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08-23-2009, 08:12 PM
Hi. This is my first post in a long time. I just went back to being raw. I've been mostly raw for a little over a month now. This is the first weekend where I'm questioning if I should do this or not. Is anyone or did anyone have a hard time finding stuff they like to eat?
I have so many raw food recipe books and I go online all the time just trying to find something that is appealing to me. When I do try a recipe, I end up not liking it. I don't mind eating the same things over and over. I just haven't found anything I like enough to try a second time.
I'm a little discouraged tonight. Can anyone relate? How long did it take for you to like the recipes?
08-23-2009, 08:32 PM
You know? maybe you are making this way more complicated then need be? I eat seasonally. Like I'll take some fresh corn off the cob, add some chopped tomato, a little cilantro, some sprouts and I've got a gr8 meal! I think your taste buds haven't changed over yet.
Also, are you drinking enough water? May you just need to give it more time? And so what if you eat salad five days in a row?
Your state of mind is a big factor too. Be positive!
08-23-2009, 08:32 PM
At first I didn't like most recipes...I ate simply...lots of fruit and salads, almond milk, guacamole, crackers, grawnola...even after all this time I still eat that way except for an occasional raw dessert. But your tastes do change...I used to hate avocados with a passion, but I kept buying them, kept tasting them, kept throwing them away..:rolleyes: Now I love them......hange in there and find a few things you do like and go from there. Wishing you the best.
08-23-2009, 09:02 PM
Maybe you're just not going to be a recipe type of person. I know lots of raw people who don't make recipes, they just eat simply raw foods.
One of the problems that I had with recipes the first time I tried raw was that I expected them to taste like the SAD version. And of course they don't. In fact, I think we should come up with new names for things instead of trying to duplicate those old meals that made us unhealthy.
Anyways, don't waste time eating foods you don't like. That will get discouraging. Eat raw foods that you love and try some recipes using those foods. It does take a while for your taste buds to change, but they will.
08-23-2009, 11:23 PM
Hi! I went raw off and on a few times and failed for the same reason; I couldn't find foods I liked to eat. Now I just eat mono meals (I'm a fruitarian, not saying you should be though) of different fruits. If your not a big fan of the recipes, try making your own, or just eat simple meals of just fruits and veggies =] Hope this helped!
09-01-2009, 07:31 PM
Thank you for your replies.
I was discouraged that night. I did go off raw this weekend. It felt so good to enjoy what I was eating, but I didn't feel so great afterwards. Back to raw. I'm going to focus on the raw foods that I like to eat and keep it simple.
09-02-2009, 01:17 PM
I try to keep it simple. I make for breakfast....banana, coconut shreds and coconut oil, cacao nibs and a lil cacao powder, hemp seeds and apples cut up. It is wild.
I make alot of green juice. I make other juices too. Cole slaw...easy.
Simple raw. Recipes take alot and hours of dehy and are gross sometimes...a waste.
I love raw pizza..worth the effort but I dont have the raw nuts very often. Oh well.
Eat raw..simple simple...best to you.
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