Last Monday, May 14th, some of us from Body by Pam ate raw vegan for one day for the May Challenge! See our reactions below…
"I loved the way I felt no bloat, good but a little tired. I did run 5 miles and do heavy weights but overall good experience. Volume of food was colossal." -Pam Ben Rached
"Overall I felt really great! I had no bloating which is VERY rare for me. I did notice that I got hungry very quickly. I would eat and then 2 hours later I would be hungry again and the portion sizes are huge. You're eating raw fruits and vegetables so it's not a lot of calories but large portions. During my workout I felt a little weaker than I normally do but other than that it was a good experience. My takeaway is to incorporate more raw foods in my diet!" -Emily Garcia
"I started planning for it about one week before googling what would be acceptable. I found a few recipes that would work so the night before I made golden chia seed pudding. The serving was pretty big and it was very filling. I did have one cup of coffee. Lunch was a salad made coleslaw mix with avocado and a few nuts. Dinner was a kale cauliflower salad with walnuts and pecans. Snacks were fruit- apple, banana and orange. By the end of the day and after the warriors game I had a glass of wine. Score one for me-wine is a raw food 😊. I felt really good during the whole thing I was expecting to feel bloated but I felt really good. I would do it again" -Yvonne Fluehr
"All in all it went better than I thought. I planned ahead and made many of the dishes suggested in the blog.
- Smoothie for breakfast ...discovered that a little spinach and chia seeds mixed with fruit isn't so bad. Although I have to admit i sure miss my hot coffee in the morning!
- taco salad for lunch. Quite delicious, much better than I expected.
- fruit for snacks
- Zucchini ribbons with pumpkin seed sauce for dinner....not a winner...couldn't finish it.
It was at dinner that I realized how difficult it was not to be able to eat crackers with peanut butter, or yogurt, or bread and cheese (although I did buy raw milk cheese).
Upshot: good for one day, but one day every so often is often enough!" -Julia Olkin
After seeing some responses, would you try being raw vegan? Comment below and let us know!