I just returned from a family ski vacation in Park City, Utah. We spent four days skiing and relaxing, it was so great. It was so easy for me to stay raw because we rented a condo with a full kitchen. I was able to stock up on fruits, vegetables and greens. This made me very happy!
This was my first time skiing so I wasn’t sure if my raw foods would keep me full all morning until lunch. I do exercise everyday, but I usually go home and eat soon after. I don’t eat a huge breakfast, I tend to graze in the mornings and then eat a big lunch. I was worried I’d be stuck on a mountain hungry. Silly I know, but once a foodie always a foodie I guess. I decided to eat a lot greens, stay hydrated and see what happens.
For breakfast I had plenty of water, then a large plate of spinach with tomatoes and about four clementines. I was a very nice way to start my day. I took fruit with me just in case and ate an apple right before I went to my lesson.
I had nothing to worry about, my salad and fruit gave me so much energy I felt satisfied all morning until lunch. The key is that I felt satisfied, not too full. Before I started my raw diet I was a firm believer in high protein meals before exercise. I would usually fill up on eggs, cheese and a side of toast. As expected this meal would make me feel really full. The problem was a few hours later my blood sugar would drop and I would feel so hungry that if I didn’t eat lunch right away I’d be very cranky. This has not happened to me since switching to raw foods. Even when I’m hungry I never get cranky, I always feel stable.
For lunch my husband and I headed to the lodge. I went to the awesome salad bar for some fresh veggies.
My breakfast was so successful that I ate the same thing every morning. When I’m home I do rotate my greens, but it was just easier for me to stick with spinach since I bought such a large quantity. I knew I’d be back to eating a wider variety of greens when I got home.
This trip was a great experience for me. It was nice to see that I had the stamina to do a strenuous sport like skiing while eating a high raw diet. Your foods should fuel your body and energize it, not leave it feeling sluggish. Living foods make my body feel more alive.