View Full Version : Struggling to stay raw
06-11-2007, 01:55 PM
Well, I started my raw journey about 2 weeks ago. I'm failing miserably. I would say about 40-60% of my diet so far has been raw. I really want to be 100%. I see that some of you journal. Do you feel that this helps?
I do not have a juicer yet. Although, I have been making fruit smoothies with my blender. I do have a dehydrator. Can you tell me if the little rubber mat is what everyone is referring to when they are making crackers and other misc. items? I have not tried to dehydrate anything yet.
Any advise would help.
06-11-2007, 02:05 PM
I bleieve journaling is a good thing to help you keep accountable to yourself. It also helps you track your progress. If you do not have something to look forward to in terms of tracking your progress, it is easy to just let yourself slip in some of those weaker moments.
06-11-2007, 04:06 PM
Maybe you should set yourself a shorter goal.
Do not say that you are going to be raw forever. Say that you will be raw for a week.
06-11-2007, 06:14 PM
Thank You, I think the shorter goal is a great idea. Maybe 1 day at a time. I have 5 children. 3 of whom are teenagers, 1 vegan. They are constantly eating, so there are always smells or crunching to be heard. So many temptations.
I have noticed that when I eat raw, I do not suffer from heartburn or acid reflux. I believe alot of the problem is creating something that helps me to feel satisfied. I don't like feeling like I'm missing out on anything.
I am new also and having the same problem so I scaled the goal back to a more realistic goal. one slightly cooked meal a day. Then I feel like I actually did good instead of beating my self up for eating that!
For example ....
Breakfast was a bowl of fruit with strawberries, bananas, and grapes with a orange squeesed over it and a little raw sugar then toss
hungry two hours latter so I made a smoothie with spinich and the above fruit and orange juice again.
Snack was one avocodo smooshed with some organic guacamole seasoning on cucumber slices and a few carrots (baby)
Then I was hungry for something more substancal. So I made a veggies salad with organic noodles (tri color) chopped cuc,carrot, broc, tomato, peas (frozed thawed), sunflower seeds, organic mayo and some sea salt and some organic ranch powder.
Non 100% raw but definettly what I can live with for now as I learn more!
Hope this helps! Oh the other thing that has helped was a quote someone has by there signature......
Its about preservation (?) not about deprivation It think that was it. My mind suddenly went blank. anyone else remember how it went?
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