30 Days on the Raw Side

I have decided that I will embark on 30 days of eating mostly* raw vegan tomorrow.  I really want to see how my body reacts to this and so I need to set some guidelines…

The Food

  • Raw Fruit – I’ll be eating “high fruit” during the next 30 days and will eat whatever fruit is available at my local grocery store.  I am planning to stick with organic (if I can afford it) as well.
  • Raw Vegetables – Most of my veggies will be in the form of greens but I’m not going to avoid the other colors of course.
  • Raw Fats – These fats will primarily come from avocados and nuts (no oils).  I’m hoping to keep them at fewer than 10% of my daily caloric intake. 
  • Fresh & bottled juices – I do own a juicer but I’m including bottled juice because I do live a very busy life.  I’m trying to be realistic and set myself up for success.  *This is why I called this “mostly” raw at the start.  Most bottled juice isn’t raw because it undergoes pasteurization. 
  • Water – I will try for 64 ounces a day.
  • 2500 Calories per day – I will track what I eat and I’m going to shoot for 2500 calories a day.  That seems like a lot of food for an average 30-something year old woman but I’m hoping my body reacts well.
  • Tracking – I plan to share my menu each day complete with calorie count and dietary percentages such as carbohydrates, protein, fat and maybe fiber.

The Exercise

  • I’m not planning to do any formal training plan other than building back up to a running routine.  Since I’ll be starting from the beginning, this won’t mean large amounts of running during this challenge.
  • The Husband has been begging me to take a spinning class so I’ll probably give that a try during the challenge.
  • Other activities I expect to do in the next 30 days include: TaeKwonDo, Figure Skating and walking the dog.
  • Tracking – I plan to share my workouts each day.  I’m not going to stress about getting a certain amount of activity every day as this is a 30 day raw challenge and not a 30 day fitness challenge.

The Results

  • Weight – I will not weigh any more often than once a week.  The actual scale number isn’t important to me but I’ll record the changes for anyone wanting to see what is happening there.
  • Measurements – I will take measurements today and then again the day after I complete the challenge.
  • Fitness Test – I found a fitness test online that I’m planning to do today.  After 30 days I will repeat the test to see if my overall fitness has improved.

The Effects

  • I am planning to make notes about how I’m feeling and the effect these dietary changes have on my mood, energy…etc.

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