View Full Version : Craving bad feelings from non-raw food
08-08-2007, 02:11 PM
I'm struggling to get back to 100% raw now. They had bagels & donuts in the kitchen today and I held for a while but saw a glazed... I had to sneak one. It's almost as if I am craving the bad feelings I'll get within a minute or two after having eaten it. Ugg, it's rough. I'm still holding around 75% raw and I want to ramp it up higher, but the lack of energy due to detox is soooo debilitating. If I go and drink three red bulls and have two donuts I'll be on fire for a while, although I know it's terrible for my health.
Ack! I can't figure out why I still crave the temporary gratification of non-raw foods followed by the bad feelings that follow them.
Here I am, five minutes after having eaten the donut, and now I feel terrible. Ugg.
08-08-2007, 02:26 PM
I watched a video yesterday that said we are making new cells every minute. So every single thing you put into your body is what forms those new cells. Rather than focusing on the bad stuff (ie doughnut) and the bad feelings, what if you focus on the good food you ARE consuming and how great it is making you feel and become? (reinforce the positive?)
Perhaps that would help the other become less a "attractive" option.
Hey, good luck!
Nurse in the Raw
08-08-2007, 03:14 PM
I don't mean to make you feel bad (I've slipped up to) but you are only prolonging your detox by eating that stuff and besides it being cooked, I don't think there is one single nutrient in a donut. And red bull can damage your heart.
08-08-2007, 04:51 PM
Don't feel bad about cravings. I don't know that you can necessarily control cravings - just how you react to them. I am telling you that last night for some reason I was craving a Filet-O-Fish and fries SO BAD:( It was horrible. So I just sat on the side of my bed and meditated about something else. It didn't really work. I finally had to just talk to myself. Did I want to undo all that I have worked for and have to start over? NO WAY:eek: So finally at about midnight I was able to go to sleep. I was still thinking about the cooked food and ordinarily I would have gone through the drive thru and bought it! But I had to just keep talking to myself....and finally I fell asleep. Today I noticed that I did have to eat denser/heavier raw food. I did that and the cravings are gone!:D ;)
08-08-2007, 05:06 PM
i realized that Talking to oneself can help sometime!! :D like saying something out loud to yourself... in a way-makes you listen to..well, yourself better :D
uh yea i had some weird aches and itches and stuff this past week- maybe detox? i DON'T WANT IT AGAIN! don't want to slip, my friend ate a doughnut yesterday and though it smelled good- there was no way i would have let it go inside my mouth :S
08-08-2007, 07:54 PM
Are you drinking lots of green smoothies with a wide variety of greens to get you over this hump? I'd highly recommend reading Victoria Boutenko's book Green for Life. The green smoothies have been very nurturing to me when I'd get off track with my diet.
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