The 25-day raw food challenge continues...
Saturday, 17th January 2015
Woke up at 9.15am.
11am: Breakfast: small green salad and pea chutney. Apple slices with raw activated almond butter.
3pm: Two small handfuls of organic raw cashew nuts. One apple sliced with a little bit of activated raw organic almond butter.
5.30pm: Had a green salad with raw organic vegan pesto sauce - yummm! Tasted as good as pesto with pasta
11.20pm: Spirulina smoothie with lemon and water. Feel good. Slight sciatica nerve irritation from sitting badly.
Snacked on half a handful of cashew nuts, coconut flakes and aronia berries.
Went to bed at 1am.
Sunday, 18th Jan 2015
Woke up at 11am.
Breakfast: Smoothie: mixed berries, lettuce, water, chia seeds, turmeric, foti, unprocessed licorice powder, birch bark powder, hemp leaf powder, 1 teasp kelp powder, Siberian ginseng powder, milk thistle seeds, dried raspberry leaf.
Supplements: vitamin B12, paramin, limcomin, niacin, iron.
1.20pm: Drinking angelica and schizandra berry tea.
My face and under-eyes are still a bit puffy, and if I pull my chin back I get a double-chin.
My belly is flatter but not completely flat yet. My lower belly is slightly hurting today, as if the menstrual period is starting.
But my nose has not fully cleared, it's still a bit congested and even a bit runny at points. I think the runny nose is a detox symptom.
I also get a bad taste in my mouth in the mornings which is also a detox symptom.
It has been said that the body concentrates on deep cleansing and healing first, before improving the external looks, and I definitely feel that I'm going to the right direction. So I suspect that some deep healing is going on.
Getting quite strong feelings like my period is starting. No pain, just uncomfortable feelings in the lower belly.
6.30pm: My menstrual period started. The pain has been coming and going but it's not too bad, at least not yet.
7pm: Had a green salad (lettuce and spinach) with raw organic pesto and apple slices with raw almond butter.
Later: Snacking on cashew nuts and prunes rolled in licorice.
10.30pm: Baby spinach and sugar snap pea salad with pesto.
Juice of one lemon in water, angelica tea.
I feel tired, the slight pain from my menses comes and goes.
Went to bed at midnight. Pain eased as I was lying down.
No need for pain killers.
Monday, 19th Jan 2015
Woke up at 11.30am.
Some stomach pain in the morning (slept with a grounding sheet).
Drank a lemon and spirulina smoothie.
Ate an avocado with olive oil and salt.
Supplements: B12 (1,000mcg), iron, vitamin C (500mg), niacin, limcomin, paramin.
Did just two yoga moves - feel unflexible, out of energy and stiff today.
3pm: No more belly ache.
6pm: Salad, baby leaf spinach, ramiro pepper, pinenut and raisin pickle, sweetcorn, raw pesto, salt, garlic oil.
A little belly ache there but not much.
Snacked on a half a handful of cashew nuts, prunes rolled in licorice, angelica tea.
9pm: Stuffy nose, a bit constipated. No more pain.
Drank the juice of one freshly-squeezed orange.
Had a few cashew nuts, aronia berries and raisins.
00:30pm: Been so thirsty today - drank lots of water.
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