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04-13-2005, 09:39 AM
Anyone have any tips or hints or helps for that after dinner hour?
04-13-2005, 09:44 AM
hmm have lots of raw stuff around to munch on in the evenings!
exercise...using the forum...visualizing....writing goals...reading inspiring books...go to bed early? Eat a big, filling raw dinner so you have no desire to eat afterwards? Writing in a journal. Get a sponsor! ;) Just ideas.
Keep going for it Kate! You can do it~
This is what I do (because this is a particularly tough one for me, too):
Make a list of non-food-associated things I would find enjoyable, maybe 5-6 things. They should be simple and not take very long. Mine look like:
1) have a pot of tea
2) call a girlfriend
3) take a bubble bath...and so on
I go through the list, and do one of two things. This way, I don't associate wanting to eat with beating myself up, but with getting to do something I love instead.
If I still want to eat, I'll have something watery and easy to digest, like grapefruit or a smoothie.
If, after that, I still want to eat, I make sure there's an indulgent raw treat on hand: "cheese"cake, apples dipped in date-caramel, whatever.
By this point, I've usually devoted so much time to the matter that I just want to get onto something unrelated to my appetite! Hope this helps :)
04-13-2005, 11:39 AM
Thanks so much, guys!!
I'm implementing these tonight. :)
04-13-2005, 01:55 PM
I think the best thing to do is what Alissa suggests in her book, it is the only thing that works for me.
HAVE TONS OF RAW DELICIOUS FOOD ON HAND. I actually freeze it, I know some people don't choose to do this, but this is what works for me.
and then all I have to do is warm up in the dehydrator anything I want,
pesto stuffed mushrooms, rawviolies, burger patty, BBQ sauce, hot salsa, chicken fingers, falafel, fudge balls, massive nuts, and frozen fruits for smoothies or ice cream.
I just have a plethera (sp?) of dishes I can whip up in seconds. (OK OK a few minutes if I have to use the dehydrator to warm them)
Hope this helps Kate.
04-13-2005, 05:11 PM
Would, but I so don't have a dehydrator. ;)
And big problem? I eat WAY too much of things! Grrr.
04-14-2005, 06:56 AM
Oooo, kids, break out the accolades:
I tossed the remaining unraw food (...okay, I left the Fiber One. I like Fiber One. ....and coffee) and am invoking the High Raw spirits starting TODAY!!!
I keep saying that......
04-14-2005, 08:30 AM
I know it was said to warm in the dehydrator yet, here's a suggestion. Storm from (thegardendiet.com) has an ebook out. In it he has a bunch of simple non-dehydrated recipes which he and his family eat. He has a section in there for folk who are in transition. Jinjee and Storm rarely, if ever, use a dehydrator. I spent a weekend with them. Their food is quick and tasty. If you miss fish, they have a recipe using oyster mushrooms.
04-14-2005, 08:49 AM
No longer posting
04-14-2005, 08:52 AM
You have to pay for access.
And it's kind of poorly designed. I've found other sites that are a bit more organised (for my taste)... do a google for "Raw food recipes".
04-14-2005, 09:25 AM
Guess that's the answer to your question then. :)
04-14-2005, 09:44 AM
Don't deprive yourself especially at this point-- eat whatever you want in the day-- you're less likely to go overboard at night.
and, of course, ditto on what everyone else said :)
04-14-2005, 11:50 AM
so, if you don't have a dehydrator, you can still have the food, it just will take longer to thaw, but my suggestion is still valid, as I said,
have a lot of food on hand, make it good and tasty and that is it.
You don't have to freeze it, I just find that that is what works for me, to have alot of variety on hand, so whatever I feel I want, I have some,
salty, crunchy, sweet, chewy, what ever it is that I really want.
Here is something to think about:
"Those who REALLY want to do something, find a way,
those who DON"T find an excuse"
this has helped me realize that eating raw is a choice I make every second of every day,
and IF, I do eat something that isn't raw, I don't say, "well, there you go, I failed" I say, "Oh, how interesting, exactly what strategy did I use to get myself to a point, where I felt I needed to choose to eat non-raw?"
Then, I have a challenge, which is a fun way of looking at my choices in life that may not be serving me at the time.
I also know that "I AM A RAW FOODIST, WHO OCCASIONALLY HAD SOMETHING COOKED"
NOT-"I failed, so now I can't eat raw ever again."
This belief has helped me a lot.
What ever you do, realize that you are a work in progress, and a beautiful one at that. WE ALL ARE.
04-14-2005, 08:35 PM
Aw, thank you!!
So far so good today, guys!!!!
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