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Raw Food Log, May 24, 2007

Breakfast- 1/2 Honeydew melon, 1/4 large watermelon

Lunch- 7 large bananas

Dinner- 2  diced avocados & two pints sliced cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup mock mashed potatoes with homemade raw gravy, 5 pieces Audrey's New York "Sushi" crackers, aprox. 2 tablespoons of Living Intentions Rosemary almonds.

I was going to make my own mock mashed potatoes, but after a terrific run in Central Park, it was getting late so I settled for store bought mock mashed potatoes from Westerly.  However, I did make my own gravy!

While I was at Westerly I ran into Robert Dyckman who is a tropical raw fruit expert.  I asked him about the mangos that I'm always afraid to buy because they look too green and are sprinkled with small brown spots.  Robert gave me a quick lesson; the green ones are okay to buy and usually need a day or so to ripen, but frequently, even though they're green, they're still sweet.

The best part of my dinner were the tomatoes and avocado.  The first few savory bites of the "potatoes" were good but a few bites was enough.  I felt the same way about the nuts and the crackers.  Fresh fruit and green vegetables have become so satisfying to me that the other stuff just doesn't taste as good as I want it to taste.  Besides I feel better with the fruit and greens.

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 05:36PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments3 Comments

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Hi there! Arb question...how do you find eating so many bananas at once affects your blood sugar levels? Do you eat them ripe or still slightly green?

I've really been enjoying the more regular postings again. I find them to be very motivating, so thank you.
May 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJuanita
Thanks Juanita, me too! I have no problems with eating a meal of bananas. I eat them ripe, yellow with a few spots. Green bananas are practically all starch and very difficult to digest. I buy bananas when they are green and I give them time to ripen at home so they don't get bruised. There's few things as unappetizing as a bruised gray mushy banana.

Regarding the sugar part of your question-from everything I've read and from all the successful raw foodists I've spoken to, I understand that people mistakenly think that sugar problems come from eating too much fruit when in fact it's a problem of eating too much fat. The fatty foods prevent the cells from absorbing and utilyzing blood sugar which then accumulates to excess in the blood.

As you can see, I frequently eat large monomeals of fruit. I've modeled this practice on raw foodists that I admire and who have long term success. It may take time so be patient with yourself. I think it's a process of relearning something that is very normal and natural. The challenging part can be adapting this natural eating practice to the unnatural modern pumped up, high tech, rat race world we've created.
May 26, 2007 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker
Absolutely, it really is a process of relearning. Something which one's mind often tries to control on its own terms when your body (and digestion) has entirely different ideas.

Thanks, Stephen!
May 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJuanita

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