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05-12-2006, 12:13 AM
I'm going to my friends house and staying the night... she's not raw and doesnt know I am. I also may be going to another friend's house for the night as well. Last time I went raw I told everyone and everyone was conserned for me and flipped out all the time. This time around I'm not going to be so vocal about it. What should I do/say when I go to my friends' houses?
05-12-2006, 02:02 AM
It's really easy, just tell them you've already eaten, works excellently, IF you go too early, you can say you are on a fast, or that you only want some fruit, or that you would love a salad, if you don't make a big deal out of it, no one else will.
05-14-2006, 03:19 PM
Thanks for ur tip rawpriestess. I was able to go a long time eating raw when hanging out w/ my friend. Then I messed up at lunch. :( Since they know all i had for breakfast was an orange I couldn't really say i was full or not hungry... so i ordered a spinach chicken salad f/ wendys. I thought all it had in it was veggies and chicken and that i could just pick the chicken out... but i was wrong... when I got my salad it had veggies, chicken, bacon bits and eggs all mixed in it. So, since i new i couldnt pick out all the bacon and eggs I left the chicken in and just ate it... but went right back to raw right after that. It was so temping just to eat cooked food this whole week since my friend's wedding is saturday. But I'm going to eat raw 100% or as close as possible for my friend's wedding. Soon I'll have to go to my grandmas and have b'day cake. :( I know if they all new how i was eating they'd all flip out! So, i dont know how i'm gonna discuize this one. Any suggestions would be helpfull.
05-14-2006, 07:01 PM
Well, this won't help at your friends house, but even before eating raw, I didn't touch fast food with a ten foot pole. So maybe you could say "I dont eat fast food. I'll eat when I get home."
Or I'm not sure if you're on raw for a "diet" or just to feel better, but perhaps you can just say I'm on a diet. I want to eat salad. Valid. They don't have to know all you eat is raw food.
Or better yet, say you want chicken, eggs, and cheese. You're on that atkins no carb thing. :eek: gross. I don't understand how anyone can eat that and feel good about what goes in their mouth. :(
05-14-2006, 08:03 PM
I just don't understand why anyone would flip about this diet. Perhaps you could merely say you eat fresh fruit for breakfast or salad for dinner. I don't see how anyone could object to that!
05-14-2006, 08:13 PM
Okay, everone is giving you advice on how best to "foil" your friends. But here's my advice, although I'm not sure you're ready to hear it.
If you aren't telling them because you're scared that you're going to fall off of it and you don't want that pressure, then go ahead and lie.
If you want to step into your power (and we all have it, whether we've found it or not), it just really doesn't matter if your friends flip out. You're not responsible for how they feel. You are saturating your body with live and healing enzymes and are healing your body. Say that to yourself several times over and over before you meet with them, then make you choice and if a raw, healthy alternative is not there and they ask you why you're not eating it (or why you're eating your packed snacks), say, with a huge smile on your face, "I'm nurturing my body with live and healing enzymes. Want some?"
And then say to yourself, "look at those fireworks. I didn't make them respond that way. They chose to!!! And then give a little giggle too).
You might also try and do some limiting beliefs work in this area in your life. Are you familiar with that?
I think this diet can only stick when YOU'RE stuck on it and LOVE it and BELIEVE in it.
Do you? :D
05-14-2006, 08:18 PM
Very well said, Mical!! I agree completely. You don't have to answer to your friends because they don't live your life or walk in your shoes. This is YOUR life. Raw food is not about impressing anyone or living up to anyone else's standards. Stand up for what you believe in and be proud that you have made a decision to improve your life and well being. Good luck! :)
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