View Full Version : Help w/30day Challenge
08-08-2007, 11:58 AM
I need some assistance with eating during the 30-day challenge. I am specifically looking for combinations of balanced sources of nutrients. I don't think that possibly eating 8 bananas at one time would constitute a healthy balance. I also want to know what foods can be eaten that are more filling. I am so hungry and eating some regular food is real tempting. I am open to any receipes you want to share any suggestions you would have. Thank you. My daughter is getting married in less than six weeks and I cannot get into my dress.
08-08-2007, 12:04 PM
Hello. When I'm extra hungry, I do a green smoothie, but I add some fat like raw seeds or nuts, or avacado.
I love guacamole, too. That is Very filling and satisfying.
If you stay all raw, you WILL make it into your dress, hopefully!!
08-08-2007, 12:31 PM
Hi and welcome!
Well, thing is, you don't have to eat 8 bananas in one sitting however, even if you chose to do so, you'd still be getting a great deal of nutrition and nine times outta ten, you won't do JUST that for the long haul...your own body would direct you to switching up to other things as you would just get plum tired of all those 'nanas. But that is called mono-eating and many raw fooders eventually "evolve" to that level of eating overtime but some may also start out that way off the bat and in all truth and honesty, that is the natural way humans were designed to eat...very simple, right off the tree (or out of the ground) and you eat as many or as much _________ as you want until you get full. Then when hungry again, you may gravitate to something different like oranges or grapes or ...
But when first starting out, the idea is to get yourself used to eating raw by any means necessary and so to NOT feel deprived and to make the transition over from cooked foods a little less "bumpy", some choose to make the raw meals that sometimes mimic cooked favorites (or sometimes they are just different types of dishes in their own right) and there are a LOT of recipes and different things to satisfy just about any craving for cooked food! But the recipes aren't "just" for those in transition but even long-time raw fooders who may later on get a little bored with their food can add a little variety every so often by whipping up something different!
We have on this forum a wonderful, WONDERFUL recipe section where you can get recipes from anything from raw/flat breads to cookies to cakes to brownies, chocolate, ice cream, pasta dishes, pizza, Mexican food and much more! You can get as extravagant or as simplistic as you want with raw foods.
It's quite common to be hungry when first starting out but you just have to eat. You will find yourself eating more and more often (grazing throughout the day) as your body gets accustomed to the lighter feeling of raw and living foods. But before long, the more your body cleanses/detoxifies itself of old gunk and junk you will discover that your body gets fed better with smaller amounts of food because it's getting the nutrients it's been craving.
But I HIGHLY recommend is that if you don't have it, get a copy of Alissa's book Living on Live Food (see this thread for some good reasons why: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=21157&highlight=living+on+live+food )
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