Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DAY 30: And the envelope please....

It is all downhill from here baby. If I wasn't pumped before today, today is a reason to celebrate. Who knew I would make 30 days? Not me.  Especially not the way I was a month ago. I read on the 92-day juice feasting website that for every day you fast, your body goes back in time 120 days. If this is true, 30 days of fasting equals 3600 days, or almost 10 years! Happy 21st birthday to me. At this rate, on day 60 I am going back to being a pre-teen (oh I hope I don't get that awkward phase thing with the weird fuzzy 80s hair)!

Anyway, This morning blog is sponsored by my pineapple watermelon strawberry juice because, well, just because. I could be a fruititarian. Ok, maybe not that drastic, but now is the time when I need to think about what my diet is going to consist of when this fast is over.  I feel really great. I think I am looking better than I have in years (as my best friend said, I am less puffy).  So what to do?

Logic says there is something to raw foodism, that is eating food in its natural and unprocessed state.  This is an extreme form of veganism. Raw foods equates to food that have not been heated at temperatures above 104 °F (40 °C). Different textures are achieved by how the produce is treated (dehydrated, mashed, pulped, fermented, sprouted, etc). I know from all my reading that there are many benefits to this way of living, but I am not sure I can go 100% raw.

I do like meat and don't have huge hang-ups about being omnivorous. I have canine teeth and incisors to deal with flesh.  Maybe I will be more choosy and when I do eat meat I will seek out local, organically raised meat, grass-fed beef, and not do the mystery meat offered by fast food restaurants and most stores. I can see this as being an expense, but there is nothing to say that I need to eat meat like I used to (at every meal almost). I could limit myself to meat once or twice a week, limit dairy to almost none (as I think I have a big problem with dairy), and limit my grains some. I could do a 50% raw, 30% cooked, 15% grain, and 5% meat diet.  I would love cooked veggies right now.  What I wouldn't give for a baked potato with the roasted cilantro hot sauce we gave away at the wedding!

I'll catch you later, but I would love some feedback. How much meat do you eat? Have you ever considered a change in diet before?


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