Archive for January 2008

Raw Food Diet – Day 12

Today was another down day, so apparently I’m still stuck in this yo-yo pattern. I did a typical weight training workout at the gym this morning, and it went fine. But after breakfast I felt listless and mentally foggy, and I couldn’t shake it for the entire day. I spent a lot of time playing…

Raw Food Diet – Day 11

Today was a marked improvement over all the other days of this trial. Shortly after breakfast I gently slid into that euphoric/blissful state and spent most of the day there. I still feel it now, although it’s not as pronounced as it was in the morning. I also got a lot of work done today.…

Raw Food Diet – Day 10

Today was a strange day. I’ll explain why in the meal section of this post, but I want to address a few other items first. My weight workout at the gym seemed more challenging than usual, but that’s probably because I progressed to heavier weights than I was using last week. I didn’t have any…

Raw Food Diet – Day 9

Today I had major cravings for heavier foods — cooked food, high-fat foods, just about anything. I wanted something more substantial than just fruit and veggies. It was harder than usual to stick to eating mostly fruit today. My 30-minute aerobic workout at the gym seemed considerably easier. When my pulse was 150 beats per…

Raw Food Diet – Day 8

Now that we’re into the second week of this trial and past the initial adjustment/detox period, I’ll be shortening these daily updates, sticking mostly with the basics and noting anything out of the ordinary. Today was a very normal day, much like what I experienced before this trial began. I didn’t have any unusual emotional…

Raw Food Diet – Day 7

Today was even better than yesterday. I woke up feeling pretty normal, but I felt better and better as the day progressed. This afternoon I enjoyed a deep feeling of euphoria for about 2-3 hours, the same feeling I remember from my first raw trial. I did get some good news today that certainly had…

Raw Food Diet – Day 6

Today was my best day of this trial so far. I woke up this morning feeling absolutely fantastic and very energetic, even better than I normally felt before going raw. I felt very happy too, like I was experiencing a flood of endorphins. It was similar to runner’s high. This positive feeling lasted until about…

Raw Food Diet – Day 5

I went to bed at 10:30pm last night and woke up at 4am. I had such bad breath that I felt compelled to brush my teeth right away. I went back to bed and tried to fall back asleep again but couldn’t, so I finally got up at 4:57. I still had a mild headache,…

Raw Food Diet – Day 4

Today’s highlight was doing a phone consultation with raw food coach Roger Haeske. I booked this consulting appointment with him before starting this raw trial. It was a great call, and I got some helpful tips on how to improve the way I’m eating, especially how to prepare simpler meals that require less prep time.…

Raw Food Diet – Day 3

Last night Here’s a little more info about the end of Day 2 after I posted that update. Usually I go to bed around 10pm, but I just wasn’t tired at that time, so I stayed up until 11:00. While cleaning up the kitchen before going to bed, I felt a surge of intense anger.…