After 3 weeks of Vegas fun, socializing with friends, and a block of family celebrations (coupled with no running), I decided this was the week to embark on a six-day raw food “diet”. I’m not doing a full week as Sunday is my birthday and I’m holding out for some sushi, corn and gluten-free carrot cake.
So what is this raw food diet all about? It is pretty much just that: A diet consisting of raw fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Why this diet, you ask? Without much thought, I actually follow about a 70-80% raw vegan diet. I love raw veggies and salads, but I do have a penchant for sweet potatoes, most beans, Daiya cheese, coffee with steamed soy milk, Food For Life’s Gluten Free English muffins with Earth Balance, rice cakes with guacamole, anything from Native Foods Café, French fries, pizza and wine. I had a bit too much of the good stuff over the last 3 weeks, and it was time to reset my body with 100% raw, organic, nutritionally dense whole foods (and hopefully drop a couple of lbs while I was at it).