View Full Version : Back in the game, could need a tip or two
04-16-2009, 04:34 PM
So, as some of you might have read in my hello-post in the welcome section, i did a pretty good 80% raw a few years back, but i had to quit due to terrible detox side effects (such as getting acne for the first time, something that i am still not free from).
But, being cooked vegan for many years, i have now quit smoking, i hardly ever drink alcohol, and almost everything i eat is organic, so i hope i've gotten rid of a lot of toxic stuff by just making those changes.
My goal right now is not to be 100% raw. I do not have the money nor the time to commit to that at this time in my life.
But i want to be more healthy, give my body what it needs.
So i started making green smoothies again a few days ago, just half a banana, some baby leafs, lemon juice and maybe a kiwi, and they're so yummy! I'd forgotten how good they were!
But do you have any tips on how to make some more raw changes?
lots of love
04-16-2009, 05:04 PM
Just increase your raw eating. Try eating all of your breakfast raw, then all of your lunch raw. Or at least eating a lot of fruit and salad throughout the day, or even lots of fruit before every meal.
I don't let time get in the way of eating raw. I make a smoothie for breakfast and for snacks and lunch I just bring whole fruits I can wash or peel. Then for dinner I have more fruit or a smoothie and a huge salad or a raw dish. It doesn't have to be complicated, whole fruit and salad are very easy to eat and take no time.
04-17-2009, 01:40 AM
thank you for the input! It is indeed a lot easier than it seems, but still at the moment i feel like not putting up goals, but just flow with it and do what feels right.
I'm trying to have raw foods in the evening, and as snacks (sort of sneaking it in). My body wants lots and lots of foods during the morning and lunch hours, but i'm not starving in the afternoon/evening, so i think that will make it less painful for me.
04-17-2009, 08:24 AM
If you have a sweet or salty tooth, make sure your treats are all raw. I love banana ice cream with dates and cashews, or avocado pudding with carob and honey. How about sprouted raw pumpkin seeds for a salty tooth.
04-17-2009, 11:01 AM
thats a great idea, ray!
I don't really have a sweet or salty tooth, but that icecream sure sounds great anyhow. From what i remember the hard thing was to let go of energy-dense foods, such as bread, because i have kind of a hyper metabolism and i work out quite a lot...so when i did a quick calorie count on a 100% raw day back then, i soooo didn't get as many calories as i seemed to have needed.
04-17-2009, 11:09 AM
if you're going to eat cooked it's best to eat it at the end of the day so that your body can digest the raw food. raw food digests so much quicker than cooked food...so a belly full of cooked will block those fruits and veggies from being properly digested.
if you want lots of food in the morning try making a bigger smoothie...a couple of bananas instead of a half, lots of leafy greens and some other fruit if you want.
but yes, keep it simple. raw does not have to be complicated or time consuming. it's only as difficult as you make it!
04-18-2009, 06:30 AM
Have a green smoothie every day. That will help a lot.
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