View Full Version : Husband Going Raw...HELP!
03-03-2008, 01:07 PM
My husband is interested again in a raw lifestyle--he went totally raw once but stopped because he kept EATING and EATING and never got full--it was an expensive two weeks that he ate this way with me...bow that he is interested again, I need to make something that will get him satisfied! He didn't seem to like a lot of nut heavy recipes before--but now that I am more experienced, maybe he will?! Any suggestions? He is pretty big and works out all the time (with no weight to lose, he leaves that to me), so I think his daily food requirements are high. He does love guacamole, but I can't seem to make a good corn chip to go along with it.....UGH! Any suggestions would be great!
03-03-2008, 01:11 PM
I just want to say congratulations on your hubby being willing to go raw with you. I really wish mine would. Perhaps you can engage your hubby into helping with the preparing... get him involved and that way he will start to intuit what his body is asking for. I find crackers with almond butter and honey very filling. Also, smoothies!! I think if he just keeps eating... wheather it be 15 bananas in one sitting... he will eventually become satiated. It may take a few weeks... but it will begin to taper off. I don't say this from experience tho... as I'm new... but I do wish you both all the best!!!!!!
03-03-2008, 01:14 PM
does he like flax crackers? i find them extremely filling, especially with guac. superfoods, like cacao, are also very filling, even in smaller quanities, i've found.
03-03-2008, 01:28 PM
Here are a few ideas:
You can make calorie heavy smoothies. (make it with nut milk and add a Tb. of flax oil)
Make salad dressings with nut base.
My hubby drinks about a quart of juice throughout the day (some days more) at around 100 cals per 8 oz. he is drinking quite a bit of his cals.
03-03-2008, 01:40 PM
Hey, I find that almond butter really fills me up. I just made fettuchini alfredo which i could only eat half of because of the nut content.
If he's not big on nuts then power smoothies could be the way to go, maybe add some hemp seed/powder too. Oh, I made the sweetcorn cracker thingies and they are v.filling also.
I know what you mean about being expensive! I'd eat a few avo's a day if I could afford it, but you just have to find a way of getting some cals and a bit of bulk.
03-03-2008, 01:40 PM
I find that when I drink a 28 to 30+ oz. smoothie (sipping, not gulping), that fills me up for hours. ;)
03-03-2008, 01:59 PM
Try Alissa's Lasagna - it's really, really good.
Add Avocado and Sunflower seeds to salads.
Munch on Almonds.
Flax crackers are good with Avocado.
Add Coconut meal to smoothies.
Good Luck - and let us know what works out.
03-03-2008, 02:13 PM
We do our guac and salsa with flax crackers. 2 cups flax soaked in 2 cups water + 2 T. Braggs, mix, dehydrate and enjoy. Simple, simple, simple.
DH and I are hooked on making the marinated veggies from the Smoked Jalapeno Cheese Fajitas recipe that I found in this forum and wrapping them in Alissa's tortilla from her Enchilada Recipe. Very filling and satisfying.
03-03-2008, 08:21 PM
may good ideas here. I agree with what SandraDee said --as his system cleans out and he absorbs nutrients better and better, he won't need to eat as much. I remember being hungry for 7-10 days when I went RAW, then after that I wasn't so frantically hungry. I also get lots of exercise, so I eat alot. Dr. Doug Graham, who wrote that wonderful little book on nutrition and physical/athletic performance, recommends lots and lots of bananas. It's a wonderful little book, by the way. I ordered it off the Living Nutrition website.
03-03-2008, 08:34 PM
I always had the 'stick in your ribs' feeling with raw food and I recently found coconuts are filling (I did eat like 3 in a row but as a meal..)
The cheap option is bananas but coconuts come with refreshing water :D
Plus (I felt so good after eating it that I did some research online) they say it's a good replacement for sports drink, so that should work for him
The problem is that they have to be opened everytime you drink it.... it seems it gets oxidized real quick and you can't store it
Explains why I cannot get coconut water in plastic bottles :(
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