View Full Version : i'm having a hard time first day on raw
01-29-2007, 04:37 PM
well i started today
i had banana papaya pudding
salad with the salmon pate
banana strawberry smoothie
here is my problem
i am very much addicted to pasta. we made the fettecuine and it was gross to me. my hubby thinks to much spices garlic since i am a very simple girl. i feel there is nothing that is going to work. i am having a bad time feeling deprieved. does it get easier? i really want the dehydrator because then i can make chicken nuggests, calzone crackers fruit leathers, pizza cakes cookies muffins ect. will the dehyrator make it easier for me? i really need some help and any opinions. i just feel so hungry and deprieved.
thankyou so much
01-29-2007, 04:56 PM
I want to suggest to you that ANY time you are making a recipe for the first time, cut it in half...maybe even quarter it if possible and also, maybe add a lesser amount of the spices/seasonings as you can always add more if it's not enough since you already know you are more simplistic when it comes to a lot of spice.
You may just need to eat more, this isn't supposed to be about deprivation, but it really does require a mind change as well. Find the things you DO love and eat them 'til your hearts content so you don't feel deprived and also, keep in mind that you may not love every single recipe you try but don't give up because there are many of us who love certain recipes and hate others...just as it is with cooked food.
One other thing, sometimes raw recipes are said to be an exact replica of a cooked favorite and for SOME, especially those who have not had cooked food in a long time, it may taste, "just like _____" but when just starting out and the taste of cooked food is still pretty fresh on your pallette, you may not like some raw recipes if you are looking for them to taste like the cooked version - so perhaps just shift your mind to think "it's a new experience, something different" and that may help as well. Some raw recipes are good in their own right, but if thought to be an exact of something cooked, it could be disappointing. But also, a lot of things you may try NOW and not like, later on once your system is cleaner, you may try again and find you love it! :)
So, don't feel discouraged...find the things you DO like/love and enjoy!
01-29-2007, 06:17 PM
here is my problem
i am very much addicted to pasta.
That spells it out. You're on your first day of raw. Everything will taste different, sometime bizarre, sometimes not so hot. You truly are addicted to pasta because your body craves sugar. Pasta converts directly to sugar in your system. Give it some time; you need to break your body of its addiction. Soon, you'll have more of a palate for raw food. Once you really get going and are on raw for a while, when you go back to pasta or rice, it feels like a ball of dough rolled in Elmers Glue rolling through your system. Not nice! Good luck!!! You can do it!!!!!
01-29-2007, 07:21 PM
Try the raspberry cheesecake recipe and the Raw Priestess brownies that are posted here. Those will help with cravings! Neither require a dehydrator.
01-29-2007, 08:56 PM
I had attempted to go raw many many times. On my first attempt I made the pasta and fettichini recipes and I didn't like them. The pates didn't work either. It was all so foreign to me and I expected it to taste exactly like the SAD version did. Its takes a while to find the recipes you truly love. I wish someone had told me when I started Raw to eat more simply but in bulk. I also made the mistake of thinking that only a banana or a handful of grapes was enough. Flax seed crackers totally saved me and the corn chips. (both alissa's recipes) I have never found a recipe that works like SAD pasta did but you just have to remember how pasta sits in your stomach and makes you feel so uncomfortable full. Its hard to get used to a lighter feeling in your stomach, I'm still getting used to it. Another amazing recipe is choclate pudding (avocado, cocoa powder, and honey or agave nector) Try making huge salads too with a lot of different textures. I noticed that by slowly trying more complex raw recipes allowed my palate to adjust. Please don't get discouraged and realize that raw is a journey, its one I'm still traveling on myself.
Sharon in Colorado
01-29-2007, 09:22 PM
Words of advice: If you are just starting out, try sticking with fresh fruits, veggies, smoothies, salad, jucies, etc. don't try to make a bunch of complicated recipes at first.
#1 they can be daunting and expensive and
#2 like Rawkinlocs stated, you are still used to all the cooked food you love, and most of it won't come close to how you remember.
After you've been on fruits and veggies for a while, then try a few recipes here and there, and they will grow on you.
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