View Full Version : Getting Started Early
07-20-2005, 01:13 PM
I just received my Living on Live Food book today, but sadly, the DVDs are on back order. My plan was to get the book, watch the DVDs and then get the food processor and dehydrator and foods that I would need to start. I really wanted to prepare and then jump into the 30 day challenge. Regardless, today I'm have not started the raw diet and for lunch I had one of my yummy vegan meals of cabbage/bean thing and stuffed zucchini, which I love, but I do feel super full, bloated and gasey and I still want to eat!!! I'm thinking, I need to start raw food now. I looked at a banana on my counter, and thought I can't eat that now. I wish I would have just eaten that banana instead!!! I was wondering if its food combinations that made my lunch uncomfortable or is it the cooked thing. This isn't uncommon for me. I probably had about 1 cup 1/2 of actual food which I wouldn't think is that terribly much. Would it be better to try to raw without all the equipment or should I look at food combinations until I'm ready?
07-20-2005, 01:33 PM
Sonar, start now!
It could very well be food combinations that have your stomach hurting. Most people do not worry about food combining when they first start out on raw. We just eat whatever we want, when we want. That can be difficult enough as we deal with cravings for cooked food.
There are some people, though, that don't deal well with nuts and other food items. You will just have to experiment and listen to your body.
07-20-2005, 01:46 PM
You needn't wait till you get the DVDs to start! Read the book. You'll get to the section about starting now. Just follow Alissa's directions and ... just do it!! That's what I did. I have to confess that, even though I had the DVD, I've still never watched it all the way through -- just the first 1/2 hr. or so. People have been successfully going raw for decades without DVDs!
As to food combining, I am one who did largely follow food combining guidelines. But, I'd been doing so for at least 6 months prior to going raw while I was still a cooked food vegetarian. So, I understood the concepts very well. If that's new to you and it's yet another thing that you're thinking you'd have to learn, just forget about. If you still want to follow food combining after a while, you'll have the raw food thing mastered by then.
Welcome to this fantastic lifestyle -- it sounds like you're so ready to do it NOW!
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