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03-12-2008, 04:54 AM
I have been attempting to go 100% raw for the past few days, but have still been incorporating my usual green tea w/ soy milk, which is my version of a 'coffee addiction', I suppose:rolleyes: I am wondering if this will prevent me from that infamous 'raw detox'...? I'd REALLY appreciate some solid feedback, especially from those who have references and/or experienced a detox w/o being 100% raw. Thank you very much!!
When i first went raw a couple of years ago I continued to drink green tea, though not with soy milk or anything in it -- and I still drank some de-caff coffee but I benefitted from raw without a shadow of a doubt.
You will detox, but it will be gentler. If still drinking your green tea helps you to stay raw, drink it, I say. You will find that the raw diet will bring its magic to your life in so many ways and very soon you will probably find that you'll give up the green tea naturally like i did (along with the coffee).
I would not believe the changes which simply eating raw have brought to my life -- if anyone had told me I'd break my life-long tea and coffee habit as a result I just wouldn't have believed them!
All blessings to you in your raw journey.
03-12-2008, 11:43 AM
I've been drinking a cup of Gano coffee (google Gano Cafe) and soy cream in it pretty much once a day and i'm on 14 days raw and am DEFINITELY detoxing. I do not feel that it's slowing down my detox at all. I just used the last gano this morning, so unless I buy more, i'm done with it. I'll probably drink green tea which I do not feel interferes with raw, at least at this point, at all.
03-12-2008, 11:49 AM
detox is. it just is.
think about how you've been eating your entire life. you will detox. drinking green tea, or not. doing this or that really doesn't make a difference. you still have 20, 30, 40 (or whatever) years of SAD eating to detox from your body.
so instead of focusing on detox... focus on Raw. Remove the obstacles to being 100% (if that is your goal) - your body will thank you for it!
03-12-2008, 11:53 AM
Thank you both for your responses and support!! :) I'm actually not coming from a SAD diet, I'm coming from a diet which only pertained to whole, organic foods for the most part, with very, very little packaging involved... Only difference is I'm switching it up to raw;) And I'm trying to abstain from meat, which, without, typically leaves me feeling awful, drained and malnourished, so I'm hoping doing raw... the right way... will help me cross that threshold, allowing me to not eat meat AND have energy:o
03-12-2008, 11:56 AM
theresaann- Sorry, I missed your post! Are you coming from a SAD diet? What type of detox symptoms are you experiencing? Were you a vegan or vegetarian prior to your raw transition?
03-12-2008, 11:59 AM
then why the concern over detox?
03-12-2008, 12:01 PM
Because I'm not feeling optimal, and I've heard many long term raw foodists say that after a dreadful detox, they eventually started to feel the benefits of high raw.... Hope that made sense?
03-12-2008, 12:08 PM
detox isn't dreadful, at least it hasn't been for me. it's more like a flu for a couple of days.
i find that things can become bigger in your mind than the reality of them, especially when you are focusing on the negative instead of the positive. which is why i suggested you focus on Raw, focus on removing your obstacles to being Raw and forget about the detox. :::hugs:::
03-12-2008, 12:22 PM
Detox isn't as terrible as most people assume. As mentioned, mostly it's flu like symptoms. If you aren't coming off of SAD then most likely you won't even notice detox.
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