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07-22-2008, 07:16 PM
Ok, alot of people (including myself)own ALiss'a and/ot other Raw books.
How do you:
1) remember the do's and donts of food combining.
2) off set trigger smells or such, like some who crave chocolate might want a snikers and well, duh that is hfar from raw.
3) other than salad and fruit and green smoothies...what are EASY RAW foods...food combos, i have the book, a dehydrator still in its packaging, i just work too far to 'plan' like i want to for meals. THen to find out the 'tomatos' in a cardboard container that are diced (prodict of paralant...only ingredient is tomato) is NOT raw. i was having this with basil and spiced nightly as dinner
i think i am either just clueless to when it comes to combinging what and when and other than salads...what I CAN have. Everytime I start and think i am doing well, i find out i cant have it...like Organic Nama Shouya. So can anyone please help. I will be joining in the next 30day challenge bc I am missing something, clearly.
07-22-2008, 08:29 PM
I just don't worry too much about food combining. I eat melon alone and I try not to eat too many foods together. Food combining can be very useful for good digestion, but at first just eat raw. Most raw recipes break most of the rules of food combining anyway. The basic idea is that things that digest quickly like fruit and some vegies pass through the digestive system rapidly. If they are held up in there by slow digesting foods such as fats and nuts, they begin to ferment. This causes bloating and indigestion.
As far as smells and temptations, I bring food with me so I'm never without something when I need it. It can be as simple as bringing a little bag of dates and almonds. And I drink water with lemon when I'm wanting something but not hungry. I am not tempted anymore after 7 months. Our tastes change over time and the unhealthy foods become unappealing.
When I first started raw, I liked to have a nut pate, walnut taco meat, guacamole, sunflower seed pate or dip in the fridge. Then when I came home tired I could just put this with some vegies or have it with flax crackers. It is really satisfying and simple. They will keep for a few days.
Right now my favorite simple food is zucchini noodles. I either peel the zucchini into strips that are wide noodles or I use the wonderful gadget the spiral slicer to make it into spaghetti. Then I add a simple tomato sauce or olive oil and Italian spices. Tonight my daughter made a raw vegan basil pesto for out "zucchetti". It was great.
Basically, if it's packaged, its probably been heated to pasteurize it. What a bummer! I used to like a certain packaged guacamole, but found out even it was heated.
I know how frustrating it can be to realize that something you are enjoying is not all raw, or even healthy. I went through this with Braggs Liquid Aminos.
At the time i decided to just use it anyway. It was very useful to me for staying raw at first. Now I use it rarely, but that just happened by itself.
If a product is helping you stay raw and isn't making you feel less than healthy, don't worry about it too much. You may move naturally away from it in the future. These "bridge" foods can be useful tools to help us cross over to a more pure diet.
I wish you success!!!!!!!:)
07-22-2008, 08:39 PM
The more simply a person eats the less attention they will have to give food combining and the better the food will digest.
07-22-2008, 09:10 PM
I eat what I crave. I can't keep up w/the food combining. Works for me.:)
07-23-2008, 12:04 AM
when i first became raw i did things like spending sunday making some stuff for the week. not-tuna - crackers - zucchini dip - da bomb cheese sauce etc. then i would simply open the fridge and pig out whenever i was hungry. this really helped me in the beginning... that way i didn't have to plan what to eat every day. just spent one day a week figuring it out.
oh and i would make extra and freeze it for later (like nut balls, burgers, pizza crusts etc)
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