Raw Food Diet – Day 28

January 28th, 2008 by Steve Pavlina

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 don’t even think to do it. My mind just isn’t getting tired as easily.

Lately I’ve noticed that my thinking has been unusually clear and sharp. As I work on some of the more abstract and conceptual parts of my book, I’m finding it easier to grasp the big picture I’m trying to convey, and I’ve been coming up with much better ways to present various sections than I originally planned. Yesterday I read a couple passages to Erin, and she said, “How the heck do you come up with this stuff?” I replied, “I don’t really know. I just see how everything fits together somehow.” If improved mental clarity is a long-term side effect of this diet, that’s going to be a tough benefit to relinquish if I return to eating cooked food. I noticed a similar boost when I first went vegan, but this seems like another gain on top of that. It feels like I just have more mental RAM available for thinking deeply about certain ideas.

One downside is that I seem to be unusually sensitive to distractions. If there’s noise coming from the other room, I find it very hard to concentrate, whereas previously I was able to tune it out.

Weight Loss

My weight dropped 0.8 pounds to 178.0. Net weight loss is 8.0 pounds in 27 days.

Breakfast

Breakfast

  1. green smoothie: 4 bananas (598g), spinach (100g), 1 cup water
  2. blueberries (154g)
  3. blackberries (232g)

743 calories, 4g fat, 185g carb, 14g protein

Lunch

Lunch

  1. salad: mixed greens (168g), cucumber (64g), grape tomatoes (136g), avocado (112g), lemon juice (10g), lime juice (10g)
  2. okra (56g)

296 calories, 17g fat, 34g carb, 8g protein

Afternoon Snack

green smoothie: 4 bananas (422g), spinach (106g), 1 cup water

400 calories, 2g fat, 100g carb, 8g protein

Dinner

Dinner

  1. green smoothie: 4 bananas (490g), spinach (100g), 1 cup water
  2. cherries (280g)
  3. Asian pear (224g)

730 calories, 3g fat, 184g carb, 12g protein

Evening Snack

  1. green smoothie: 4 bananas (478g), spinach (102g), 1 cup water
  2. 3 stalks celery (96g)

462 calories, 2g fat, 116g carb, 9g protein

Daily Summary

2630 calories, 29g fat, 619g carb, 50g protein

487mg sodium, 106g fiber, 332g sugar

9% of calories from fat, 7% from protein, 84% from carbs

Only 2 days to go…


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