View Full Version : How do I stay raw next week? Ahhhh!!!!!
07-27-2007, 07:58 AM
Ok, so I've been 100% raw for 10 days now. :p Trying my best to make it to 30 days. I have to go on a business trip to California on Saturday and will be gone for about a week. How do I stay raw if I'm going to be staying at a hotel and people are always going to want to go out to eat? Please help! :eek: :eek:
07-27-2007, 08:05 AM
When you go out to eat you can always get some sort of raw meal. Order a salad and ask for avocado and extra raw vegetables on it and some lemon and olive oil for dressing. If you have a dehydrator you can make crackers, granola, cookies, fruitleather, ect to take with you and keep something with you all the time, that way your not tempted to eat all the processed junk that is availble.
07-27-2007, 08:07 AM
Either take your Vita-Mix and make up some green smoothie "blends" juices ahead of time (freeze) and take with you or get a Tri-best blender and blend as you go.
Yes, you CAN always get salads or fruit platter. You just need to explain due to health purposes you need raw foods - no meat, dairy, etc. Most places are very accommodating...
07-27-2007, 08:13 AM
I always prepare crackers and such in a dehydrator. DO you have one? IF not, check your local HFS for RAW bars and such. You can also take nuts, seeds, fruit, etc. and keep them in your hotel room to eat before your group goes out to eat, that way, you won't be starving when you go our, and tempted to "fall off the wagon". Good luck.
OH yeah, I always order a salad, and take my own nuts, raisins, (anything you can transport) and add them to my salad...you will be surprised what some soaked, dehydrated sunflower seeds add to a plain salad.....even walnuts. IF you have a dehydrator, my favorite way to prepare my sunflower seeds is to soak them in water overnight, then rinse, and re-soak them in Braggs for about 4-8 hours, (the whole day) and then dehyrdrate them overnight or until crispy! YUMMY!
07-27-2007, 08:16 AM
Take some grab and eat items (whether its what you can put in a baggie (apples slices/orange slices, etc.) or just stash some whole apples, oranges, boxes of raisins, little baggie of nuts. Sometimes even if you don't have a taste for them it comes in handy in social situations where everyone is eating and staring at you like you are an alien because you are not eating...you can always whip out a little baggie of brazils (my favorite choice). Then there is always the handy dandy raw bar if push comes to shove, it's a better choice than diving into the food everyone else is eating.... if you know the hotel and where you are staying, try to find out ahead of time what's on the menu. Check out the website and call if you have to or when you arrive speak with the chefs or whoever before you eat and make arrangements ahead if that's possible...
Give yourself a hug, you'll be okay:)
07-27-2007, 08:27 AM
Have you checked out the raw restaurants section of this website? It sounds like there are quite a few raw dining options out there. One is cafe grattitude. Not sure where exactly you are staying. PS at least you are going to california - people will understand!
07-27-2007, 10:18 AM
Where in California are you going? I live in San Diego, and if you were to have your meetings here there are lots of restaurants that can help with lovely salads and even a few raw restaurants! :D
07-27-2007, 03:00 PM
I'm going to Sacremento.
07-27-2007, 04:00 PM
Sadly, you're visiting the one big California city without any raw restaurants, LOL! There are a few health food stores that sell organic produce, salads, raw nuts, dried fruit, etc, as well as a few raw crackers and bars (like Lydia's brand, Go Raw brand, and Lara bars). One great store is the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, http://www.sacfoodcoop.com/. They have a great selection of organic produce, and usually have a small shelf of raw treats, like those Raweo cookies (which aren't vegan :( ) and some other kinds too. There's also a Whole Foods in town.
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