Going Raw – Day Eight

day 8 luunchToday was an OK day. Digestion was alright, not fantastic. Not really craving anything yet, but I am making a list of what I will look forward to eating in June. I am much improved nasally. Woke up this morning with hardly any congestion. I also feel lighter and PMS symptoms are better. I am realizing that although our diet was quite healthy before we started this, more and more “treats” were sneaking in. Within a five to ten minute drive of this house we have at least five major grocery stores, two ice cream stores, two drug stores, numerous fast food places. So whenever I leave home I am exposed to multiple visual images of food, most of it not healthy. Our treat of ice cream instead of being once a month at the most started being more like once a week. Chocolate bars were somehow nestling down beside the broccoli and beans in my shopping order. There was Easter, and a birthday, and a short vacation all with celebratory food. It is so difficult for me to keep to a happy medium with junk food. My daughter can ration out a small amount of candy for months, if I have it then it is gone within a few hours, either into the garbage or worse, into me. I am beginning to understand why overweight people go on so many diets. Somehow it is easier to avoid something altogether than to be balanced about eating it. Part of the reason is that sugar will turn off a chemical called leptin which suppresses appetite. When it is turned off, we just want to eat more and more. So my challenge in June will be how to integrate very small amounts of unhealthy food back into my diet, but keep it to very small amounts. At this point I will just be so glad to resume normal, healthy foods that they will taste just as good to me as any junk food! Anyway, here is a picture of my lunch today as well as what I ate:

Breakfast:

Blueberries with cashew/banana cream – cashews, water, agave, banana in blender

Lunch:

Large green salad with olives and soaked sunflower seeds

Snack:

Watermelon Mint smoothie – really good. Three ingredients in the blender – watermelon, fresh mint, water

Supper:

Pumpkin seed, yellow pepper, nutritional yeast, salt, basil pate
chopped avocado and tomato
spinach
orange, dates

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About naturopathathome

I am a licensed naturopathic doctor and certified functional medicine practitioner practicing out of beautiful Regina, Saskatchewan. I have a keen interest in nutrition and learning about the latest and greatest advances in the field of naturopathic medicine! To find out more about my practice, you can check out www.wendynd.com.

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