Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ooops she did it again, crazy Kim

Well why not?

I am trial transitioning my family to a Raw Food diet. I know, so raw granola of me. I have been thinking of it for a very long time but just now got the courage to delve in. The health results if you play your cards right are amazing. I am talking a cure all. Not to mention weight loss. Anyway I will be blogging about this new chapter here and there on this blog.

We won't go 100 percent to start but I am gradually going to add more raw food to our diets until I am comfortable with 100 percent.

I will start off with a raw breakfast and a raw snack. I wasn't going to officially start until Monday but the kids were begging for something to eat today. I soaked some oats in some water (oats are cooked at over 100 degrees to toast them, so I am not sure this totally counts) Anyway I just let them get mushy, put them in my blender with frozen blueberries and maple syrup. I gave it to the kids fully expecting a revolt but much to my surprise they begged for more! It was watery, kinda grainy and cold. At first I didn't care for it but after a few sips it grew on me as well. I am currently soaking almonds in water overnight to blend them in the AM. Mornings will start off with power juicing, oats, and smoothies. Snacks will be sprouted hummus and things like slaw's with spices. I think my kids will transition well because it is not to far from what they are used to. Of course they love mac and cheese and chicken nuggets but I don't think they will miss it. They don't ever ask for that stuff anyway it is usually me being to tired to cook. Ha with raw food you don't have to cook!! We will see. I am really looking forward to the health benefits of this lifestyle. We won't go completely vegan at least not right away until I am confident in my skills and knowing proteins and nutrients. Who knows we may never get further than this week, but life is an adventure I want to try everything!

By the way my dear husband is totally on board! I am so blessed to have a man that is more health conscious than me and willing to be a veg head. For some of you who don't know me, I was a strict vegetarian for over 12 years. It wasn't until I was pregnant with Abby that I started to eat meat. My weight has sored to an all time high and the conditions that go with it are uncomfortable to say the least. We are learning that so many of our problems including behavior issues with Judah, could be the results of additives, processed foods, sugars and dyes. Gary and I have been watching Judah and he is the very worse when he even has a little bit of refined sugar. I need to take him off sugar, preservatives, all additives but I didn't want to make him walk that path alone. Then of course I am looking some auto immune things in the face and I am tired of being tired. We are a family and we stick together. I think by doing these things together we will set ourselves apart but at least we will be apart together!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you Kim. You are a brave woman to give this a whirl. I am excited to see if it works for you. We definitely see a change in Logan when he gets sugar.....we may have to give this a try. Where are you getting the resources?

    Take care!