We have made it to day 5 of 5 of my first raw food reset mini challenge. Feeling great and even better?? Down 5 pounds! I cannot believe I have made it to 220 pounds for a total of 45 pounds lost.
GW: Get out of the 200s!!!
I have never really made certain weight goals as I never want to set myself up for failure or disappointment however I think a main goal right now is to get out of the 200s!!!! I will get there healthfully and sustain-ably 🙂
Here are my eats for the day….No real green foods which sucks but groceries are running low and that will be a priority over the weekend.
I love using hemp and chia seeds on my berries in the morning. Hemp seeds are nutty and sweet and offer a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They also have all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form. 3 tbsp of hemp hearts contain 10 g of protein – more than the amount of 1 boiled egg. Chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron and calcium. A 1 ounce serving contains 5.6 g of protein.
Also got out a 45 min walk with this one!
I am taking the weekend off but will be back with my next 10 day raw food challenge which starts on Monday December 2. Things gonna get crazy up in here!
Hello everyone! Forgot to post this last night. Doh.
Can’t believe we are almost done with the first mini raw food reset challenge. Feeling great and those pesky headaches have subsided.
Heres the food round up for Thursday
Had dance class last night and it was a sweaty, fast, hard class! At one point I think i stopped breathing because I was focusing on the dance so hard and it was going so fast lol
I was a little surprised to see a spike in my blood sugar after this particularly fast, hard cardio class but I have done some research on this and it’s pretty normal with ALL people (depending on your hormones, adrenals and body type).
Why does exercise sometimes raise blood sugar?
Exercise can trigger the body to release stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline can stimulate the liver and the adrenal glands to release glucose and cortisol which makes you more resistant to insulin. Strenuous activity, like competitive sports, can trigger even more stress hormones, in which case blood glucose usually increases (at least temporarily).
In general, we know that different exercises affect us differently. And we also know that we’re all very unique, and the same exercise affects different people differently. Our blood sugar response will also depend on our level of physical fitness and personal exertion. Generally speaking, 30-40 minutes of running brings different results than an hour of cycling, swimming or even boxing. The intensity of the activity is often as important as the duration.
Nevertheless, exercise and activity are very good weapons against diabetes and they work in your favor in the medium to long-term, even if you’re struggling against those BG boosting stress hormones in the short term.
Typically, the post-exercise blood sugar spike settles down and returns to normal after an hour or two, so check again after some time if you’re able to. And the exercise itself pays dividends for much longer than that, so the tradeoff is well worth it.
My blood sugar did indeed drop back to a normal healthy level before bed time and I was relieved!
Feeling good! 45 pounds down. Hoping to be 50 pounds down by Christmas. You read it here first!
Day two out of five of my raw reset challenge is coming to a close. I have been experiencing some body aches/pains and a headache. I typically only get headaches when I stop consuming caffeine for any period of time so this makes sense. I had the headache last night and a little bit tonight as well. Just trying to consume lots of water to drown it out.
I enjoyed 2-3 cups of the most delicious blueberries along with 1 tbsp each of hemp and chia seeds. I also had a nice large mango.
Lola and I went on a longer 45-50 minute walk today and it was so great because it felt like a Spring day outside. It was very mild and sunny. After the walk I felt ready to be productive and I could feel the happy endorphins rushing through the veins. If I could give you only one weightloss tip or “life” tip in general it would be to get out a walk at least once every day. It really helps to boost the mood, your productivity, overcome fatigue and obviously helps with weightloss as well 🙂
Today I snacked on 2 tbsp of raw pumpkin seeds and 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds.
Lunch was a Sunwarrior Protein Shake
2 frozen bananas
2 scoops of the Mocha meal replacement protein powder
unsweetened almond milk
Raw date ball with a chai tea and almond milk
These really pack a punch! I take one out of the freezer and allow to thaw just for a little bit before I eat it. They go really well with a warm drink.
Dinner today was an extra large salad
Lots of broccoli slaw
Pico De Gallo
Thai peanut dressing
Ended the night with a movie via Disney Plus (Home alone) and a blood glucose check at 6.1 – still very happy with this (2 hours after the date ball, tea and XL salad) It might have been a bit higher than last night due to the date ball 🙂 My aim is usually to stay between 4.5-7.5. I don’t typically share my values but I will so that you can see that my levels have not increased on a high fruit/carb diet.
I meant to post this last night but fell asleep! So good morning if you are reading this 🙂
Just wrapping up day 1/5 of my first raw reset challenge. This is just a mini challenge to kick things off and so far so good. I had forgot how full and satisfied one could be on just raw food! I was always so stuffed while doing the Medical Medium protocols. I am keeping it pretty simple and basic this week.
Breakfast was a delight!
I enjoyed 2 extra large apples with 1 tbsp of unsalted almond butter and 2 very juicy large oranges. Keeping it simple.
A little later in the day I enjoyed a protein shake/smoothie consisting of
1 cup frozen pineapple
half cup frozen cherries
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Sunwarrior vanilla plant based protein powder
1 cup water
Dinner was a salad bowl full of broccoli slaw, red pepper, cucumbers, pico de gallo, cashew sour cream and thai peanut sauce.
Not pictured: handful of pumpkin seeds and 2 raw date balls.
Finishing the evening with a peppermint tea! I also had one of these first thing in the morning.
Looking forward to digging into some Non school related reading which I ordered yesterday from Amazon (prime) and recieved it this morning. That was super fast! The two books I ordered are Becoming Supernatural by Joe Dispenza and The Detox Miracle Sourcebook by Dr. Robert Morse. I have listened to Dr. Morse via youtube multiple times and I find what he has to say about health and life in general fascinating!
I took Lola on 3 short walks today and I checked my blood glucose 2 hours after my last meal which came out to a 5.9 which I am very happy with! I will continue to monitor and update daily.
I will be sharing a weight update next week so stay tuned for that as well.
I have felt like I have just been coasting along lately and needing something to challenge myself with. I am proud of my accomplishments thus far but still have a long ways to go. I have also been plateaued at 225 which tells me my body is ready for new things to shake it up a little!
I am always wanting to experience and learn new things that will ultimately help me to feel like my best self as well as continuing my healing and weightloss goals.
The holiday season is an interesting one – as fun as everything is…it’s also filled with temptation and I find myself slipping into old ways, indulging in one to many treats (even IF they are dairy free or plant based, vegan etc.)
It always has been and always will be a challenge for the ex binge eater in me to ignore the calls and that little voice I hear in my head to indulge, indulge and indulge again and then to feel bad about it. I don’t wish to do either …binge eat…or feel bad about it. I also don’t want to over indulge in the foods that make my system feel bad (dairy, meat, eggs, too many processed foods). I’d rather continue to nourish myself with whole, plant foods and stick to the day to day routines that agree with my body and emotions. Although I’m thankful so many alternatives are on the market today so that we can in fact have a treat every once and again. I cannot be indulging every day over the course of two months which I find so many people do throughout the holidays? Just an observation, mind you…
For me, consistency, a positive mindset and keeping focused on good whole foods has been the corner stone since day one of this journey and I can’t lose sight of that. I will continue to do what works for me and my body.
I have put together 3 new challenges to see me through to the end of January. The holiday months is a great time to flip the switch and to dive in to keep the motivation high. This is my Raw Food Reset!!
I first will start with an easy peasy 5 day raw food challenge to finish off November, starting tomorrow, November 25.
Near the beginning of December I will see through a 10 day raw food challenge from December 2 to December 11th . Which will semi prepare me for January (after new years/new years day) when I will take part in The Medical Medium 28 day raw food healing program.
As you can see, there are lots of gaps and days in between these challenges to still allow for the occasional (key word) seasonal treats and my fair share of cooked potato and other cooked plant based foods which I love so much 🤣✌️
I have chosen raw food challenges because I seemed to feel my best when I was taking part in the Medical Medium 3.6.9 liver cleanse which was also also mostly raw foods. I want to experience more of those feelings and see how my body is able to heal while doing so.
If anyone wants to join in and support one another through any of these times let me know! I will of course be documenting all of it on various social media platforms and right here on the blog much to the dismay of some, I’m sure 😉