100% Raw – Day 21 – Forgotten Rice

Ah! An inspiring video covering Jenna Norwood‘s film, “Supercharge Me!”, going 30 days on a raw food diet… the total opposite of “Super Size Me!”

I’m feeling good! REAL good right now!

What I’m noticing each time I eat a salad with lots of lettuce and greens, I’m feeling quite charged up and pretty euphoric afterwards. I actually feel a sense of well being right after… which is leading me to try more green juicing for the next few days, to concentrate on green juices and smoothies and see how I feel afterwards.

The last few days after Thanksgiving I’ve been eating heartily, and whenever I feel hungry. So you can see that I’m trying to “graze” throughout the day. For instance, I had two smaller sized dinners today. So I’m trying to make sure I’m eating enough calories, though it does seem like I’m eating a LOT. But the difference is that whenever I ate a lot of cooked foods, I would just feel like taking a nap afterwards. And cooked foods are highly addictive and it’s hard not to eat a lot. Especially the rice.

Not Missing The Rice and Bread

In a way, it’s strange being Filipino, having grown up in a culture where “rice” is the main staple, the center piece of almost every meal! Though, at this point I don’t really miss rice, or crave it. I’ve even forgotten all about it, and I still have a big rice dispenser and rice cooker in the home!

Bread is another food I don’t really miss and have forgotten about. My current cravings, however, are those dreaded raw cacao smoothies. And, the cashew nut dip (to-die-for!)…

Breakfast

  • 1 raw cacao smoothie
  • 1 very small avocado
  • 2 flax crackers with cashew nut dip
  • 4 jicama sticks with cashew nut dip

Lunch

  • 1 glass of watermelon rind – juiced
  • 4 flax crackers with cashew nut dip
  • 4 jicama sticks with cashew nut dip

Dinner No. 1

  • 4 large black olives
  • 1 small green salad – lettuce leaves and sprouts in oil and vinegar
  • 1 bunch of jicama slices with cashew nut dip
  • 1 strawberry-banana smoothie

Snack

  • half a tangerine

Dinner No. 2

  • 1 medium green salad – lettuce, tomatoes, red cabbage, red onions in oil and vinegar
  • 5 flax crackers – finished the remainder of the cashew nut dip

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

6 thoughts on “100% Raw – Day 21 – Forgotten Rice

  • Monday December 1, 2008 at 2:43 pm
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    i had wondered about rice. it’s great you don’t miss it! i’m not sure i could do without^^.

  • Monday December 1, 2008 at 6:43 am
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    i had wondered about rice. it’s great you don’t miss it! i’m not sure i could do without^^.

  • Monday December 1, 2008 at 4:12 pm
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    Wow, you are doing so great, Carlos! It’s good that you are making sure to get enough calories. It will continually keep you from craving cooked foods if you are eating enough.

    I laughed when I saw all the meals with the nut dip. When Jim was getting into more raw, he was making that nut dip all the time and loving it! I was getting sick of it after a while, but his desire for it was really strong. I think he needed the extra calories and healthy fats from it.

    I love reading what you are eating. 🙂

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXOX

  • Monday December 1, 2008 at 8:12 am
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    Wow, you are doing so great, Carlos! It’s good that you are making sure to get enough calories. It will continually keep you from craving cooked foods if you are eating enough.

    I laughed when I saw all the meals with the nut dip. When Jim was getting into more raw, he was making that nut dip all the time and loving it! I was getting sick of it after a while, but his desire for it was really strong. I think he needed the extra calories and healthy fats from it.

    I love reading what you are eating. 🙂

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXOX

  • Tuesday December 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm
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    tokyorose: my doctor actually recommended that i stop eating rice, bread, pasta because of my triglyceride levels skyrocketing when i eat them. so, you shouldn’t have to worry about me not eating rice since it’s actually bad for me at my age and having the unfortunate tendency for weight gain and high blood pressure when eating rice and other starchy foods.

    so, it’s actually a blessing that i embrace, being able to eat raw foods and know that it’s healthier for me and probably the best medicine. and many people ask me about the protein issue. and they don’t realize that raw foods contain enzymes that in itself contain proteins and amino acids. these enzymes get killed off whenever food is cooked, so with a raw food diet there is plenty of amino acids as long as the food remains in its natural raw state. just look at the cows grazing on alfalfa, grass, etc… they are big animals with a lot of muscle that we humans use for meat. ironic the more one thinks about it.

    but, each person has their own unique body chemistry. some people (like a few relatives i know) can eat rice, junk food, etc. and never seem to gain weight. others like me have to continually exercise and watch what i eat. for me, a raw food diet is the next evolution in my well being, and in improving my performances as a musician.

    wendi: thanks for the continued support and encouragement. i think i too am beginning to grow a little tired of the nut dips, and i’m trying to focus on more green smoothies and green juices. :o)

  • Tuesday December 2, 2008 at 8:02 am
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    tokyorose: my doctor actually recommended that i stop eating rice, bread, pasta because of my triglyceride levels skyrocketing when i eat them. so, you shouldn’t have to worry about me not eating rice since it’s actually bad for me at my age and having the unfortunate tendency for weight gain and high blood pressure when eating rice and other starchy foods.

    so, it’s actually a blessing that i embrace, being able to eat raw foods and know that it’s healthier for me and probably the best medicine. and many people ask me about the protein issue. and they don’t realize that raw foods contain enzymes that in itself contain proteins and amino acids. these enzymes get killed off whenever food is cooked, so with a raw food diet there is plenty of amino acids as long as the food remains in its natural raw state. just look at the cows grazing on alfalfa, grass, etc… they are big animals with a lot of muscle that we humans use for meat. ironic the more one thinks about it.

    but, each person has their own unique body chemistry. some people (like a few relatives i know) can eat rice, junk food, etc. and never seem to gain weight. others like me have to continually exercise and watch what i eat. for me, a raw food diet is the next evolution in my well being, and in improving my performances as a musician.

    wendi: thanks for the continued support and encouragement. i think i too am beginning to grow a little tired of the nut dips, and i’m trying to focus on more green smoothies and green juices. :o)

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