So, for the last week and a half, I’ve been trying a raw food detox (basically what you see here), though I’ve been doing what is considered a ‘standard’ raw food diet, which is comprised of about 80% raw/uncooked foods. Probably closer to 95%, since the only non-raw things I’ve had in this time were roasted chickpeas, soy and linseed rice cakes and a couple of rice crackers. But I digress.
Basically, it’s been totally awesome for me. I haven’t had any gluten-containing products in nearly 2 weeks, which I feel MUCH better for. And, possibly more importantly, it’s really broken my habit of automatically reaching for over-processed foods when I’m hungry. Instead, I now reach for the raw fruit/vegetables, which is a big improvement. I think it’s also helped speed my metabolism back up a bit, though I still don’t think it’s where it ought to be. But as a general rule, I’m less tired, feeling less sick, and certainly in less pain.
Don’t know to what extent I shall carry this over into my everyday life (I’ll probably start slowly reintroducing cooked foods, though raw fruit/vegetables are definitely going to be playing a bigger part in my life from now on), but it’s been a good habit buster, if nothing else. Except for my caffeine addiction. I’m down to only one cup of coffee a day, and I haven’t been drinking any soft drinks (I have been drinking loads of water instead), but I’ll be damned if I’ll give up that one cup.