I am trying to figure out the right balance of foods for me. I'm trying to get out of disordered restricting / binging and lose the weight I've gained in that process and I've found that the framework of "raw vegan" really helps me, plus, I feel great eating so much fresh raw as well as green smoothies... So, my pattern has been:
breakfast : green smoothie of 1 banana, 1 cup of other fruit and about 4 packed cups of greens
lunch : fruit (e.g. 1 asian pear, 2 persimmons OR 1 small melon OR bunch of grapes)
dinner : several cups of greens, tomato OR carrot OR bell pepper, green onion, fresh basil, 1 avocado, 2T coldpressed, unfiltered olive oil, vinegar (sometimes Braggs ACV, sometimes non-raw vinegar)
This feels good to me -- I don't feel hungry, digestion seems great, etc., but it's a lot of fat, percentage-wise of my diet. Plus, my weight went down quickly initially for 7 pounds or so, what I think was mainly bloat-weight, but now it's just stuck there for about a week.
So, I'm thinking what I *SHOULD* do is cut out the oil and cut down the avocado to 1/2 avocado per day. But then my salad, which I look forward to all day would be so sad... :'( Maybe if I cut down the oil to 1T and 1/2 avocado? I just do want to still enjoy eating raw.
Or, I really try to figure out a no-oil dressing that I can still enjoy salds with... maybe blend some veggies with some herbs and some lime juice?
Or, I just stick to it for a month and don't journal food and don't weigh myself, because it's kind of stressing me out if I'm not losing weight. But then, not weighing myself kind of stresses me out too. I just don't know........... ::: Sigh ::: I wanted this to be easy.