It’s time to get a new outlook on life. I’ve tried to eat only eggs and meat and fish for two weeks before and to be honest, it felt good but call me crazy, even though my body told me it was great, my mind could not go past the fact that eating lots meat and fish is wrong. I know that I don’t buy the cheapest meat and fish out there and I do hope that some of what is claimed on the package is true, perhaps the way they were raised didn’t affect the planet all that much. You do have to admit that raising meat and fish wastes a lot of resources, no matter if it’s cheap battery farmed chicken or high end Bresse chicken.
I’ve eaten like a pig while at my parents’ and probably for about two weeks before going there. So it means it’s time for another experiment! Let’s try two weeks (or more…) of purely raw food. I’m not going to eat raw meat or fish, although I do enjoy sushi with raw fish, raw fish by itself does not appeal to me. The protein content of what I will be eating is a bit worrisome as one needs lots of protein for muscle development, but I will be taking L-glutamine daily to stop any muscle loss, if it should ever happen. Sure, I could eat quinoa all day but it’s not that great when uncooked and really do want this to be purely uncooked. Tofu doesn’t really count as raw either, you have to prepare it for a long time.
I kind of started yesterday. Well, let’s say that since Sunday I’ve been well below my peak form. Yesterday I only ate a lot of dried apricots and dried cranberries, the latter were sweetened with sugar though so they don’t count.
I also highly like this experiment because I will be actually able to eat at the cafeteria. When it was all eggs/meat/fish, it was impossible for me because there is never meat/fish without any sauce. There is always the possibility of only taking salad though. I know I don’t have to eat at the cafeteria, with raw veggies and fruit, it’s easy to bring your own lunch to work, but my supervisor loves it when the whole team (or as many of us as can make it) go eat together.
And one final note, one thing I won’t be giving up, along with my daily L-glutamine and daily vitamins, is my tea. Green tea and jasmine tea.
Goodness me, along with my water-only/sometimes baking soda hair washing and olive oil/water only face cleansing, I’m getting really into a natural remedy thing, aren’t I? I also only wash using soap nuts/lavender essential oil. If only my skin weren’t so sensitive in those areas, I’d start using baking soda as a deodorant! Has anyone heard of a natural deodorant that one can make at home that’s gentler than baking soda? There must be one!
If people don’t mind, I’ll keep posting updates about this experiment in public form, so you’ll have to read through it.