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Update on Mr green’s high raw diet

Submitted by on Monday, 8 June 2009 Loading Add to favourites  2 Comments

mr-green-eats-a-high-raw-dietAs I mentioned at the beginning of last week, Mr Green has switched his diet from a ‘traditional’ meat and two veg to high raw. Several of you showed an interest in this radical change of eating, so we thought we would give you regular updates on his progress.

After one week on his high raw diet, Mr Green has lost 4lbs. And he hasn’t even tried! He is not being fastidious about this, and Sunday is his ‘day of rest’ as far as greens are concerned.

One bite at a time

He’s made the decision to stick with a traditional Sunday lunch, which includes wine as he feels that 6 days eating high raw is achievable, whereas 7, at this stage, feels unattainable and a chore.

Personally, I don’t know how he does that – I would have thought his stomach would have shrunk so that he couldn’t manage a full roast dinner, but after a week he managed his usual fare i.e. a lot!

I put a small portion on his plate, expecting him to struggle, but he manfully went for second helpings plus a couple of portions of chocolate pudding!

The strange thing? He felt no different – either for better or worse …

Fresh salad and herbs

What’s been great about his first week is all the salad is growing well in the garden, so he’s been going outside with an empty plate and filling it with the freshest, organic produce you can imagine. His salads are bursting with vitality and the uplifting zing of herbs. We don’t have any tomatoes yet, but we are able to buy locally grown ones.

Detox headache

He had a headache by the first weekend, which quickly passed once he’d drunk plenty of water. He’s been very active; gardening, climbing ladders to do some preliminary work for our solar panel and his energy levels seem to have increased.

Increased energy

When I am ready for bed, he is still wide eyed and raring to go. Amazing for a man who is currently eating less than 1000 calories a day! It seems we are overfed but undernourished in our society and we’ve forgotten how to listen to the true needs of our body.

As long as the sun stays out and the salad keeps growing, Mr Green is happy with his high raw diet. I’ll be following his progress and sharing it with you on the site. If you have any questions for him, please leave a comment below!


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  • Without being too personal, I am wondering about stomach reactions? For example, has he had pains or cramps? I would love to try this, but am afraid of throwing my stomach into a tailspin, so to speak : )

  • Mrs Green says:

    @maggie~yournontoxiclife: Hi Maggie; welcome to the site and thank you for your comment – nothing is taboo here!

    Regarding Mr Green’s stomach; well it sure is loud at the moment LOL! but it’s not causing him any pain or cramping at all.

    He says that he does feel hungry, but it’s not a gnawing or painful hunger. He is into his second week now and feeling less hungry than the first week – we assume that this is because his stomach has shrunk a little.

    There has been no nausea, pain, diarrhoea, wind, indigestion or constipation – everything is working great, but as I said, a little gurgly from time to time.

    What is your diet like at the moment; are you planning a change?