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06-01-2005, 11:12 PM
Wow, about a week and a month raw now. Lately, I have been so hungry and craving cooked food. Especially Aloo Gobi, my favorite Indian dish. I have been saved by making zuchini noodles and making fresh tomato sauce. I so much want to stay raw! I am afraid if I eat cooked it will nulify all my good and it will take longer for my health issues to heal. I was feeling very weak and faint until I added some salt to my avacado the other day. I added tooo much by mistake but miraculously, the weakness and faintness went right away. So I had been adding some salt each day but now I am bloated. I also know I need to eat more food, but I am still working up a tolerence yet for nuts, and alot of recipes use nuts and seeds. Truth be told, I am feeling a little depressed that there is this tight rope I have to walk. I don't want to go all obsessive over this, but I do so much want to heal!
Thanks for listening : )
06-01-2005, 11:37 PM
somehow the topic of not eating enough has been popping here and there recently. It seems to be an important issue not to be ignored. I agree, although nuts might be filling, many experience that they feel less inclined to eat lots of nuts the longer they are raw. I have been observing that if I have too many nuts, I get pimples! :eek: So, I concluded that low-fat filling options are superior. Well, what are those low-fat filling options??? :confused: Errr, fruit! Easy-peasy, simply fruit. :D That's what I discovered in my personal munching experiences. Obviously, there is also a lot of information available on this matter. Just visit rawschool.com or some other fruit-loving places, and you will find plenty of information. But hung-on, how can fruit fill onyone up? :confused: Usually, an average "cooked" person would say that they feel hungry after just fruit. That is exactly what I used to think. :rolleyes: But, experience has proved me otherwise. After going raw, I actually discovered that a large bowl of wonderfully sweet, dark grapes does fill me up. Or, a watermelon. Or, a bunch of mandarines. Or, bananas. :) One thing, fruit must be ripe, it's crucial.
06-01-2005, 11:37 PM
hmm , well it helps to change your internal "dictionary" of what food is - NOT SAD!
also sounds like you either are detoxing from salty processed stuff or need sodium ....how about seaweed salads or living miso soup
here is a link to a "rawspirational" list that could help you define what food REALLY is ,and does!
06-02-2005, 12:25 AM
Yeah healing1 I feel ya! I am also at the one month and one week stage in my raw journey. And yesterday I went to a great raw food resturant and had wonderful I mean really good raw food. And today I am just hungry and for the first time am really craving cooked food. And nothing "good" for me either. So I have eaten a lot today compared to what I have been eating. When I told a friend what I had to eat she didn't think it sounded like a lot :rolleyes:. I know I don't want to eat cooked food, also known as dead food, because the whole living foods thing just sounds and feels so right. So I will make what ever adjustments I need to. One thing for me I know is that I need more varity. Cause when I was eating cooked food I had a set number of options of what to eat that was larger than what I have now. Even though I have had a fairly easy time eating raw I must remember I am transitioning and remember to be flexible and make adjustments that help me maintain my daily goal of eating raw.
peace :cool: :)
06-05-2005, 02:26 PM
THank you all for your replies. They all helped. Yes, I am shifing my idea of what food is. I think it might be better to not name raw food dishes after cooked dishes. I had a mushroom strogonof at a resturant (raw) and it didn't taste anything like it, not to mention it was cold like out of the fridge. It just made me want to eat the cooked version I was used to.
What I figured was that:
1. I was not eating enough
2. I was emotionally hungry! withdrawl symptom
3. I needed to find things to eat that fit me right now
So I have played around in the kitchen and developed a few things new that I am enjoying eating. I made Alissa's pesto mushroom caps and I loved those (kept them too long in the dehyd. but most were good). I took the left over pesto to make another tasty dish, and I made up some super guac that had so much flavour I really was satisfied.
I do like mono eating, like just bananas half the day and then one other thing the second half.
I start my day with hot water to drink. It warms my stomach and my stomach seems to appreciate that.
I also learned to take my fruits and veggies out of the fridge early so that they are not cold when I eat them.
These things have helped.
THanks for your words of encouragement.
06-05-2005, 03:20 PM
One thing, fruit must be ripe, it's crucial.
Why is this Gosia?
06-05-2005, 07:38 PM
ripe fruit is sweet, yummy, easy to digest, has the right proportion of nutrients, and so is simply just right. Un-ripe fruit has the opposite qualities. I remember reading a story by a raw foodist who was trying to follow 8:1:1 diet (lots of fruit and greens), and her teeth became transparent, before she realilzed that the fruit she was eating was not ripe enough! So, eating un-ripe fruit can have a disastrous effect on our health.
Bananas, for example, are ready, when spotty. I am sure that monkeys would not eat green bananas. I once thought that I was losing my appetite for bananas, but then realized that I was not eating them ripe enough. Now, I buy them in advance and they are delicious! My children love them in smoothies, I do not use any sweeteners, just bananas and some other fruit, and the smoothie is so sweet.
All the best,
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