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Raw food diet: how did it go?

Raw food diet: the reality For my Weekly Challenge #14 I embarked upon a week of eating nothing but raw food. This challenge was a simple but great way to step outside the comfort zone, and as usual, the reality was far removed from any deep seated fears of the unknown, which in this case...

Raw food diet: confronting a complicated relationship with food

Ah, the raw food diet: holy grail for dieters, vegans and Guardian readers everywhere. I spent a week on a raw food diet whilst traveling in Costa Rica and survived to tell the tale, but not without stark realisations about my own relationship with food… Food confession #1: fear of hunger I have a confession...

How not to learn to surf

My 15th weekly challenge (yeesh where has the time gone) involved spending some time flailing around in the pacific ocean waves at Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, trying to learn how to surf. The reasons I chose surfing as a Weekly Challenge are obvious – it’s cool and exhilarating with a dash of danger, pretty much...

Double down week: surfing and dieting

This week I’m actually attempting two conflicting challenges: to eat only raw (unprocessed, uncooked) food, and to learn how to surf. The two challenges conflict, to me, because learning a new diet puts me in a fragile state, and surfing (from my little experience) requires my fittest, strongest, best, most energetic self. Why attempt them...

Weekly Challenge #14: eat only raw food

Straw pole – how many people reading this post feel that their moods are primarily controlled by food and sleep? Okay put your hands down, I thought so. I know that statement is definitely true for me, I’m like a big six foot baby who throws his toys out of the pram whenever he doesn’t...