View Full Version : Why do I crave so much fat at the beginning of 100% raw?
07-17-2007, 07:06 AM
This is my 2nd go around at being 100 percent raw. And I was really carving fat yesterday. I remember that's what I craved for about the first two weeks of being 100 percent raw about two years ago.
Why do I crave fat more than I crave fruits or veggies? I had no raw nuts yesterday but luckily, I had an avocado & that seemed to do the trick for my fat cravings.
Does everyone crave fat in the beginning? If so, why do we crave that instead of fruits/veggies? Is it that we've been eating the wrong fats & now that we're eating the right fats, the body wants more & more?
07-17-2007, 07:32 AM
I can only give you what seems to me a logical answer to that question and also give you my experience. I am new to raw eating, as well.
Usually, when your body craves fat - it means you need fat. But you don't have to succumb to nasty animal fat.
I think most people who are coming off of a SAD lifestyle can look back and see that they probably consumed a lot of non-healthy, fatty, processed garbage and then jump into eating tons of fresh fruits and veggies and inadvertently cut way back on fat because they might stick to the SAD version of vegetation: carrots, celery, apples and iceberg lettuce. How boring!
There are raw fruits and veggies out there that contain fat: Avocados, Olives, nuts...Yum.
When my body tells me that I need fat, I usually open up an avocado, mash it up with a little bit of lemon or lime and just eat it up with a spoon.
I also know of someone who makes " raw chocolate pudding" out of avocados. She's going to teach me to make it. I'm can't wait!
07-17-2007, 08:15 PM
When you eat cooked food, you are used to a certain sense of satiety after eating. Sometimes, especially when starting out, you need the fattier raw foods to replicate this sensation. After a while (I'm not there yet) you get used to a feeling of lightness after you eat and this is normal for you.
07-17-2007, 10:25 PM
Sounds like that's what your body needs. Listen to the body. Unless it tells you to eat junk food...heee-heee.
07-17-2007, 10:41 PM
I do every now and then and I did not eat SAD crap, trans fat or fried foods (very seldom) prior to going raw. I think I was lacking in GOOD fat if anything which is possible on SAD or a strict cooked diet.
beppa66 - LOL thats too funny!
07-18-2007, 07:51 AM
I hardly had any fat in the house yesterday - just olive oil - and the dh forgot to pick me up some avos so I just downed a ton of juicy fruits & some spinach & seemed to be okay for the most part.
But I am definitely looking forward to my avos today. I really want some fat! And I LOVE the way avos make me feel.
Awhile back, I got to the point where I wasn't craving fat all that much but I also wasn't at 100% like I am now. So I know that is making a big difference for me, too.
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