Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Food - As Requested

I received a request to post the food that gave me the nutrition I talked about in my last post. Since the tracking feature on www.nutritiondata.com keeps track of ingredients, I'm going to attempt to list the foods, reconstructed from that list of ingredients. Ya never know, I suppose, but I'll do my best. Here you go, Aimee!

Fresh peas (a lot - I estimated very conservatively at 1 1/4 cups of shelled green peas)
pizza (flax crust with garlic seed cheese)
key lime pudding
1 mango
3 bananas

I realize now that I forgot to add the cacao to the list (in the brownies), so I really got an additional boost of magnesium, iron, calcium, etc. and of course, I ate more food after that - a huge spring mix salad was the main thing I remember in the evening.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I just entered today's food into my "tracking" on www.nutritiondata.com

It's 4 pm. I've eaten 3,328 calories so far - all raw. I haven't eaten enough calcium or sodium yet (and I get B12 from a supplement or shots because I don't want to eat enough animal products to get my B12 from those), but on almost all the other nutrients, I've gotten 2 or 3 days' worth of each. I am above the recommended glycemic load (dates, agave & bananas), but then I'm way over the recommended calories for my height/age/activity level, too. :D Today's diet is "strongly anti-inflammatory" as well - Yay raw food!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Raw Fat & Health

Raw foodies AND non-raw people have either hinted or directly said that I eat way too much fat to be healthy. Before I went high-raw, I had high cholesterol that wouldn't come down even with medication. The last time I got my lipid panel (blood tests for cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.) done, my doc said that the results were excellent and showed that I don't eat much fat. If I thought he'd appreciate the irony, I'd have fallen off the chair with laughter. :)