Starting on Mon 25th June (Australian) I will be hosting a 30 DAY High carb raw vegan challenge on my facebook page. Lots of people excited already, about 400. Join us! Please follow this link to the event page.
Watch my video to find out more --->
Remember if you are not on facebook you could still post your daily journal here. Here is the post from Facebook --->
Time to get your raw on folks! For the next 30 days, EACH DAY please come here and record what you eat, your exercise, water and sleep and encourage others to stay on track. This challenge is only for HIGH CARB raw vegans, 811-style. No superfoods or powders, salt thanks. Example is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtxFC4LHnKo
* Not only the joy of being 100% raw for 30 days but as motivation --> those who honestly stay on track for the 30 days and post here everyday (without fail) will get a free copy of my upcoming ebook!
* If you fall off the wagon please don't post about it here because it can negatively affect others on the challenge. Posts like that may be removed to help keep the high vibe.
* You must be 100% raw and post here EVERY DAY for the next 30 days to receive the free ebook. You *must* use the same thread day after day so I can read your journal. Journals that are all over the place cannot be accepted.
* Please set out your journal like this :
Bfast: 10 banana smoothie
Lunch: 1 head of iceberg lettuce with 20 dates
Dinner: 1/2 jakfruit (med) and a kg of snow peas
(good to include calories)
Exercise: 10km easy jog
Sleep: 9 hrs.
Just saw this. Will you be starting another one?
First day raw challenge.
DAY 1: spread through the day
Exercise: 90 mins of Bikram yoga
Water: 2.5 litres
Sleep: 7 hrs.
Feelings: Went to the shop and passed by all the tempted process food. Yeah!
Day 29 : 23th of july
Bfast : 2 Melons
Lunch : 15 oranges
Dinner : 7 bananas + 100g dried figs
total calories (cronometer) : 2418
Water : 3L
Exercice : 20min jogging
Sleep : 7h
Unfortunately my computer nearly crashed and it took me all that time to mend it, understand what was wrong with it as i was also doing our accounts at that time. I am glad to say that i am still on raw and very happy. I think my stomach is getting a bit smaller, which is nice as i tend to be a bit boulimic. I can't finish my salad these days, I start feeling full half way through it, perhaps i am becoming more and more fruitarian mainly ?
Anyway today i ate :
Peaches in the morning + a few loganberries and blueberries from the garden.
Apples, pear and romaine blended half speed smoothie
Bananas, grapes and blackcurrants (from the garden) fruit salad
Tea : Vegetable salad with heart of romaine, tomatoes, brown mushrooms, courgettes, cucumber and tomatoes
Dinner : romaine and carrot smoothie.
Sleep : enough
I have been eating roughly something like that every day apart from saturday when i was doing a stall selling vegan food and giving away leaflets relating to the subject of veganism and the suffering of animals and the delapidation of the planet due to people's diet, I was a bit tempted by the chocolate cake and cookies and pizza but not that much, it is such a pleasure to be raw, it has stopped being such a sacrifice. I also cook a vegan meal for somebody every day and that does not tempt me either.
Also, after months of seriously rotten weather, the sky has finally cleared up and it is brilliant sunshine, what a pleasure!
I will be delighted to carry on for the August challenge. Love to all
Breakfast: banana smoothie, 900 cal
Lunch: banana smoothie, 900 cal
Dinner: banana smoothie, 900 cal
Total calories: 2,700
Water: 3 liters
Day 29 - July 23 - Monday
B- 2 Dates blended with some peaches, 1 c. Strawberries and 1 C. Raspberries and poured over - 2 Gold Kiwi,
2 C. Mango, 3 C. Peaches & 4 figs
L - Green smoothie - 2 dates, 3 peaches, 2 nectarines, 2 large mangoes and half a bunch of kale
S - half a large watermelon, 1 C. Cantaloupe
1.5 cups of coconut water after workout
Calories about 2100 - 88/7/5
Exercise - 3.5 mile run
Water 3 quarts
Sleep - 7 1/2 hrs
Feelings - feeling real good. Agree with Freelee - salt was very hard to not do. But I am glad that I had this group - it kept me away from it. Mighty tempted a few times. But didn't go there.
Tomorrow I'm starting a 31-day overt fat free challenge to go with the next 30 day challenge. I'm psyched to see how it affects me.
Breakfast: Tropical Smoothie (440 cal)
Lunch: Strawberry-Banana Smoothie (629 cal)
Dinner: Salad of mixed greens w/ tomatoes and pico de gallo and avocado-lemon dressing (my last of overt fats for awhile), mixed fruit (390 cal?)
Snacks: Green Smoothie, 3 Bananas (705 cal)
Exercise: 1 hr. yoga, 110 mins. walking (approx.)
Water: approx. 3.5 liters
Sleep: 6 hrs.
Feelings: A little melancholy today actually, but physically I feel great and will probably feel even better without overt fats in my system.
Bfast: 2 bananas + 3 apples + a few cherries + 1 cantaloupe melon + 10 dates
Lunch: 5 bananas + 10 dates + 1 big cucumber + 2 large tomatoes + 1 orange tomato + 1 carrot, grated + green leaves lettuce + lemon juice
Snack: half a watermelon
Dinner: 20 dates + 2 apples + 2 oranges + blueberries + 2 orange tomatoes + 1 big cucumber + lemon juice
Calories: around 2000
Water: 2 litres
Exercice: none; but I'm missing it and so I'm going running tomorrow morning !
Sleep: 8 hours
Feelings: I was very happy during this first day of second internship ! It's so interesting ! And I felt full of energy today !
Bfast: Datorade (20 dates) + 2 bananas
Lunch: Datorade + cabbage salad (not the best idea)
Dinner: 20 dates
Exercise: 30mn jog
Sleep: 7 hours
Feeling: Two days left :) .... OR MORE!!
Day 29 (Monday July 23d)
I was so tired last night that I went to bed at 10pm and only woke up at 9am!!!
Food - 8 bananas, 1 melon, 5 oranges, 0.5 head of lettuce, 2 cups cabbage, 2 tomatoes, 1 watermelon, 4 cups grated carrots
2429 calories, 90/4/6
Exercise - 45 minutes of zumba
Sleep - 8 hours
Water - 5 litres
Feeling - exhausted but happy at the end of the day
Day 29 (!) :)
Breakfast: 7 bananas
Lunch: 5 bananas and 10 dates
Dinner: Mixed greens and vegetable salad
Water: 2.5 liters
Sleep: 10 hours
I didn't sleep well the night before, so instead of going for a run when I got home from work, I decided to take a nap. What I had intended as a couple-hour nap turned into 5, effectively doubling my sleep yesterday. I'm feeling pretty good this morning. :)
Tuesday July 24, 2012
Day 30 - Final Day
Sleep: 6 hours - Had to get up early today.
Breakfast & Morning Tea: 6 kg Watermelon
Snacks throughout the Day:
After Weight Training: 12 Dates
Dinner: 3 Heads of Various Lettuce
Desert: 4 small Apples
Water: 3 to 4 L
Shopping & Weight Training
Total Cal: 4493
Macro: | 91 carb | 6 protein | 3 fat |
Finally, returning to some days of eating enough. Took me a while to get used to how to eat enough calories without Bananas (nearly ripe, btw). Today felt right. I feel this is how much I'm supposed to be eating every day.
Wow, so that was Day 30, huh? Didn't seem like long at all. This challenge has probably gotten me into the habit of documenting my food intake. As well as posting, I've also been saving my posts every day in a word document. I shouldn't be surprised if I open up the word document tomorrow out of shear habit.