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Raw Food Marathon Day Twenty Nine

Raw food children. Raw food families.


With the recent birth of my third daugher I have been thinking about my family's health. As posted previously, my family is not high raw, although raw food does play a big part in their daily food; fruit for breakfast, salads (alongside cooked where possible) and the odd fruit evening meal.


Both the older children, Esme 9 and Phoebe 7 (here they are x)


Raw Children


are very aware of the effect of food on how they feel. For example they both love pasta, but they know it upsets their tummies. Phoebe has to urgently go to the toilet to relieve the 'hardness' in her tummy, I think she means bloating/IBS.


A year or so ago they went raw for about a week (after indulging in too much cooked foods and ice-creams), it was a positive experience for them and after the initial withdraw from cooked they felt good and started to enjoy the fruit meals.


So we've decided to go raw again, but this time as a family (Mum included). They already eat fruit breakfasts but we're going to try 100% it for 5 days.


My wife's motivated because she wants to lose her pregancy weight. I don't know why she is worrying she was back in her bikini yesterday (7 days after Evi's birth) and she managed to squeeze back into her size 0 jeans yesterday as well!


The children are going to keep a diary during the week, to record their experiences.


Last night they had wholewheat pasta with veggies (broccoli, okra, green beans, courgette, asparagus, red pepper, mushrooms) with some Parmesan cheese with a side salad.


Here's what they said after I asked them how they felt.


ESME: After (the meal) it felt like I was carrying a heavy weight in my tummy

PHOEBE: It made me want to go to the toilet


Whenever the kids eat dairy I get them to tell me what's in it; "fat, blood & puss" and if not organic, "pesticides,hormones & anti-biotics" they reply!


Today's breakfast and lunch for them is fruit; bananas, kiwis, apples, pineapple, grapes, oranges and mangoes.


I'm on a citrus binge right now. I had a large orange last night, it was delicious!


The kids are back from school.


ESME: I felt good about myself, but hungry

PHOEBE: I felt flexible (she's a budding yoga princess) and light all day, but hungry


As I expected, they need more fruit. Double portions at breakfast and more snacking fruit tomorrow!




So much for the 100% raw for 5 days ... my youngest's teacher made some 'baby celebration' traditional (she's from Syria) homemade yoghurts and dips for all the family and gave explicit intructions on how to dip bread first into olive oil then a toasted herb mix. What can one do? I thought it was a lovely present/gesture.


So we all started the meal with some oranges, toasted some walnut bread and had a large salad together. Thank you notes are being written now!

I'll have to show her how to make raw hummous :-)


So the experiment has stalled a bit. We'll restart tomorrow. Oddly enough my children got talking with the school's admissions lady and she was interested in why they were eating a home made fruit salad for lunch. On the spur of the moment she's decided to support them during the next 4 days! I'll have to talk with her tomorrow and get her diary!


More on other raw food families later on this week ...


Raw Food consumed today:


Breakfast - 1 large orange, 1 pink grapefruit, 1 mandarin orange

Lunch - 2 large mangoes, small bunch green grapes, 1 large orange, 1 pink grapefruit

Evening Meal - oranges, mixed lettuce & herb salad, spring onions, carrots, cucumber, piece of walnut bread, tiny dip in the yoghurt

Snacks - 750 ml orange juice (made from small Thai green oranges), 4 organic bananas, 3 medjool dates, 6 prunes, 1 red aged pu-erh tea, 3 walnuts, 10 asparagus spears, 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, 1 peppermint tea


Training/Exercise today:


Run -

Bike -

Gym -

Yoga -



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