365 Raw: Day 59 with “Sea Crackers”

Sea-Cracker-Box-Pesto_grandeI really, really like the Sea Crackers by Two Moms in the Raw… until they hit my bowels that is. They slow down digestion, causing gas and bloating. At least that’s the effect they have on me. It could very well be that I eat far more than a single serving (which would be like one or two crackers). The cause is probably the fat content, which is higher than what I generally eat. I’m sure the salt doesn’t help either. So, I’m going to have to limit my intake of these things (note I didn’t say I would avoid them altogether). I like having them with salsa. Unfortunately, this is the closest thing I’ve found to “chips and salsa”.

I also have to be careful with raw nuts and avocado, as they slow down digestion too. I don’t like for things to get backed up. I feel so much better with smooth sailings.

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What I read: Numbers 11-13

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – 8 oranges juiced
  • AM Snack – 4 bananas
  • Lunch – Green Smoothie (6oz AJ, 6oz CW, 2 bananas, 2 oz Kale, 2 oz spinach, 6 oz strawberries)
  • Afternoon Snack – Kale chips
  • Dinner – Tomato Soup
  • PM Snack – Salsa & sea chips (really need to eat less of those)

What I did: Grocery shopping

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 59:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face
  • sinus congestion
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp
  • acne
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue – still having bouts of fatigue, but not as bad
  • unable to sleep well
  • unquenchable thirst
  • cravings
  • chest pain
  • cold soreslast one 1/13/2013
  • kidney stones – eliminated when we went vegan Oct 2011
  • tooth pain
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