View Full Version : I'm going to try again
04-20-2006, 09:07 AM
I haven't posted lately. I tried Alissa's program last year starting on July 4; my day of freedom from cooked food. I lasted two weeks. My husband and I were doing a DIY project, and either that or a detox made me very depressed. Crying jags and the works. I fell off the wagon and haven't tried again. I believe I am an all or nothing person.
I am ready to try again. My husband is actually pushing for this so he will be supportive, only he probably won't go 100%.
My question is: any hints? should I remove all cooked food from the house? Any prep or transition hints? Or go 100% right away. Any ideas for staying on the path? I am going to incorporate meditation and yoga into my new "take care of me" program.
This is so important to me. I have emotional eating issues, have had a weight problem for years, and I am addicted to sugar, I have investigated raw food for 9 years but have never accompplished the goal of 100%.
I welcome any comments or suggestions.
04-20-2006, 09:41 AM
congrats on coming back! i am also an "all or nothing" person, and the more i let go of that, the more it helps my raw path. what i mean is, i used to say "oh well!" if i ate a morsel of cooked food, and go all out eating everything cooked in sight because i "failed". i rarely do that now. last night i did have a small piece of dark chocolate. ok - i was raw all day, so that is fine -- in the past that bit of chocolate would have started a cooked spree! so letting go of the all or nothing has been helpful to me.
if your husband is supportive of you getting rid of all the cooked food in the house, which it sounds like he is, i would definately do that! throw it all out or give it away now! when i "slip" it is often because of some cooked thing i left in the house that i eat at night. also, if it is not in the house, your husband won't be eating it in front of you! that would be challlenging for me.
since it sounds like you are psyched to go 100% - i would go for it! i have experienced the sadness detox that you speak about. if that does happen again, you can check back here to see what to do. some people slow down detox with steamed veg or a bit of brown rice. obviously those items are not raw, so another option to alleviate detox symptoms is to do an enema - that has worked for me. once i was so sad i almost went for the veg and rice because i couldn't take it! i did an enema instead and i felt better.
but you can cross that detox symptom bridge if/when it comes.... you'll have lots of folks here to support you. for now, why don't you just start! that is awesome that you are going for it again!
04-20-2006, 09:53 AM
Im also usually the all or nothing type too but as I age (gracefully) I am trying to be kinder to myself and know I do the best I can. My weight has also been up and down my whole life and even though I feel so much better when I eat raw, I am still very much a compulsive eater and eat really bad for you food. I wont even mention what I ate yesterday. Stuff so processed and fake and sugary, I am getting chills just thinking of it ! Anyway, for me I know I have to do this gradually. Some day I see myself being 100% raw but I know Im not ready yet. Maybe thats not the best advice for you but I just wanted to share and let you know youre not alone in this.
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