Raw Mondays (#3)
Yesterday was another Raw Monday. I definitely did not eat enough. Special guest “B” didn’t either. However, I managed to get a run in, and the run felt really good, despite the lack of food.
Things I have noticed since I started Raw Monday:
1) I look forward to them. After a weekend of usual shitty eating and not necessarily taking care of myself, eating raw on Monday helps me detox and reset my system
2) “B” has really been adventurous in the kitchen. Yesterday’s dinner was shredded daikon radish with a lemon tahini dressing. It was light in the stomach, and tasted good. At home, I also have become more adventurous in the kitchen, and have realized that nothing really does taste better than a fresh sugar snap pea or a crisp, Asian pear. You can really make a lot of fresh, delicious tasting food without heat.
3) I eat less throughout the week. Since beginning Raw Mondays, I have been eating less, and some foods are starting to actually become unappetizing to me. I’m not sure if this is a product of a mental shift or what, but it’s true.
4) Exercise. I find, because everything on raw is plant based, I intake a lot more water than if I ate processed food. The hydration factor is great, as I don’t cramp as easily, and my recovery is much better.
Overall, I am really enjoying Raw Mondays. I’m actually thinking about extending it to two days a week; maybe Raw Mondays and Wednesdays. Again, not sure about going all in, but there aren’t really any cons to this diet, besides the occasional yearn for a burger.