05-23-2007, 12:16 PM
I just recieved my copy of Alissa's book. I don't know why, but after reading it I went on a eating binge like it was going to be the last meal I was ever going to get. Ever! :eek: Is that not crazy! I think I went a little crazy, but I am over it now, I'm pretty sure. :rolleyes: I guess I did not see it as a 4-ever thing until now. I mean this is a big commitment to be sure! I wonder if I have what it takes? :confused: Yeah, I do. :D
05-23-2007, 12:41 PM
lmao! I was nervous at first too. I have grown to love water and fruit and veggies and before I used to worry, what does everyone think.. will I look weird if I start eating watermelon while everyone is eating ice cream. I thought like that because I felt like being raw was something strange, but ya know that was what I FELT. Not everyone else. I was paranoid? I won't lie.. I miss everything about cooked food. I didn't think I would have the will power to maintain raw. I did struggle but now it's almost natural for me to grab something raw at the grocery store than that bagel or cookie or even chips! YIKES I know it does nothing for my health and I have already helped my arthritis pains and my breast lump is now gone. I am not trying to live to be old but I want to live the best quality of life possible however long that may be :D
Go for it and think of me when you want to give in to SAD.
05-23-2007, 01:07 PM
Don't think of it as a forever-length restriction! You can think of it as an everyday choice to eat foods that make you look and feel really good!
Sure, when my boyfriend gets Wendy's for dinner I might think "Oh yeah, I remember Frostys!" but then I remember that I can have cacao banana ice cream which tastes 10 times better!
Friends who se me doing this are curious, never critical. (Lucky for me). Instead of saying "I'm a raw foodist" I just say, "Oh I like to eat this way for my health. Just trying to stay young!" and that seems to go over in a way which makes everyone feel comfortable. Even my steakhouse-loving clients will sheepishly try and shwink my cocoa-coconut macaroons! If I make a raw 7 layer salad, they are done for with jealousy.
Resto's have been a breeze. I can eat anywhere but at fast food places, and even those have salads nowadays. Even if all I get is a plate of tomatoes and some avocado, it's great...so yummy and filing!
After awhile, cooked food will taste wierd, and flat and dead to you. I have loved to cook forever, and thought raw would be hard, but it's EASIER! I have even more reason to get creative in the kitchen, I get to use power tools to prep stuff if I want to, and I feel like a million! There is almost nothing from cooked life that I can't enjoy in raw form. Hell, we even eat steak! (portabella 'shrooms)
try it. remember that if you want to have cooked food and do so, it;s no big deal. Just do it as a treat a couple of times a year, and in small amounts. Then climb back on. When I remind myself that it is MY CHOICE to be raw, it feels liberating! In the beginning, I would just say, "I'll do this today and if I want a whole meatloaf tomorrow (along with the flat, poopy feeling that comes with it) I'll let myself. Well, I have caved on a couole of occasions, more out of curiousity than anything, and I now know that when I finish a cooked meal, I just wish I had chosen raw b/c of the energy and clean feeling.
Anyway, sorry for the wordiness, but be sure, you will be glad you did this FOR YOU! We are a fun, healthy and vibrant club, you know?
05-23-2007, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the support! I really don't know why I ate like that??? I have been doing really well eating raw. I am not going to think about it being 4-ever, but one meal or snack at a time like you all suggested. I just can't believe that I did that. :eek:
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