Thursday, 20 June 2013

Day 3

Just a quick post about what we ate yesterday! Still felt a bit tired and cranky but that could be from working? Who knows!

Another quick one, just a banana and an apple, by the time I've risen from my beautiful bed there is no time to eat a proper breakfast. Note to self: stop pressing the snooze button.

Chopped up vegis with houmous
Tuna Salad (yes raw fish is allowed thankfully).
I did cheat a tiny little bit with the beetroot :-( sorry, sorry!
  • 1 Papaya
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Banana
Mix together in a blender and add a little water. I wasn't really looking forward to this smoothie as I am used to adding almond milk and yoghurt but it was surprisingly good!
Not forgetting the usual nuts and dried fruit for snacking.
Weighed myself this morning and I am down 3lbs which means I have finally reached my first target, officially 2 stone lighter!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Day 2

Hi everyone,

Second day was rouuughhhh! Felt super tired and all that's on my mind is food..nothing else, just bagels and birthday cake. I'm really hoping this feeling will pass after a few days, even though we have been eating pretty healthy stuff for the last few months my body is craving the baddies.

Grapes, dried fruit, nuts

Salad - spinach, red pepper, carrot, cucumber, mushrooms, split peas
Fruit salad - grapes, strawberries, melon

Raw salmon with spinach, cucumber, celery and red pepper.

Josettes dinner included dried tomatos (eww) minus the salmon!

We had planned to go to the gym after work but I was so sleepy I was in bed by 8:30pm, definitely needed to fill up my 'sleep bank' ! Weighed myself this morning and I had actually lost 2lbs which is pretty exciting and has given me that extra push not to give up yet.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Day 1 - Starting Weight 8st 10lbs

Just a small breakfast today, one plum as I was in such a rush to get to the gym before work! Did my usual 20 minutes work-out apps then ate a banana straight after.

Salad - lettuce, carrots, red pepper, cucumber, various nuts and dried fruit.

Tahini Salad with avocado and mushroom. Here's the recipe for the Tahini salad if anyone else would like to give this a try.

  • 2 tomatoes (cut into small or medium cubes)
  • 2 cucumbers (cut into small or medium cubes)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely smash)
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint 
(recipe found at                
Suddenly all I can think about is food - the wrong types! Hopefully this will stop in the next few days as it's starting to drive me crazy...mmmmmm Victoria sponge...bagels...ahhhhh!           

Raw Food Diet - The Plan

The 'Raw Food Diet' can be a 3, 7 or 10 day diet plan, or if you are feeling adventurous a whole life style change. We have decided to give this a go for the next 10 days and see how it goes from there. I for one am already missing my coconut yoghurt in the mornings, but hopefully the results we see at the end will be worth the sacrifice!
The rules are pretty straight forward - eat only raw fruit and veg, together with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, smoothies and juices, not forgetting your daily intake of water.
Start with a glass of cold/hot water with a few slices of lemon to cleanse your system.
Then a smoothie of your choice or if you are in a rush just some fruit and nuts.
This should be the biggest meal of the day. Try to include as many greens as possible!
Again, lots of greens but try to add in some good fats such as avocado and nuts. No eating after 8pm I'm afraid.
So, there are the rules. Good luck everyone! :-)