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08-12-2005, 07:28 AM
I am leaving for a 5 day camping trip Monday. Well it is more of an expidition. My meals will be provided for me for these 5 days and they will not be raw. We are ask to pack very light.
I am trying to resign to the fact that I may have to eat a SAD diet for 5 days and I am a bit concerned that I may come back readdicted to cooked foods. My main reason for going raw was to rid myself of a cooked food addiction, which it has!!!!! So you can see my concern.
Some of you may remember my detox struggle that I was able to pull through and reap the amazing bennifits of raw. I do not want to go back to a SAD diet, long term. I understand maybe having to go back for 5 days but then I need to get right back on raw.
I am fairly new to this, 38 days mostly raw. So it didn't occur to me until know to ask the expidition leader for plently of raw foods.
What would you do?
Suggestins or comments, please. . .
08-12-2005, 07:45 AM
Are you close to a place you can get Larabars? They would be great to take without adding extra weight to your pack.
08-12-2005, 07:51 AM
Take pumpkin seeds and use them as a snack. They are nutritious and will suppress your hunger. Somehow you will survive on 5-day semi-fasting diet. ,-)))
08-12-2005, 08:55 AM
I agree with the pumpkin seeds. Very light, concentrated nutrition and do not need presoaking. You could take some dried fruit. You need to take something that you like or else you will cave
08-12-2005, 09:01 AM
Do you know anyone in your area who can teach you about the gathering of wild foods in the area you are camping in?
08-12-2005, 09:29 AM
Thank you all for these great suggestions!!!
I am not sure where I can get the Larabars, I haven't found them in any of my local stores :rolleyes:
I have some nuts, seeds and dried fruit that I'll stash in my pack ;)
I will think about the mini fast but I am a bit nervous about the trip as it is already, high altitude and wild :confused:
I will look into the wild foods of the area. I will be in NE Arizona at Canyon de Chelly. Definately not my back yard being from MA. :)
Thanks Again!!!! You guys are the best!!!
08-12-2005, 12:13 PM
You can order lara bars off their web site. I love the chocolate brownie one.
08-12-2005, 12:38 PM
I have a simelar problem because I have to go to France for 3 days this month and you may as well be out in the wilds as in France when it comes to eating anything that is good for you. They make no attempt at all and look down their nose at you even if you only want vegetarian. I will be taking everything that I need for the trip with me. I have never did a fast and do not think that away from home and away from a toilet is the time to start. I dream of a world where I can go into any restaurant and get food fit to eat
I am also going away for 5 days, but I don't have to pack light. The meals are included and I'm told they will have fresh fruits and veggies at every meal. I am bringing apples, oranges, banans, dates, dried pineapple, an assortment of nuts and about 14 larabars. If I had to pack 'lite' I'd probably bring at least a couple of larabars/day, some dates and if I could fit it an apple/day (or 2). You'll only have to carry them until you eat them!
Good luck!! You'll probably be drinking so much water you won't be as hungry!! And, maybe it's not too late to call and request 'raw' foods?
I lived in Paris for a year and was a strict vegetarian. I found the food in France to be very fresh and good. I know you can get a salad in any cafe/restaurant - the trick is getting them not to dress it or put canned veggies in. The best bet is to request stuff on the side.
All over France they have fresh markets...find out where the one near you will be and get fresh fruits there. The prices are great and the quality of the food is fabulous. I used to shop at the market near my apartment on Tues and Thur (when it was open) and we always sampled and got GREAT deals.
Hope this helps!
08-12-2005, 01:49 PM
I will try the markets if only out of interest to see if they have anything different but I would not trust the reataurants. We should all get togeather and start up a chain of raw restaurants and maybe someday we would have more branches than McDeath. Utopia
:D :D :D
I love that idea...and perhaps it's just me, but I've never heard the expression McDeath before! It is so fitting!!
Perhaps we could call the chain 'Utopia'!
08-12-2005, 03:56 PM
I am not sure where I can get the Larabars, I haven't found them in any of my local stores :rolleyes:If you have any Trader Joe's there, they stock them for only $1.29 each. Also, any larger health food stores or Whole Foods, Wild Oats type have them.
I have some nuts, seeds and dried fruit that I'll stash in my pack ;)Even though they're a bit heavy, I'd take as many bananas as possible.
I will look into the wild foods of the area. I will be in NE Arizona at Canyon de Chelly. Definately not my back yard being from MA. :) Is the hike leader locally based in Arizona? If so, they'll likely know about raw & living foods since one of the country's premiere living foods centers is in Patagonia, in Southern AZ. Can you contact them ahead of time to discuss it with them?
Also, do you dehydrate? If so, the coconut caramel cookies would be a terrific substitute for the LaraBars, if you can't find those. Or, mix up some of Alissa's fudge balls or Revvell's fudge. They'll be squishy in plastic bags, but you'll be out in the wilderness and probably not fussy about what the food'll look like!
You could hike quite comfortably eating only fresh dates, almonds, raisins, bananas & apples -- with tons of water, of course. The Boutenkos hiked for months in the Sierra Nevadas (I think) without taking ANY food with them!!
Good luck ... and have fun!
08-12-2005, 09:42 PM
What great ideas!!!! I knew you would all come through for me :) .
I do have a TJ's near by, I never thought to look for the Larabars there!!! Woohoo!!! If my local TJ's doesn't stock them then I will dehydraate some concoction like the coconut caramel cookies.
The group leader is not from AZ, he is a Peruvian Shaman. But it's good to know that Southern AZ is a hub for the raw fooders, as I travel frequently to AZ.
I am hopeful that I will be able to stay raw through this experience. I will use The Boutenkos story as motivation. I will stock up on some light weight high calorie items. I will wrap myself in the support and dedication of you wonderful raw souls as I move into the cooked world and continue to concquer my food addiction!!!! (wow, I just psyched myself up pretty good, hope this sustains through the trip)
Good luck to sport and pcf on your raw traveling, I suggest you wear the cloak of raw food support as you too move into the cooked world!!! hehe :p
08-13-2005, 08:24 AM
I suggest you wear the cloak of raw food support as you too move into the cooked world!!!
Amy-I LOVE that line!
Best wishes on your trip. I hope you have a wonderful time and will let us know how it went when you get back.
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