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04-04-2009, 01:39 PM
i'm trying to get my diet as raw as possible in a way that works for me, but having problems...
if I do high fruit I get unbalanced, have blood sugar issues (type 1 diabetic), feel hungry all the time then crave savoury/starch and then binge on SAD
if I do high fat I end up way overdoing it on raw crackers, nuts and seeds - like I can't get enough of them, they don't fill me up and I eat them til I feel sick
greens/veg feel good, avos are OK too - but I can't live on these alone!
HELP!!! anyone else have this???? any ideas what to try??? :confused:
04-04-2009, 02:03 PM
why don't you just make a green smoothie for snacking throughout the day and eat mainly veg, with some fruits & fats thrown in for balance?... you don't have to just do one or the other, you know... i don't think that's healthy.
04-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Food combine. Do greens with some fruits(low sugar ones). Find out which fruits work best for you. Eat the fruits alone or with greens. Eat the nuts/fats with greens or alone. Basically eat mostly greens and vegs, some fruits, and little nuts. Good luck. You'll find out what works right for you, it might take some time,though.:)
04-04-2009, 03:00 PM
I like the balance suggested in "The Sunfood Diet Success System". I feel at my best in this range.
Equal amount of sugars, fats, and green leafy vegetables. Not together at every meal, but a balance of each every day.
The author (David Wolfe) states that the balance should be based on dry weight. A pound of fruits or vegetables might be 90% water, so you count that as 1.5 ounces. An equal amount of nuts or fats would be 1.5 ounces as these items have very little water content.
I know, it's impossible and ridiculous to try and figure it out exactly, but it's just a guideline. It just points out we should be eating a lot of greens compared to fats.
04-04-2009, 03:33 PM
Balance is key but more importantly follow your body. I personally try to balance out my fruits, veggies, and nuts. Some days I eat more of one than the others depending on how I'm feeling that day. I follow my cravings, as cravings usually tell you what your body is missing.
I also have some foods to much on when I'm craving cooked things. Like raw apple pie or Date Nut Torte or crackers.
04-04-2009, 03:54 PM
You say that you want your diet to be "as raw as possible." Maybe in your situation a little healthy, light cooked food would work, like some steamed quinoa or some miso soup?
04-05-2009, 05:51 AM
There are Articles here about being Healed of Type 1 on RAW.
04-05-2009, 06:48 AM
Hi curlygirl, I did not see you here before. Welcome if you are new.
That is all I have to say. Best on raw to you!
04-05-2009, 07:03 AM
many good suggestions here.
if i were to recommend one thing for you to see what hapens, i'd go for the green smoothie. victoria boutenko's book "green for life" is great.
when i do green smoothies i notice that my other cravings go away, i feel balanced and well nourished.
many green smoothie posts on this board too!
and yes, overdoing the sweet fruits has that effect on me too - i think it is always best to eat more of the less sweet fruits
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