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01-02-2007, 11:47 PM
I started working out again and eating raw. I am trying to be as close to 100% as possible because I really want to see what benefits I may gain from it. :)
However, the last few days I have been craving chocolate and bread.
I end up eating lots of fats (nuts, oil, avacado) and I ate almost a whole pan of RP's brownies in 2 days- and I can easily go downstairs and eat more now.
How do you guys balance out your eating regime AND give you enough fuel for exercise? I get bloated on high consumption of fruits and veggies and that is when I start to get cravings. Help, advise, suggestions, examples please!!!!
Sharon in Colorado
01-03-2007, 12:17 AM
The fats will convert but it's better to up the fruit for fuel, it's healthier as well. Many athletes do well on fruit, and eat it in abundance. A lot of the time they eat the fruit in abundance after the activity to re-fuel. My husband, though, will usually make a carrot-apple juice before he works out otherwise he feels sick. Then I make him a large smoothie afterward.
Raw Figure here has a fruit dominant diet as well as Chilove and many others. I'm gravitating to a fruit dominant diet but right now I'm fasting.
A lot of bananas (4-5 bananas to 1 cup orange juice and a few cups of frozen mango and strawberries) in a smoothie helps me get my calories up.
01-04-2007, 11:16 AM
You could try to start each meal with a couple of pieces of fruit (other than melon which should be a meal in itself and not mixed) and this will dampen your need for sweet theings.
I found that the need for bread was overcome by eating dehydrated crackers and bars.
01-04-2007, 08:49 PM
Thanks guys. I am going to try to up my fruit intake as well as make a juice in the morning (this always helped me). I think I may get some Ezekial bread only until I recieve my dehydrater. I hope the raw breads and snacks turn out.
Sharon in Colorado
01-04-2007, 08:54 PM
Also if fruits make you bloated you might be eating them too close to fats, even the morning after if you still have fats in your system trying to make their way through (and especially if you are going through a lot of fats, as in the brownies) you will get a bloated feeling or other sugar problems from the food combining. The best time to eat fats is probably later in the day, and then also not before fruit.
If you have Alissa's book, check out the food combining chart, it's a great one.
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