View Full Version : Review my plan
04-20-2009, 01:49 PM
So for most of my life I skipped vegatables and just ate meat.
I transitioned to raw, actually totally to sprouts only for a few weeks. Went thru all the fun detox, sweats, headaches your name it.
I was feeling great. Some friends came over and I had a steak, I figured what could it hurt. Wow. The next day, wow I flt like I had been hit by a truck.
So I did a week long water fast, felt much better and have been at least 80% raw.
Here is my plan. Try recipes to find things I can make staples.
So far I have a lasagna, tacos, and some chicken nuggets that I can live with.
I have tried several green drinks but havent found one I could really enjoy drinking. (I have a sampson juicer).
Once I find enough recipes I can consistently consume. I was going to do 7 days of juice fat followed by a 10 day water fast. Then 100% raw....
04-20-2009, 02:49 PM
I like your plan but not your name.
04-20-2009, 02:51 PM
two words! .... GREEN SMOOTHIES :D
04-20-2009, 03:02 PM
lol yeah the name... nice.
OK so you can find tons of recipes and make goodies and treats every day if you want to... but it is time consuming and expensive to go through that many nuts and oils and dried fruit etc..
Congrats on ditching the meat and doing a fast too, that's great.
Raw can be so much easier and simpler if you eat whole foods and don't spend all your time preparing complicated recipes with millions of ingredients. I still make things for potlucks and treats once in a while but having stuff like that around constantly just makes me want to eat more of it and then I feel blah heavy and sick after. Maybe you don't, maybe you will later. But you don't have to replace all your meats with tons of nuts in every recipe. It is not neccessary to eat so many nuts. If they weren't shelled, honestly how fast could you eat them? It would take you forever to shell an amount necessary to make a recipe so common sense would say they're to be eaten in small amounts in moderation not predominantly when switching a high meat diet to a raw diet. A lot of people transition tho, that is fine just aim to get away from living off only nuts and heavy nut based dishes with only small amounts of salad and fruit. You want the opposite, as fruits and greens are high in natural water, vitamins and minerals, which everyone needs.
The easiest thing to do is to eat a smoothie or only fruit for breakfast, a smoothie or fruit and a fat free salad for lunch and then before dinner have more fruit or smoothie before your dinner. When you are starving and getting cravings your body doesn't have enough carbs, the sugar in the carbs is what feeds every one of our cells and fat and protein take a whole lot longer to convert to sugar to nourish ourselves. Which is why it's easy to over eat dense foods as our body doesn't register any sugar (as it's not been digested yet) and triggers us to keep eating as our body needs nourishment.
Make sure to get a lot of greens too, as from eating a high meat diet you will be low in minerals and fibre as well.
PS... I don't have the money to shell out for tons of recipe books, I have found all mine on the internet, I just type in any recipe i want to check out with RAW in front of it an 9 time out of 10 there will be one online. The internet is great for that
04-20-2009, 03:39 PM
yeah - green smooties!
Get as much greens as you can into yourself. These will help you feel satisfied.
A good green smoothie is 2 cups greens - go lite like romain lettuce or baby spinach if you are super green-opposed. 2 banans - and something juicy - an orange/apple/pear/cup of strawberries, etc.
Then try to up the ante on the greens - swiss chard, kale, etc. Maybe just add a little bit to the romain at first. Your body will soon grow to love them.
Aim for 4-6 cups of greens a day - and then eat whatever else raw you like. After a month or two - your body will be more in tune with itself and tell you where to go....
04-20-2009, 04:09 PM
I haven't found a green smoothie recipe I like yet. I will try the baby spinach, bananas and strawberries and see how that works.
What about wheatgrass? I can enough wheatgrass to have 2-4 oz a day. But taking it in shots just isn't my cup of tea.
What about MSM? I see that during water fasts some people are taking this?
04-20-2009, 04:33 PM
Wheat grass - it's not something you look forward to, lol! I've been on and off of it for probably like 10 years. You know - 1 year off and 1 month on. Been back on about a month - and ramping up production.....
Still sends shivers down my spine - not the good kind either.
Wheat grass juice? Do it if you can!
see how that green smoothie goes - if not - cut the greens in half the next time. See where you can start - and still enjoy the smoothie. Then keep upping it till the 2 C.
04-20-2009, 05:38 PM
I still keep my smoothies more fruit than greens, i like sweet!. I always add 2-3 bananas as a base, i can get up to 3 cups of spinach, a pear or apple and a bunch of frozen mixed fruit, and it still tastes fruity and great. I don't mind 2 pieces of kale either, if it's not sweet enough add more bananas or dates.
04-21-2009, 12:11 AM
I usually taste a bit of my GS, to make sure I like it,sometimes it's too bitter . If I do, then I drink it. if not, I hook it up with more fruit.
mine are usually 2 bananas, some frozen fruit, or an apple and orange, romaine, spinach or kale, sometimes a combo of those greens.
sometimes add a sprinkle of cinnamon, heard it lowers cholesterol. oh, almost forgot, spirulina, usually about 1 Tblsp.
04-21-2009, 12:44 AM
try adding a sweet fruit to your green juices.
i like adding either pineapple, green apple and i've heard papaya is lovely!
04-21-2009, 01:04 AM
+1 on everything that Veronica said
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