View Full Version : Coffee ... interesting ...
04-13-2005, 10:41 AM
Up until around two months ago (when I first started going raw), I loved coffee. I didn't drink a ton of it, but about two cups a day.
I know that it's not any good for us, but today I needed to have a cup as I'm not sleeping well at all anymore. (No sleep disorders, just being displaced from my home temporarily and having a feline who's not happy with the arrangements ... and if she doesn't sleep, I don't sleep ...)
Anyway, even tho' I really knew I shouldn't, I went ahead and had some coffee. I discovered that I no longer like the taste, and it also gave me a headache!! I've never had that problem with coffee!
I thought it was interesting to have this reaction to something that I'd loved at one time. (My head doesn't like it much, still, but it was interesting. And makes me realize that I really don't want to go down the SAD path any more than absolutely necessary.)
04-13-2005, 11:42 AM
Good for you!
I'm a coffee addict. I cannot go without my caffine (2c. a day) and it's my "nonraw" allowed thing. Lest I kill people. Because that will happen if I don't get my jump in the morning.
When I was 85-90% raw and swimming in the morning (during winter break, when I had no class), I went one day and COMPLETELY forgot to have my coffee. I didn't notice until I was on my way to my boy's house to hang with his family. It was pretty funny, I was driving and all of a sudden I GASPED really loudly and SLAMMED on my breaks (no one behind me, thank GOD) and screamed, "I DIDN'T HAVE MY COFFEE!!!!" to .....no one. I was totally alone and sitting in my car wondering how the HELL I forgot that.
04-13-2005, 01:51 PM
YES, it is very interesting the way the taste buds change when we stop eating cooked.
One of the things that is difficult to be a raw gourment chef now, is that my taste buds are raw.
So, what used to taste good to me when I was making raw feasts when I was still eating some cooked, doesn't taste good now, but still tastes good to the cooked people that are wanting to convert.
I almost think we need to have some specific recipes that are for heavy cooked, then vegetarian cooked, then vegan cooked, then transitioning to raw, then been raw 1 month, then been raw 6 months, then been raw 1 year, etc.
This is why when I was cooked I didn't like the raw food that was served to me, so I made my own recipes. Interestingly enough, I used alot of salt, fats and sun dried tomatoes and nuts, and they tasted good, now I keep adding less and less fats, no salt at all now, and less and less nuts and sun dried tomatoes, each time I make a recipe it changes.
I don't know how Alissa does it, makes such great tasting stuff for all of our tastes.
But she does. Her recipes are totally Rawsome. YES!!!
04-13-2005, 05:04 PM
I can relate to that. Before raw, I used to have coffee (a weak one) twice a day, the first to wake me up in the morning and the second to wake me up in the afternoon, so that I could concentrate on my work (research). You see, eating cooked food used to make me lethargic!
After raw, I cannot have even the weakest coffee, or my sleep will be disturbed, I will feel drugged and completely out of any energy. My heart will go crazy too. In short, I hate how I feel if I have it, so I avoid it, naturally (not being a masochist).
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