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08-18-2006, 08:48 PM
What do you eat so you don't go off raw?
08-18-2006, 09:31 PM
I try to find the equivalent of what I'm craving. Like if it's chocolate make something with carob, ice cream-make raw ice cream, etc. I often will let myself eat a lot as long as it's raw, if I'm having a bad day of cravings.
Sometimes it also can mean you're tired of certain foods and maybe you need something different.
08-18-2006, 09:46 PM
Well, when I am hungry, I will eat anything, THAT is how I KNOW I'm truly hungry and not just craving something.
so, in that case, I will eat anything in the house,
but if I want "something" and raw isn't cutting it, then I know I am craving something that I am detoxing, and I'm NOT going to eat cooked, so I just fast.
and I feel soooooooo much better when I know how great I am being to my body.
if I want to eat, I will drink water, or fruit juice, or eat some fruit, it may not hit hte spot, but it leaves me so full, I couldn't eat another bite.
I've never felt this full on SAD, I could always cram something more in there.
08-18-2006, 09:48 PM
I'll eat something salty and/or fattening. I've noticed that usually when I'm tempted with cooked foods it's cause I'm craving one of those two things. Eating an avocado (lots of fat grams) or nuts usually does the trick. Sometimes if I really want salt I'll just grab the sea salt, sprinkle it on my hand, and lick it off. Salt is soooo good. And it usually satisfies my cooked food craving.
08-18-2006, 09:58 PM
I am not 100% raw nor am I totally convinced that this is the way to go. But my diet is mainly raw. Unlike RP, I will not eat just anything and at times have sat there feeling very hungry but upset because nothing sounds good to eat at all. If that's the case, I'll just pick something and force myself to eat a few bites of it. That something will usually be pumpkin seeds or nuts, mainly because they're handy. I usually eat my breakfast in front of the computer and I usually have pumpkin seeds for breakfast. They are one thing that I can manage to eat even when they don't sound really appealing.
I don't often get food cravings. When I first made that onion bread, I was really having cravings for it and was eating sandwiches with nut Swiss cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. I wanted that every day. But now that I've made my second batch, the overwhelming feelings of need to eat it have diminished.
I am not a "normal" eater though. At least I don't think so. I can go for months or even years having the same breakfast, same lunch, same dinner, sometimes all three meals the same and not ever want anything else. And then one day I'll just get burned out on it and switch to something else. This might be partly for convenience sake. I don't have to think about what I might buy at the store or what I have to fix. I do know that this is not the most healthy way to eat though. We need variety. So even though I might have a big salad every night for months, I will try to vary the vegetables I put on it.
08-18-2006, 11:54 PM
It's sort of counter intuitive but when I have the kind of food cravings you describe I make carrot, apple, kale, celery juice. Something about the rush of energy affirms why I eat raw in the first place and it also helps get rid of the craving.
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