View Full Version : Trying to come back
08-13-2008, 09:48 AM
But I need a big shove!
I am trying to get back into raw foods as my lifestyle, but admittedly, it's quite a struggle! :o
You know the list, aches, pains, moody, ect ect. I am so sick of feeling like this! However, I have always had an eating disorder, and when I am living differently than the rest of the people on my family, it doesn't help in that area. I have to plan differently, yeah, I can offer the dishes to them as well, which i have done in the past. But, it's not well received most of the time, you know kids. And hanging out with friends, there is always so much food. I do bring raw dishes and they try them, but the temptation is always there. They tell me I am tired "cause I only eat carrots", "meat is not bad" and silly comments like that. i know what I beleive and it's fine, but sometimes it gets old after a while. I have enjoyed these few months feeling kindof "normal" in that area. But now it's making me sick, so it's gotta change!
So, I am trying to convince myself that this is the way to go, healthwise. I will feel so much better, more energy..........
I am b'feeding my 21 mo, so am a little concerned about detoxing. But, I am thinking that I can't possibly feel worse than this, just from eating raw, and if raw foods are better nourishing to her rather than the junk I am eating at the moment.
Okay, end of whining. Thanks for listening. :)
08-13-2008, 09:55 AM
Awwww, that's what we're all here for, listening, learning, etc.
Green smoothies. Gr8 4 u, gr8 4 ur baby!!!!!!!!
08-13-2008, 10:00 AM
Hey VFL!! Thanks, I always appreciate your thoughts, encouragement wisdom and especially your wit!
I will never forget about Green Smoothies thanks to you. Somehow I am having a hard time with the mushy, liquid consistencies. I want bread, and cereal and.........
It will take a bit to get past that, but am starting tomorrow morning with one, that will be my goal.
See ya 'round
08-13-2008, 10:06 AM
You could try this approach:
but I would add to that, pay attention to how the different foods makes you feel. You are feeling like crap because of specific foods you are eating and you are eating other foods to recover from it. Example: Wheat makes you feel tired, slight headache, but you don't eat enough of it at a time to notice that it's the grains....so you have a coffee, or something sugary, or blame it on any other various factors, not sleeping enough, too stressed out, allergies whatever......so do what Tonya does, but then also pay attention to how you feel. If you aren't Sure, then eat a Lot of it exclusively.
....like I know if I eat an entire meal of bananas I will feel Fine. If I eat a Monstre salad, also feel Fine. If I eat a lot of dairy I will feel SO horrible, depressed, angry, tired, sore, like I am dying basically. With gluten, it's similar. With just plain cooked veggies or something, I don't Hurt per say, just feel unmotivated, unexcited, just dull. ....but I have to eat a lot of it to be sure of the correlation.
....one other thing that Shelshel on here once said, that hands down the best way to get through a sad supper is to eat a giant salad first....or whatever your eating that day that's raw. If your full, it's Easy to pass by it. If you're starving, and cooking that's going to be torturous!
Good for you for bf so long :)
08-13-2008, 10:23 AM
I totally understand what you are saying and I truly believe that the relational aspect of eating raw is the hardest part. I love having people over to the house and going out with friends and it almost always involves food, it is very hard, I have to keep reminding myself that I eat this way because I WANT to eat this way not because I HAVE to eat this way.
08-13-2008, 10:52 AM
I totally understand what you're saying. Sounds like we have similar things we are working through.
Something that works for me: drinking smoothies(for me banana mango works) whatever works for you. I keep drinking, all throughout the day if necessary until the "control" feelings pass. Sometimes it takes a few days.
For me taking out the eating part altogether made it easier to be around people who were eating. I wasn't trying to bring something that I could 'eat', so I joined them in a new way. And the nervous chewing wasn't an issue anymore either.
If you ever want to talk, email me:)
08-13-2008, 12:02 PM
Um, when people come over if you feel compelled to cook, you can always make food you don't LIKE!!! :D
Forget serving bread just because that's what normal people do. You can have a whole bunch of dips, raw crackers or normal ones you know you won't eat. Raw corn chips, guacamole and salsa taste good to almost everyone!
You can have a design your own smoothie party... and if you must buy dairy for everyone else, buy a little container, not a big one.
Tell the family that you're willing to keep buying groceries and making dinner, but for a couple of weeks, you really need to not bring any bread or flour home. Ignore the whining. They'll live. You can keep making other things they like that are less of a temptation for you.;)
08-13-2008, 05:40 PM
Wow! Thanks so much for all the encouragement. What a nice way to start out my day, I will be making a smoothie for b'fast this morning, and take it one step at a time.
Those are good suggestions, for friends and family, will give it a go and see if they work. I will aos check out the youtube link today when the little one takes a nap. I am very aware of the things I react to, but there are so many things it's easy to get all muttled together (eggs, wheat, gluten, bananas, sesame, somedairy-not all, definately sugar), because anyone of these ingredients can easily be found with the others anytime. But what you said makes sense, trying to eat alot at once to be clear if you react or not, although I certainly won't do it to wheat and sugar, I just might crash majorly from those reactions!:eek:
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