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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dinner's the hard part

So That's what I'm feeling as I sit her on my second day. Dinner's the hard part! A Breakfast shake and a salad for lunch with other fun stuff was easy. It was filling and felt great. But I'm used to eating something crunchy after work. Popcorn being a favorite. But that's not something I can have right now. The funny part is that I haven't had it in days, but was craving it something serious today! I guess it's just one of those things I'll have to get over. I'm feeling that it's largely psychological but that doesn't make the craving go away and dehydrated hasn't yet quenched that hunger. But I will begin experimenting with different marinades and flavors so that might help!

While I missed the starch and crunch from the diet, dinner was very good. I started off with a Watermelon, Strawberry cooler. I added mint, lime juice, nutritional yeast and raw whet germ and it was great. Although I do think it was a bit much for my blood sugar. I then had a Green bean salad suggested by Nancy.

Raw Green bean salad
(I made some minor changes Nancy)
Green beans (Of Course)
Sea salt
red pepper powder
soy sauce
wheat germ
grape tomatoes
ground flax seeds
I didn't measure anything so use your own discretion when you make this. When it comes to the spices, you know your own taste buds. Let it sit for two hours and then enjoyed.
I'll be taking that to school tomorrow to have with lunch.

I've decided on my off days to try and eat one raw meal a day and see how that goes. I figure that it will serve two purposes: 1.) I'll keep getting my body used to the food, and 2.) It will help me improve and grow comfortable with the preparation of the food. This way I'm not scrambling at the last minute when I'm eating raw for the day!

I think I might be seeing an rather sudden and unexpected benefit to the raw diet. i noticed it both days I was eating raw. Today it was much more obvious. many of you are aware that i have severe Acid reflux. So bad that some days I have trouble walking a block with out the burning pain to cause me to stop, catch a breath and let the burn subside It never seems to go away. But today I actually wen for a walk with my students, a walk which I've made other days and have felt pain, but today there was none. I was able to walk the distance, back and forth with out stopping. Now I've had good days in the past, so I want to be careful and not claim an early victory, but the coincidence is rather strong, both days.

I'm going to start tomorrow off with a breakfast shake again and then eat a non-raw diet for the rest of the day. I think my next whole day will be Saturday and I'm looking to Tuesday August 3rd as the first of two consecutive days. We'll see how that goes, cause part of whats sustaining me to day is the knowledge that I can eat different stuff tomorrow!

Well that's all for now! See you all soon!


  1. Marek, don't forget spices....ginger and cinnimon are both great for all kinds of things,inc digestion. Cantlope soup is great..Chunk melon into blender vwith a bit of some fuit liquid..Whirr and spice to taste.. Somthing I enjoy.