Today is day 11 of my raw food detox. I wish I would have had more time to write before now!
The 2nd-4th days were absolutely the hardest! I had some overall detox and probably dairy & sugar withdrawal symptoms that sent me to bed on more than one occasion over these few days. I felt completely wiped out as if I had the flu. Excruciating migraine for 3 days straight along with extreme tiredness and achy all over. I knew I just needed to push through because I knew it would pass and I would feel a whole lot better soon.
Thankfully, by day 5 I was feeling much better! My mind started to clear and I felt less inflamed in the mornings. So far I’ve dropped 3.5 lbs. This morning I’m a little bloated but that has more to do with the time of the month than having slipped up. I haven’t. I’ve been keeping to the program quite well, in fact.
Something happens when you thoroughly make up your mind that you won’t let anything keep you from your goal. My goal was to commit to this 40 day raw food detox without wavering or compromise. So far, having passed the 25% mark, I am happy to say it has been easier than I anticipated. Thank God for that miracle!
Every day just seems to get a little better. I have had a couple of low points when I waited too long to eat that I became quite sensitive and irritable. But with a little food and prayer, I was back in my centered space, filled with peace and optimism once again. Sometimes you just need to eat a banana and have a little talk with Jesus.
I am loving the changes I’m already seeing in myself and I know I am doing good for my body and mind. I think we all know our brain is directly linked to our stomach! After all, what we eat does not just feed our stomach, it feeds our whole body. How well do you think the brain is going to run on processed junk food vs. living fresh natural food? Seems like a no-brainer, to me.
One interesting thing I’ve noticed… I was constantly getting the munchies in the evenings and never satisfied with anything, so I’d eat something else, then something else, … But now — I am eating a lot less in volume, but everything is living and nutrient dense, so it must be satisfying me because I am not having the desire to constantly graze anymore. Plus, I’ve been keeping a closer eye on my water intake because I knew it wasn’t enough. Dehydration makes you feel zapped and it’s amazing what a difference the proper amount of water can make.
I’ve really enjoyed getting back to the basics of real, whole, fresh food. It has forced me to give more thought to what I am about eat. Everything takes time, planning, preparation and thought. It’s forced me to slow down and stop eating mindlessly or emotionally. That has been my biggest hurdle to overcome. There’s never been a better time to do something like this because the recipe resources on the web are endless.
Even if you don’t go all raw like I’m doing right now, start looking for ways to incorporate more and more raw foods into your day. You will start to see a difference.