Alright, it's day 4, and I am feeling great! While walking to the subway this morning I guess you could say I had a spring in my step. I feel light and energetic. As you know, my raw groupies (aka supportive girlfriends) are also dabbling in the raw regimen and my roommate has already dropped 4 pounds! She's had a tempting week, too. Monday night she had drinks with co-workers, where they noshed on bar food ("Surrounded by fried food and beer. Drinking a Chardonnay and hoping that smelling food will keep me strong," she texted me that night); yesterday pastries and bagels just waited for a taker on the counter in her office kitchen.
All my food today has been completely satisfying. I had a dragonfruit-blueberry-lime smoothie for breakfast, more fresh berries and pineapple at a meeting this morning, then some sunflower seeds, and for lunch a delish avocado, kale, radish, and red onion salad with lots of lime juice.
And I am even happier to report that I have discovered a raw dessert for my afternoon sweet tooth. This is worth seeking out even if you don't eat raw. It's called Rawtella (truly!). A riff on the Italian cult favorite, this raw hazelnut spread has a thick texture and a rich cocoa flavor. I nearly cried when it resurfaced at my desk yesterday afternoon.
Check for an update tomorrow!