Well, here I am. I’ve been thinking, off and on for a number of years, of trying a raw food diet. I’m 36 and have been a beer drinking carnivore for all of my adult life. My diet has mostly consisted of meat and fish for the past 20 years with very little in the way of vegetables or fruit. Despite this, and the fact I weigh 305 pounds, my health is in surprisingly good health with no blood pressure or cholesterol issues. My biggest health issues is gout and poor cardio due to my weight and inactivity for most of my life. I joined a gym last week and figured it was also time to start thinking of a new way to eat. Today was my first full day of raw.
I have a fairly decent blender to start with, although it is no Vita-Mix, and I also have an older Jack Lalanne juicer that will work for now. I do want to find a dehydrator soon though as I’ve been browsing a lot of bread recipes and want to try some as I wasn’t too happy with the limited sprouted bread selection at my local health food stores.
My meals for this first day were:
Smoothie with 2 Apples, a Banana, Cinnamon, and a big spoonful of Hemp Protein w/ Fiber.
Two small slices of Sprouted Multi-Grain bread with a little bit of Organic Peanut Butter (not truly raw but it is organic and a big change for me already coming from Skippy) :-)
French Onion Soup from a recipe here on Gone Raw.
We will see how tomorrow goes but I am doing fine thus far.