View Full Version : Feling Sad b/c of SADs
03-05-2006, 01:09 PM
I've been totally excited about going raw. This week is my first week and I'm not 100% yet but I have a lot of books and info to get me there. I am SO into it though and cooked food makes me feel sick to even be around so I know this is what my body wants. But it seems like everyone I know thinks I'm going nuts or something. And people also always give me stories about others who were raw and it didn't go well for them b/c they messed up their gut with too many raw beans, or they got emaciated, etc. So many yucky stories out there. (I do worry about becoming too thin b/c I'm already very thin and hope to gain weight, not lose any.) Anyway, I'm not caving in to everyone b/c I really feel like I need this "diet" but I don't like people to think I'm crazy. Even my mother who is a nurse keeps telling me that "you can't cure disease, only prevent it..." etc over and over and she thinks I'm being ignorant. Any advice other than just to let things go by and not take things personally? I feel like no one is trusting my judgement right now. Any good books with testimonials that people will really believe, ie from a medical doctor who has dealt with raw foodists? Thanks....
03-05-2006, 04:24 PM
Take consolation from the fact that many of the great inovators through history have had to fight a similar battle. You know what is right and sooner or later thay will know it too. You will be sitting there with a smug "I told you so" grin on your face when they finaly discover the truth.
03-05-2006, 07:29 PM
Pop over to this thread
There are several scientifc based books in that list.
03-05-2006, 07:36 PM
I feel the same way...I went off my Raw for two days and am totally SAD about it today. I ate SAD last night b/c for my mom's fiftieth birthday we all went to a Japanese restaurant where you all have to eat the same thing. fried rice, atleast I got vegies and no meat.. IT's not over yet...then I started drinking, giveing me a hang over this morning which I tried to cure with some pure sad food. Besides that I barely hang out with my friends and kinda gave up on a relationship I was in. My life used to be all about drinking on the weekends. Now I don't do that. Friday I went to Jungle Jims with my mom to get RAW food. I'm absolutely happy with this tho. I want to eventually move out of this city to one where being RAW is more acceptable instead of getting negative feedback. I don't know if this is a great reply it was just kind of my emotional SAD reply. Wish I hadn't gone off of the raw. However tomorrow is a new day!
03-05-2006, 09:46 PM
It's funny how SAD-eaters always have one or two horror stories about vegans & raw-foodists, when in fact, a HUGE proportion of our population suffers, sickens, and dies from eating SAD. SAD is the true horror story.
03-06-2006, 02:50 AM
I have finally figured out what works for me,
I can either attempt to explain myself to peopel who will choose to feel uncomfortable with my choices, because they KNOW in their heart that it is the best way to eat and they aren't doing it.
Or, I can just not say anything.
I mean why broadcast why you are eating a certain way?
I just order a salad, with the dressing on the side, some lemon wedges, and any fresh fruit they have or a fruit plate, no one seems to think this is a strange way to eat, if anyone says aren't you gonna' eat a steak?
I simply say "no", that is it, there is never any reason to
Defend your actions.
unless you want to.
that is it, it is so simple.
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