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01-31-2007, 03:45 PM
I have been raw now for three days, 100% I can see somewhat of a difference. I feel lighter, and have lost three lbs so far. but, i already notice I want cooked, warm food and substance. I have been eating fruit, nuts and salads. I do not have a dehydrator, can someone give some suggestions on what Ican do to help with those cravings already. i miss eating warm food...
01-31-2007, 03:57 PM
I'm on day five, and at day 2 I was "craving" pizza. I now think about eating SAD pizza and wanna hurl. :) Just stick with it. Your body is overcoming an addiction to cooked foods. And perhaps investing in a dehydrator (even a cheaper one if you can't get one of the recommended models) is a good idea eventually. You can do it!!!
01-31-2007, 04:55 PM
just think of the cravings as detox, because ultimately that's waht it is. Your cells are releasing the foods they've stored, possibly for YEARS. Take deep breaths through your cravings and they will go away. Just push through it!
01-31-2007, 04:57 PM
what is SAD pizza? I am wanting something more than just veggies (salad)
01-31-2007, 05:03 PM
I am not a big sweet eater, but miss the things like pizza. That's probably the worst for me. The one recipe that I have found to be really fulfilling as far as cravings go are the carrot/pecan "burgers" recipe from Alissa's book. They are really so flavorful. I put mine in a dehydrator, that I have borrowed from my mom. I am wondering if you have a toaster oven. Mine goes so low that I can put my hand in there at the lowest setting, and it's barely warm. Or you could try heating up the bowl, as I've heard suggested somewhere along the line, and putting a little bit of "soup" in there. It would be somewhat warm. Maybe you could try that. And I'd say stick with it as well. I don't know if you're in it for weight loss, or general health. I guess I am for both, and I weighed myself today, and I don't know if something's wrong with the scale at the gym, but since last Friday, I've lost 11 pounds!!! And I don't feel deprived at all. I'm lovin' this food. If it's a chocolate craving, the "brownie" recipe on the recipes pages are really out of this world. I've tried them out on unsuspecting non-raw eaters, and they really like them as well. I don't think you'd ever guess something that delicious is actually good for you. I don't blame you, I know the fruits/nuts/salad thing gets kind of boring.
01-31-2007, 05:23 PM
Yes I do have a toaster oven, can that work for me until i purchase a dehydrator? I am in this for weight loss, and when I see and feel myself getting healthier then I will honestly say for both. Where is the brownie recipe i cant find it. How long have you been on this diet Tanjajo?
01-31-2007, 06:05 PM
I started (raw) somewhere around January 18th I think. Only around 2 weeks, I think. The brownie recipe is 1 cup walnuts, 1 cup dates, and about 1/4 cup of cocoa. Blend them up in the blender, and press into a pan of some sort and refridgerate for a while. I found raw cocoa at the little health food store in a town about 20 miles from here. I think I started our "biggest loser" contest on January 8th. I'm down a total of 21# since then!! I am thinking the more you have to lose, probably the quicker it comes off. If you're not as heavy as I started out, you probably won't get as big of a result. Don't know though...3# in 3 days sounds pretty good to me! I'd look thru the recipes on this web site, and pick something that you have the most amound of ingredients for and give your toaster oven a try. You could test it out and see how low it goes.
01-31-2007, 07:15 PM
thanx alot! i have 60 lbs to lose well actually 57 now lol...;) i will try that recipe..21lbs in 2 weeks is great! do u exercise? i am going to start consistantly ...soon r u 100%
01-31-2007, 08:17 PM
I work out like crazy (for me). M/W/F I take a 1 hour water aerobics class, and then some free weights and the circuit weights. Every other day I put usually 2-6 miles on my treadmill. And tonight even though I did the class and the weights I ran 2 miles on the treadmill. Just finished up. I think it keeps the metabolism going for a while longer into the evening. I used to very active, I always had to run to keep fit. And was a bodybuilder in my 20's and did a few competitions. Now I'm 45 and really have to work waaaaay hard at it. I have about 35-40 lbs. to go. I'm only 5'1" and never should have weighed as much as I do. I want to go from a size 14 to an 8, which is what I was when my husband and I met 12 years ago. This "diet" is the only thing that's really given me hope that I can actually attain this. Because it is the right thing to do for your body...nourish it. My e-mail is: email@example.com if you want to drop a line now and then and tell me how you're doing.
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