That being said, I wanted to give you all an update as to how this whole "raw" thing is going!
But before we get started, my child insisted she make (yet another) appearance on the blog:
She's a real diva, I tell ya...
Okay...so first things first...let me get a few housekeeping questions out of the way:
NO-I am not starving. (Surprisingly enough!) I'm naturally hungry during feeding times (AKA: breakfast, lunch, dinner and few snacks between each) but it's really nothing out of the ordinary. Half of the meals I have prepared for myself, I end up not eating all of them. It's weird. Yes.
NO-I don't have any cravings. None. At all. If/when I get a little sweet tooth, dehydrated figs and raw almond butter have been my go-to lifesavers. PS-do NOT even doubt dehydrated figs for a second. Trust me...I sneered my nose at them the first time I heard of them too and am no obsessed. OB-SESSED. If you EVER in your life loved Fig Newtons...you will LOVE me for introducing dehydrated figs into your life.
NO-my husband is NOT doing it with me. Upon approaching him about the weeklong raw food diet, he basically gave me a go to hell look and politely told me "No thanks, babe. I'll fend for myself." So-fend for himself he has! Frozen pizzas, Taco Bell, Whatburger...you name it. I think he's really loving this raw diet thing, while I on the other hand, am cringing every time he puts another greasy fry into his arteries. (Back to clean eating for him next week! Sorry, babes!)
NO-I haven't had to cook ALL week long and it feels AMAZING!!! I feel like I've gained an extra 2+ hours every night by not having to prep, cook and clean dinner. Don't get me wrong...dinner always has been and always will be my favorite meal of the day because I feel like it closes out the day for a family in a positive way but not having to deal with pots, pans, seasonings, dishes, cutting boards and the physical action of cooking food has been very freeing for me. Emphasis on "VERY" and "FREEING".
In case you're wondering, here's what my eating plan has looked like for the past couple of days and honestly, really, truthfully...I've NEVER felt better. EVER.
Work bag loaded down with food | breakfast day 1 | lunch day 1 | lunch day 2
I secretly hope I can continue eating a raw diet for breakfast and lunch during the week. Why the heck not!?
In other news...Kacie B (from the Bachelor for any of you hiding under a rock) is now my BFF.
Yep. It happened.
I mean...she may still be a little starstruck by my presence, which is completely understandable, but I'm considering us gal pals...for sure. ;)
It all started with a blog comment.
Then continued with a few exchanged emails.
To Twitter friends.
And now she's starting her very own blog next week! (Link to come soon...I'm pretending I may or may not have had an inkling to do with it...)
PS-Kacie...girl's night on Smonday? Yes? ;) Ok.
So there we go. Raw day #3 is in session and my new BFF is Kacie B. I will TAKE it. ;) Happy hump day lover pants!