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I have been slowly trying to transition myself to a raw diet now for about 3 weeks. I am at about 75% raw, or so. IÂ’m not really sure how to determine that. I eat all raw except for my evening meal and that is small.
Anyway, I am usually not an emotional eater. But, today a disagreement I had with my hubby upset me greatly this morning and for most of the day I have been eating nothing but junk. Maybe I used this stress as an excuse to eat some of my old favorite SAD foodsÂ…who knows. But, one thing I have noticed todayÂ….I am extremely tired. And I canÂ’t think clearly.
I have not gone thru a detox that most people experience in changing to RawÂ…but, I figured that was because I was not 100%.
My question isÂ….can eating a 75% raw diet change you to the point where one day of eating junk can make you feel like you were run over by a truck?
06-10-2005, 03:04 PM
Yup. In a big way. I went raw because I had two days 75% or more raw (not really noticing what I was eating... just lots of fruit) then I had cooked and got the first stomach ache I've ever had in my life. Went mostly raw the next day.
06-10-2005, 03:07 PM
Yup! Yup! Isn't it great????
06-10-2005, 03:14 PM
*raises hand* me too!!
When I first began transitioning, I was still allowing myself cereal in soymilk, "natural" chips, soy burgers, etc.
At first, it was fine. But there were days that I ate all raw and it seems the more I ate raw, the less my body would tolerate the "other" stuff. Eventually, it got to a point where I couldn't eat anything cooked without experiencing some kind of discomfort either by headache or stomach pain and yes, fatigue.
06-10-2005, 10:16 PM
i am about 75 percent raw, i eat the same way you describe. raw morning, lunch, snacks and then a light cooked dinner because i am usually starving ( i cant wait for my dehydrator so i can make some better meals).i also feel worse and worse each time i eat something cooked so i think the same thing, i must be acclimating to the raw and it feels better. its so nice to hear someone else feeling the same way.
06-10-2005, 10:25 PM
Hey Guys - it's so great to read about how your transitioning-to-raw is going. I can't really comment directly to that issue because I'm more of an all or nothing person and so I did 100% from the start. But ... what immediately occurs to me when I hear that someone is "starving" is to just eat something! (Please know that I'm NOT being a smart aleck or nasty, okay?). I just know that if I'm hungry, I grab a banana or a couple of dates or an apple or some watermelon I've already cut up ... or whatever. Then, I'm not starving anymore and I can make my raw meal without giving in to something that may seem easier at the moment. It's quick, I'm satisfied, and I still feel good about staying raw.
Do you think that might work for you?
Oh, yes, Rawtruth I do that. It does help to keep the hungries away during the day. I work close to home, so I can come home for lunch. But, you'd think I was taking a weeks worth of food to work everyday with all my containers of fruit and veggies! I try and make sure to keep something at work for a quick snack...even if it means eating something every hour! (no..I don't usually eat that much..well, sometimes)
Ultrasonic...you might want to try that. I take time on Sunday to cut of a bunch of fruit and veggies just so I don't have to hassel with it during the week. Right now in my fridge are two big bowls of cut-up watermelon, cauliflower, celery, pineapple along with whole apples, oranges, etc.
My sweet meat-eating hubby made me a big batch of guacamole and pico-degallo and I have munching on that all week with the celery and cauliflower.
I think I have recovered from yesterdays binge. One thing...I did not sleep well last night at all.
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