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08-25-2008, 01:56 PM
Is it ok for transitioning to all raw to eat whole grains cooked? As in oatmeal and rice cereal, ect? Is that considered a SAD thing?
08-25-2008, 02:14 PM
Well, to me it's a SAD thing because the food being cooked has lost it's enzymes and my body would have to tap into it's supply to help digest and then wouldnt' have any enzymes left for healing. But for you, if it's going to help you transition to an eventual 100% raw diet, then it should be okay temporarily. There aren't any raw food police that are gonna take you away, but Alissa promotes jumping in 100% to achieve optimum balance.
It's your call.
08-25-2008, 02:31 PM
The first time I went raw, I transitioned slowly. Switching to an all fruit breakfast with nuts. After a couple weeks...months...it turned into a raw breakfast with a salad and fruit for lunch. I kept eating dinner for months longer. Then I started giving up cooked dinners...instead choosing to have a mixed cold veggie plate with more fruit and nuts. I snacked on raw items constantly. Still eating a couple cooked meals on the weekends, but eating 100% raw Mon-Fri. Eventually I gave up all cooked foods because of the way they made me feel.
How you transition is all up to you. ;) I just started back to raw today and I have to say after months of living raw before...I just know how to do it now and hop right back into it. But at first transitioning slow worked for me.
Just try to choose as much raw as you can every day and see where that leads you! Raw (((HUGS))) Good luck on your journey.
08-25-2008, 03:00 PM
Ditto on what works for you.
I jumped in whole hog after a week of veggie dinners, but it took me a whole year to ditch cheese. Some peeps can do it all or nothing ,like Lucy- I admire your drive!- and some of us need a bit more time.
You will however notice after about 8 months or so that the cooked food will make you feel very different when you eat it. Now when I eat SAD food it feels like someone dropped a lead weight in my tummy. Meat makes me throw up, cheese makes me feel depressed, wheat that is not sprouted gives me a headache behind my eyes.I did not notice any of this uuntil I was raw for awhile and ate some items to see what would happen:D The results were very telling!
SO transition how feels best, and if you stick with raw til dinner soon those dinners will not feel so light and good and you will be reaching for a salad:D
08-25-2008, 03:18 PM
One thing I did was eat organic 9 grain cereal but I would just let it soak in water to soften it a bit instead of cooking it. I did this every morning for about a month and then felt like I didn't need it anymore.
08-25-2008, 06:06 PM
I've noticed that the grains (cooked) do feel very weighty on my tummy now that I'm very close to all raw...they are just so addicting, that's all.:rolleyes:
I can do a raw cheese sauce over cooked brown rice pasta, but the sicky heavy feeling is almost not worth it. This is why I asked if it's O,K because it doesnt feel like it's O,K. DO you all know what I mean? The cost of eating it may not be worth the price to pay, addictions are heard to break. Man o man.
thank you for your insights.
08-25-2008, 06:26 PM
I tried doing some transition foods like whole grain pasta and rice and found that I had a lethargic feeling and craved those things more. I think your better off going 100% or as close as you can. If you decide to do a transition food, don't beat yourself up for not being perfect. There was a good thread by Bananna today that covers this.
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