View Full Version : Help!! 8 weeks raw and now the cravings have hit me !
04-16-2007, 04:50 PM
This week is eight weeks raw for me. The first 6 were easy, I was 100% by week 2 and stayed that way mostly through week 6. I lost 9 of the 15 pounds I want to loose and now I'm craving cooked foods like rice and beans, nori with rice, soymilk. I don't want to loose the ground I've gained. My digestion was great, no stomach aches now I'm constipated and my tummy hurts often. I know raw is right. I've been hungry all the time, really hungry. After week 2 I wasn't super hungry anymore, now it's back. Any suggestions. Anyone eat just rice and everything else raw? I feel like I'm not sure I can stick it out even though I know I'll fel better. This is really strange!!
04-16-2007, 04:52 PM
-If you are HIGHLY uncomfortable or fretting....this defeats the purpose. If this is the case, go back to a level of eating that you are very comfortable with, set smaller goals, and stretch from there. You'll get to YOUR goals and at YOUR pace.
-David Z. Mason
04-18-2007, 03:41 PM
now I'm craving cooked foods like rice and beans, nori with rice, soymilk. Anyone eat just rice and everything else raw? I feel like I'm not sure I can stick it out even though I know I'll fel better. This is really strange!!
cinnamongirl, you sound like you know deep down what the comfortable path for you is. . . you said you feel better eating raw, and i know bloating and poor digestion was a huge reason i stayed completely raw and never looked back once, it was too miserable before with wheat, dairy, etc.
so i just kept remembering how that felt and it was great motivation.
as for the cravings you mentioned, have you made them raw? if i'm craving ice cream, i make raw ice cream and it's 100x better! if i'm craving something like a plate of nachos, i make veggie chips, spread sunflower refried beans and macadamia nacho cheese over them with avocados, olives and homemade salsa.
you can definitely make raw rice, i make wonderful "sushi rice" with jicama and pumpkin seeds blended in a food processor with some apple cider vinegar, or braggs, or other spices, i experiment with different flavors all the time. press the excess liquid from it, and it's the most perfect sushi rice that all my friends adore!
and the nut milk i make (recipes are everywhere!) is also a thousand times better than the soymilk i remember, with none of the side effects it used to give me(bloating, gas, etc.)
i hope this helps, it's absolutely no fun to doubt something you know is instinctively right, and it's not fun to be struggling with poor health. good luck. . .
04-18-2007, 04:18 PM
hope you work through it and find out the cause. :)
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