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03-13-2008, 08:23 AM
I have been doing my usual thing - going back and forth from low carb to Raw with binges in between - in other words - getting nowhere. Maybe one of these days I'll manage to read something which helps to allay my fear of food. So if I am so afraid of a heart attack or stroke, why do I binge on unhealthy food? Who to believe - I still don't know which way to go. I long to rid myself of the extra weight but also to feel healthy. Oops! This post was supposed to be in response to someone who just asked if anyone was here in the over 50's group. Yes it was by "pamparred".
03-14-2008, 02:39 AM
You can BINGE ALL you want.......Just make it RAW. Summer is almost here, come on BACK to RAW.
03-14-2008, 06:29 AM
Sounds like the place I used to be. I was going back and forth from one thing to another.
Grab a hold on raw and stay with it. You can't keep going back and forth. Stop reading so much stuff and pick one thing and do it!! '
There is a lot of conflicting info out there. If you start doing raw and transition into it slowly your body will begin to tell you what you need. We are often feeding our taste buds and not our bodies. We eat when we are bored and not when we are hungry.
Just start slow and you WILL see the benefits.
I have been eating raw for a month now and I am glad that I stuck with it. It gets better and easier every day.
NO MORE EXCUSES. JUST DO IT!! :D
03-15-2008, 10:38 PM
Thank you both for your encouraging comments. I re-stocked my fridge with pineapples and papayas and mangoes and have cucumbers, spinach, grapefruit and bananas and berries in the freezer. I am determined to begin the day tomorrow with an orange and lots of grapes instead of my usual coffee which is killing me though I will so miss it. I am going to keep a positive, hopeful attitude throughout the day, remembering how great I will feel after just a few days of eating RAW again. I am quite broke now but will be better able to afford more coconut oil and more nuts and yummy things in May and so I will do the best I can with whatever raw food I can get my hands on. I will post in my blog every night beginning tomorrow. I will be accountable to my blog. I am so looking forward to feeling well and having some energy and hopefully, losing about 60 lbs. by the fall. :D
My best to you both.
03-16-2008, 06:51 AM
Am feeling hopeful and positive about this. Ignored the craving for coffee - actually I prayed that I wouldn't cave and that I would endure the craving instead. I know one day it will disappear as long as I do my part. So I am sticking to plan and am enjoying some grapes at the moment. I am looking forward to trying something from Matt Amsden's "Rawvolution" book. Any suggestions? Have a great day everyone.:)
03-16-2008, 07:17 AM
You can do this. If you fall, just pick yourself up and start again. There is no crime in slipping up. Just remember, this is for your health not some kind of law that you have to keep!! Good luck.
03-16-2008, 07:58 AM
Thanks very much, belleadonna. I will do my best.
03-16-2008, 08:51 AM
Good luck to you! If you stick to raw, it will do wonders!! Now that you've committed, read stuff that supports your choice! There are many ideas out there to distract us, but only your own experience will really convince you! Give it a few months on all raw and see how you feel.:)
05-23-2008, 09:01 AM
Alissa's book was very helpful to me--she said to go 100% raw, cold turkey, rather than trying to work yourself into it. For someone like me, who is clearly addicted to cooked food (and sugar!) that was great advice. If I had tried it the other way, I'd be binging on cooked food by now.
I am trying new recipes every day, looking for ones I really really like (things to binge on).
It will be more difficult this fall, when good produce is hard to find here in Ohio, but I'll worry about that later. Right now, it's summer, the produce is good, and I'm going to keep working on this.
You can too! Good luck!
05-23-2008, 07:08 PM
Hi Donna, I just noticed your post. Actually, I've been doing pretty well this month and today I was 100% raw. I made Alissa's Pizza Bread the other day and froze it. I think it is a bit blah but I like it better than Ani Phyo's Black Sesame Sunflower Seed Bread. I will do better when I find a salad dressing (raw) that I like. Actually, my Greek dressing originally called for olive oil only and not the Hellmann's. Maybe I'll try it that way again. And I must find raw olives. I don't even know what to look for. But we have a great hfs that I will check out for them. Glad you're doing well and loving this way of eating, as I am.
05-24-2008, 07:19 PM
that dancing broccoli got me rolling for like....35 seconds.
that was funny.
09-30-2008, 12:35 PM
bump up then lurk
Just happened to notice this post and I don't understand the terms at all. Would anyone like to explain?:confused::)
09-30-2008, 01:22 PM
I just read your post-the word "fear" is key here-doing something out of "fear" is never positive...maybe instead of choosing raw in "fear" of heart issues, you might want to try and choose raw, out of love for yourself...
just a thought.
11-19-2008, 07:23 PM
I too have been doing the same thing. I know that when I am all raw that is when I feel my best, look my best and am the most healthy I have ever been.
Is there going to be a Dec. Challenge here? I feel that would really help...
12-08-2008, 08:38 PM
4 or 6 yellow stars - would someone please explain what these mean? :confused: Thank you very much in advance.
12-08-2008, 08:43 PM
It means people rated the thread 4 stars.
12-09-2008, 06:27 AM
It means people rated the thread 4 stars.
Thanks for letting me know, Nayeli.:)
01-01-2009, 06:38 PM
I am reading a book by Victoria Boutenko who addresses that very issue about going back and forth from cooked to raw. She said that cooked food is addicting. It actually has additives in it that make you crave it. I am only about half way through the book~~I don't have the name of the book right now~~hubby is upstairs sleeping where my book is! But it has to do with 12 steps to raw. It has been a good book for me to read, as these past 6 months since going raw, I too flip flopped. It is interesting that in her book, she said she gave a class and all the students in her class had MAJOR health issues. Even though some of them knew it meant their life, (some had cancer) they were unable to stay on raw. She walks you through addressing the problems of going from cooked to raw and how to stay raw. I just got through the first step (first part of the book is addressing raw vs cooked food etc... and I am really looking forward to reading the other 11 steps. When I can get to my book, I will post the name of it for you.
Belleadonna mentioned a couple of things earlier about tastebuds and eating when we are bored and not hungry. Victoria addresses all this in her book.
01-01-2009, 08:13 PM
That sounds like a book I should definitely read. I have her "Green for Life" book and do refer to it a lot but I would be very interested in knowing the name of her other one which you talk about here. I am beginning RAW food only today (again, but I hope permanently).
01-01-2009, 08:54 PM
The name of the book is "12 steps to raw foods" How to end your dependency on cooked food by Victoria Boutenko I, too, have her green for life book and even though it is a great book, this walks you through how to forego that dependency on SAD diet. As I stated earlier, I am not through with the book yet, but I hope it helps me stay RAW. You have already done the first step with "becoming aware of the problem". She actually states that cooked food is no less an addiction that alcohol, tobacco, etc.... I think this is a book that was well worth the investment and I will be rereading this book over and over again. Good luck to you, me and all those struggling to stay raw.
01-02-2009, 06:58 AM
Isa.......thank you very much for the title. Now that you mention it, I have heard of it before. Of course....I must have read it on Victoria's site. I am going to order it right away. Thank you muchly! Have a great raw day!:)
01-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Islesgirl~~ I am hoping to finish the book today. Yesterday I joined the crew in the fasting threads and started my first fast. I figure if I am going to do this, I am jumping in. Since it is my first fast that I have ever tried, I don't know how long I will be on it, but every day is a bonus to me. In addition to Alissa stating that if you are addicted to cooked food you should go 100% raw, Victoria also advises that. She said that some people, who are not cooked food addicts, are capable of having that 5% or so uncooked food. I can have some uncooked food, such as nama shoyu and flavorings, but I think that in my case, I need to stay raw pretty much 100%. I have fallen off the bandwagon (a lot of us do), but you get back on immediately if possible. I, too, have about 50 lbs to lose, so hopefully by this summer my weight issue will all be a thing of the past.
Best of luck and this is a great site for support:D
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