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Raw Food log, 2008, 2/27...

On Wednesday, 2/27/08:

Breakfast- Green Smoothie with 1 large papaya(aprx 4 lbs.), 2 bunches curly green chard, blended with 2 cups of water

Lunch- 14 Medjool dates

Dinner- Green Smoothie with 1 large pineapple, 1 head green leaf lettuce, 4 large stalks bok choy, blended with 2 cups water

I had some interesting observations when I left my apartment to go to work this morning.  As I walked past the coffee vendor cart on 45th Street the aroma of the coffee was repugnant to me.   This is notable and unusual because I like coffee.  I don't drink it often because it disrupts my system in every way, but even so I usually like the aroma, the first sip, and the resulting euphoria; this morning it smelled awful!  A few minutes later I walked past a local bakery and similarly, the aroma of the fresh baked goods was sickening.  I don't know what this means but I'm just noting it.

Today I had an acting job, working on a new show, the Mike D. Show, produced by Harrington Talents.  Mike is a stand-up comedian and the show will be distributed on superdeluxe.com.  The job itself went well; I'm looking forward to seeing the final cut.  Regarding food, I'm glad that I took a container of dates to eat.  Most of the food there was from Dunkin' Donuts -bagels, donuts, cream cheese, and coffee; there were also bags of chips, Twinkies, and Yodels.  It was all the stuff that smelled sickening to me earlier.  I ate dates for lunch at around 2:00 PM.  A few hours later several boxes of pizza arrived for the cast and crew to eat.  It was appealing on some level but I knew that I'd feel full, bloated, and lethargic if I ate any of it.  A few moments of gustatory pleasure is not worth feeling like that, at least for today.  This raw life is sometimes a one day at a time kind of thing.

My fellow cast members were a friendly and relatively quiet group.  However, after they ate their pizza,  we were all sitting around and I became aware of how loud and animated their conversations and speech became.  This seemed to be in contrast to their earlier demeanor.  I don't know what this means or if I imagined it; I'm just noting it. 

I continue to feel grateful to Victoria Boutenko for introducing me to green smoothies and sharing her extensive research. 

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 09:55AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments3 Comments

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Reader Comments (3)

hi, i'm reading your daily menu and seeing all this fresh produce.. have you found the price of produce skyrocketing? are you using any frozen fruits or veggies?

i have been eating like my ancestors for many years and now wondering if i could move my digestive tract over to raw fruits and veggies....
any suggestions would be helpful. thanks!

March 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereve
No, it's all fresh unless I've indicated otherwise. I have noticed produce prices going up. Oddly enough, I've also noticed the price of Romaine lettuce has been lower the past couple of weeks.

Your, our, ultimate ancestors ate primarily raw fruits and leafy greens! Just keep adding raw. Mono-meals have helped me as well as my recent green smoothies. Also, having an all raw day, even if the the days before and after included a lot of cooked food, helped me to become familiar with the sensation of being all raw.
March 20, 2008 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker
oh wow, i was talking about my ancestors that roamed the earth in the Pleiocene era and ate raw meat and seeds for hundreds of thousands of years.. during the ice age, there were no veggies or plant life. just meat and fish... that's the eating plan i am on, the way my ancestors ate. but for the sake of integrating a little fruit and veggies, i would like to try raw, vs cooked.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereve

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