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03-01-2006, 06:49 AM
For 6 days straight I was faithfully 100% raw. Then I ate something non-raw for supper, and the following day I followed up my raw morning with more non-raw foods. So then yesterday I ate raw all day and decided to have a non-raw supper.
This is my embarrasing question... this morning I can taste/sence my breath to be aweful... way back in the back of my throat. I havn't eaten anything yet this morning, but I'm going to have some fruit just to get rid of that "taste/whathaveyou". Is this something anyone else has experienced?? The last time that I've experienced something like this was one occassion back in highschool. Is this normal? Detox?
I wish to be back to 100% but I feel that I need more ideas than "salad" for supper. But I come up empty handed on that front. I'm going to post about this in the recipes section of the board.
03-01-2006, 07:13 AM
my guess is you have a mucus issue. When we eat cooked food, it upsets our bodies because you are putting foreign matter back into it. It cant deal with all the mucus so you have this upset.
Plus, you are going back & forth with it a lot. That is worse than being sad in my opinion, but just in the sense of what you are doing to your body. Throwing it in the mucus tornado over & over again.
That's just my idea.
Greens should take care of it. Celery, bell pepper, parsley.
I feel your pain..especially about "just salad" for dinner issue. My suggestion would be to make an awesome dressing that is raw yummy and covers the salad so all the greens will become delish!!! I have found love blending an avocado, lemon, parsley, cilantro and cucumber and pouring that one my salad of greens and some shredded veggies. It is easy and yummy all at once and keeps me from feeling in a rut and bored.
Good luck and keep going!!
03-01-2006, 09:01 AM
ljannise... I understand what you mean about the mucous being produced by eating sad meals. But I just can't allow myself to think that what I'm doing now is worse than eating sad, b/c if I do I'll just go back to eating nothing but sad, and that would be sad indeed ;) I don't think that everyone just jumps in 100% raw right off the bat (at least I can't), and for now I'm just doing the best that I can... and hey! I am giving my body what it wants/needs most of the day right? And on a good note, I noticed that for the first time I didn't get sick when everyone around me at work is really suffering with a cold... yay!!
Thanks for the input tho.
JMD... you are right about the dressing... I've tried a couple that involve garlic, lemon, lime, but I can't take these foods yet... so I'll keep looking. Rowan just posted one for a catalina substitute so I hope to try it soon.
03-01-2006, 09:09 AM
well you asked about the breath & I know mucus will do that & greens helps it go away.
When I mentioned going 100%- cooked on again/off again being worse to your system, I was reffering to the way you throw your body in such a panic mode. If someone is 100% for 5 years & eats a steak dinner, they will be in the Hospital ER!!! I'm not kidding. It's serious when you throw your body right back into a situation it cant handle.
I've heard some pretty miraculous things about the 5 year stretch. It depresses me to think I would be 35 when that comes to me, but as raw foodists, we are timeless, arent we?? Age halts & reverses.
Anyways, just offering some support.
Have you bought Alissa's book?
03-01-2006, 09:21 AM
Alissa's book is CRUCIAL to making the transition completely. Without it, I would be in the same place you are right now. There are TONS of easy recipes in it. I spent roughly an hour in the kitchen this weekend and made so much raw food that all of my tupperwares are used up!
Trust me - buy the book - it's worth it's weight in gold. If you can't afford it, scour Alissa's website for recipes...it makes it EASY to stay raw if you have variety and options for recipes to choose from!
03-01-2006, 09:26 AM
Never, that is such the right thing to say!!
Ok, let me say this-- Alissa's book is like talking to your new best friend. Everything is in layman's terms, mapped out & it's by someone you feel is your EQUAL. It's non threatening, pushy, etc.
When I got her book, I threw out all my others. This book is the only one I'll ever need.
And to be honest with you, I'm not gourmet. I dont see myself ever being gourmet either, but that's just my choice. I have heard some pretty awesome things about Alissa's recipes compared to other raw food recipes.
I have seen so many ppl go from right where you are to feeling safe & comfortable enough to understand WHY it's so important to take a 100% approach much more seriously.
03-01-2006, 11:36 AM
ljannise... that puts you and me right around the same age... I'm 31 currently :p And I don't doubt you one bit about it being hard on a person who is raw to go back and eat something cooked. I've read some accounts of ppl having a really rough time following a cooked meal. Just goes to proove that the body "knows" what's good for it, and what's NOT!
Neverknow... and ljannise... you know what I looked into getting Alissa's book the other day, but the shipping was going to cost SOOOO much. So I decided to heck with it... I'm gonna order it, and have it mailed to a co-worker's house in the USA :cool:
I can barely wait for my book & DVD to arrive. And who knows... once I get them she may just inspire me to shell out for a dehydrator ;)
Thanks again girls!!
03-01-2006, 07:01 PM
see, there is big difference between slow transitioning and yo-yo jumping - all raw, all cooked- that is very unhealthy, because your body is constantly tricked.Why don't you make sure, that each of your meals is at least 50 percent raw and later increase it a bit. First eat raw part for two reasons-it gives enzymes for digestion, and second-helps to train your taste buds.
03-01-2006, 08:34 PM
greeninlossangeles... yup! That's what I'm going to do. But instead I'm going to do it as one "regular" meal each day for supper... until I feel more able to move into higher raw. I can do just fine all day eating fruit and veggies... but once supper comes I just require a little bit more time to transition. My main goal is going to be to keep the "regular sad" meal as vegetarian.
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!!!
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