Day 1 | Raederle's Raw Blog

September 3rd 2010

Today's agenda:
  •  Water
  •  Garlic Tea
  •  Onions & Garlic & Cinnamon oil in the ears
  •  Shower
  •  Clean bathroom sink and toilet
  •  100 Crunches
  •  Take "Before" Pictures


So far I've taken my shower and taken my first detox tablet. And of course I've had some water. I'm already thinking about how I don't want to do a water fast.
The two most important things about the first stage of this detox is having nothing sweet and nothing solid. Doing all-water is just taking things to a higher level than that. A complete reset on the way my body works.
Gah! This is going to be really tough.
I should start on those 100 crunches if I ever want to get through them today. I'm not feeling very high energy. I stayed up way too late last night thinking about my novel and the movie my husband and I went to see last night; Avatar. [At the time this was written I was working on a fantasy novel.]
It's not an auspicious start for day one.


Since this morning's log I've sanitized the toilet and sink. It's important to clean and santize your entire house while detoxing to make sure you don't simply reinfect yourself with all the same bacteria. While doing a detox without cleaning your home will still have results, cleaning will make the results last longer.
I've also taken some "before" photos. Because I already lost the "extra baggage" a few years ago, and because my face already slimmed out when I cut butter and some other last straggling habits out of my diet several months ago, there wouldn't be much of a change to see if I were wearing a T-shirt and jeans. Hence, don't be surprised when seeing me in a bikini.


I just now finished my 100 crunches for the day.
I did make a couple exceptions today, but for good reason. I still had four carrots that I had not eaten, and my husband is somewhat allergic to them. [Jay stopped being allergic to carrots after four months on raw vegan foods. Jay started the raw diet the same time I did: the day I wrote this blog: September 3rd 2010. Although, the onion soup wasn't raw, it was one of a very, very short list of exceptions to a 100% raw vegan diet for the year that followed.]
I blended and strained the carrots for a cup of carrot juice. Before having that cup of carrot juice I was feeling a bit faint, but now I'm feeling quite excellent, and not the least bit underfed.
I did make another small exception, which was to have some onion broth. I cooked two onions and added seasonings. I made the soup mostly for my husband, but had a small bowl of just broth with no actual clumps. So thereby I have not violated being on an all-liquid regime, nor have I had any fruit, but I did have two things that were certainly not water.
I've decided a cup of tea every day isn't unreasonable since it helps to ease a clove of raw garlic down. The clove of raw garlic by far negates any effects that the tea could possibly have to disrupting the detox process, from my standpoint.
Total consumption overview for the day:
  • 1 cup of tea
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tall glasses of filtered water
  • 1 small bowl of onion broth
  • 1 glass of carrot juice (including carrot tops)
All in all, I think it's a good first day.
~ Raederle
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