Raw Day 25: Stages of Habit Making

Breakfast: ½ cantaloupe

Mid-morning: 1 apple

Lunch: Smoothie – 1 banana, 8 strawberries, 1 c. spinach, 1 c. frozen fruit, ¾ c. pineapple

Dinner: 1 piece of salmon gravlax; ½ cucumber; Smoothie – 2 frozen bananas

I have to say… it’s been incredible lately with absolutely no hunger problems. My smoothies are fit for giants so that may be a contributing factor, but I suppose I have passed through the detox stage, the unbearable stage, and have finally come out on the other side. Just in time for a final hurrah.

I have read that it takes a month to make or break a habit. Interestingly, I’ve also read that it takes 7 days, 2 weeks, and 20 days – each in various places on the big bad web. Based off of the raw food experience, I’m going to side with the 1 monthers. You need time to recalibrate your shocked body. There’s the initial What’s happening?! What is this?! This is insanity! as your body tries to comprehend the sudden lifestyle change. Then there’s the Whoa… This is cool. phase, which is followed by WHAT THE *@^& ARE YOU DOING TO ME?! THIS IS AGONYYYYYY! And then, finally, there’s Wow. I’ve done it. I feel… amazing.

Every challenge is a roller coaster, baby. You just gotta ride that sucker through the fun and fear all the way until the end.

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