View Full Version : Can't stop eating: am I normal??
08-26-2007, 06:39 PM
I am on day 2 of 100% (yippee!!) but I have been eating NON-stop all day today! I started with a smoothies, had tonnes of fruit, then craved (and ate) nuts, which lead to more fruit, and then olives, avocado, tomato and onion, which had me craving sweets, so i moved to chocolate balls, then wanted salad, back to fudge balls...and now contemplating what ELSE to go for.
It this NORMAL??
Back to read reply after olives and cashews
08-26-2007, 06:46 PM
I'm on day 26 0f 100% raw and I havn't had anything like that happen but then were all different. If you keep eating like that your food bill could increase along with your girth. Try to wait for a slight hunger signal from your body to help you in feeding it.
08-26-2007, 07:45 PM
Sure. That's normal. Just try to lean towards the healthier stuff (what YOU think are the healthier stuff)....and gorge on those things......rather than more processed...oily...salty...or dried stuff.
-David Z. Mason
08-26-2007, 08:11 PM
i've just started off 100% raw for about a week, its happened to me in the past where i could eat just about as much as i want of anything and still be hungry but then i held out for a while and waitied for a signal from my body to tell me what it really needed. it usually turned out that i was just thirst. try drinking more water throughout the day, usually stops cravings well for me anyway.
Nurse in the Raw
08-26-2007, 09:26 PM
I've been raw for a while now and at first I had the same reaction to raw. Your body is just begging for healthy food. It likes how it feels and wants more. I am still hungry (appetite mostly) almost all the time but I try not to give in until I feel hunger pains, otherwise I would eat all day. But for you it is still new so eat up and have fun.
08-26-2007, 09:28 PM
I definitely have my days where I am not hungry at all, but then I have days where I can't seem to get enough to eat.
Eat until you're satisfied and remember (as said previously) that it might be thirst too! :)
08-26-2007, 09:41 PM
I've been there. I've had days when my stomach felt more like a bottomless pit. Lately, however, I've been getting full very quickly. Who knows, maybe the hunger-full dynamic is one that will constantly ebb and flow...
08-26-2007, 09:59 PM
Well, if you eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, then it is a good thing. You need to eat quite a bit of them to get enough calories. If dried stuff and nuts and salty stuff - not too much...
08-26-2007, 10:31 PM
Yes thats normal.
I eat too much most of the time but then other times I hardly eat anything. As Stacie said your body is desparate for nutrients to help it heal.
08-26-2007, 10:31 PM
especially in the transitioning phase (first few weeks of raw) i would say a lot of people (myself included!) eat a lot as you adjust to the new diet
i was reading about it in the sunfood diet earlier
if i remember correctly it's something about raw food doesn't fill you up as quickly as you are used to with cooked food so it takes a while for your stomach to go back to it's regular size, however you're getting so much more nutrition than you would with regular cooked food,
i find drinking water always helps with hunger cravings
(read my water thread :D)
08-26-2007, 10:46 PM
Strangely, coconut oil mixed in with anything ie: smoothies, dressing, or just a spoonful makes me not hungry for a long period of time and trust me I like to eat. Try adding that (about 1-2 tbsp. per day) and watch your appetite dwindle.
08-26-2007, 10:59 PM
You described yesterday to a T. I'm about 47 days in and have days when I could care less if I eat at all and then ravenous days. Just eat when you are hungry, and eat what you want. Then try to listen to your body. Also it's a good idea to keep a food journal to see if you have any weird reactions to certain combinations or foods. (braggs makes my hands puffy)
08-26-2007, 11:05 PM
yea coconut oil is like the only thing that really diminishes my appetite otherwise i eat nonstop. so i take it every day.
08-27-2007, 06:49 AM
Great! Thanks everyone! I'll try the coconut oil too and see how that goes.
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