Raw, noun: 13. unrefined sugar, oil, etc.

Ugh, my head hurts. It's sunny and gorgeous out and all I want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep. Why, you say? The post-Easter sugar hangover.

Been super raw of late, really healthy, living on tons of greens and kale and dates and almonds and 24 oz of carrot juice each day. The difference it makes is remarkable. Feeling super clear and lucid, really energized, skin glowing, glad to get up in the morning. The carrot juice is a new thing as of the last two months or so - often recommended as a great rejuvenator because of so much Vitamin A and beta-carotene - and I can feel the difference it's making, for sure.

But then Saturday and Sunday hit and we sort of spiraled into chocolates and Peeps and Reese's and whatnot, and hey, it's Easter, it's just one, and then another, and suddenly my body's freaking out because it hasn't had sugar in a week and now BAM! stimulants, hello! And today I feel, well, like shit. Sluggish and brooding and achy and tired and unmotivated. And I have no doubt, no doubt, it's all about the high glycemic sugar content of so much candy and white bread from yesterday. Poison, dude.

Ugh. Can't believe we give kids this stuff. If it has such a poisonous effect on adults, then geez, what about a little tyke who weighs 40 pounds? I bet we could cut Ritalin prescriptions in half if we just stopped stuffing kids full of sugar and sweet sodas. That said, 146 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Health

It was a total wash for the Giants over the weekend, despite gorgeous weather and a packed stadium for the Dodgers series. Disappointing. And now they'll be on the road for a week, so tomorrow night I'll be hitting the A's stadium w/ the girls for the White Sox series instead. Looking forward to it.

Let's close it up with a little from my fave World's Healthiest Foods on Kicking the Sugar Habit.

Go Team Kale


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