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04-22-2005, 09:19 PM
this is the most supportive board i have ever seen. i have been raw for extended periods of time, but am just now making up my mind to do it again. i was going to start a journal, but thought that maybe connecting with the people here may be more helpful!
i've been going through my excuses and coming up with solutions to them.
it's not cold anymore, so that's not an excuse. i cook every week for food not bombs and just realized that i'm just going to start making big fruit/vegetable salads. people like it better anyway!
my only remaining problems are:
when i'm raw, i become a lot more obsessed with food. i tend to overeat nuts and get grumpy a lot more because i'm hungry.
i also get slightly sad because i love going out to eat/social aspects of sharing food..but overall, i feel more connected to what i value when i'm raw. i'm ready, guys! thanks for being such a supportive community!
04-22-2005, 10:13 PM
Glad you are here. Some one suggested and I am sorry I am not able to give credit, but think of three reasons to be raw and list them everyday - that is helping me with my 100%.
You have also come to the place of recipes, so dig in, and do not get hungry and think of how good you feel!
04-22-2005, 10:24 PM
yeah, you're ready! Jump right in, we'll support you all we can. Look forward to sharing all the amazing discoveries you will make.
04-23-2005, 07:40 AM
Hello heart, and welcome.
I'm curious about the statement " i cook every week for food not bombs....". Would you clarify please?
Also, about being hungry, if you are hungry, then you are not doing this correctly. People are often talking about "overeating on nuts" yet, they forget that, before going raw IF they've been on a SAD food program, they've been filling themselves up with the flesh of dead animals and not only filling to satisfaction, filling to stuffiness. My husband, who is from Denmark, cannot believe the portions of food that is served here.
So! When folk start doing raw, they tend to have to learn to eat to satisfaction.
Also, IF doing raw correctly, the hunger "should" be leaving because they are getting more nutrients than when on a SAD diet.
I went raw about 5 years ago. When I looked in my kitchen with all the seeds, grains (I did a LOT of sprouting back then), nuts, fresh fruits and veggies I felt sooooo abundant! When I found I could eat as much as I could ~ graze all day long on this abundance, well hell, how can one NOT feel satisfied?
As far as the social aspects, I belong to an alternative group where we get together once a month for what are called "munches" ~ at a local chain restaurant. I bring my own food. One time I brought two raw pies to share. IF you go places with salad bars, bring your own additions. There is NO reason for someone to not be able to enjoy the same social activities as previously.
IF you go to a Chinese/Japanese restaurant, point to the stir-fry and tell them: "I would like that ~ uncooked". IF you go to a better quality restaurant, ask to speak with the chef or at least ask the waitress what vegetables are available and ask her to tell the chef you would like them uncooked with some lemon juice.
See? Isn't that easy? :D
Food Not Bombs...fantastic for you! Would love to hear about your experiences with this.
04-23-2005, 12:34 PM
That is wonderful to hear that you are involved with "food not bombs". Big hooray!!
04-24-2005, 03:33 PM
Thank you all for your supportive comments!
Food not Bombs is a overarching name of autonomous groups all over the place who serve vegan/vegetarian food to homeless,/hungry/or just people wanting company. it is an overt protest against poverty and implicitly against war/authortarianism. i've been doing it for several years now, and it's kind of hard not to take part in the eating part, but I am excited to start bringing raw food. a lot of the food is reclaimed from restaurants/groceries.. so sometimes high quality produce is hard to find, but it can be done. if you all are interested, you should try to network with your local groups. they are in a lot of cities! of course, you could start your own.
i've been vegan for 11 years and so am used to not having some of the heaviness of standard diets, but still sometimes (probably mentally) feel like i need more heaviness..thus the nuts. but, lately i have been doing better.
i've had a great raw day today. i'm feeling good and am happy to be a part of this community!
04-24-2005, 03:52 PM
Thank you for the explanation. :)
04-24-2005, 03:59 PM
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