First 2 weeks without processed starches and sugar!
First two weeks have been very eventful for my body! First 2 days have been unbearable, in fact. I've been constantly hungry and decided to just keep eating. However, "keep eating" meant any fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, or anything of that nature, none of the sugar I am used to. I had dry fruits and nut bars as a dessert substitution. So I had a terrible sugar withdrawal - my hardest thing to do. I had a LOT of avocado in my salads to feel up my belly. Most importantly, I've been having 2 glasses of freshly made veggie juice everyday. I decided to stay away from caw's milk, too.
On a 3rd day, I couldn't believe my discoveries! In my 34 years of life, I've never paid this much attention to my body. I did think my stomach is a sensitive one but I didn't put the pieces together to say: Wow I am milk intolerant! I should NOT drink caw'smilk ever again b/c without it I feel GREAT! Probably, it's all the things above I've done, that made me feel much better, but I woke up on that 3rd morning and my stomach wasn't bloated as usual as long as I can remember myself. I just had my natural stored little fat but no bloating at all. It felt great!
This feeling is what keeps me going on more or less the same diet for 2.5 weeks now.
I have to admit that I probably don't belong to any category of vegans or raw foodists since I cheat all over! :) For instance, I do rush in the morning to make my first veggie juice, it testes so good. Then a little later, I do have a cup of coffee which is no no for a raw foodist. I do try some meats or fish if it's too testy, but just a little piece, and I like cheese, just a little bit. However, my stomach shrunk so much that I eat much less, get full much faster and don't have big cravings anymore. One more thing. Being a wine addict, especially red one, I don't crave it any more. I don't even like the taste! We went to a Halloween party last weekend and I kept diluting one glass of white wine with water during the whole party and crunching on veggies at the table. I cannot believe I am actually talking about myself!
Learning about what each food does to your body did certainly change my habits for now. I can't promise to stay this way forever, but I'll try.... because it feels great.
Weight control. Well, I've been steadily loosing little by little and I lost all the pounds I gained in Russia, YEAY! Strangely enough, since I lost 4 lbs in these 2 weeks my weight stopped dropping in the last few days. Not sure why, but it's OK as long as I am feeling good.. So from 130 to 126, it didn't happen to me to see 126 on a scale for at least 8 years!
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