You're glowing. You're radiant. Your hair has a sheen.
These are the comments I'm getting from my colleagues, friends, family. Not since I was first pregnant 17 years ago have I received so many comments about my appearance.
I'm not buying it.
When I look in the mirror, I see a slightly skinnier me. That's it. I still have the skin, hair and wrinkles of a 52-year-old woman. I'm OK with that, but I'm wondering what everyone is seeing ...
These comments are all coming from people who know I am on this diet, so perhaps there is a certain expectation that these changes will occur. Raw-food proponents do claim that you will look and feel better eating this way, that your skin will be healthier, that you will lose weight. I do have more energy, and if losing 10 pounds has improved my appearance, I guess I can accept that.
It's not that I'm not a believer. Eating more raw foods has to be good for you. But I can't help but think it's probably too soon to have reaped any major health benefits or changes in appearance.
So not until I start glowing in the dark will I be impressed.