So I've been no meat, no dairy, no eggs for 2 weeks I believe, as of today. I've also given up fried foods and tried to avoid sugar and processed foods (as much as possible) while trying to transition to a more raw (not not high raw) diet. So far I've lost 12 lbs!!
I've been subsisting mostly on bananas, strawberries, nectarines, apples, tortillas, coffee + soy milk, stir fried vegetables, brown rice, salads with lots of cucumber and a lot a lot a lot of avocado/guacamole (almost daily). Per fitday.com, over the past 2 weeks I've been getting 59% of my calories from carbs, 9% from protein and 32% from fat. I've dropped that considerably in the past 2 days since I decided to focus in on it. I've been drinking the recommended amount of water (generally more) and taking vitamin supplements for overall nutrition as well as CLA and Sam-E for mood stabilization.
However I am pretty discouraged by the cost of my new foodstyle and the fact that I'm lacking a blender or food processor. Also my hours were cut severely at work which makes me worry about what kind of diet I can afford to eat in the coming months.
Anyhow, I have two things I wanted to discuss/get feedback on. The first is bodily/physical changes I've experienced.
For the past week I've been breaking out horribly, everywhere. I'm hoping this is just my body de-toxifying itself and not an unforseen side effect. I'm not sure if it's related to my diet or not but I'm inclined to think so. Also I've been feeling somewhat weak, especially the first few days, and had to stop exercising once because I became too woozy. However people have told me I look healthier since changing my diet. I've had a bit of macaroni salad with mayo on it (wasn't aware) and became immediately sick. My stomach/bowels have been acting up here or there and I've been having a lot more bowel than usual. Is this normal? Any suggestions?
Secondly I wanted to discuss food options:
I've been eating pretty much the basic fruits and veggies and haven't been doing anything extravagant. I'm scared to try mangoes, what do they taste like?
I was wondering if people had an suggestions of fruit or veggies that are out of the ordinary but yummy nevertheless because I need to switch it up and get some variety going. Also any interesting combinations people have come up with would be great too.
Whew that's a lot of information. Thanks in advance for your responses and thanks for the support and interesting comments I've been reading over the past 2 weeks. It's been great!!