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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tuliza's Daily Raw

To have a successful raw food lifestyle, I had to rid my kitchen of all SAD(Standard American Diet) food. It was hard at first because I started craving all the foods I didn't have around the house. It did get easier over time. I just learned to focus on MIND, BODY and SPIRIT and welcomed the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY.


MIND: I learned that most food craving was all in my mind. I was told this and I have read this, however, I could not seem to get it in my head. Because I am an emotional overeater, I never learned how to identify when I am actually hungry. This is still a challenge after being 4 years raw.

BODY: The body does not need large amounts of food to be nourished. When I feed myself raw food, I am satisfying my body on a cellular level. I don't need to have the sensation of a full stomach to know I have been fed. By putting healthy nutrients in my body, I now know that my organs, muscles and cells are using this vibrant food and not storing it away to turn into unwanted fat. I lost 49 pounds eating raw when nothing else worked for me. I have maintained 125lbs for the 4 years. This is what I fed my body today.

When I awakened: 32 oz of Water

Followed by 16 oz Green Smoothie w/Kale, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Celery, Lemon, Avocado and a pinch of Himalayan pink salt.

Later snacked on some zucchini slices

Lunch was a 16 oz Green Smoothie w/ Kale, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Celery, Lemon, Avocado, a pinch of Himalayan pink salt w/Raw Sunflower Bread.

Dinner I had Raw Mac & Cheeze

Last I had Raw Cheezecake topped with strawberries.



I will provide the recipes in my next blog. They are so yummy.


SPIRIT: Being creative really helps me stay motivated and inspired. I enjoy playing with flavors and creating raw alternatives for the foods I sometimes crave from my SAD.

GOOD: Following the blogs, journals, and videos of the raw food community. You learn so much. Start a collection of the many raw food books that are out there. You will never get board with the many available recipies.

BAD: Eating Sad Food because I didn't properly prepare or ran out. This has happened to me in the past and I ended up eating the very food I eliminated from my diet. If this happens, don't beat yourself up. Each day is a new chance to improve yourself. Always keep something raw on hand like fresh cut vegetables and fresh fruit. I like to also have some nuts and seeds to munch on too (not too many). I always bring raw food with me wherever I go because I don't want to be forced to eat cooked, packaged, artificially flavored, lifeless food if you don't have to.

UGLY: The poisonous toxic waste that is eliminated from your body when you detox can sometimes look ugly and make you not feel well. This is a good thing and It's temporary. I actually welcome it.

Loose Stools
Coated Tongue
Bad Breath
Skin Breakouts
Fatigue
Mood Swings
Chills
Food Cravings

It may seem overwhelming at first, however, I now think of my body as my baby. I ask myself daily, What shall I feed my baby? The answer is so simple.

Blessings,
Tuliza

3 comments:

Jim said...

Excellent overview of your journey. You are certainly living healthy and are to be commended. Great start to your day with the water and green smoothies!

James Reno
Raw-Food-Repair.com

Cindy Cummins, Skylight Massage said...

This is a well-written post. I can so much relate to it yet I've never written that down like this.

It's helpful to see it spelled out so clearly and I wish you would update!

And thanks for following me at rawprincess.org, I appreciate it Tuliza. Hope you're well!

love,
cindy
xo ;)

Tuliza said...

Thank You Jim and Cindy.