Welcome to Mostly Raw March! I have been slightly absent from blogging lately but it’s time for a new challenge and with that comes posting more!
This month my aim will be eating as much raw fruits and veggies as I care for until supper which I will then have a cooked meal. It’s kind of like raw till 4 but not exactly the same.
Why do this, you may ask? Well my blood glucose levels respond amazingly to a high raw lifestyle and I feel great while doing so! Challenging myself keeps me excited to keep progressing forward with my weightloss goals as well. Join along with me if you wish! 🥗🍇🍉🍊🍌🥥 If you look back through my posts you will see that I’ve done a few challenges including the Medical Medium Liver Rescue, 30 days medical medium recipes, Rewild challenge and of course a “plant based” challenge that kicked my weightloss into high gear last summer!
That being said, a little disclaimer: I hesitate telling people my plans on how im eating these days due to judgement or on the other hand feeling pressure to stick to something. Ultimately I eat what I want and when I want it. If one day i don’t feel like eating raw then cest la vie – I won’t eat raw! Plans can and do change and I go with the flow of life and my body.
Weight update: I have plateaued the last little while at around 225. While I am definitely not complaining and I feel better than I have in a long time – I know, it’s time for the next wave of weight loss. I challenged myself not to step on the scale until April first. So that should keep this interesting.
I will be checking in as much as possible this much
Sorry for my absence lately however I have been taking a little blogging and challenges break as I enjoy the holidays. Tis the season after all! 🙂
I wanted to pop in for a moment and share with you a legit delicious dinner of mine that I have been enjoying lately.
It’s super easy, nutritious, nourishing, satisfying and amazing for batch cooking which would last for several meals throughout the week.
What you need
Assortment of root/starchy veggies – I like using sweet potato, regular potato and carrots
Mix of non starchy veggies: I like to use a mix of bell peppers, red onion and broccoli
Mixed beans or black beans
Lemon and lime to squeeze over the beans and to finish off your plate
Whatever grain you prefer (brown rice, cous cous, quinoa etc)
Leafy greens like spinach or kale
Optional: creamy dairy free dressing (here I have made a homemade garlicy tahini dressing)
Throw it all together on a plate or for a kick ass burrito bowl type meal. My Husband even loved it and was satisfied without the typical protein of chicken or beef. He even made some homemade guacamole to go with it the second time we had it this month 🙂
I enjoy having these kind of meals to break up some of the heavier holiday meals that December is kinda known for.
My second raw food 10 day challenge came to a halt last week after coming down with a really nasty sore throat/cough/cold type deal. In fact I am just on the tail end of it now on December 12. It definitely has stuck around! I didn’t feel the need to go to the doctors though, as my throat didn’t really hurt to swallow – I just felt it was your typical, disgusting, cough and cold. I carried on into days 3 and 4 for my raw challenge but all I wanted was warmth. I wanted all of the warm tea, warm soup, cooked potatos, toast – anything bland and warm. Yep this is how the raw challenge prematurely ended lol
At the insistence of my husband saying I should listen to my body and “feed a cold” I decided to finish my second raw challenge early at day 5 instead of day 10. I’m a little dissapointed – not really in myself just in the fact that I didn’t see the challenge through until day 10.
But this whole intuitive healing journey I am on includes intuitive eating – eating what feels right to me and when. Learning to listen to my body ques and nourishing it to health. I wouldn’t really be on this journey without that being my main focus in all aspects of my life. So in that regard, I am staying true to myself which makes me happy.
Hope you will understand and I am very hopeful that I will be at full health for my next attempt (the Medical Medium 28 day healing cleanse) which will take place in January.
I want to at least share with you some of the yummy raw food I did have during the first 5 days last week. It wasn’t all for nothing and we keep on keeping on 🙂
Hope you are all staying warm and healthy and stress free during the busy Holiday season! Will try to post and catch up again soon. Don’t forget to follow me via instagram for day to day shares. @intuitivelyhealing 🙂