It is day 21 of my 21 day raw food challenge. Honestly, I can’t believe how the time has flown and what a wonderful re-set this has been for me. What have I learned?
1. Just because you are hungry, or the clock says you should be eating, doesn’t mean you have to eat. You can wait until you are around good, clean food.
2. Bad habits can be reset in 21 days.
3. When you change your eating habits, other healthy habits become easier and more desired.
4. Eating raw is not expensive, nor is it time consuming.
5. To be successful at eating raw, you do need to plan.
6. There are so many raw food substitutions that you can use to satisfy food cravings.
7. Food cravings tend to disappear when eating raw.
8. Sweet cravings tend to disappear when eating raw.
9. 21 full days of not feeling bad after I eat.
10. 21 full days of feeling energized after I eat.
11. Making a commitment inspires creativity.
I am grateful for this challenge. I would highly recommend that you do one of your own. Amazing things can be accomplished with just a little dedication and commitment.
Just two more days left of my 100% raw challenge. I am diving in, head first to my next cookbook today, No Dehydrator Needed. It is always overwhelming when you are in the planning stage. So much work ahead, but I think this will be a great one for everyone.
It is interesting. As I sit here and contemplate incorporating cooked food back into my diet, I am finding that I am not that excited about it. I feel great right now and I know it is because of how I am eating. My body loves raw food, and isn’t a big fan of a lot of cooked food. The challenge for me will be to keep that 10-20% cooked food clean and pure, with only an occasional deviation into the dark side (cupcakes?).
One of the wonderful side effects from eating all this wonderful food is that I have been exercising more. Somehow they just seem to go hand in hand. I now take a 3-5 mile hike every morning with the dogs. There is this wonderful old growth woods by my house, filled with paths. I seem to not be able to get my day started properly now without the hike.
Have you noticed any other unhealthy habits that are slipping away when you eat healthier?