Yipppeee, I completed the 7 day Raw food challenge. Saying, I am happy and proud of myself will be an understatement. I survived 7 whole days without any cooked food, just raw vegetables and fruits(lots of it!)
I know I did not write anything on Day 4,5 and 6. They were much easier than the first three days. My body got used to the new diet. I developed some sort of rashes on Day 5 but it disappeared on its own.
After 7 days on this diet, my skin has started clearing out ( I had lot of pimples and marks), now it looks so much better. I am sooo happy to look at myself in the mirror !
I have lost couple of pounds(7 to be exact), now I am 65 kgs , that gives me bit of breathing space, I am not so close to the dreaded 70 mark you see.
I have lot of energy, I do not feel sleepy after my meals. I feel like doing different things. It shows how much our food habits affect our activities.
Even emotionally, I feel much calmer, I sleep better(not that I slept any less before;), I am more cheerful than before.
If you think , how can a person change in just 7 days, believe me it can happen! I am so excited about it that I do not have the right words to describe it!
But then, 7 days was not all that rosy, it took all my will power not to munch on my favorite snacks or take a small bite from Sudhir's plate.
My worst craving was(or still is) chicken wings with spicy sauce , the one from Buffallo wild wings . Second would be Noodles and then chocolate.
But then, who says things come easy ? There is no gain without some pain. In this case, pain is just to control the thoughts(. Exploring new fruits, veggies can be exciting if you set your mind to it. We can eat all we want without having to worry about calories, imagine having any amount of mango you want when you are on diet:-)
From today, I can go back to cooked food diet with bit of moderation. But, do I want to go for it? I think I don't. I would love to continue it until I give in and lets see when will that be:-)
Thank you all of you for the support .It was so encouraging to see your comments here. And to Sudhir for carrying loads of veggies everyday, hiding delicious chips/chocolate/cooking food when I was down with cravings/tolerating my raw food talks for the entire day ,list just goes on...
I even made him go green.. guess how???