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Raw Food Roundup

Ok, I officially LOVE raw food. I started eating raw about five weeks ago, and have been 99% raw since (my trespasses? a tiny brownie, a few sprouted grain english muffins, and a stupid eggplant pizza). Let's do the math on this baby :

First I ate 100% of whatever I wanted. I loved fried foods, desserts, and pizza. Thanks to miraculous metabolism, I never gained too much weight. Then I read Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever, hacked away at my diet, and cut out probably 70% of the foods I used to eat. Later I researched more and cut out 90% of those foods, leaving me eating about 7% of what I initially ate. I wrote a book called The Skinny Snob about that. Going raw eliminated at least 70% of those foods, so now I'm down to about 2-3% of the foods I ate a year ago. Based on my daily diet I would consider that wholly accurate.

Now... that is a wild change. Especially coming from me. I would constantly mock anyone trying to go on a diet and explain that you should just eat whatever you wanted. No amount of logic would get me to change. What did get me to change was my inclination to try things for 7 or 30 days, and the accompanying drastic results.

Day 7: Game Day Diet

On Runner's Ravings

Like many Americans, I have a love hate relationship with food. All my life I have grown up surrounded by sugary, fatty foods that have wired my taste buds to think that anything else is foreign and inedible. I have worked tirelessly over the past couple of years to rewire them to think the opposite.

French fries, hamburgers, hotdogs, and steaks have for years been my definition of fine dining. My perspective on food has changed radically in recent history, heightening my appreciation of fruits, vegetables, and slowly drawing me from the buffet table and McDonald’s.

At the beginning of the month, I pledged to improve my diet and become a healthier person. This marks the end of week one, during which I was to forgo all fried and sugary foods and begin focusing more on my consumption of foods like almonds, walnuts, cashews, and flaxseeds. Before I discuss my conclusions and experiences, let’s take a look at what I ingested today.

:: Food Journal ::

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