It was around mid-week last week when I decided to start eating raw foods from Mon-Fri. I made it through fine until Friday night, and then felt the need for some form of animal protein, which we had plenty of in the freezer from a BBQ earlier in the month.
That weekend stayed pretty much the same, with us eating out most of Sunday. The places we went to didn’t have much on the menu in regards to, good salads, plus it was the weekend, and that was allowed (for the time being).
Monday the 5th arrived, and I was excited (honestly) to get back to eating raw, as with just a few days of participation last week, I felt some significant difference, and noticed a huge change in bowel movements (these things need to be shared).
As disgusting as many people think the subject is, your toilet behaviour is vitally important to what goes on with your health, weight loss, etc etc. Now in the past, I have been a firm believer, that so called ‘Detoxing’ isn’t really a thing, as your body (mainly your liver) is doing this pretty much all of the time to keep you running. However, experience this time around, as well as before, has brought me to the assumption, that maybe there really is something with this whole ‘Detox’ thing.
Now, I’m usually a regular kind of guy (unless I eat bread), but I can honestly say, that I have no idea where all of that crap (literally) came from!? And with every potty break, I sincerely felt like my body was getting rid of stuff it simply didn’t need, and Shit that had been lurking around for goodness knows how long?
‘Maybe There is Something to Detoxing’?
So, what have I been doing this past week or so? Well, it hasn’t been anything spectacular I can tell you that. It has been simple, you could say, a little dull, but everything (mostly) has been raw, natural, and of a vegan style of eating:
- Homemade granola
- Homemade almond milk
- Nuts & seeds (lots of nuts!!)
- Veggies of all kinds of colours, with a bigger emphasis on greens
- Fresh homemade smoothies & juices
- Sweet-treats, all made from raw, natural ingredients (I’ll post soon)
- Lots of water (minimal caffeine)
How has it made me feel? Today especially, I feel so alert. It’s like having all the affects of a quad-dripple espresso, without the jittery feeling. My day has been more productive than ever, and other than early this morning when I was up at 5am, I can honestly say, I still have bags of energy as I write this blog at 18:20 GMT.
Will this have the same effect on you? I have no idea? Could this be a good thing for you to try? Most definitely. Just remember, if you are making significant changes to your diet, your body could go through some things you might not be expecting, some times you may even feel worse to start off with (your body detoxing perhaps?).
If you have eaten a certain way for years, drastic changes can be a shock to the system. This is why I suggest you start small, and take things from there. Simply listen to your body. It will tell you what you need to know, just give it a chance to feel better.
Experience has taught me, exactly that! You need to experience things for yourself to better understand them. The internet is full of online-experts, on what does what, and how much of this you should eat, and X-amount of protein, blah blah blah………
You, and only you have to go through the experience. See how it makes you feel. Observe what it does to your body, your mood, your health. No other human being knows your body better than you do, start to listen to it.
Food doesn’t need to be complicated, keep it real, and keep it as close to it’s natural state, without the enhancement of chemicals.
Remember, when in doubt, refer things out
Keep training hard, keep moving well, and let’s stay fit & healthy for a very long time to come.