View Full Version : Anyone have problems w/ nausea?
07-09-2005, 09:33 PM
I haven't started the 30 day raw challenge yet but today I made the Fettucine Alfredo from Alissa's book.Aside from a few minor glitches(my grocery store didn't have summer squash or zuchinni-I had to use acorn squash) it turned out ok and tasted good. I don't know if it's because I ate too much of it or if this particular recipe is too rich for me but I felt kind of sick afterward,almost nauseous(I probably didn't spell that right).
Is this common?I guess I"m afraid when I go %100 raw that I"ll be sick all the time. I'll be trying some other recipes so hopefully that won't happen.Even regular fetucinne alfredo can have that effect on me if I eat too much of it.
07-09-2005, 10:04 PM
I've never tried it but I've heard other people complain that it makes them a little ill feeling when starting raw.
Personally, I suggest starting raw simple...foods and combinations that you're use to.
07-09-2005, 10:13 PM
Yeah, for some reason this one doesn't set well with some people ~ myself included. If you do a search here, you'll find others having had the same challenge.
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Revvell and twin yoga, did you mean the fetuccine alfredo recipe doesn't sit well/makes people ill when starting raw or just starting raw in general?
I'll probably try a lighter recipe next.
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
MMm, I'd say raw in general. Might be a bit heavy or, not a good combination for some. Don't really know.
07-10-2005, 01:59 AM
I started raw by doing the 30 Day Challenge straight from the book. The fettucine alfredo made my stomach hurt. I found that, at first, the nut heavy dishes did this -- same with the date nut torte, though not as bad as the alfredo sauce. I simply substituted other recipes from those first few weeks. Also, I learned right away to make a much smaller amount (halving or quartering the recipes) the first time I made them in case I didn't like them. Revvell is correct; there are threads on here where many people have discussed this. I'm quite sure I talked about it in my journal, too.
Regardless of that experience, do go ahead with the Challenge!! Jump in and do it! It's not hard, really, once you clear out your kitchen like Alissa instructs and restock it according to her list. After the first few weeks, you will be so expert that you'll be preparing dishes with very little thought ... even though you may be hestitating now and finding that hard to believe!
Even though I'm eating much more simply now, I'm glad I know how to make raw gourmet for when I do want some myself or to make for others. I am absolutely certain that I wouldn't have six months of 100% behind me if I hadn't done it according to Alissa's plan.
Congratulations on your decision to go raw, Holland_z. I'll look forward to reading about your progress.
p.s. If you're really concerned that you'll be "sick all the time", just read some people's journals on this site or private message a few long-timers and ask them! But ... if you have Alissa's book, there are the success stories to read. That should put your mind at ease.
07-10-2005, 11:53 AM
I meant that specific food you made. Sure, going all raw does bring some detox which can be nausea...but I recall people saying the alfredo didn't sit right.
07-10-2005, 03:56 PM
For me the fettucini alfredo was not my favorite, but for my guys they love it - and so in my mind it is a guy food!
I have learned depending on how toxic your system may be, going raw can cause some nausea if it is not done simply - you will need to eliminate some of the waste in your body and as you do so, you can increase those combo foods.
Raw Truth is right, follow Alissa plan if you have her book, and where there is a recipe that you don't care for - sub it, this board has some wonderful stuff - but please - don't delay at this, how will you know what is in store for you if you don't try and besides we are here for you, so Go For It Girl and make it work for you!
07-03-2006, 12:07 AM
I'm gonna bump this thread up after finding it just now...
I am on here searching for possible reasons why I was sick this afternoon... and it might have been the Fettucine Alfredo. It did taste rather rich, perhaps the newly raw tummy isn't accustomed to this.
The Date Nut Torte has been sitting fine so far, however I'm curious as if the natural oils in all the nuts for the Alfredo might have been the cause of my Tummy Revolt lol. Just a thought.
07-03-2006, 12:44 AM
So sorry about your tummy distress.
For many of us, the Fettuccine Alfredo causes stomach problems. This was my experience on my first week of the 30 Day Challenge ... and also that of some of my students. Funny, though, many of the cooked food people who've tried it just adore it.
One hint is to eat very small portions -- definitely NOT a SAD-sized serving.
By the way, if you're just starting with Alissa's recipes, this is the only one I've every heard of that consistently causes sick stomach feelings.
Best of luck, neighbor!
(p.s. -- just reread my prior post -- sorry, guess I just repeated much of what I'd said there. Oops!)
07-03-2006, 01:19 AM
Thank you so much RawTruth for your response. :) Yes, I am new to this, I am on my 4th day of 100% (jumped right into it), so I was expecting some detoxing symptoms.
I have been eating tiny amounts of everything, it's wonderful how my stomach fills up so quickly now and the taste of food changes when my body doesn't want anymore.
I'm pleased to meet you, and respect your knowledge as a teacher. I do hope to one day be able to afford being certified myself :)
All the best!
A couple days last week I felt nauseous after eating and I'm not sure why. Detox? A bug? I don't know, but I'm glad it's gone. Hopefully it won't be common for you.
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