still eat eggs. I LOVE EGGS! I have never had issues with cholesterol and I eat a ton of eggs. I sometimes just eat the whites but sometimes I get the yolks too. Depends on my hunger.

I eat a TON of avocado. This brings me to my biggest problem. I need something to eat my guacamole with ... sometimes I do a salad topped with guac but mostly I'm eating chips. I try to stick with the natural ones with less sodium mostly but still. These are not great ... not evil but not great.

I've been toasting some Ezechiel Bread (bread with no flour made from bean sprouts) which is PERFECT on raw diet but I shouldn't be toasting it (problem is I want the CRUNCH)

I purchased a dehydrator and I had some recipes to make my own 'crackers' out of raw nuts, flax seed and/or veggies but I failed at the attempt. I need to be more organized with my life to do this. I bought the cheapest Excalibur dehydrator they have ($80) but it doesn't have a timer ... and these take SEVERAL hours to dehydrate. BUMMER!

Breakfast - smoothie of banana, frozen/fresh berries, ice and water in magic bullet OR a green smoothie with apples & parsley (in juicer) then other things in bullet and mix ... or any combination of fruit I have at home (blender or juicer depending upon fruit.

Mid morning snack - yogurt, fruit, cottage cheese or hardboiled eggs.

Lunch - usually same choices as above or a salad/guacomole

Afternoon snack - some raw nuts (mostly almonds)

Dinner - guac & chips. celery and dip or raw nut butter (usually almond butter)

My difficult spots with diet ---- when I pick up my lovlies at my mothers house where there are cakes and cookies and I'm HUNGRY!!!!!! I sometimes snack.

Then there are the times when I'm out and about and don't have access to healthy food ... too tempted by Chick-fil-a's chicken sandwich ... oh entirely too tempted.

I don't use a lot of salad dressing ...

OH ... and I eat CHEESE! Never ever ever going to live without cheese! When I put cheese on my salad I'm less likely to use salad dressing at all.

I use almond milk sometimes.

Bad thing .. coffee and REAL CREAM! Ohlalala

I do not typically drink pop/soda BUT if I'm out with my girlys and they are eating an icecream or something I totally WANT ... I will try to satisfy my craving with either a diet or regular soda. I hate artifical sweetners - HATE THEM. I would rather have a soda with real sugar than High Fructose Syrup or artifical sweetners.

I try to steer my girlys away from all of these things because they have a severe reaction to additives such as vanillin (artifical vanilla); food dyes (in EVERYTHING) and High Fructose corn syrup and MOST definitely artifical sweetners. My WildChild has improved in everything behavior wise with this change. It was hard at the beginning but now it's a way of life for us.

We try to eat more natural.

I DO NOT DRINK ENOUGH WATER. I drink water but not nearly enough.

Exercise is my BIGGEST HUGEST problem ... if I didn't have to work for a living I wouldn't have this problem ... but by the time I get home, feed the kids, Mr.T and myself ... bathe them and put them to bed, do laundry, do some cleaning ... I'm EXHAUSTED and sit in front of the TUBE and watch a movie while playing on my laptop. I'm crazy lazy!

Don't get me wrong I cheat on my diet .. I eat icecream and chips but not everyday.

My newest thing ... for late night cravings ... chocolate covered raisans (but only a few). Bad bad bad.


  1. Sorry ... rambled so much.

    SODIUM intake is important. Since going raw I've noticed I go to the bathroom a WHOLE lot more than I did before.

    I bought some Himalayan Crystal Salt - a little GOES a long way which is great cause this stuff is PRICEY.

    I make my own salsa with tomatoes, red onion, fresh cilantro and "Tastefully Simples" Simply Salsa spice and maybe some salt depending upon what I'm eating it on. I also use this same recipe for my guac only instead of tomatoes I use avocados and add lime juice or fresh jalopeno if I have one. YUMMM!!!!

  2. Wow! I bet your raw diet is so great for you! I just don't think I could do that. I have come a long way with cutting down on the processed crap we eat though- still have a long way to go though!

  3. Megan.

    I really am pretty happy with my diet.

    MUCH more energy

    I've been drinking less and less coffee every day.

    I sometimes crash a bit earlier at night ...nothing wrong with that ...

    I may sneak a piece of turkey lunch meat once in a while ...

    I may add fish once a week. still thinking.

    And then there is the occasional Chick-fila sammich. YUMMMMMMMMMMM!

  4. You said:
    "I eat a TON of avocado. This brings me to my biggest problem. I need something to eat my guacamole with ... sometimes I do a salad topped with guac but mostly I'm eating chips."

    That does sound like a problem. Can't you just eat guacamole by itself? Or even better, eat avocados by themselves?