Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wow soooo long ago!

I cant believe how fast time flies!
Well to update, I have been learning a lot about my body and it's digestive functions. What the digestive system likes and doesn't. Meat is definitely a no-no in my guts. I have a problem though I absolutely love fish and chicken! What can I do, I find it to be irresistible? But the moment I eat it I have terrible gas, bloating etc. (Sorry about TMI!) However I guess I am illustrating a point that we have to know our bodies. Gas and bloating became the norm for me until I started eating mostly raw. And now I am not used to it, so when it happens I know why. Also with cooked food I have noticed that I tend to eat much more. I have heard that this is a sign of nutritional deficiency in the food and when the bodies enzyme and nutritional needs are fulfilled one doesn't need or want to overeat. It's not even conscious just as over eating isn't. You just put the food down when you are full. I find this easier to do in the morning. I go very light in the morning but have a very hard time around 4 pm. I usually make the worst food choices then and if I wind up eating sweets or digging into my kids potato chip bag it's usually then. So I have been going back and forth on what to feed the kids, I simply hate waiting but I also hate them eating junk. They have become very picky eaters all of a sudden.
I watched "Super size Me" which I had never seen before. Whew! What a film! I cant believe I had never seen it until now. OK this is Israel and I don't own a TV I am a little in the dark ages here. I encourage every American who eats junk food and fast food to watch it. I have posted a link. I am also putting my safe parent rating on it as for adults as there is some bad language and mature conversation, and a little too much info during his medical exams and I'll leave it at that!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Purim is Coming

Purim is coming and it's the wildest and craziest day in the Jewish calendar. The kids and even some adults dress up in costumes and we deliver treats to to our friends, give charity, get a little drunk, hear the book of Esther... all in all a very fun and hectic day. Lots of sugar, booze and and food going around all in celebratory fashion. So this year because I am in the raw, I am coming prepared! I am making raw Hamantaschen (traditional cookie eaten at Purim time) and I have made homemade raw chocolate and will be preparing some goodies such as a pesto pizza and some nori rolls as well as a big salad with a raw Caesar dressing! Maybe I'll even prepare a raw fuzzy navel for a yummy drink (sans alcohol of course!)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday!

Oh my, It's Wednesday 10:54 am and I have very little time to tackle that long list I was supposed to get to, instead I'm on-line :0. I have to prepare shabbos, make some cookies for Purim and some raw hamantaschen and raw chocolates and other goodies so I am not tempted to eat all the other junk on Purim. But I am so excited because I just ordered from Chava Dagan a bunch of super-foods including Raw Organic Cacao Powder and Raw Organic Cacao butter, for making real chocolate!!!!! Also some hemp and Lucuma Powder, and Mesquite Powder (which I have no idea what to do with!) But all very healthy, packed full of vitamins and antioxidants (wooo- hoooo!)
If you want to know more about super-foods check out Navitas Naturals website. These are my most favorite products and I wish I could get them here. I need to take a trip back so I can take care of the long list that's ever growing! Green Life automatic sprouter, super-foods, sprouting bags, books, seeds.... I could go on, but I need to go prepare before the kids get home! See ya!
PS: Can you tell I had a chocolate smoothie (raw, live, organic and packed full o' health) this morning?!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I dont know which day or how much I weigh! I dont even care.

I have scale frustration :(. I am eating well and not eating too many nuts eating mostly fruits and vegetables and feel good. I'm really enjoying my food. I know I need to add in exercise. I have to figure out how I'm going to do that but I know that's true.
I don't understand how my weight could be going up or staying the same! Whatever so I have decided to only weigh myself once a month and report the progress at that time. Hormones play a key. But come on I'm not eating any flour or sugar and relatively low carbs. My weight should be falling off. It's a good thing that I am doing this to feel the health benefits and not solely for weight loss or I would quit for sure. *~~*
I woke up today and had a cup of water, then a carrot juice and a big salad with lemon and olive oil, and a small bowl of granola made from sprouted dried buckwheat, blueberries a couple chopped dates and a small amount (2 tablespoons) of crushed nuts. it's 2 pm and I haven't eaten since my brunch. I'm not starving and I didn't overeat. I am frustrated.
For lunch I have my flax crackers and more salad. If I continue not to loose however then I will have to write down everything I eat and look back at it and see what's going on.
Also I wanted to write in here for the past few days but it's been totally hectic and I haven't had a chance. I am seriously considering putting my whole family on this. Especially the kids, I want them to get off the junk. Anyway the little ones need mommy now!