Food & Fitness

Day 26 of the Raw Food Challenge

Yesterday, on Day 25 of the Raw Food Challenge, I ate:

– Lemonade (1 apple and 3/4 lemon in the juicer; this was actually very good!), plus a few potato chips (dehydrated and seasoned with black pepper, cumin, and crushed red pepper) and a few pumpkin seeds (dehydrated and seasoned with black pepper, cumin, crushed red pepper, and garlic)

– Mixture of Goo: 1/2 apple, cinnamon, a few dates, and some sunflower seed butter whirred in the food processor. It wasn’t too bad, especially after it had sat in the fridge for a while. Kinda tastes like apple pie. Looks like goo though.

– 2 cups veggie medley (I thawed some frozen corn/peas/green beans/carrots in a bowl of warm water) with 2 mugs green tea

– 1 apple with cinnamon and 1 mug green tea

– Salad with spinach, frozen blueberries, 2 mini mandarins, clover/alfalfa/radish/mustard sprouts, tomato, and red onion

– Small handful potato chips and dehydrated pumpkin seeds with 1 mug green tea

– Veggie bites: cucumber slices topped with tomato and mini mandarin orange slices. Sounds weird but tasted really good. And they were pretty, too; green and red and orange!

– 2 apples with cinnamon and 1 mug green tea

– Small bowl potato chips, small handful seasoned/dehydrated pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and 1 mug Nighty Night tea

– Some more Mixture of Goo (I think that “apple pie pudding” sounds nicer), along with a piece of frozen banana, a few frozen peas, and 1 mug Nighty Night tea

Yesterday was my first day going nut-free and also added-salt-free! I’ve decided that for the last seven days of the Raw Food Challenge, I’m not going to eat any nuts and I’m not going to add any salt to my food. Fun times indeed. Yesterday went really well; I didn’t have any cravings and I felt quite satisfied. Success!


  1. The Candid RD

    Ok, so you won’t really be “Salt free”, just “no added salt”. You need salt in your diet, clearly, at least 1500 mg is necessary. Why give up the nuts? If they are something oyu enjoy, you would you give them up? I would think the diet is already pretty restrictive, right?

  2. Sagan Morrow

    Gina- That’s why I said “added salt-free” as opposed to just “salt-free”. I’m well aware that we NEED salt in our diets! I just don’t need to ADD extra salt. The reason I’m giving up added salt is because it wasn’t making me feel so great. I’m giving up the nuts because I was finding that every time I ate them, I was just overeating on them. And besides, even RAW nuts are expensive. Seeds are cheaper and I still have an abundance of them in my pantry, so I can easily just have the seeds instead. Don’t worry, hon, I do my research, I know what I’m doing to stay healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Biz

    Gina beat me to it – I was going to say the same thing! Wow, no nuts – those are my go to for an afternoon snack, and I love the smoked and SALTED ones! ๐Ÿ˜€ You are in the home stretch! Can’t wait to see how you evaluate this whole time when you are done.

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  5. Reeni

    You’ve really done an incredible job with this challenge. I’m very impressed and inspired! I’ve been following along the entire time – even though I haven’t left many comments. I’m silently cheering you on. You rock.

  6. Sagan Morrow

    Asithi- I’m excited for how GOOD everything will taste ๐Ÿ˜€

    Tracey- The boyfriend has very kindly been eating when I’m not around. The roommate, on the other hand, has been cooking curries and stews and grilled sandwiches. It’s rough sometimes- such as today, when someone made popcorn at the school and it smelled AMAZING- but I’m managing alright.

    Biz- My body does much better with a ratio of high carb, medium protein, and low fat foods. I was finding that when I ate nuts, it made me feel more lethargic. These past couple days of not including nuts has actually improved my energy levels! Everyone’s different; some people do better eating lots of nuts, some people only need a small amount. I am of the latter.

    Meg- I eat hemp seeds on my salads, and I dehydrated/season sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds for a tasty “trail mix” style snack.

    Reeni- Aw thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    FatFighterTV- YES looking forward to it. I think I’ll have some oatmeal or homemade banana bread for my first non-raw breakfast. Tasty. And plenty of popcorn ๐Ÿ˜€ (though maybe not for breakfast).

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