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01-06-2007, 04:46 PM
Trying so hard not to give in. Trying to make my first week RAW (Monday will be a week). How do you guys deal with the cravings? I was so bad a large plate of Ziti with cheese and pasta sauce. I almost gave in about 90 minutes ago but opted for a salad.
Any good food ideas for cravings or suggestions?
Hanging in there.
01-06-2007, 04:52 PM
Funny you said cheese, it has known addictive qualities. It'll take approx 21 days to get over most cheese cravings and prob a year for most to not even want it.
Most cravings for me go away when I eat a banana. :D
01-06-2007, 04:54 PM
When I started I found that if i ate some almonds with raisins and date pieces...as much as I wanted, that worked for me. I didn't have cravings for specific foods, rather I wanted just the carbohydrate feeling in my belly...and the nuts and fruit did the trick for me.
01-06-2007, 04:56 PM
Tito235 - I try to eat some nuts, pecans for me, because the fat in them help kill cravings. Also, 2 glasses of water can trick your stomach into a full feeling ...
01-06-2007, 06:15 PM
If I want cheese, I eat buttery fruits like canatlope and banana's. So silky and creamy.
01-06-2007, 07:01 PM
I get through the cravings in the beginning by stuffing my face with anything raw that looks good!
01-06-2007, 08:27 PM
This might sound stupid, but I get get over all of my cravings by power-drinking water. Just drink about 30-50 ounces of water, and I guarantee that you will not want to eat any cheese.
Do this everytime you get a craving, it will nip it in the bud.
I hope this helps.
01-07-2007, 08:44 AM
Thank you for all the advice. It definitely helped. I had water, a fist full of almonds, and a banana.
01-07-2007, 10:26 AM
When I crave cheese I make onion dip or a "cheese' spread, like the cheese part of Alissa's pizza, and use it as a veggie dip. That is what I love about raw, for every dead food I think I crave there is a raw equivelent that makes me hum after I eat it!!
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