Archive for January 2008

Raw Food Diet – Day 31

Today was my first day eating cooked food since December 31, 2007. While not technically part of the raw food diet trial, many people expressed interest in knowing what it was like to return to cooked food, so I’m happy to share those thoughts. Well, to be honest I can’t say I’m happy, since I’m…

Raw Food Diet – Day 30

Today was good overall. No problems to report aside from continued dry skin and itchiness. Now that the trial has officially ended, it almost feels like a graduation. This has definitely been the most challenging 30-day trial I’ve done to date, but I can’t say I’m sad to see it end. I’m looking forward to…

Raw Food Diet – Day 29

Today was good overall, although I ate a couple ounces of walnuts this morning and then got really drowsy a few hours later. A short nap restored me completely. Walnuts didn’t have that kind of effect on me before this trial. For a change of scenery, this morning I went to the Strip to do…

Raw Food Diet – Day 28

Good days seem to be the norm now, and today was no exception. I can’t remember the last time I had any daytime drowsiness. I feel totally awake and alert all day long. On my previous diet, if I really worked hard in the morning, I might take a 20-minute afternoon nap. But now I…

Raw Food Diet – Day 27

This was another very positive day. I finished editing another chapter of my book this afternoon. This was one of the most difficult chapters to get right, mainly because it’s the first chapter, so I’m glad to put those 7,000 words behind me. My physical energy was steady throughout the day, and my mental focus…

Raw Food Diet – Day 26

Today was pretty normal but certainly on the positive side. For the most part, I enjoyed following the raw diet today and had good energy. I spent most of the day working on my book, doing tons of editing. I didn’t feel like my mental endurance or creativity was any higher than usual, but it…

Raw Food Diet – Day 25

Today was another positive day. I felt great overall. I think the dry skin on my hands is getting better, albeit very gradually. Only two fingers on each hand still look pretty bad. My appetite wasn’t as high this morning as it was yesterday morning, but I still ate more calories than usual. I really…

Raw Food Coaching Session

I’ve decided to share a recording of my raw food coaching session with coach Roger Haeske. This session was conducted on January 4, 2008, when I was only 3-1/2 days into my 30-day trial of the raw food diet. Roger recorded the phone call from his end. My voice is a little faint on the…

Raw Food Diet – Day 24

Today was wonderful. I felt very energetic and alert the whole day with scattered bursts of low-level euphoria. The diet seemed much easier to follow, and I didn’t feel nearly as much resistance as I did during the past few days. I’m not completely in love with it, but at least I’m not hating it.…

Raw Food Diet – Day 23

Today was pretty good energy-wise. I feel mentally tired right now, but that’s probably because I put in some intensive work on my book today. No euphoria or heightened mental clarity today. In fact, the work seemed a little harder than it should have been. I had to tweak the wording endlessly to get it…