August 1, 2013 § 2 Comments
As my sister and I were discussing health about a week ago, I told her how great I feel now that I’ve eliminated sugar from my diet. (18 days free as of today!) mimicking my friend, I started out just doing a 21-day sugar fast to detox and rid my system of the addiction it was. Honestly, the first few days were tough. All I could THINK about was sugar! Now, I don’t even want it. My next phase in this is to completely delete any and all processed grains as well, due to the poor nutrition of the off-the-shelf bread products, not to mention the fact that what carbs to straight to sugar during digestion. I like this “no sugar thing” so much, I’m continuing with this lifestyle indefinitely. Now, I’m not saying I’ll never have another thing that contains sugar in it; I’m just going to be much more selective! (Think raw honey, molasses, and dates as sweeteners.)
My sister decided she wanted to take a break from sugar after her birthday (the end of July), so she’s decided to join me for the month of August. *Whoo, Yay Sarah! :D* In addition, she told me she was also going to eliminate all meat and dairy from her diet for the month. Then she asked moi to join ses. I agreed, eager to encourage her in this temporary lifestyle change.
A bit surprisingly, though, I came to an odd conclusion.
I’m about 85% vegan already. Because I’m allergic to dairy products, milk, cheese, and all associates have already been eliminated. The only animal products I consume are limited amounts of meat (I’m not a huge fan most of the time) and occasional butter. Um… This might be easier than I thought.
since I like a good challenge
I decided to make it a bit more complicated.
For the month of August, I will be eating a raw vegan diet. That means at least 75% of the food I consume will be 100% raw. I’m weirdly super excited to try this out! 😛
A raw food diet includes:
- all raw fruits and vegetables
- nuts and seeds
- roots, root vegetables and squashes
- fresh herbs and raw spices
In addition to these lifestyle changes, I’ve also decided to majorly simplify everything I own. If it doesn’t have a use and I can’t (or won’t) put it to one, I’m selling it, giving it away, or throwing it away. I have clothes I never wear, books I don’t read, and junk I don’t use. There’s no point in keeping it!
I hope these excited ramblings weren’t too boring… I just had to tell someone! 😉