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eat Nutrional Yeast? I just found out it isn't raw. I've been enjoying it in massive quantities for 2 weeks now. C-r-a-v-i-n-g it on everything. I've probably eaten 1/2 lb. I love it on nuts at night while I watch tv or read.
I have gained 7 pounds in 10 days. I threw it away because I say I won't eat it, but I do.
Up until then I was 99.9% raw. Arrrrrrgh..... What is my body saying I am deficient in??
08-15-2006, 07:36 PM
Did you buy the one that saids raw?
nuts are raw. I just found out that N. yeast isn't.
08-15-2006, 09:35 PM
I have read in many places that Nutritional Yeast is one of the few sources of Vitamin B12... Maybe your body is craving it because it realizes that's where it can get it's B12?
08-15-2006, 09:36 PM
Maybe it's B-12. I know there's b-12 in N. yeast.
08-15-2006, 10:02 PM
Craving for some specific (cooked) food is not the sign that you need something in whatever you crave, but rather, the sign that you are detoxing from the toxins in whatever you've eaten. The toxins enter the bloodstream, and this often results in cravings. When our body truly needs something, it signals to us through a healthy appetite, not cravings.
08-15-2006, 10:04 PM
wow, I didn't know that. Do you have any links on this? I just bought some, but haven't opened it yet.
08-15-2006, 10:07 PM
ok I just answered my own question.
08-15-2006, 10:07 PM
maybe you're craving it because it isn't raw? I know if i have one bite of something non-raw i crave it A LOT!
08-15-2006, 10:12 PM
Ditto what Gosia said...
For me, when I eat bread, or pasta the cravings kick up. Not because there's anything in the grains that my body needs; but rather because the grains are stimulating the craving. I can't spout the scientific evidence behind this, but I have read that others have also experienced this same thing. How many people do you know who can eat just a couple of bites of pasta? I never could. I always wanted more and more after I had the first bite. This is NOT the case with Fresh FRUIT. I NEVER overeat fresh fruit to the point that it hurts my body. The same cannot be said for grains and other coooked foods.
The weight gain could be a result of your body storing excess water to dilute the yeast and other low-water foods you've been consuming (i.e. nuts, etc).
Hope you're doing well Nini. Its been a great many months since I've been to the RAW potlucks.
Best to you,
08-16-2006, 07:14 AM
When our body truly needs something, it signals to us through a healthy appetite, not cravings.
Now I'm confused. When you say it signals us through a healthy appetite, do you mean hunger? Everyone talks about "listening" to our bodies and what it needs. If our bodies signal with hunger, then how do we know what it needs?
Interesting. Thanks for your replies. Want to hear something funny?
I went to the health food store today and they were giving out free samples of nuts powdered with Nutritional yeast. I couldn't believe it!!!
Hey Fiddler! I spent time in FL, so I missed June and July's potlucks. Last week's was a pool party. There were so many people there! Hope all is well.
08-17-2006, 07:29 AM
Craving for some specific (cooked) food is not the sign that you need something in whatever you crave, but rather, the sign that you are detoxing from the toxins in whatever you've eaten.
I'm going to have to agree with you completely on this one. I learned this when I went on a three week water fast. If you really want to know the difference between hunger and appetite, I suggest going on an extended fast.
In fact, I would go as far as to say that "hunger" as most people think of it has nothing to do with the need for nutrients. If you go on a water fast, you will become extremely hungry after about half a day. If you wait, the hunger will subside. This happens repeatedly over several days, but eventually (once your body is squeaky clean) you are no longer hungry for anything.
But you will still have an appetite, which is the wanting to eat something. But there is a between difference between wanting something, and craving something.
08-17-2006, 06:55 PM
I used the word "healthy appetite" because true hunger is different from the traditional, cooked, understanding of the word. When a cooked foodist feels a pain in the stomach, they think it is the hunger. Raw foodist knows (from experience of oneself and others) that the pain in the stomach is detox caused by having eaten cooked foods. Raw foodist knows that it is time to eat, when they have a feeling deep in their throat, teling them that their body wouldn't mind if they put something nice (raw, fresh) in their mouth. Also, foods seem to have a certain appeal, and they taste good, when we are hungry. True hunger, unlike cravings, is not an overpowering feeling that you must eat right here and now. Rather, it is a gentle feeling telling you that you could considering having something to eat in some not so distant future. Once the true hunger is satsified, the interest in foods goes away, the foods do not appeal or taste anymore.
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