View Full Version : Lazy Raw-bie?? someone help....
08-09-2007, 06:49 AM
So, I'm on day 8 and I've lost 4 pounds (yippee!!), and I feel great in my body. I have to admit, though, I've been a lazy rawbie...as follows:
I haven't been sprouting my nuts. I know that I'm still RAW, but maybe I'm not getting the best bang for my buck...I;ve purchased veggie dips that are organic and vegan but likely not raw
for a couple of reasons I haven't made this huge change....
1) Time consuming (12 hours to soak....I just need a handful of nuts sometimes, ready to go!)
2) Expensive (shopping at specialized stores rather than just grocery stores)
3) I do'nt have a food processor or a dehydrator
4) soaked nuts just did not taste good to me
So, that being said, I'm still working through staying raw in social situations...and maybe this will eventually come.
08-09-2007, 09:11 AM
I don't soak nuts either.
08-09-2007, 09:17 AM
I guess I'm trying to maintain some sort of "normalcy" with the social world...people already think you're absolutely crazy when you tell them what you [dont] eat...but food isn't always 100% about the body...... it's about being social too, and perhaps cultural experience and not wanting to offend people.... not everything that I do in my life is always 100% for the best and most positive reasons..... so probably my eating won't always be, either. I'm just feeling this out right now, I guess...Portugese family gatherings are the most challenging!
08-09-2007, 09:27 AM
I know what you mean about being a lazy raw-bie. It's hard b/c we live in such a fast-paced society and being raw initially takes time. I'm hours into sprouting beans even as I write this message and it is a pain in the butt.
But what I did before I started the diet was I gave myself time to get the essentials as I could afford them. For example, I bought a food processor then bought a dehydrator about three weeks later when I could afford it and felt ready to commit to the new lifestyle.
Also I try to dedicate my Sundays to preparing food that takes longer to make. So I figure out what i want to eat for the week and then make as much of it as I can on Sunday because there's no way it's happening once I get busy during the week. That's my deal. I'm new to it and still struggling.
It's easier said than done, but I'm gradually getting into the habit of following through.
I'm sure you'll be able to find a method that works for you. Don't give up okay!!!
Peace and blessings,
08-09-2007, 09:35 AM
Soaked nuts also do not taste as good to me...soaked almonds didn't have their taste at all to me! i'd only soak them to put into recipes :/
p.s. omg lol- i was just going to find some plane tickets and instead of typing www.orbitz.com i typed WWW.RAWBITZ.COM lol lol
08-09-2007, 09:40 AM
I didn't soak nuts in the beginning, but I do now. I soak them then dehydrate them. They taste amazing!!! And the enzyme blockers are lifted that way.
08-09-2007, 09:52 AM
I soak assorted nuts in 1/2 raw soy sauce mixed with 1/2 water, dash of cayenne, honey, garlic powder and dehydrate for 2 days, YUM, crunchy.
08-09-2007, 10:31 AM
that nut recipe sounds awesome.... but I don't have a dehydrator yet :(
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