So, we’re off to Alaska in August and I have just a few winter comfort meals left on my hips right now. I’ve started a fresh fruit and vegetable fast of sorts in the past weeks to get myself into tip top shape for our trip at the end of the summer. This winter’s sub-zero temperatures were anything but comfortable working outside. And now I’m paying the price of warming my belly with hot baked goods to keep out the cold.
I’ve already dropped 20 but I’d love to fit into some summer favorites for the trip. Another 15 to go I’m afraid.
My ‘Raw Foods’ mentors: Gena, Julie and Kristina have all got me convinced that fresh foods are the way to go for maximum nutrition while dropping this extra weight. I’ve always known the fresh, local produce tastes the best. But for now, it’s helping to trim down the fat as well as giving me full flavored meals.
I try not to eat much after 2pm. A salad or bowl of soup is enough to fill me up before bed. And all the fiber from fresh fruits and veggies is actually making me feel more full than before my plunge into “raw-dom” I’m just hoping that I’ll be able to continue these habits in August when I’m scrambling to see every square inch of the Alaskan terrain while still eating a plant based diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables tend to make processed foods seem quite dull and unsatisfying, to me anyway. But I may just have a big bag of nut, date and seed bars to get me through my long days of summer in Alaska. For now, it’s detoxifying fruits and lightly seasoned veggies till I can fit comfortably in my best pair of walking shorts and my favorite Vegan T’s.
All the fresh berries I can handle.
Lemon water in the mornings. Oranges. Fresh squeezed juices.
And of course, fresh, raw veggies and soups along the way.
I haven’t abandoned my love of baking completely right now though. I do have a husband who manages to stay the same weight and eat wickedly full meals. So I have cooked up some lovely desserts for him at least in my raw days of summer.
A new venture for me comes up the end of this week with Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble. Hot, crunchy, saucy goodness.
Can’t wait to share that recipe with you.
And then there’s my ‘Pit’ pie. No, I didn’t make it out of fruit pits. But it does have a surprise inside.
You’ll have to wait a week or two for that one to post.
Plus the next Breakfast In Bed-Fest entry will post next Monday so be sure to stop by for that one.
Plus a very cool new feature on the blog as I’ll be teaming up with Poppy and Annie. Its a weekly post for you all to share in and help us spread the word about nutrition, great tastes and cruelty free living. That’s coming up in July (I hope)…
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Its fruit mania. What better way to shake off the cold chill of our extended winter here in D. C. ?
Any fruit fads going on in your world these days? Trying to shed some winter pounds?
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