Day 6 – 10 of a 33 Raw Food Detox

Jun 14, 2011 by

Seriously, if anyone had told me how fun and entertaining this would have been, I never would have believed them!

We have had more fun in the kitchen over the last week than I can ever remember.  I’m surprised and excited with every corner we turn!  Here are some of the fun things we’ve experienced that I am so thankful for:

  • Learned about coconuts, differences in young and mature, opened them up, drank the coconut water, experimented with the coconut meat and even made a delicious coconut whipped cream that the girls enjoyed over fresh strawberries!
  • Finally made a marina with zucchini noodles.  Simply amazing.  Even had to go back to the store to get more zucchinis!
  • Enjoyed a raw food picnic at an outdoor concert.  It was so easy to prepare and everything tasted wonderfully.
  • Still enjoying daily smoothies.  The burst of energy is terrific.
  • Love, love, love seeing my girls become more adventurous with food.  I call them my “testers” and while the roll there eyes and ask “do I have to?” I know that they secretly relish their new titles.
  • Ben has been experimenting with all kind of trail mixes.  We even dehydrated a batch in the oven.
  • Really enjoy being OFF of coffee!  I am no longer a slave to the coffee maker.  This isn’t to say I won’t enjoy a cup of coffee every once in a while after this detox, but I never want to go back to the daily morning ritual.  I don’t want coffee to ever again compete with God for my attention.
  • Delighted to throw some fruit in a bag on the way to the library knowing we would be out for a while and might need a snack.  How easy was that?  It was fun to be eating a peach on 75 while driving to ballet lessons. (note to self: remember to pack napkins next time!)

There are countless other blessings and enjoyments that are pouring out from this detox.  I feel great.  I feel less stressed than ever before.  Our family has been on time to pretty much everything for the last week. I have no idea what this has to do with the food, but it’s one significant oddity we’ve noticed.  As a whole, life is just smoother right now.  I’m sure the slower paced summer schedule helps tremendously but I feel like the food has somehow attributed to all this pleasantness.  Moods are just better.  There’s less arguing and lots more unity.

Apart from the initial 6 pound weight loss from our practice week and the apple fast, I have not experienced any weight loss.  I pretty much weigh the same weight I weighed on the third day of the apple fast.  But one of the things we heard last week in Made to Crave really speaks to me: Nothing tastes as good as peace feels! So, I have to ask myself, do I feel peace about what I have been eating?  You bet!  And it does feel great!

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