Here is Day 7 from my popular All Raw All Week post, a week of low fat raw vegan eating that I shared to help inspire and motivate you. Each post in this series includes photos, descriptions, and analysis of my nutritional chart. I also turned it into an ebook “Just Fruits and Veggies” you can get free by subscribing to my newsletter. See Day 6, Day 5, Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, and Day 1.
This was the last day in my all-raw week with some simple fare. This is another What I Ate Wednesday.
The last day! I was actually excited because for the last few days I’d been craving harmless cooked foods – sweet potato, air-popped popcorn, the simple bean dishes that my husband was eating in front of me.
I also had not been getting optimum nutrition by not having a green smoothie for breakfast as often as I should. It’s easier to make this up at dinnertime by having a pile of steamed kale or collards after a big salad. The mineral content is not affected by heating. But there are only so many greens I can add into a raw soup or salad!
My final weigh-in for the week was 116.6. Down from 119.3 at the beginning of the week – that’s 2.7 pounds and back in my comfort zone where I know I’m in control.
It’s amazing that I almost went through the entire week without making a single green juice. It’s not a normal part of my diet, but I had recently been gifted a new-to-me Champion juicer. Sunday morning, I started the day with a tall glass of green juice to increase my chances of getting 100% mineral nutrition.
I love that I can call this lunch!
I broke my all-raw week just in time for the volunteer dinner put on by Ina Mohan, the passionate woman behind Vegas’ annual Health, Healing, and Happiness conference I volunteered at this year. Good thing because dinner was a delicious vegan Indian meal home-cooked by her wonderful husband Mukand. Sometimes fate smiles on you. What a way to introduce cooked foods back! I admit, I did indulge a little bit.
After that, I went back to my usual high raw. Truthfully, most of my food-days look similar to this, but now I get to have some simple cooked foods if I want after my dinner salad. See a typical high raw food-day or what I eat as a high raw vegan.
The nutrition chart below includes the sweet potato/zucchini pasta I had for dinner the previous Sunday in order to give the full raw profile for the week. This threw off the nutrition a little bit, making my values lower.
From this week, it seems that with a few nutrients (Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Vitamin E, Methionine, Omega 3), I have days where I go over and above my 100% requirement for a few but fall short on others. Then the next day I’ll exceed the ones I previously fell short on.
If you revisit the nutritional chart from the original All Raw All Week post you will see that over the course of the week I hit most of my requirements on average. With some preplanning, I could have hit 100% every day.
Want to make sure you're meeting all your targets? Read my article about using CRON-O-Meter to track your nutrients. I included a quick 4-minute video.
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Now Your Turn. Share a meal you ate this week in the comments.