View Full Version : I feel like I have been naughty...
01-10-2007, 01:53 PM
It is really weird and I am honestly trying to figure out why I feel guilty for eating what I have eaten this morning...I have eaten everything raw because that is my goal so I should have no guilt whatsoever, but I did make some chocolate cookie things which were basically made out of raw pine nuts, raw coconut flakes, raw almond butter, raw cocoa and agave and a smidge of salt. I blended them in the food processor and made them into cute little balls and popped them in the fridge to snack on them when I have a chocolate attack...I had only three of them BUT I FEEL GUILTY! I think in my mind I am still "screwing up" if I have something sweet and/or something with nuts because of the high fat content. I have come to understand and trust what I have learned on this website and other raw website with regards to natural raw fats not being the horrible, nasty, evil thing it is portrayed everywhere else...still my old mindset prevails. Anyone experience the same thing???
BTW, for breakfast I had an ENORMOUS salad with a couple teaspoons of pine nuts, and 2 full cups of peas mixed in with salsa and lime juice. Oh my goodness, that was so yummy. It is almost 1 o'clock where I am and I am STILL full!
01-10-2007, 02:00 PM
Isn't it amazing how our old ways of thinking about food creap in and jack us up even on raw! Whew! I've been their. :rolleyes:
Child, just eat what you like during this 30 day challenge, and beyond even. Don't worry about it. You'll figure out what works for you in good time. You've got to trust yourself. The more you worry about it. . . the more you worry about it, and you start wigging yourself out everything you pop into your mouth.
Now is the time to be good to yourself by allowing your mind and body to adjust to this raw thing. This is no small feat, and you are doing great . . . tasty raw chocolate snacks and all!! :D
01-10-2007, 02:04 PM
no way dude!! youre doing fantastic! you could eat those little puppies every single day and youd still be able to meet your health goals. awesome, huh? i add raw cocoa powder (ive finally find one that ACTUALLY tastes like chocolate to me :p ) to my smoothies every day for a chocolate raspberrie type shake...i love the freedom that eating great tasting and healthy food allows :) its just the beauty of raw!
01-10-2007, 02:08 PM
I was reading EYB's response and I had an epiphony! I could have a chocolate shake instead of a fruit smoothie for breakfast! Holy cow, imagine the unnecessary guilt THAT will generate!!!
Sharon in Colorado
01-10-2007, 02:30 PM
Sometimes it is nice to be naughty. If you weren't naughty in the first place, how would you ever learn to be nice?
01-10-2007, 02:38 PM
Naughty, in this case, IS nice! What a pleasure to be able to eat naughty foods and still feel nice and healthy, and meet your goals! Yeehaw!
I have a question for you and EYB - when you say raw cocoa powder, do you mean cacao? or cocoa? And if the latter, where oh where do I find such a thing? And is it REALLY raw?
01-10-2007, 02:49 PM
I have the raw cacao powder from Alissa's site...I just call it chocolate because I assume it is similar to the cocoa powder like Hershey or whatever only not processed.
01-10-2007, 02:53 PM
raw-siobhan - You crack me up! This is so cool ... you are in a *good* place :D
01-10-2007, 02:58 PM
girlsmiley...thank you!...I am in a very good place today! Between the chocolate and the laughter generated on this board I am doing pretty darn good today. :p
Oh yah, my 7-year-old girl got out of school just now and ate the rest of the chocolate balls! She said she wants me to make more for her lunch tomorrow at school. Wow, that is a really good feeling. She doesnt care that it is healthy (as healthy is usually a turn off for them). She just cares that it is chocolate and sweet. :)
01-10-2007, 03:07 PM
It is proven that Raw Cacao lifts our Serotonin levels & does help with mood elevation..Not to mention the Taste...YES!!!! :D
I dip into the cacao almost daily...I love it-but not too much or I can't sleep...
01-10-2007, 03:12 PM
Last night I was in the dumps emotionally - sick and tired of some aches and pains that I have been dealing with and just feeling overwhelmed emotionally with the woes of life as an overworked single mom...etcetera, etcetera. But today it isnt so bad. I wonder if the chocolate has anything to do with it...I still have the stupid aches and pains and everything, but I seem to be coping better today than yesterday. Perhaps it has actually lifted my spirits a bit. I will keep that in mind for the next time I feel down in the dumps. :)
01-10-2007, 03:18 PM
I struggle with that the first 6 months in 2004--it didn't matter if it was raw, I would be the sweet police upon myself and wonder all day "should I have or shouldn't I have" "this,that,how many calories,fats etc"
Like others have mentioned, our [thinking] really gets us worked up and we end up feeling like we failed. I mean sure, there is such thing as eating too many nuts,and dehdrated goodies BUT in light of the raw journey and healing, our bodies will work itself out IF we allow it to........
Was it yummmmmmy? Cuz that's all that matterz!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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