I’ve got an upcoming 2.5 week housesitting gig. I often take the opportunity to do some sort of food/diet challenge/experiment, since being away from my own kitchen keeps the temptations down.
For this stint, I think I’m planning to try a raw food challenge. Basically, lots of veggies, fruits, nuts, and nothing processed or cooked.
I have no intent to do this either for the long-term, or religiously (I’m not prepared to give up caffeine, but may tone my 4 cups of coffee down to tea). Decent chance I’ll forget or overlook some “rules” completely, but even if I fail miserably at “raw food” the focus of veggies and such will still be healthy.
Rumor has it that even as a short-term diet there can be long-term benefits by way of “palate resetting” – that is, people often report losing their cravings for sweet and salty foods (i.e. all my favorite snacks).
I’m planning to keep track of what I eat, how I feel, etc. and will update this post (either with edits or comments) with my on-going progress. I expect the first few days to be the worst, but I’m hoping to level out earlier than later… we’ll see.