View Full Version : success hints for DH going 100%
06-19-2009, 08:00 PM
I'm so excited, but I want this to go well. DH has decided that he is ready to go 100% next Thursday when we get home from vacation. He is already making really good choices, but is still SAD. I think he's really begun to make the switch though because I made tacos last night and he spent the rest of the evening in the bathroom and woke me up at 3am to tell me to never buy meat again. :D I am 100% most days, so I think this will be the push for me to maintain 100% all the time as well (right now I'm sick when I'm not raw, but I keep going back for more :confused: ).
I guess my question is what can I do to help him be successful? If any of you have been through this, what worked best for you? I know that he will need a lot of food and heavier food at first, so I've really stocked up on nuts. My diet is mostly fruit and greens because that's what I crave, and that's what he eats now, too, when he's raw. I'm guessing that his tastes won't change immediately other than wanting heavy food like nuts and savory dishes.
Any thoughts or insights are really appreciated!
06-20-2009, 01:27 AM
Sounds like you have it all under control. Since you will be preparing the Food he eats, he has nothing to worry about. CONGRATULATIONS..........
06-20-2009, 06:58 AM
I don't have a raw husband, so can't speak from personal experience, but my advice is to just make sure that he has what he wants to eat on hand and plenty of it. Let him do raw his own way. Don't try to make him conform to any rigid eating rules.
06-20-2009, 08:17 AM
Have plenty of fruit around the house for general snacking, and maybe make cookies or bars or something like that to snack on when the sweet monster comes knocking?
Congrats, by the way, you're gonna have an awsome time together eating delicious foods!
06-20-2009, 08:45 AM
Spicyfull- Thanks for your confidence! When I get into a topic, I want to know everything there is to know about everything, so I've spent a good deal of time researching raw. I just always wonder if I'm missing a piece of wisdom :)
iluvmangos- I don't follow any rules when I eat, so I don't think it will be a problem. I agree, though, that too many rules can set you up for failure in the beginning.
Springtime- I plan to keep lots of sweets and fruit around. I usually make coconut macaroons and brownies. I visited your blog and saw your Mortal Sin Cake. I almost tried to eat the screen! It looks absolutely fabulous. Can you tell me where the challenge is? I'd like to see other entries.
06-22-2009, 01:28 AM
I went 100% raw cold turkey, as it were, and wish I had taken it more slowly. My wisdom/advice would be to segue into raw and not go 100% all at once. It sounds like your DH has been eating some raw for awhile and I would recommend gradually upping the raw and deceasing the cooked. The other thing I have noticed is that now I simply can't eat some foods I would like to eat because my body reacts to them. Sun cured olives for example. Had some the other day for the first time and then put on 3.5 pounds and my ankles swelled up so much I looked like I had elephantitis. Not a pretty sight and painful. By going 100% gradually, one can still savor some of the old faves without symptoms and give them up when they are ready.
Just my two cents, hope it helps.
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