11-27-2007, 01:58 PM
Since I've been RAW I had one ridiculously pathetic three day slip early on, had some transition vegan food, celebrated a cooked Thanksgiving, and yesterday decided to eat half of a tuna sandwich and chips. Here is what has changed: I am not someone who makes changes easily and typcially if I do I go back to my old ways, always, but strangely RAW has affected me. My palette has changed. I absolutely cannot believe this. The Kettle salt and vinegar chips I loved before tasted awful, truly awful. I've tried my old stand by ice cream, awful. The 1/2 of a tuna sandwich in the middle of the day, woke up the next morning and felt it in my tummy, I absolutely abhor that feeling and it was only 1/2 of a sandwich. Not only that, it tasted awful as well. With all the cooked food I was upset that it tasted so bad and that I spent money on it. During Thanksgiving I started getting headaches (I never get headaches) and I am still physically sick ie: cold, sneezing, fluish symptoms. I am also having horrible tummy aches with any of this cooked food. Nothing tastes as delicious as my tomatoes with salt or my avocados with braggs and lemon pepper or olive oil, salt, and lemons or my pinenut paste with jicama and carrots. I had no idea that when I went RAW this would happen. I think somewhere in the back of my mind I thought I would add in some of my favorite cooked things, but to my huge surprise, I want more uncooked healthy food. No one told me that was going to happen! Alissa sent us all an email with her new products and I can't wait to get some of it. It looks amazing and I know how good it is for me. This RAW thing will sneak up on you so be prepared. Maybe I thought this would be part of some sort of experiment which it has been since Jan. 1st trying a bunch of other ways to eat and not really believing in my heart of hearts that I would actually make a permanent change. I guess what I am trying to say is that I have not done this perfectly and I am learning with each bite that I want it more and more. Like a good relationship!