View Full Version : Somebody Please Help
01-13-2009, 10:17 AM
Ok guys, I need a buddy. I am really trying to go raw. I know I should be raw but for some reason, I cannot get it together. I have been raised on down home southern cooking and i love to cook. Me & my friends constantly have get togethers and everything is surrounded by food. I have and office job which is very deadly. I have gained so much weight in the 8 1/2 yrs i have been at my job.
i need a buddy or some accountability. im also very busy and dont know how to tailor this to my life. also somethings raw just dont taste good to me. i need to reprogram my taste buds...
help! i've tried before but just haven't succeeded.
01-13-2009, 01:48 PM
Join the monthly raw challenge on this site. You can join any time. It doesn't have to be on the first of the month.
Every day you list what you have eaten and can ask for help for things that come up for you. Those who have joined in the challenge will have lots of suggestions for you.
Lady Green Jeans
01-13-2009, 05:44 PM
Agree on joining the challenge--great group to help each other stay motivated and accountable. I collected cookbooks for over 30 years and adored the process of food preparation and did have to work at transferring that to raw vegan recipes. I completely understand about pure comfort food having spent my early years in Ohio (meat and potato country).
You will notice that your taste buds/palate will change in the most positive way the more/longer you enjoy raw food. I made gobs of gourmet recipes when I first started raw and still enjoy the preparation process quite a lot. You may want to consider a cleanse or a fast if that would help jump start your new way of eating.
Wish you everything you need to stay raw--one meal at a time.
01-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Hey there rawrealestatelady,
I agree that you will find over time that your tastebuds will change, but it's a transition and takes time. I was a vegan before becoming raw, but I don't think this really matters. A lifestyle change is a lifestyle change period. What may help you more than focusing on the food is focusing on your GOALS. Focusing on your HEALTH. Make a list. This helped me considerably when I felt less than confident or wanted to grab (fill in the blank) for comfort or to feed my emotions. I found the more I stayed raw, the easier it became and the better I felt! The day did arrive when it was my preference. If you eat a non raw item, just make the next meal raw. Don't beat yourself up.
You Can Do It. Just give yourself lots of room and keep A LOT of raw food handy. Don't worry about what you're eating or when at first. Just eat and keep it raw. Try to learn which raw recipes might come close to mimicking some of your favorite BAD (black american diet) foods. ;)
Lillian Butler has a restaurant in NYC called Raw Soul. Check out her site...perhaps you can find some helpful information. I think she gives classes also. Her story is pretty incredible.
You will find Shannon's story (provided in link below) inspirational I have no doubt. He talks about transitioning from heavy southern cuisine to raw foods. He's also a body builder and has a great, humorous writing style.
Good luck! Stay Raw.
01-14-2009, 09:09 AM
thanks alot guys...i stopped at the whole foods yesterday after work
got some strawberries, bannanas, broccoli, wheat grass, spring mix, arugula, trail mix, deydrated apples, and stawberry,hemp granola (i dont know if this is raw but it usually takes the edge off my sweet cravings so it will stay for now)
i got up this morning with a different attitude. i will up my raw intake and slow phase out the cooked but keep the cooked healthy. last night instead of ordering out, i had baked chicken, brown rice, and steamed broccoli and the kids loved it.
i had a better breakfast than the normal home fries, eggs & cheese, and had some oatmeal with the deydrated apples added. i brought in some trail mix and some granola for snacks as well as apples and oranges, and some salad for lunch...
i dont what din din will be but i think i will be supercharged to make it a living dinner once i leave yoga this evening..
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.