View Full Version : Having trouble staying raw
08-09-2005, 01:30 AM
I'm from Vancouver, BC. and new here to Rawfoodtalk. I'm really impressed with the support on this board and how quick people are to respond.
I have to admit that I have trouble staying raw because I'm such a picky eater. When it comes to raw sweets, I can enjoy almost anything. But I find there are only a few dishes I've made that I enjoy. I don't know whether it's advisable to just eat those same dishes over and over until I get sick of them. I'm even sick of salad. I don't know why. And so then when I don't eat enough, all I can think about is cooked food just to satisfy my hunger.
I just don't know what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?
08-09-2005, 01:56 AM
First of all, welcome! You've found a wonderful site for encouragement and support.
When I first went raw (about 3 months ago) I ate quite a bit of salad because I felt like I had to. I burned out quickly, but then started to try some new dressings with it. That helped. But also, I made 2 or 3 of Alissa's main courses, and I was hooked! My poor husband. I know he was sick of raw ravioli, but I couldn't get enough of it. I just kept making it. And avocados and bananas too. I still eat lots of both of those though.
One of the greatest parts of eating this way is you can eat all you want and never feel guilty. It's great! To give you the answer I think you might be looking for, go ahead and eat whatever raw foods you want or feel like. Don't worry about proper food combining or anything complicated right now. Just get the hang of it and before you know it, you will have forgotten all about cooked foods. Sometimes, it is 8:00 p.m. before I remember I need to put dinner together for my family. I just don't have the appetite I use to anymore.
I have lost nearly 30 pounds in just under 3 months and still going strong. Keep looking forward - you can do it!
08-09-2005, 04:14 AM
If you don't have Alissa's book, I suggest you get it, at www.alissacohen.com
it is purely magickal, and the recipes are so wonderful that you will never tire of them
I love several of her recipes
Pesto stuffed mushrooms
Barley burgers (she calls this meatloaf)
date nut torte
08-09-2005, 08:38 AM
I think that when a lot of people first go raw their bodies are cleansings very fast. It is the cleansing action and the fact your body isn't use to getting all the nutrition you are getting now. By the time you are raw for a while everything will taste extra good and you won't be so bored. You will find that you enjoy things you never thought you liked before.
Like what was said before, get Alissa's book ASAP
08-09-2005, 08:48 AM
I agree with what was said in this thread thus far!
I know that when I first started out eating raw dishes, there are a lot I didn't like before that I now LOVE, like the zucchini pasta for example!
Just eat what you DO love, like, enjoy for now and get through the cleansing as Flutterfly said. Do some green smoothies, banana ice cream (the butter pecan recipe on this forum is excellent!), and yes, find those main recipes you like and make them often if need be to add variety to just salads or try using different dressing recipes and try using different ingredients in your salad from time to time.
Like, I could NEVER fathom adding diced apples or fresh off the cob corn to my salads yet, this is what I've been doing lately and I am in LOVE with my salads now! Before, I had lost all enthusiasm towards salads and wouldn't eat them much at all. Now I have one or two a day!
Hang in there, things will definitely get better...we all go through the "bordom phase" or the "none of the recipes taste good phase", but oftentimes manage to rise up out of it too.
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