Raw Food Diet – Day 25

January 25th, 2008 by Steve Pavlina

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 wanted to eat something other than raw fruit today, especially something with a bit more fat in it. It’s really getting boring turning to fruit again and again. If I don’t really stuff myself, I get hungry again within an hour or two.

I’m almost out of bananas, so I went grocery shopping this evening to stock up. No strange looks or comments on the bananas this time, although buying 8 watermelons compelled the clerk to speak up. Last time I bought 4 watermelons, and they only lasted a couple days — apparently Erin likes them too. :)

Losing Weight by Going Raw

While there is some debate over the long-term effects of the raw food diet, the one thing I haven’t seen seriously disputed is its effectiveness at weight loss.

I’ve read several stories from raw foodists who’ve lost over 100 pounds this way. One example is Angela Stokes. Check out the before and after pictures on her web site, RawReform.com. She lost 160 pounds by going raw, 105 of them in the first year and 60 pounds in the first 90 days. Well done, Angela!

Weight Loss

My weight went up 0.4 pounds to 178.2. Net weight loss is 7.8 pounds in 24 days.

Breakfast

Breakfast

  1. green smoothie: 4 bananas (536g), spinach (106g), 1 cup water
  2. blueberries (166g)
  3. blackberries (166g)
  4. 3 stalks celery (104g)

682 calories, 4g fat, 169g carb, 13g protein

This is the same breakfast I had yesterday, but it works.

Lunch

Lunch

  1. green smoothie: 4 bananas (548g), spinach (100g), 1 cup water
  2. grape tomatoes (94g)
  3. 3 stalks celery (196g)

551 calories, 2g fat, 138g carb, 10g protein

Almost a duplicate of breakfast, but the tomatoes didn’t complement the smoothie as well as the berries did.

Afternoon Snack

  1. green smoothie: 4 bananas (430g), spinach (94g), 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 avocado (94g)

561 calories, 16g fat, 110g carb, 9g protein

Dinner

green smoothie: 4 bananas (448g), spinach (90g), 1 cup water

383 calories, 2g fat, 96g carb, 7g protein

Evening Snack

  1. small watermelon (898g)
  2. 2 bananas (270g)

510 calories, 2g fat, 130g carb, 8g protein

Daily Summary

2687 calories, 26g fat, 643g carb, 48g protein

519mg sodium, 92g fiber, 357g sugar

8% of calories from fat, 6% from protein, 86% from carbs

5 days to go…



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