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09-06-2006, 01:35 PM
I have been high raw up to recently. Now trying to eat 100% raw food I have come to the conclusion that mock raw (immitating cooked foods) has the exact same effect on me as cooked foods, bloating, heavy feeling. Sometimes even out and out stomach pain.
Aside from veggie salads, I have been unable to consume comfortable any recipes require more than 2-3 ingredients.
It looks like whole foods mono eating, or really close to it, is where I am heading. I know everybody is different and can eat the many ingredient food just fine, but is there anyone else like me out there? Someone who felt just the same on whole food cooked as many ingredient raw?
09-06-2006, 02:06 PM
I've totally fallen off the wagon lately (working on getting back on) but when I was 100% I was the same way. Stomach cramps, etc from the processed raw stuff. I feel much better eating simply - fresh whole produce, salads, whole nuts. I'm more of a whole raw foods believer.
I totally agree!! Anything transitional sits heavy in my stomach. I made raw chili yesterday and even though it tasted wonderful, I felt very heavy afterwards. I can eat fruit and salad all day long and not feel this way. I usually only mix 2-3 fruits veggies together too. I feel so much better eating this way.
09-06-2006, 02:13 PM
I feel the same way. Even though I get bored sometimes with just fruits, veggies and nuts, my stomach appreciates that way of eating more than when I eat the heavier kinds of raw foods. I guess the boredom is my own fault. With the great variety of fruits and veggies that I have yet to try I should never get bored! :D
09-06-2006, 03:08 PM
I agree too. The worst I have ever felt after a meal was after a raw food potluck. Both my wife and I and our daughter felt sluggish and heavy for 2 days! My daughter had the worst burps ever. They smelled like sulphur and were incredibly rank! All those nuts and seeds. It seems so ridiculous. I think people think because it is raw, it is good. I disagree. If I want bread, I have some sprouted bread and avoid the side effects. Now when I go to raw potlucks, I eat only simple foods.
Sharon in Colorado
09-06-2006, 03:15 PM
I've felt that way after raw potlucks I've had as well. There's always pates, cakes, etc. and very little basic fruits, veggies and salads. At my next one later this month, I have made suggestions and hope that things will be a bit simpler.
09-06-2006, 03:16 PM
Yup! I think it has to do with cleansing, detox, and being further along on the raw journey. You're body knows what's right and wrong and it is telling you this. Many recipies don't food combine correctly either.
09-06-2006, 03:17 PM
I'm the same way. When I make "recipes" I don't include very many ingredients. I prefer to keep it simple and I rarely ever make recipes anyway. I feel healthiest and best this way.
09-06-2006, 03:32 PM
I agree, I do best with raw vegetables and fruit, and very few seeds and nuts. I seek out recipes to make using only those things interesting. There's plenty if you look.
I think there is definately a place for all the raw recipes. When people are making the transition, there stomachs are already used to heavy, poorly combined foods, to jump straight into having salads would make anyone quit within a few days of hunger.
It's a wonderful way for new, un-well people to make the transition because the recipes are yummy so they don't feel deprived and they mimick most of their favourite SAD meals. If someone who is obese and suffering numerous health complications can stick to raw for 30 days by using these recipes GREAT another healthy person who's made a new habit to be healthier.
I use the recipes personally, very rarely for a treat.
09-06-2006, 03:46 PM
Yes, I too really love the taste of the mixtures but don't always feel so well on them. When I am hungry or just want something, I always tend to reach for fresh fruit. Not cut up, not blended up. Just in the hand, and bite. When I feel hungry for a little more, I will grab a handful of nuts and that quells the feeling. If I don't have to make up anything like an entree, or even cut up a salad, I am happy. In fact, I kind of wish that my inclination turned more naturally to veggies than fruit. I like veggies, but I just reach for fruit first.
09-09-2006, 08:47 AM
I'm this way when it comes to too many ingrediants, like a raw pizza or soup is out of the question.
09-09-2006, 10:57 AM
Me too! Our bodies are really meant to eat one thing at a time. Digestion is a process that requires a alot of energy and the simpler we can make it the better we will feel.
All the best,
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