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03-15-2008, 10:27 AM
I am taking a trip to Perth in a week and was wondering if anyone has any thoughts. Last time we flew to Perth, we weren't allowed to bring any food of any kind.
So, DH has already assured me we will go to the market and get fruits and veg upon arrival, so that's not the problem. I am not sure how to avoid the temptations of the sad desserts and treats everyone will have throughout the week, especially if I don't have any raw treats.
How can I make it through without being able to bring some treats?
03-15-2008, 02:12 PM
Not being able to bring food on the plane is a real downer, and temptation can be hard to resist... What works for me is switching my mindset and focusing on the positive. Instead of lamenting all the cooked stuff I "can't" have, I focus on how amazing I feel when I eat living foods that are fresh and juicy. (I figure that if i want to BE fresh and juicy, I'd better EAT fresh and juicy...*wink*)
I tell myself, "I can choose to have that chocolate cake, if I really want to. Or I can choose to stay feeling alive and light and connected." It's not that I "can't" have the cake----I choose not to because what I really want is so much more than what that food could ever give me. I want happiness, lightness, life, friendship, joy, fun, freedom....and raw foods are a help on that path. I focus on the social aspects of hanging out with people, really listening to them, really soaking in the environment, etc---the food becomes much less important very quickly.
Hope this helps!
03-15-2008, 02:48 PM
You should be able to explain to the airline in advance that you have to eat a special diet and eat often or you'll get sick. Maybe they can either provide something for you or allow you to bring some things.
As for treats, either ship some there or find a place that sells them. All you need it cacao and dates to make some brownies or pudding. If you google Perth raw food, you'll find many resources and raw foodists that can point you in the right direction.
03-15-2008, 03:38 PM
I understand not being able to take fresh food on a plane, but my understanding is that you can take dried stuff.
I'm leaving for New Zealand from Canada next week, and I called the NZ Food Safety authority, and they said I wouldn't have a problem when I told him I needed to bring my own food. I told him I wanted to bring dried fruit, nuts, store bought food bars, granola... that type of stuff. They're mostly worried about fresh produce, dairy, meat, bee products. You do have to declare though. I am worried I'll get stuff taken away from me, but their website does not say I can't bring the things I'm bringing. I fly via Sydney, I hope they don't hassle me. Although it is my understanding that NZ is very strict, so if they say I won't have a problem there, then hopefully Sydney will be fine.
Anyone have experience bringing dried vegatable fruit nut products to NZ and Oz?
03-15-2008, 11:24 PM
Yeah, its not actually the plane ride i am worried about, I can bring thins there. Its actually in customs in Oz. So, like last yr I packed a few bars for my kids, wrapped, unopened ect. and I got in trouble! Long story shortened.
But Kalimelle said it perfectly! " tell myself, "I can choose to have that chocolate cake, if I really want to. Or I can choose to stay feeling alive and light and connected." It's not that I "can't" have the cake----I choose not to because what I really want is so much more than what that food could ever give me. I want happiness, lightness, life, friendship, joy, fun, freedom....and raw foods are a help on that path. I focus on the social aspects of hanging out with people, really listening to them, really soaking in the environment, etc---the food becomes much less important very quickly."
I will work on that aspect, if I can get to that place it will be smooth sailing. Not sure if I can pull it off but will do my best!
I got a travel blender a couple months ago so that I can make my green smoothies anywhere I am. It's really small and fits in a standard sized kid's lunch bag. It also has an attachment for grinding coffee (or for me -- flax and cacao :))
Another idea is to bring a small glass container (empty) with you and to buy soon after you arrive a smaller bottle of cold pressed olive oil, apple cider vinegar and some type of herbs (dried/bottled). This way you will be able to bring your own salad dressing in to restaurants and order just an "entree sized garden salad -- no dressing" anywhere you go.
And you're right, Kalimelle summed the emotional part up very nicely.
Have fun!!! :D
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