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03-19-2007, 03:14 PM
Hi! I've been about 80-100% raw for 1 month today, except this weekend where I ate cooked vegetarian including cheese, because it was husband's b-day and I cooked his requested dinner. All weekend I felt bound up with a stomach ache. Today I've barely eaten anything and I'm hungry but I feel stuck on what it is I want to eat. In the first two weeks I lost 5lbs, I want to loose 10 more and feel that if I can stick to 100% I could and I know my whole body will feel great. What are the best transition foods? I find I want alot of nuts and dates. Alot being 10-12 nuts and maybe the same in dates a day. Is that too much to expect weightloss? I didn't loose or gain weight in the second two weeks. I love fruit smoothies, green smoothies are fine, fresh fruit, and some salad everyday. Also I'm nursing and I run/walk 3 miles atleast 4x a week. I'm psyched to be raw but after a month I'm feeling like I need a pick me up. Thanks!!
03-19-2007, 05:52 PM
-The best transition foods are any foods that are high-fiber / high-nutrient / High water content. I used to eat Oatmeal smothered in blackstrap molasses! Ha! ha! It actually helped me lose a lot of weight. I also ate a lot of hot-air popped popcorn - guilt free. I would eat bags and bags of the stuff. It cost me pennies....and I could spray it with no-cal butter spray or sprinkle on whatever no-cal seasonings I wanted. It was all good.
-Fresh frozen fruit or juice bars make a great low-cal snack. There are always healthier alternatives - if you want them. Don't you think?
-David Z. Mason
03-20-2007, 02:07 PM
Hi Cinnamon Girl,
I am not sure if you are asking about Cooked or Raw Transition Foods.
Initially, I thought you meant denser yet still Raw foods. There are SOO MANY wonderful and satisfying (and filling) raw foods to help you make the transition, that I recommend you explore these if you can. :)
So, If you are asking about Raw Transition Foods, I recommend:
(NOTE: These are not necessarily transition foods- but these are denser foods that satisfy the need for a fuller feeling when first going raw. Some folks eat these daily, others, like Alissa, may make them when they want something special, or a treat, but eat salads, and smoothies, and fruit in more simple ways, most of the time. They are healthy alternatives to their SAD counterparts)
Dehydrated delectables you can find in Alissa's book or in the recipe section like:
Carrot Pecan Burgers, Nut Loaf, Un-chicken Patties, Cookies from spouted grain, Veggie Lasagna, Flax Seed Crackers, banana bread, crab cakes, sausage, etc. Alissa's Book has amazing recipes that are really tasty and satisfying!!!
Pureed sprouted chick peas for hummus wa one transitional food I used to eat a lot when i first went raw. It is great on top of a salad or wrapped in a lettuce leaf with other veggies.
Almost Tuna Pate
Mock Salmon Pate
Mock Turkey Loaf
ANy Nut Pate you want to create
Alissa's Mashes Potatoes
Actually there are so MANY wonderful recipes in Alissa's book that help people transition to 100% raw more easily.
'You can also find lots of recipes here by checking out the recipe section and using the search engine to look up things you want to try out.
I hope this is helpful, but I might have misunderstood your question.Wouldn't be the first time!;)
03-20-2007, 03:09 PM
Thanks Elena! You got it, I meant raw transitional foods exactly! CG
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