View Full Version : Cooked food = Fatigue
07-28-2008, 01:14 PM
I have given myself a period of time to transition to 100% raw (until Aug 1), so I have allowed myself up 15% cooked:( . I have been more like 95 - 100% raw most of the time, but occaisionally at social function I eat some cooked food.
I have noticed, that when I do eat cooked food, even very small amounts, that the next day, I feel awful. I had a small amount of pasta yesterday, and today, I could barely get out of bed. Thank goodness my cats won't leave me alone until I get up.
When I was closer to 100% raw, I felt great and needed less sleep.
Not that I needed convincing that cooked food is bad, but this was definately more evidence in my book. I'm back to being 100% raw.
I wanted to post this for those people in the same boat as I am in, who are transitioning or fence sitting. I can say, jump to the other side of the fence and graze on those wonderful raw foods.
07-28-2008, 03:55 PM
I do completely understand what you're saying Annavon and have experienced it first hand with being 100% Raw, but a children's program that I happened to catch today has totally obliterated the word "bad" from my vocabulary when it comes to food. I think it really comes down to personal choice...even though I feel great eating 100%...I know not everyone needs that or experiences eating cooked food the way I do. I do so understand where you're coming from though...make no mistake about it. It's just my paradigm has shifted a little a bit today all because of a kid's TV show.
So I was sitting around this morning slightly depressed for whatever reason, sometimes it just happens and I'm in the middle of my cycle. Hormones! Anyway, I found myself flipping channels on a friend's TV set and I tuned into this fun children's PBS show called It's a Big, Big World. Parents out there probably know it. I was captivated by the colors, the rainforest, the dialogue and soon found myself cracking up!!! They were talking about FOOD, there are 3-4 different animal characters. And before I go on can I just say kids are lucky these days, my boring cartoons of old have nothing on these shows. I was very engaged! hahahaa! Anyway, so this big cute fluffly animal named Snook I think (think surfer speak - he's very laid back) was talking about how he loves eating juicy greens, but the uptight ant eater likes to eat ants. And this beautiful tropical bird named Beatrice was looking for her wild avocado trees, she just loved avocados and was debating on whether to save her last one for later or eat it on the spot. When the monkeys showed up she was worried they wanted her avocado, but they were looking for bananas. I thought that was cute. There was a lot more to the segment, but I thought wow, what a great message for kids (and big kids) alike that people and animals eat many different types of food. What I loved about it is of course I could relate to eating the greens and avocados as a rawbie. I totally wanted to be in that forest at that moment. I was three years old again humming along to the beat and wanting to hang out with those guys. :p
So now y'all probably think I'm crazy, but I got this message today in my despair and I totally take whatever messages I get in any form these days. haha. LOL. The message was hey, everyone can do it their way and there is enough for everyone. I have a 2 year old nephew. I'll buy him the DVD's and no one will be the wiser that I'm the one who really likes the show!
Thanks for sharing Annavon and enjoy your food.
07-28-2008, 07:33 PM
Pasta ALWAYS made me want to sleep for days.
07-29-2008, 08:11 AM
I'm with you on the cooked food. It completely drains me of energy...especially cooked, white-colored food (pasta, bread, white potatoes, etc.).
07-29-2008, 08:16 AM
Well....think about it. You are eating foods that are dead. Have little or no nutritional value and especially no enzymes. So...our bodies have to use IT's enzyme supply to digest instead of doing what it should be doing - healing and keeping us healthy.
It's a fine machine.
One wouldn't put diesel into a gas engine, would they? Then why eat dead foods?
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