View Full Version : I do not feel totally full on raw.
03-18-2008, 12:36 AM
This is the end of my first week. I have noticed when eating SAD, I would always feel very full after eating, but on raw, I do not feel full.
Is this normal. For dinner, I had salad (about 1 to 2 cups) of baby greens, avodaco, spirulina, and raw tahini dressing that I made. I just don't feel satiated like when I ate cooked foods.
03-18-2008, 01:05 AM
It's likely that you're note eating enough. Continue eating raw fruit or veggies until you feel satisfied. Last night, I ate three bananas before going to bed because my body was craving something sweet. Soon, your appetite will calm down, but for noe indulge it.
03-18-2008, 01:08 AM
Yeah, cooked food is heavy and just kinda sits there waiting to be digested...raw food is lighter and easier for the body to digest. It takes the body some time to adjust to that lighter feeling...but that is why a lot of raw fooders (when first starting out) tend to eat heavier foods such as nuts and seeds and dishes made with them. Also, avocados. You may also not be eating enough. When we first go raw, sometimes it takes eating more food and eating enough to where you feel satiated. When I first started out, bananas with almond butter were my main thing...satisfying and kept me satiated for the most part. If you are gonna eat simpler then eat more...if you don't mind going a bit more "gourmet" then I suggest making some meals and not relying solely on salads.
But don't worry...eventually you DO get used to it and find that you are nice a satisfied.
03-18-2008, 01:10 AM
Raw food IS different fuel for your body, and it seems that you are accustomed to feeling very full after eating. Much raw food is less dense in this regard. On just about any dietary change, it often takes a couple of weeks of feeling somewhat hungry and not quite satisfied and then you start acclimating. And, one or two cups of greens, even with the other stuff added, isn't very much at all for a meal. You might want to have 3-4 cups or more of the greens instead, and the same amount of dressing. Raw fooders often eat a big volume of food, especially in the beginning to feel satisfied. The greens have very few calories. Green smoothies(60%fruit, 40%dark greens) with hemp protein powder and flax seeds are awesome in this regard, I have found that this gets me through several hours without feeling hungry, plus the nice energy boost from all those greens! Sounds like you would also be a candidate for some good dehydrator recipes, some basic stuff to go along with your smoothies, fruit and veggie meals. Stuff like dehydrator "breads"(just a slice or two really helps, as these are dense), raw granola, energy cookies, etc. I don't have Alyssa's book, but have gotten lots of ideas off other websites with cool filling recipes. Use these as long as you need them for transition, being sure that the bulk of your diet is fresh food though - that's the foundation of a good raw eating pattern. And when you don't need the heavier stuff daily, space it out for occasions or to impress non-raw people. Give the new eating habits a chance - and there's lots of support and good folks here. And DO eat!
Personally I'm in the beginning camp, not yet all raw, and experimenting myself with the denser recipes as adjuncts to an eating pattern that includes green smoothies, fruits, dark greens, mixed greens, some seed and nuts in small amounts, and a couple of slices of my dehydrator bread(loosely patterned after the onion bread that's mentioned alot). Some energy cookies once a week too, and a bit of chocolate(haven't gotten rid of that yet). Am planning on trying some raw cacao in a couple of recipes too.
Hang in there!
03-18-2008, 01:37 AM
For dinner, I had salad (about 1 to 2 cups) of baby greens, avodaco, spirulina, and raw tahini dressing that I made.
I agree with trugoddess....you are not eating enough!
My salads have 6-10 cups of greens, plus other veggies including an avocado.
03-18-2008, 06:07 AM
There is a definite difference in how "full" you feel. I agree with the others...eat more. My salads are huge, varied and very satisfying. You just need to find what combinations work for you and not be afraid to eat more. My husband still looks at my dinner plate heaped with my salad creations with his eyes bugging out!!:D But hey...it pretty much equals the amount of SAD food on his plate it's just that mine is fluffier!!!:)
After you get used to raw you will love it. One of the nicest things is that after eating you will feel satisfied but never have that "Oh geez I ate too much and am too full" feeling. After you loose that feeling you will realize how uncomfortable it really was. Wishing you the best~
03-18-2008, 08:55 AM
Yes, the salad serving bowl, becomes a personal salad serving bowl. lol
03-18-2008, 08:57 AM
Is what normal? Eating a small salad and comparing it to a plate of dead animals, starch, sugar, etc? No, it's not BUT, do you want to be "normal" or healthy?
As others have said ~ eat more. Add some CRUNCH! What you had for dinner is the appetizer. Have some raw lasagna with it. Add some raw bread or crackers and you'll have a MEAL! For dessert, how about some lemon poppyseed cake?
For dinner, I had salad (about 1 to 2 cups) of baby greens, avodaco, spirulina, and raw tahini dressing that I made. I just don't feel satiated like when I ate cooked foods.
03-18-2008, 11:25 PM
I eat as much raw food as I need to to feel satisfied. I don't expect to get that physically full feeling in my stomach that I had with cooked food because cooked food takes so much longer to digest than raw food. I just eat until I'm satisfied. Sometimes's it's a lot of food but so be it.
03-19-2008, 05:26 AM
You're definately not eating enough. That' the wonderful thing about being raw, you can keep eating until you feel satisfied and it's ok!!! Isn't that rawsome?!?!?!?!?!
Keep eating. I find that if I eat a piece of fruit every couple of hours and then a filling lunch and dinner then I am satisfied all day. And on SAD, eating something shortly before bed is never a good thing......but on raw it's totally fine.
I love this way of living!
Also, your body is finally getting the good stuff that SAD has deprived it of for so long. It wants to have a nutrient binge. Once it gets itself tanked up, your appetite will probably settle down.
03-19-2008, 08:30 PM
add a tablespoon or two of some oil/fat to them. I think the oil helps give one a "full" sensation and allows them to stay that way for a longer time than just fruit and/or veggies by themselves.
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