Review of Day One of my Updated Raw Menu by drpr .....
With a few adjustments, this plan just might work!
Date: 7/7/2006 1:29:29 PM ( 16 y ago)
( Fig photo taken by Xerones. Click image for more images) Mission: Regrow my hair!
DAY ONE (yesterday)
- Get 80 to 100 grams of protein.
- Get between 50 - 70 grams of healthy fats.
- Increase my intake of minerals- especially calcium, magnesium, and iron
- Increase my B vitamin intake
- Eat between 1200 and 1700 calories.
tried oh so hard to meet my protein goal! It was hard to achieve it
without googobs of fat and calories. Raw foodists have said that we can
eat as much fat as we want without infringing on weight loss, but I
have not experienced consistent weight loss while eating high amounts
of fat. However, my blood tests showed me that eating high amounts of
plant fats have not harmed me- and probably contributed to my great cholesterol levels.
is consistent with what scientists have found with people who follow a
Mediterranean diet that is high in healthy fats such as olive oil.
While low-fat diets lower your HDL cholesterol- the kind of cholesterol
you actually want to raise- a
Mediterranean diet protects your heart by raising your HDL. So while
I'm not concerned about my heart and arteries when I eat a lot of plant
fat, I do worry that I'm slowing or halting my rate of weight loss.
here's what I ate: fresh figs, some dried fruits, and some nuts. FOUR
slices of Ezekiel bread because they had 16 grams of protein and only 2
grams of fat. Mozzarella balls marinated in olive oil, sundried
tomatoes and basil, and 4 oz. of smoked salmon. Overall I had about
2000 calories - way more than I prefer. I overdid the fat as well: 100
grams. I made it to about 90 grams of protein, though- yaaay!
Sparkpeople.com I found that I did not get all the vitamins and
minerals I needed, so I'm going to add blackstrap molasses to my diet
to see if that helps- it's also good for hair because it's full of iron
and other minerals. I'm sure it's not raw, but I'm on a mission this
month. I will work on finding more protein sources that I enjoy eating
but which have fewer fat calories, like the Ezekiel bread and fish.
Hummus would work, too. I'm choosing to avoid brewer's yeast because,
despite the fact that it would be perfect, I can't stand the stuff! I
refuse to eat foods I don't like.
Here's another change: I'm going to incorporate fresh
fish into my diet and greatly reduce or even eliminate smoked fish.
Why? Because even though smoked salmon tastes great, both Felicia and I
have noticed that we get mild headaches after eating it. It could be
the salt it is cured in or it could be the nitrites so many smoked fish
Th-th-th-that's all for now, folks!
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