Breakfast- 9 Honey Tangerines
Lunch- 4 bananas, 1/2 cup dried cherries, 1/2 cup dried apricots
Last night when I went to bed, I began to realize that I hadn't eaten enough yesterday. This morning when I woke up I knew that I hadn't eaten enough. I had plenty of energy, but it was a kind of rev'd up nervous energy and I wanted food. Normally, I don't want food early in the morning. So today I've made it a point to eat more fruit; the simple sugars in fruit provide the body with the fuel it needs to produce energy.
Protein and fat have their essential functions but they aren't the best source of fuel for energy production. Some raw foodists downplay the role of fruit but it works great for me. For the most part, I eat fruit alone and don't mix it with other foods and "bingo!" -I have a constant and abundant supply of energy. Also, I don't have cravings- it's natural for our body to crave sweets because fruit is an essential and natural part of the human diet. When fruit has it's proper place in the raw diet, wild cravings are non-existent. Eating enough and correct combining are the secret to making raw fruit work in the diet.
One more thing, if you're new to raw foods and you're reading my raw food blog, you must remember that I've been eating raw for quite some time and it has taken me time to observe my body and discern what I need to feed it. It is very important that you eat enough! Raw foodism is not about depravation; it's about abundance!