View Full Version : What do you do?
02-03-2007, 07:24 PM
When you are starting to feel like you're gonna fall of raw?
I'm on day 2, feeling sick and tired with a headache, my roomies are making fun of me and trying to invite me out for some "real food" (shouldn't have left my book on the couch then they never would have known), and I'm craving a burger of all things (icky).
Maybe I just needed to vent cuz I'm feeling all alone, and I keep having to cancel going out with people cuz I'm not ready to say no to cooked food if it's infront of me yet... so I'm lonely. Anyways, I hope it gets better, sorry for whining :(
02-03-2007, 07:36 PM
So you don't feel comfortable enough to go out with your friends and get a salad?
If I don't want to eat any more for the day and I'm craving something not raw I just go to bed and read if I'm not tired. Otherwise, a good green smoothie can hit the spot ... I do 1 banana, 2 oranges, 1/2 c berries and some lettuce or spinach or kale ... whatever greens I have.
Hang in there! You can do it Firicia :D
02-03-2007, 08:23 PM
Having learned a hard lesson in 2006 (went off raw for over half of the year - went straight back on in early Dec), I don't want to go back there again - ever.
I never want to get to where I was in my "before" picture again. Not only in 'looks' (I'm not a terribly vain person - when it comes to fashion I am a blissful cave dweller) but in how I feel and how much I want to be present for my family, and to grow in the grace of God.
ps I can relate to being "in the closet" with raw eating. I don't exactly broadcast it, and I'd rather people didn't "know it", but I am better at coping when people want to make comments. This is how I eat. Those who can't deal, well, they have my pity, but I'm not backing down due to social pressure. Must be my age. I'd have been beaten down in my 20s due to being an unassertive wimp.
I've since then grown a backbone.
02-03-2007, 08:27 PM
How odd...to your friends, the "real" food is the factory food and the food you eat is the "wierd" food...times have changed.
You go on and vent, Firicia and get your feelings out. They tease because they're uncomfortable or even curious. Some poeple just like to get a rise out of you...avoid that type if you can.
At a restaurant I order bowls of fruit or salads and eat with glee, knowing I'm doing what's good for me. I can smell the other stuff and not eat it and remember it made me feel ick.
Do what's good for you...do what you want to do. When you start feeling awesome and healthily glowing, they'll want to know your secret!
Be who you are hunny...
02-03-2007, 09:06 PM
In 20 or 30 years down the road your friends will be sickly, with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart problems if they continue on their normal fare and you will be healthy vibrant and happy. Be encouraged.
02-03-2007, 09:08 PM
Ya I guess I decided to play it down until I was looking and feeling great and people couldn't help but ask what I was doing. But I gues now my roomies know. At least my bf is supportive.
It's funny though, one of my roomies/friends drinks like 6 cokes a day, thinks a veggie is rabit food, and won't eat anything that isn't mcdonalds pizza hut or a resturant burger. And yet he's mocking me about my choice in food, saying organic is too expensive and I'll end up paying $80/tomoato :confused: (what grocery store was he at? Or maybe what planet :p )
My other roomie, otherwise known as the one who for a while was making fun of me being fat... meanie. He's lost weight by eating next to nothing all day and drinking like 5 days a week(he says he doesn't even remember what he did or where he was last night). I'm sorry but Subway, and rice and an apple every once in a while can only go so far.
Haha, sorry for all the venting.
But ya I'm sure soon I'll feel fine going out and getting a fruit bowl or something but right now I'm feeling icky and I think detoxing, and I don't want to be tempted to give in. I guess I am just feeling so hungry! I've tried making like 6 recipies so far and haven't liked even one :eek: Maybe my taste buds need to adjust. As much as mainly eating fruit and nuts right now seems kinda boring it's what I'm craving, so maybe it's not that those things don't taste good, they just don't yet. I dunno. I just really wish i could make something with that heavy feeling... but I just ate a grapefruit, 2 kiwis, and some raw macadamian nuts and now I am feeling way better. I gues not enough nuts made me feel kinda deprived of that full feeling.
I really want to find some raw pine nuts so I can make pesto and ceaser salad dressing, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. How do you know if the nuts are raw if they aren't labeled? Like almonds at safeway, how do you know which ones are raw? Thanks.
I feel a lot better writing this out, thanks everyone.
Nutz Over RAW
02-03-2007, 09:31 PM
I found the following on this board and it was the first meal I tried. Yumm! I've made it 3 times and take the leftovers to work. It will marinate without the dehydrator. It only calls for 30 minutes in the dehydrator, so if you do not have one, no problem.
The other meal I've made twice is Alissa's angel hair pasta and red sauce. Another YUMM!
02-03-2007, 09:48 PM
You have my sympathies. I find that when I am transitioning to all raw, it's the first 2-3 days that are the hardest. You are breaking the addiction to cooked food and that is why you aren't feeling good. Detox will come later as your system is replenished with all the good food you have eaten and decides it's time to clean house. :)
As for nuts, unless the packaging clearly says raw, assume they have been roasted. I don't know if you have Trader Joes where you live, but they sell raw pine nuts.
The best way to not fall off of raw is find new foods that you really love so that you aren't feeling deprived. Something I really love that is easy, is to peel and slice a yam into chips and dip it in guacamole. I buy the guacamole already made (just read the ingredients to make sure it's all fresh and raw) so it can't get any simpler.
Hang in there! You CAN do this!
02-03-2007, 10:41 PM
Up to this point, I haven't once felt like giving up the raw lifestyle. I won't either...I CAN'T. There's no going back. Cooked food...what's that? :cool:
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