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04-30-2007, 10:09 PM
So..I'm on my 3rd day..and the 2nd day was an issue..I always felt hungry after anywhere from 15-30 min. of eating..and I was feeling sick at the same time whenever I actually thought of eating something raw..so then today I went to a movie and brought along some homemade "trailmix"..after eating a ton of nuts I felt soooo much better..I've been full and not feeling sick or hungry/unsatisfied all of the time...I seem to remember in Alissa's book and have read it here on this forum that many people don't think it's good to eat a lot of nuts..and better to eat very lowfat...and I'm assuming that it was the fat that made me feel better...so I'm wondering if I should go back to not eating as many nuts and maybe my body will get used to lower fat intake..or should I do what makes me feel better?..:confused: ..maybe I just need more fat than other people..I'm really just confused here
04-30-2007, 10:22 PM
I often crave raw cashews and feel like I eat too many but I don't gain any weight and feel great. I also eat and love a lot of alvocados. How many nuts are too many for one day? One sitting? Thanks.:confused:
04-30-2007, 10:24 PM
Congratulations on 3 days. That's great.
I would just focus on being raw. Eat what makes you feel good and trust you will know if it you need to cut back. Raw foods is a new concept for most of us, so we have to experiment to see what works best for our own individual constitution. We are all starting out in our own place so your body might need a particular nutrient, fat, more than someone else right now.
04-30-2007, 10:36 PM
Well, there are many approaches to raw. Alissa's approach is not based on "low fat" (nor high fat) but it's basically eating what you feel led to eat that is raw. In time, if you eat too many nuts your body WILL let you know - you'll either feel very full or maybe even over-full or you will just lose the desire for nuts for a while and begin craving fruit or greens even.
So being that you are new to all of this, as solarliving said, just focus on being raw - that's "restrictive" enough - if you begin trying to restrict it too much too soon, you may end up wanting to give up on this altogether. So, if you are not having any ill effects from them, go ahead and enjoy your nuts and avocados! ;)
04-30-2007, 11:15 PM
Every BODY is different. Just being raw is important. If transitioning were easy we would not need this board.
05-01-2007, 10:50 AM
It sounds like your blood sugar level was low. Fats help level it out. We have a blood sugar level and a blood fatty acid level. Either drops, it will make you feel hungry or weak. Usually when your blood fatty acid level is low, you will get cravings. When your blood sugar level is low you will feel weak and hungry. The fat keeps your blood sugar level stable. That is why you should eat some fats through out the day to keep blood sugar level stable and cravings at bay. Too many people make this mistake thinking fats are "fattening" or bad for you and wonder why they can't make the lifestyle work. There are several different fats you can eat, coconut butter or oil, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, avocadoes. Those are the main fats that are easy to incorporate. I always make a big bowl of fruit and make a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and a little agave. I also put olive oil or coconut oil in my smoothies. Keeps me full longer and my energy more stable.
05-01-2007, 11:49 AM
Thanx JuicyFruit..that was very helpful..I know that not all fats are bad..I was just confused with all of the conflicting info....but yours makes perfect sense...I really did feel soooo much better after eating those nuts....:D :p
05-01-2007, 12:09 PM
I've been off and on raw since August. My most successful attempt was when I ate raw with no restrictions. Then I got lazy and started eating LOTS of nuts - too many and my body told me so.
In my attempts to get back on the raw food wagon, I limited my fats. It's taken me this long to learn that that's just too much. If you really want to be raw, it's best to just be raw without restrictions and without reading the "fine print" or details (ex. Are these cashews REALLY raw? What about nutritional yeast? What about these dried herbs! Or Vanilla!)
I'm 1 month raw (my best was 3 mos.) and I'm trying to cut myself some slack. That first raw 3 months was just after reading Alissa's book and following her recipes. They make alot and are very filling. Coming off cooked you still desire or expect that full belly poking out after you eat (or I did). Alissa's reipes really helped me get over that hump.
I'm doing my best not to say no to myself now. I just want to be raw. I'll work out the details later.
05-31-2007, 08:00 AM
i eat raw nuts.
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