View Full Version : Cravings!!!
05-06-2006, 01:00 PM
When I eat anything cooked, I end up with terrible cravings, I mean the white knuckle kind and gritting my teeth, and just trying to get thorugh yet one more second without my addiction of choice.
But when I eat raw, it just flows, my day is free, I have no cravings, Oh, I might think about a food if I smell it, or see it in the market, but I don't really want it. I can easily go on about my business and not feel it calling to me.
I know people who are alcoholics and they have a real hard time just knowing that there is a bottle around, I know people who are like that with chocolate and I know myself is wheat and dairy, but when I eat raw, I can look at wheat and dairy and just see them as non-food items, like the cardboard cereal box. LOL
Eating raw is the most freeing experience of my life.
I'd rather eat raw, than do anything else.
05-06-2006, 01:24 PM
I really like this post as it is very inspiring to me.
My only problem is that sometimes I simply can't stop eating. (even with raw) this is sort of new to me...it especially happens with things like raisins. I absolutely hate having to admit this, but I CAN'T stop eating raisins...I often eat them until I am sick. Maybe its a subconcious fear of not getting enough calories? I sometimes do a similar thing with bananas, many times the first thing I want is a banana. Could there be something in both these foods that my body is lacking or not absorbing properly or something, or am I just an addictive person? Sorry I got so off topic!
Any way what you have described is a wonderful thing, Most days I get to experience a similar thing. I can honestly say that as my family sits there eating a pizza I am completely turned off by it, and completely in love with my giant salad or whatever other raw food I am eating. Funny, we call it raw food, but is there any other kind of food...I mean if its not raw food straight from nature then its not really food...at least not in my opninion.
ah RP, love love love :D
05-06-2006, 01:47 PM
Lunar*Fey, you are so right,
cooked food is an oxymoron, it just doesn't exsist in my opinion.
I would say that eating bananas and raisins is a good thing.
My hubby loves raisins, and can eat alot of them at one sitting, I believe they have a bunch of good stuff in them.
Also bananas are great, there are people on this site that eat 20 bananas a day, so don't worry, if you want them, I say eat them.
You are doing great by the way.
hang in there!!
We're all here to help each other.
05-06-2006, 01:59 PM
Aw thank you Rawpriestess *HUGS*
I don't have to tell you how wonderful you are doing! You are such an inspiration! Also, thanks for easing my mind about the bananas and raisins, I think I was starting to get all anxious about it today...I couldn't do anything without thinking about how I was eating too many raisins and bananas...I mean at first it was great I didn't get any of that anxiety (it's not really anxiety I just don't know what to call it) it felt amazing...but lately it seemed like I was eating tons of raisins even if I didn't want any and I wanted a banana whenever I saw one. My mom always gets upset that when we go to the store I put like 5 bunches in the carriage (.33 cents a pound!) and then eat up all the bananas in the house within a week (more or less, depending) so maybe her getting upset has something to do with it (in my subconcious). I don't know. Any way, I hope I will stop feeling like this, it prevents me from getting anything done! gr.
You have helped me so much and continue to inspire me. Thank you. <3
and yes, we do RAWK!!! :D
05-06-2006, 02:02 PM
33 cents a pound is the least expensive thing I can think of in the store, except potatoes, I mean what else can you get for that price?LOL
Eat a big sweet banana for me, and top it off with some plump raisins too. !!
05-06-2006, 02:29 PM
last time we were at that store, there were only two bunches of bananas left! Now that was upseting
You really do make me smile RP, thank you :D
05-06-2006, 03:48 PM
RP~ You are awesome. I so hope to feel as you do someday! I do on most days, but when my honey is home...he is always eating something that makes me really have to work at it. LOL
The last time he ordered a pizza...I actually asked him if it would be horrible to just lick a piece! LOL :D I didn't, but I did have to throw away what he couldn't eat. I didn't trust myself. :(
I just downed a glass and a half of a green/fruit smoothie in prep for the chinese food he is bringing home for dinner.
I feel like I'm doing great by not having cooked food, but I really have to work at it during moments like these. :p I look forward to being where you are at! Seeing the food and just shrugging it off. Until then, I will let you inspire me! :)
LF~ I love bananas too! They are so sweet and smooth...I love the texture and everything. It's raw...endulge yourself! :D
Hi, Lunar*Fey! I know what you mean about eating until you feel sick. Before raw, I used to have terrible cravings and would compulsively eat until getting sick. Personally, I believe that anything we eat until getting sick is our mind speaking to us, not our body. Now that I'm raw, I find that I can still eat a lot (watermelon, for exaple), but I don't eat until I get sick because my mind doesn't take over the way it used to -my body rules over my mind and doesn't let me eat to sickness any longer. In fact, I haven't had that experience since last year, come to think of it! Perhaps that will happen for you over time.
It could also be that the high sugar content of bananas and raisins simply trigger you to eat more. Even natural sugar can affect people in different ways. My girlfriend, who has been raw for over a month, finds she cannot eat sugary fruits at all these days, though she loves them. We're all unique, and trial and error seems to be the best way of finding out what is best for each of us. You seem to be doing very well despite your banana/raisin concerns! :)
05-06-2006, 06:46 PM
Funny that you mention it. For me aswell especially the latest days I can't keep myself from eating a dozen bananas and hole packets of raisins and I do too eat until I get sick and every time that happens I promise myself NOT to do the same mistake again. The day after I find myself sitting there again with like seven bananas and one packet of raisins in my tummy within an hour of time. This could be, in my case, that im quite new with raw and some days have terrible cravings for chocolate and cakes and stuff. Today was the worst of these days and I was soooo close to go and buy me a couple chocolatebars but after a long and intensive resistance.. I went for a nap instead. It was a needed rest but didnt solve my cravings.
This seems to be a temporary thing though.
05-06-2006, 08:55 PM
Thanks DrPr and Daddeln.
the weird thing is, before going raw I could barely eat...I mean I ate a over 2000 calories a day but restricted fats (and started losing weight again) It's like I went from not eating much, to restricting fats and still eating (after hospitalization) and now to eating until I'm sick. When will my problems with fod ever end???? Raw was helping at first....I would stop raisins for a while but I have no other way of getting enough calories...unless maybe I eat a ton more fats instead? Idk...I know i know it's what ever is right for my body....but my body has been so messed up that I can't tell what's right for it. I need over 3000 calories a day..I've been getting about that much and still not gaining! SO i've been upping it the last couple days.
That's exactly how I am! Thing is, I need all those calories. but many days I end up eating like an entire CUP full of raisins (all throughout the day)...that can't really be healthy. great job resisting the chocolate bars by the way:). I don't get cravings for any cooked foods, but can't seem to control my raw ones lol. I hope you are right and this is temporary...I think once I start gaining maybe I'll be less scared and stop this "nonsense"... (lol)
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