View Full Version : My first cooked meal after 5 weeks of raw
02-26-2007, 08:29 PM
Yesterday I had my first cooked meal (for Chinese New Year, with my colleagues) and...I found it nice and had no problem after!!
I thought I coudl make an exception for this meal because it's something special for them here (prosperity etc). So I had raw smoked salmon, fish, shark's fin soup, celery, mushrooms, glutinous rice, salad with peanuts sauce...and no pb! I was expecting digestive issues but...no...just a stomach a little bit heavy for a while.
Is that normal? I read so much about people feeling sick after taking cooked food again!!
02-26-2007, 08:36 PM
I find that if I eat traditional chinese food (my boyfriend is chinese) then I don't experience as severe symptoms of a reaction as with other foods. However it usually takes me one or two days before I get a BM or a "good BM". But other times it's the opposite and I get a BM right after I eat one bite of chinese food... Not sure why. My boyfriend's cooking is my only transgression out of raw and I feel 100 times better on raw, yet it breaks my heart not to eat his food with him.
Not sure if that helps or not...
I have been raw for a little over five months and I think it depends on what you eat. I have induldged in a few non raw things over this time and it hasn't affected me either like so many others on this board. But yesterday I did eat some of my daughter's birthday cake and I definately felt more draggy, and even a little sick from the sugar. I haven't eaten any other desserts other than raw for the last 5 months and didn't miss them. So I think my body wasn't used to eating the refined sugar with empty calories. Other than that yeah the other non raw things I have eaten just have made me feel a little heavy but no terrible side effects (accept for a slower digestive system).
02-26-2007, 10:08 PM
Yes It's true the Chinese food (except the deep-fried things) is already better than the Western cooking.
The celery and mushrooms I had were hardly cooked (still crunchy) and the fish was also steamed.
I agree that raw food is not a religion, that's why I made an exception!
Happy to know that others can take cooked food without any issue too!
02-26-2007, 11:03 PM
It's all about what YOUR goals are Noix. THAT's what I want to support. If your goal is to eat raw...with the occasional cooked meal.......then you should be fine! Sounds like you're where you need to be! :)
-David Z. Mason
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