September 5, 2011

Going Raw

I've done a lot of cleaning up lately. Got my house cleaned on Friday. Cleaned my nails up with a mani/pedi on Saturday. I even cleaned all my make-up brushes this afternoon. And this week, I'll be cleaning up my diet!

I'm goin' raw. 

All raw foods, that is. I'll be eating a diet of strictly fresh organic produce (fruits & veggies) and raw nuts for the next 5-10 days {depending on how long I last!}... and I'm going to attempt to juice at least 2 meals a day w/ our handy dandy Jack LaLanne juicer.

I'm going to juice mostly fruits in the morning, and increase my green veggies throughout the day. Because there is no way I could stomach this diet past day 2 if I had to drink broccoli for breakfast. I'm all about being healthy, but not at the risk of gaggin' myself at the start of my day. So for Day 1, here is what I had:
Breakfast Juice:
1 Green Apple
5 Strawberries
3 Pineapple Chunks
2 Large Carrots

1/4 Cup of Raw Almonds
1/4 Cup of Raw Pistachios 
1 Banana

Dinner Juice:
2 Large Carrots
1 (huge) Bunch of Kale
1 Tomato
A handful of Spinach
2 Celery Stalks
1 Green Apple

Whole Foods' Guacamole 

This is totally not a diet I'd suggest to anyone as a lifestyle, or for prolonged periods of time... but its a great way to cleanse your system, detox your body, and jump start a healthy diet and exercise plan. 

Because I am pretty active (I exercise 3-4 days/week) if I start to feel too hungry or faint at any point during the next few days, I plan to re-introduce whole grains, animal proteins, etc. back into my diet ASAP. But I'm hoping that I can at least make it through Friday 100% raw! Depending how I feel, I'd like to try this out for 10 full days... maybe even 14. We'll see!

Should be interesting for this pasta and sweets lover (darn you, Italian genes!) - especially since I live with a husb who lovesss to cook eat! The smell of his sloppy joe tonight almost made me scrap the whole idea. But I think it will be refreshing and rewarding to see this thing through! 

If anyone cares, I'll update you on my progress as the week goes on! And if you having been looking for an excuse to try a similar detox, why not this week?! Support group anyone? ;)
Yummmmy! (all photos via)

1 comment:

  1. I've always wanted to try this, but I don't think I could do the green smoothies. ha! Good luck girl!


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