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Raw Food Diary: Week One

I’m starting a raw food diary. Here’s how I’ve done so far.

Raw Food Diet Day 1 [Started Monday, June 18, 2012]:
Breakfast: Wheat oat bagel, strawberry and banana smoothie, coffee with hazelnut creamer
Lunch: Rosemary sourdough and turkey sandwich with Dijon mustard, Baked Lays (chips), water
Dinner: Vegetable spaghetti, salad with Ranch dressing and Romano cheese, 1 glass Merlot wine
Snack: 1 Cutie orange, water
Exercise: None
Total calories consumed (approximate): 1,910 calories
Total fat grams consumed (approximate): 29.5 grams

Raw Food Diet Day 2:
Breakfast: Maple and brown sugar oatmeal, 1 banana, coffee with hazelnut creamer
Lunch: Vegetable spaghetti leftovers, water
Dinner: 1 glass green smoothie via Vitamix (spinach, strawberries, blueberries), spinach salad with Ranch dressing
Snack: 1 piece aged Vermont cheddar cheese
Exercise: 45 minute Zumba (aerobics) class, lots of water
Total calories consumed (approximate, after exercise): 1,135 calories
Total fat grams consumed (approximate): 29 grams

Raw Food Diet Day 3:
Breakfast: 1 ½ bowls Kashi Go Lean cereal (contains as much protein as an egg) with skim milk, 2 Cutie oranges, coffee with hazelnut creamer, water
Lunch: Rosemary sourdough and turkey sandwich with Dijon mustard, water
Dinner: 1 glass (pear, apple, banana, strawberry, blueberry) smoothie via Vitamix, 1 piece Rosemary sourdough bread, 1 glass Merlot wine
Snack: 1 piece aged Vermont cheddar cheese, handful grape tomatoes, water
Exercise: 40 minute moderate walk on treadmill, lots of water
Total calories consumed (approximate): 1,390 calories
Total fat grams consumed (approximate): 18.5 grams

Raw Food Diet Day 4:
Breakfast: 1 glass smoothie via Vitamix (banana, apple, peach, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries), coffee with hazelnut creamer, water
Lunch: Rosemary sourdough and turkey sandwich with Dijon mustard, 2 Cutie oranges, water
Dinner: Red potato soup smoothie with spinach, low fat cheddar cheese, and low fat sour cream via Vitamix, as well as 12 whole grain tortilla chips
Snack: 1 piece aged Vermont cheddar cheese, 1 banana, handful grape tomatoes, water, 1 cup jasmine rice, half an egg, spoonful of corn and onions
Exercise: None
Total calories consumed (approximate): 1,530 calories
Total fat grams consumed (approximate): 35.5 grams

Okay, so I went a bit overboard during the weekend. After all, my body was just getting used to consuming more raw produce and less “real” food. I think I unknowingly rebelled a bit with my intake over these three days. I will attempt more discipline next weekend!

Raw Food Diet Day 5:
Breakfast: 1 glass smoothie (banana, apple, peach, strawberries and mixed berries), coffee with hazelnut creamer, water
Lunch: 1 cup jasmine rice, half an egg, spoonful of corn and onions, water
Dinner: Large spinach and romaine salad, Ranch dressing, carrots, onion, tomatoes, leftover rice, wine, water
Snack: Mini pecan roll, 1 large beer, licorice, 12 tortilla chips, 1/2 avacado
Exercise: 20 minute jog on treadmill
Total calories consumed (approximate): 2,425 calories
Total fat grams consumed (approximate): 62 grams

Raw Food Diet Day 6:
Breakfast: 1/2 egg, Kashi cereal, coffee with hazelnut creamer, water
Lunch: Pineapple and orange smoothie (core and all)
Dinner: Herbed French fries, grilled cheese and ham sandwich on pretzel breda, 38 oz beer
Snack: Pineapple smoothie with Malibu Coconut Rum
Exercise: Cleaned the house vigorously for four hours
Total calories consumed (approximate): 2,000 calories
Total fat grams consumed (approximate): 77 grams

Raw Food Diet Day 7:
Breakfast: Kashi cereal, coffee with hazelnut creamer, water
Lunch: 2 veggie burgers with slim buns, 2 pieces aged Vermont cheddar cheese
Dinner: 1 veggie burger with slim bun, 1 glass wine, 1 low-fat ice cream sandwich
Snack: 2 pieces string cheese, water, 2 low-fat ice cream sandwiches, 2 zucchini
Exercise: Short 15-minute walk
Total calories consumed (approximate): 1,960 calories
Total fat grams consumed (approximate): 41.5 grams

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