Challenge 21 Day 20

by Susan on September 30, 2010

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?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz September 30, 2010 at 3:25 am

I have noticed that; I’m slowly coming back to raw, and almost immediately felt the difference. I feel so much better, and I’m only “raw until dinner”! It’s like a big, sensual hug to my body, and I easily biked to & from work today, both shifts (a total of around 10 miles). When I’m not “raw,” it’s a struggle to climb a flight of stairs without getting winded—I’m asthmatic, too. But man, I feel good. And your blog is helpful and inspiring. Beautiful. Keep up the great work!!!

Victoria October 5, 2010 at 1:54 am

I’m asthmatic too! My Naturpathic Doctor put me on 100% raw vegan diet and it helped TREMENDOUSLY!! He told me no peanuts, soy, wheat, meat or dairy. If I put any starch in my body or have even a bite of bread, I start to feel it in my lungs. Stay raw!! You’ll be glad you did.

cate stillman October 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

great post. Love the simplicity and interconnection with other habits… and the 21 days of not feeling bad after i eat.

also – I’m looking for affiliates in the raw food yoga world. let me know if you’re interested.

Susan October 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I, Susan, wrote the post. Liz is the commenter. Maybe you meant the comment?

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