View Full Version : HELP: cravings when feeling sick-ish
07-14-2008, 02:05 PM
im mostly raw, but when im not, it usually takes the form of liquid. i still drink non-raw juices, sometimes coffee, & wine very very infrequently.
this weekend i woke up feeling really bad. the kind of bad you feel when yr hungover, or too-drunk-need-something-to-eat-now bad. i was neither of those. it's not quite a nausea feeling, it's just a craving for...something. nothing raw appealed to me, even bananas, which always make me feel better when im feeling lousy somewhere in the body. so i broke my solid-food raw & had 2 hardboiled eggs. my body basically only wanted eggs, so i had to appease it.
im sure there are raw alternatives though that i just couldnt think of. any suggestions? or if any can actually relate to the feeling im talking about, what did you do to remedy it?
07-14-2008, 02:29 PM
I used to give in and eat cooked. Most things would leave me feeling yukky. I decided to only have steamed veggies or baked potato if I was going to go off raw. And I would try and have some raw veggies with that. I would put Virgin Coconut oil on the potato and it reminded me of butter.
It really helped with the transition. Now I am enjoying being raw so much I don't care to eat the other stuff. Sure it does taste good. But the way I feel after is more important. Eating food is just a brief joy that is gone once the food is gone. I am enjoying how well my body is functioning. Eating cooked now would just throw a monkey wrench in the whole thing.
07-14-2008, 03:32 PM
Zella Juice~You hit the nail on the head....:)
It's all about how great you feel on raw..I have had similar times I felt lousy and instead of listening to my body and letting it go through it's detox or whatever I would succumb to old habits and eat. .....Eat something that had been ingrained in my head ( it's SO mental) for years. ....Now I am not doing that anymore...I am learning and listening and when I get through that period I feel SO much better and so proud of myself that I made a huge stride:D .
We have to let our bodies, heal and adjust and we can't feel great all the time:( ...not yet but soon !Plus we need to change our mental/emotional mindset which is the hardest for me. Even today if I could eat some sort of cooked comfort food I would get that quick emotional comfort high BUT then UGG I will plummet to depression. So I will work through whatever is going on.
Hang in there ~
07-14-2008, 04:09 PM
Yes. Exactly. I was so sick of just my mind (emotions) deciding what I wanted to eat. Now it's like my mind and body communicate with each other and decide what is the best thing to eat. I no longer have emotional eating. Which is just amazing. I do get satisfaction out of eating raw food. Like when I had watermelon yesterday..it was out of this world. But it was equally satisfying for my body as it was for my mind. I think that's why it was so wonderful. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I was on cooked food.
But there is definatly a hump that you have to get over to get there. Just keep at it and don't give up. You will be on your way to freedom from eating disorders and bad eating habits that seem impossible to get rid of.
07-14-2008, 04:11 PM
usually a couple of big glasses of water will do it for me. or some green juice.
07-14-2008, 06:23 PM
I needed to read all this so badly because I went 28 days raw last months after not even being 50% raw for three years! Then I gave in, and have been dealing with that for two weeks. I really needed to hear some of the things that help you get over it. The cooked food is a hard enough addiction to break, then I threw in a cheating addiction, too. Lame. Am doing Sunfood Diet Success System action steps in order to hopefully help me through. Any one else's ways of dealing with temptations would be greatly appreciated!!
07-14-2008, 06:45 PM
Also get Victoria Boutenko's 12 Steps to Raw Food. Ending your addiction to cooked food. It explains it so well from a lady who has been there. I have read it many times to help me stay on track or get back on track.
07-14-2008, 08:16 PM
Ditto again Zella Juice ~ I reread that book as well ! It takes time but I am seeing things click more this time. getting that mind and body working together. But oh that sweet smell of FREEdom is around the bend....
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