Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 80 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge: WEIGH IN

Today is a weigh in day, and I also talk about how I think nuts are the reason I am retaining water. I give the correct pronunciation for the word pecan as an added bonus!

Then I start rambling. I know. Shocking, isn't it?

9 comments:

Danieal & Shalee said...

Hi Bunny,

I'm so glad that you talked about the nuts. Yes, after I have nuts I retain water for 2-3 day after and i just plain don't feel good either. I'm on a quest to cut back on them also. I'm also doing Gluten-Free. I think you are doing so so great and I can see such a change in you! You've got the raw food glow!

Danieal

HiHoRosie said...

I hear ya on the nut issue! Even my beloved avocado I tend to OD on and am looking to cut back on all of my fatty foods. It's hard sometimes because those things are so good!

And ain't that the truth about putting ourselves into a food coma when on SAD! lol! Well, it's not really funny but it's great to look back and feel and see the differences from living healthy so YAY for you for getting so healthy and being in tune with your body.

Hope the next 20 days go super fab! And good luck with abstaining from the nuts. I'm sure you'll prove yourself right.

kellie said...

Hey, Bunny! Enjoyed the bunny ears! I'm curious about your h2o retention--I don't notice it with nuts--unless they're are in something with salt (my tolerance has gone WAY down. The less i eat, the less i can eat. Also if the nuts are mixed with lots of other stuff, I can get bloaty real quick.

I'll be interested to see how your experiment works.

Abbie said...

Try 10% fat, 10% protein and 80% vegetables. You will feel so amazing and the weight will fly off. Look at the China Study for the scientific stuff behind it.

Lauren said...

Hi Bunny,
I just wanted to let you know that although the scale may not show it, I can definitely see a difference in your face since the last actual "face" video. Good luck on the next 20 days!

Deborah said...

Hi Bunny,
When I first started with raw, nuts were my saving food. I almost could not conceive of a meal without them. Well ... now I tend to shy away from them ... not completely, just really pick moments to add them to my diet. Avocados I have gotten away from too. But what I do love lately and they seem to agree with me ... seeds. I love sesame, sunflower, poppy, chia and of course hemp seeds. They really seem to enhance my dishes and are much lighter. It is funny you mentioned about the achy joints after certain foods. That happens to me and I just brushed it off as aches. I bet if I started food journaling I could pinpoint certain foods that brings that on. Thanks for mentioning it. :)
Deb

Antony Heaven said...

Oh dear ... the nut issue raises it's head. I agree with Danieal, though, you've definitely go that glow going on. I find nuts are an issue too but a tasty one!

Have a great week :-)

sarabethxvx said...

hey bunny!
Nuts tend to SLOWWWW me down. If I eat a bunch I feel sluggish and my bowels even get a little sluggish. I try to get them in moderation. I don't seem to have the same problem with seeds, which is weird. I do LOVE avo though and olive oil and avo seem to go through me just fine :)

Wendi Dee said...

Congrats on 80 days!!!!!!!!!!

Nuts keep me from being my healthiest weight. In the morning after eating nuts, my eyes are a bit puffy. I've gone on no nuts and it makes a huge difference in my weight and the way my skin looks. Hoever, nuts help me stay raw right now so I'm still eating them. I do eat a lot less, though, now that I've been raw for about two years.

I know I'm headed to very low nuts in the near future. It truly is amazing how well we can hear what our bodies like/don't like when we are eating healthier/raw foods.

For me, I can't use raw vinegars. My joints always hurt. I gave up vinegar and only use lemons, now.

Ooh! If you are giving something away...I want a big hug and kiss, please!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Congrats, again, Bunny! You are so lovely!

Wendi
XOXOXO