So week 2 of being (mostly) raw vegan is under my belt. I recently did a Whole30 diet and had remembered how hard week two was for me – the cravings, the mood swings, the overall feeling of being miserable. I was prepared.
Yes, there were a few bumps in the road during the week but overall it was way easier than I was expecting. Around mid week my body went into major detox – headaches, nausea, bloating, general stomach issues. But after 24 hours and a lot of papaya smoothies, I was feeling great.
Here are this week’s major take aways on being raw vegan:
- The discomfort is temporary
I had a few moments this week where I just wanted quit. And then I would get caught up in something and the moment would pass. Every discomfit in life is temporary. There is so much value is getting to the other side of it. It also gets easier and easier every time you do it.
- Find some comfort foods
No one says food cannot still be comforting, its just a new way of comfort. For me, smoothies, cacao and papaya juice made me so happy. They fuel my body, support my tummy, and made me excited to eat. Food is a way to heal and fuel my body, not a temporary fix to mask a deeper wound. This is so empowering. Which brings me to my next point.
- I am in control of food
Food for the most part has always controlled me. From cravings to not being able to say no when I was fuel, food always had a hold on me. Now I am saying to food, I control you. It is so empowering!! I’ve heard so many people say this before and I myself never have. It is such a beautiful way to enjoy food.
- My body is changing
I have struggled with weight my whole entire life. I refused to weigh myself at the beginning of this process and I wont at the end of it. I am trusting people kind words about my body as affirmations. I am trusting that what I am seeing in the mirror and the way my clothes hang a little looser as proof. I don’t need a scale to tell me I am stronger and more vibrant.
Again, with everything, it is all about the tribe of people you surround yourself with. Ax the haters and find solace in those who cheer you on, love you, and support you – even during your cranky detox moments. It’s all worth it, I promise!
Looking forward of week 3 of eating raw vegan!