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07-23-2006, 03:38 PM
I'm trying to do this but am cheating alot as I don't feel so good. I had one day where I felt very good but am having difficulty repeating it. I need some ideas to start that are very easy. I have a juicer and a blender but learned that the juices don't keep well in the cooler till lunchtime so this week I will try cut up vegetables. I am frustrated as many of the ideas require exotic ingredients that I don't have time to drive all over and seek out. Much of this is still shocking to me. I would never combine fruits with greens on a plate in a SAD diet so making banana spinach smoothies is strange and although I am trying these things I am wondering about proper combinations and if this is possibly why I don't feel good? Also I suspect that I have some severe candidas so I have been wanting to avoid fruits for awhile and see if I can kill it off. When I have tried to make juices of just vegetables they taste nasty. The only way I have been able to do it is to juice just one vegetable at a time. Meanwhile I have a family that expects me to cook them a SAD diet. I need to be able to entice them with RAW but so far have been unsuccessful. My son is 12 and the only info I have seen so far is for toddlers and little children. His friends like my fruit smoothies and know that they are special but he won't even take a sip. So tasty things with little preparation - like easy dips for veggies cut up. I've been doing a lot of reading but on-line the last few days but I'm overwhelmed to say the least.
07-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Keep it simile till you get the hang of thing. Do you have Alissa's book/DVD??? If you don't I highly recommend that you get at least the book.
Just make raw food availble to your family, but don't force them onto it. Let them work into it naturally at their own paste. When I set the table. I put all the SAD dishes out and the RAW dishes. Some of my family will at least try them sometimes. If they don't try them no problem, more for me, hehe!
07-23-2006, 05:15 PM
Any recipe or idea that has the exotic ingredients in them, you can easily substitute something else that you know you like. You can always work your way into trying the new stuff.
Like previously stated, Keep it simple at first :D
If you don't have Alissa's wonderful book yet, use the banana Search option at the top for subjects such as candida and food-combining. This board is EXTREMELY helpful and there is so much knowledge!!
All the best,
07-23-2006, 06:48 PM
Coriander74 mentioned Alissa's book and I can not tell you how much of an asset you will have by having it right now. In the mean time try to keep in mind why you are choosing to eat raw as your new lifestyle. Try not to make it about loosing weight and keep in mind if that is one of your goals that will happen. You are cheating probably because you do not have enough recipes to play with. Great advice was given. Use that little banana and make it your friend until you can get Alissa' book. Alissa has such a way of explaining raw. It is so simple and soothing. Once you realize how simple it ALL can be you will be just fine. If you stumble this board is here to help dust you off and get you back on your feet and running.
One of the reasons why you may not be feeling good is because you are interfering with your detox process. You keep going through the start/stop syndrome. Each time you do that you are putting your body off balance. It is actually trying to react to the back and forth that you are doing to it. My suggestion would be eat raw and only whatever it is you want to eat until your can arm yourself with more easy recipes. By all means use your own imagination and creativity. Embrace what you are doing do not whatever you do make it a chore. It you do approach it that way you will never succeed. Embrace raw. Enjoy what you are eating and how you are fixing what you are eating. Have fun!! Create a new juice and name it after yourself or the dog? :D
07-23-2006, 07:39 PM
This can be a very overwhelming proccess esp. when also having to care for your family who are on a different path.
Try to see if there are any raw classes and/or pot lucks in your area. This is a great way to learn new recipes and meet folks near by for support. Check Alissa's site for teachers and check other raw sites for pot luck listings.
Also, don't get caught up with fancy recipes or fancy ingredients, just have fun with it and start simple. It is a challenge esp. with the candida but if raw speaks to you try it (unabashed raw!) more than worry about fruit consumption etc.
good luck and let us know how we can help you along the way.
If you dont have Alissa's book yet, go into her website www.alissacohen.com and she lists several recipes there. Mock salmon pate is simple to make, delicious, and easy to take to work. Date nut torte is there and it too is very easy, delicious and handy for work. Get her book as soon as you can as it makes the beginning of raw much easier. Use the banana at the top of the page to search for recipes and fell free to ask questions here. Good Luck!!!
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