Day 9 I reflected on how I’ve lied about my eating in the past. I’ve lied to others about what I consume. Told my baby that I’m eating right while he’s on the other end of the phone and can’t see the Ben and Jerry’s in my hand. I’ve lied to myself about my use of laxatives for weight loss or about how I was going to abandon bad eating habits in the morning…or on Monday…on next week.
I this process of returning to raw I know that I won’t be 100% raw everyday. Yesterday, I just didn’t feel like being raw in the evening. I can blame it on cramps or feeling weak from anemia, but really I just wanted what everybody else was eating for dinner at that moment. I’m being honest in this process so I’m revealing this here. Did I have Five Guys or McDonald’s no. I had a home cooked, low fat, healthy meal.
What I do know today, On Day 10, is that raw food will be my new norm. As I sip on fresh grapefruit juice and eat raw peanuts and think about why I’m doing what I’m doing with truth and honesty, I know that for the duration of my life my raw foodist lifestyle will not be lived at 100% raw all the time. I’m sure my tastes will change and I don’t plan to live a junk food lifestyle at all. I’m committed to be honest and focused on the intentions of wellness, health, and my desire to inspire others to be free from the bondage of endless dieting (not just vanity and weight loss).
What I ate
Shrimp with Pesto, snow peas, wild rice and quinoa