View Full Version : Just a nutty thought
10-21-2007, 11:06 AM
Well since I've cut out the SAD sugar (which has still been since Oct. 2nd, truly miraculous) I feel like I've come so far I just don't want to blow it (not even one piece of candy), I decided to buy nuts and nut butter (of course raw). Big mistake. I've been doing this thing for two months. As an experiment I weigh myself to see what works for me food wise and what does not(did this with SAD too and noticed that raw is working better for me). Since I added the nuts (even though I portioned them out in snacky snak bags) I've gained 3 lbs. Not really a nut person anyway, I will have them here and there, love the nut butter with frozen bananas and agave..yummy, but the nuts and nut butter will only be making special appearances from now on.
Also, several times I've thought 'I don't know how much longer I can do this' then I look in the mirror at my skin and think 'my skin looks brillant' which is a huge motivator to continue. Received my first compliment on my skin yesterday (and I have great skin already). Someone said my skin looked 'amazing' and I can see it too.
How much nut butter does everyone allow themselves to eat per day or per week?
10-21-2007, 02:20 PM
Hi Im also having big second thoughts about eating as many nuts as I have been lately. I dont eat them on their own but in the raw recipes. Im gaining lots of weight in the weeks when I use raw recipes then losing it again when I eat more simply. Im going to give the November challenge my best shot so will not exclude nuts yet cos if eating a raw dessert keeps me raw then so be it....but once I get 30 days under my belt & have got over some cravings I really am going to cut way down on the nuts. Im not sure if seeds will put as much weight on me as easily as nuts seem to, I sure hope not.
10-21-2007, 02:35 PM
Here's an even nuttier thought - ditch the scale!
Don't worry about weighing and gaining or losing and gaining and losing right now. Your body is transitioning. I feel there are so many that dissect this way of eating. Much, much more then one ever did when eating SAD/CRAP.
For you cutting out sugar -that is wonderful! Eating raw nuts - that's even better! Eat sensibly. Follow Alissa's guidelines in her book. Listen to your body.
Oh and two words:
10-21-2007, 03:15 PM
I like nut butter a lot on a few things...but I don't desire it as much as I used to. I used to have to buy some weekly...now I probably get a jar once a month. It was one of my main staples when I first started raw...bananas and almond butter was my "comfort food". But as time went on, I just kinda "lost" my desire for so much of it and now eat it sparingly but not out of forcing myself to, just happened that way.
10-21-2007, 04:05 PM
When I was totally raw previously, at the beginning my to-die for snack was flax seed crackers with almond butter & honey......OMG! even got my dd who doesn't eat raw addicted to them. Whenever she came down she'd want it....lol When I started again 11 days ago I had them for the first couple of nights but now it's only the odd time I think about having it. I had it about 4 days ago with banana this time. Was like the old peanut butter & banana honey sandwichs I loved as a kid but gave up due as I became heavier and then of course god forbid you should ever eat anything like that! Now it's such a joy to know that if I do want it I can have it.......guess that's why I don't crave it anymore. When I ate SAD I would sneak toast and peanut butter at night. No more sneaking for me!!! For the first few days I went crazy eating nuts and making things with nuts (blueberry pie, nut tortes, pates etc). But now after 11 days I've levelled out and finding I crave the plain raw fruit more. As Alissa says in her book, our diets will simplify the longer we eat raw. When I read her book I couldn't believe what she ate. Now I understand.......some days I overeat and I'm not eating that much really. I'm finding more and more I just want some fresh fruit for breakfast and a salad for lunch with some flax crackers. Like for dinner last night I ate 8 small sushi rolls.... didn't have anything after that except for the last piece of nut torte and it was about the size of a quarter. And I've lost 10 lbs in 11 days, and that was with eating nuts.
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