| | Day Six
The past few days I've been eating the same: fruit during the day, a salad in the evening, and then the last thing I eat for the day is one handful of peanuts.
Plus I continue to take my fish oil EPA/DHA supplement, which of course is not vegetarian, much less raw food. On the other hand the supplement is only 10 calories, so it may not make much difference one way or another from a dietary point of view.
I haven't been adding anything up so I have no idea if I'm 80/10/10 or what.
I find the diet very convenient. My previous diet (grains like brown rice, stir-fried veggies, tofu etc.) took time to prepare, so like being able to just grab some fruit. And when I go somewhere, I can easily bring fruit with me. With my previous diet I found it harder to go places and either bring food with me or find food that met my diet.
I also find the flavors pleasurable. I had some cherry tomatoes with my salad the past couple of nights, and it felt like the delicious tomato-ness flavor just explodes in my mouth. When I munch on the peanuts at the end of the day, I go "YUM! Nuttiness!" When I ate cherry tomatoes or peanuts on previous diets they were tasty but nothing special.
According to my scale this morning I've lost three pounds this week (130 to 127). If true (I tend to vary by a pound or so day to day, and my bathroom scale isn't all that accurate either), I'd like not to be losing weight so quickly (two pounds a week is the generally recommended maximum sustainable and safe weight loss rate). I'll try being more conscientious about eating as soon as I get hungry and see what happens.
I've noticed an increase in tooth gum sensitivity, I don't know if it's related to the diet or not.
I've taken a couple of naps, but they've been rather different than the kinds of naps I was taking before. On my previous diet, usually after lunch I'd start feeling rather sleepy, and I'd conk out and sleep for a bit. Often I'd have a bit of REM sleep, and awaken feeling more mentally refreshed. The naps I've had in the past couple of days have been later in the day, around dinner time, and I'm not so much sleepy as feeling like I have no physical energy: I could happily lie there forever and just not move. The nap feels more like I'm shutting down, like I "slept like a log" as the saying goes. When I wake up again I have another period of feeling like "oof, I just can't move", like I could just lie there forever, asleep or not. Then after a few minutes my energy level comes back up and I feel alert for the rest of the evening.