View Full Version : Damn Night!!!
03-31-2005, 10:53 AM
I'm FINE all day. Come ... 9pm? I'm lookin' at the unraw stuff & havin' at it. Throwing it away isn't really an option, especially because I can just go out and grab some elsewhere (ah, living in a city...)
03-31-2005, 11:00 AM
That was me too!! It seemed like all day long I could do just fine with eating raw, but at night, it was ON! But it will pass. Just keep doing what you're doing now and eventually, things will change.
Might even need to turn in a little earlier! ;) But try to reach for raw things you truly, TRULY love instead. It can be a challenge, but it's doable!
i've been slippin' up too! it's no fun (see journal about the dream i had)- especially after two months of mostly raw. cooked food makes me feel like hell now, too. it's just not worth it!
jump back on the wagon with me!
03-31-2005, 11:14 AM
Heehee! Things I love involve a film production team, Raw. ;) That won't quite work. Maybe I'll read more (...God, I'm going to have my nose in a book all the TIME) or something. Actually, the book idea might be a good one; I tend not to munch when I'm reading.
I'm tryin' kids. I'm on the wagon & it's sort of dragging me behind it but I'm on it.
03-31-2005, 12:00 PM
If you feel the need for a book...may I suggest one...that has nothing to do with Raw or any other food?
Hard to find, but well worth it, Jim Stovall - The Ultimate Gift
Anything by Og Mandino....I just read "The Twelfth Angel" ......wow....that was a great read...
Best time to read is the last 15-30 minutes of the day, just before you go to sleep....as long as you read something good, it sets your mind up for the night!! (well, good or bad, your mind gets set, so reading something good will be better).
03-31-2005, 12:02 PM
are you getting enough calories during the day??
if i don't i get the munchies at night. sometimes even if i do have enough i get munchies too though :)
03-31-2005, 12:41 PM
You are back!~cool. We all know what we are suppose to do, but sometimes we don't want to do that. One part of you is saying, I want to adopt this raw lifestyle, and the other part says, but this stuff is already here. I am editing this because I missed the point -
There is a song -Hold Back the Night that I sang in church:
The storm is raging all around - Satan (food) is trying to pull me down, but Lord you told me in your word I could abide - strecth forth your mighty hand and just hold back the night.
Chrous: Give me strength to fight, I'll do your will, if you would just say to my soul peace be still - I thought about the responses and that came in to mind - if we could only just hold back the night.
Since we can't, we must ( I am rawing too, after leaving the wagon ), look at the why and act in moderation to determine what is the best for you right at that moment. If you don't enjoy it, then you will know -if it doesn't feed your soul, then you will know - ultimatley, allow your inner person to tell you how to handle this. As you shop in the future, you most likely will choose what you need to guide you on your journey, raw 100% or naught - it is only for you to say.
03-31-2005, 02:45 PM
I deal with this by indulging in my frozen banana smoothie as a late night ritual. Knowing I will end the day with a cold sweet treat helps.
03-31-2005, 03:15 PM
Run a buncha pitted dates in the food processor, form them into little patties or rolls (You don't want to think about what they look like, trust me!), and then roll them in dried, unsweetened coconut mini-chips (the ones that look like grains of white rice). If the dates are too dry to form, stir in your favorite raw nut butter until the mixture is just gooey enough to form but not so much so that they won't hold the shape.
One of those, and my cravings for a nighttime treat are more than satisfied.
03-31-2005, 06:17 PM
I used to eat alot at night too, it was a bad habit, before I went raw, and carried over.
So, the way I handle it is I put some food in the freezer, so no matter what time it is, I always have something to munch on, I just slip it into the dehydrator and within 15 minutes it is warm, or just thawed, whatever, it works for me.
I also, ALWAYS, keep some raw cashew fudge in the freezer in a baggie, so I can grab one, and some walnut/date balls too. they are good frozen or room temp, they are sweet and good.
I also have alot of nuts that I soak first, then dehydrate them, then they are always ready, and crunchy to eat.
Basically, it is best to have lots of choices around that are raw, at least for me.
03-31-2005, 06:54 PM
I eat at night, too. I just make sure that my kitchen is fully stocked with everything I could possibly want (raw, of course). For me, I had to follow Alissa's direction and purge my entire house of anything non-raw ... and it worked. I live in an urban area, also, and, yes, I could just walk or drive a short distance (or order in) and get anything I could possibly want. But, I kinda count on me being lazy .... er, relaxed, that is ... at the end of the day ... and figure that if I have it here, I won't go out to get something else. So, I do what rawpriestess does and make sure I have prepared my favorite munchies -- fudge balls, etc. for sweets, or the fixings for spaghetti w/marinara sauce, or onion bread and eggplant bacon & avocados for sandwiches.
Lately, I've been on an ice cream kick. This was a past favorite nighttime indulgence (Ben & Jerry's curled up on the couch -- with a book, no less), so now I've just substituted and I make sure I have all the ingredients for the fabulous Butter Pecan Ice Cream from another thread here that was appropriately described as orgasmic. I've been making it every single night for a week, except now that I have raw cacao nibs, I've been making chocolate-chocolate chip-pecan ice cream (my own creation).
So, I don't consider eating at night a problem -- it's just what you eat.
04-01-2005, 05:05 PM
That sounds double orgasmic to me.
Chocolate chocolate chip pecan? YUMMMMMMMY,
Rawkinloks posed yesterday a carmel sauce that she makes out of dates and uses that in her icecream, sound like we could get yours and hers together and have chocolate, carmel, chocolate chip, peacn delight WOW, we should package this stuff as Rawkin truth or some cute name.
04-01-2005, 11:53 PM
Actually, I tried the caramel (date in disguise) sauce last night, but made the mistake of stirring it in (I just love stir-ins), but will stick to nuts from now on. It diluted the ice cream and neither enhanced the other. If I try it again, I'll pour it on top like the sauce that it is.
Yes, I'm really hooked on this ice cream thing for now -- had it for dinner tonight. Well, as Alissa says in her book ... we just eat what we want whenever without worry when we're raw (wow, that's alliterative!). That's my current philosophy (my late night urge just now was for olives, so I just went with it).
But, yeah, I'm up for marketing some yummy concoction -- the entrepeneurial spirit is alive and well in me!
04-02-2005, 10:01 AM
Nothin' really left in my kitchen that's not raw at this point.
I'm off to a very fulled belly start! ;)
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