I want to try to increase my raw intake, and for years I have struggled with exactly how to do this. I’ve toyed with “raw before lunch”, “half raw at every meal”, and “have a raw lunch but a normal breakfast and dinner”, but none of these have worked.
But, now I have found a numbers-oriented way to achieve more raw food in my diet. I love numbers you see 🙂
This chart shows the percentage of raw food I ate each day by calories consumed.
I have logged food on and off in My Fitness Pal for months, so each morning I just tot up the raw components’ calorie value and work out what that is as a percentage of my whole intake.
I’ve been interested in the idea of a raw food diet for probably 6 or 7 years but this is my first serious attempt at being more “raw”.
I know that a 100% switch is not possible for me. I change slowly for best results, so for now I’ll just keep an eye on my percentages and I’d really like to see it hovering around the 50% mark from here onwards.
Before this week my daily raw consumption was rarely more than 10% and on many days it would be a big fat zero. Not that I didn’t eat fruit and vegetables – I just ate them cooked.
As an aside, I’ve lost 800g (1.7lb) in 7 days just by increasing my raw calorie count 🙂