So, this is my first complete week of being 100% HCRV, and I have to say, that I've done pretty well. I haven't had any cravings for cooked food, but I have had cravings for something other than sweet fruit. So, instead of fruit, I ate vegetables. Fortunately this worked. I've been using cronometer, and wow, you have to eat ALOT! This is where I am having my problems. The most calories I have gotten in any given day is 1700, followed by 1500, and then on other days, averaging 1200. I KNOW that isn't enough. I run at least 5 miles a day. I have been eating so much; any suggestions on how to add calories with not so much food? One morning I ate an entire half of a watermelon, and I thought I would burst afterwards. Man, that's hard to do! I bought some raw revolution food bars, but that also adds extra fat, as well as does most nuts and seeds. I love veggies too, but there are hardly any calories in them. I notice by the end of the day, I'm zonked! I know this is because I'm not getting adequate calories.
Problems this week: I ate an entire pinapple over the course of a couple of hours, and wow,my stomach was on fire afterwards. I hurt for the rest of the day. I love pinapple too, so that was a bummer. Any suggestions on how to ease the burn after eating pinapple, or maybe something that mixes well with it?
One more question, anyone know where to order dates? I want to try this datorade everyone is talking about. Oh, and dehydrator or no dehydrator?
Other than being tired in the evenings, I have to admit, I feel amazing, and my digestive system has been amazing. That's a big deal for me; I have IBS. My face has been glowing, and other than the day I had pineapple, my normal runs have felt easy. I'm looking forward to learning new tricks and adding more raw recipes to my diet.