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09-29-2009, 08:36 PM
I just started a raw diet yesterday. It went really good yesterday but today not so well. The reasons behind going raw for me are not only losing weight but avoiding health problems in the family such as high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, diverticulosis and type 2 diabetes. I'm not sure if I am doing the diet right. yesterday I felt great, but today was going really well, but on my way home from work I was very tired and weak, but I want' very hungry. But the feelings overwhelmed me and I caved and ate cooked food. Not just cooked, but junk food. Maybe I am not eating enought. Can anyone give me some advice on how much I should be eating each day, I eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full. Is there a certain amount of calories I should be eating each day? Please help
09-29-2009, 08:39 PM
You cannot do raw "wrong". Eat as much raw foods as you want. Not having enough might tempt you to eat cooked. This is all a process and you might do thismany times before you begin to see it is barking up the wrong tree for you. It takes time to see what works for you.
welcome and read read read.
09-29-2009, 09:06 PM
Welcome! One thing you may really want to consider is purchasing Alissa's book and DVDs. She thoroughly explains this healthy eating, what to do when cravings sneak in (hint, EAT but eat GOOD food), she has a shpping list , menu planner, why you don't have to count anything, etc. etc.
09-30-2009, 07:44 AM
Buy some lara bars. There are so many available that you are bound to love some of them.
Never leave the house without food in your bag. Always be prepared. Do not ever allow yourself to get in to a position where you are hungry enough to give in to temptation.
Nuts and seeds take up little space and will keep you going until you can get a meal ready.
09-30-2009, 08:20 AM
You should always have tons of raw with you wherever you go. I like to bring an insulated jar with soup because it's something filling. Pre-made raw snacks that I purchased really helped at the beginning. There's many other options.
09-30-2009, 05:47 PM
thank you so much for your help!!!
10-01-2009, 08:04 AM
You are very early to the lifestyle; it will take awhile to settle in. Yes, it does sound like you are not eating enough. When I first went raw I was hungry all the time! Now, not so much. When you first go raw you are giving your body what it needs to give you real health, and it is "slurping" up all those nutrients. As you detox and clean yourself up you will find you are not so hungry. When I started raw I was quite ill and lived on fruit, green smoothies, and raw vegetables from veggie trays at the supermarket. There have been some good suggestions made already, but my best tip is to always have something with you to eat. Good luck, and hang in there. It is definitely worth it.
10-01-2009, 07:41 PM
Thank you I am starting to feel better. I have also been adding in a little more things like nuts seeds and avacados thinking maybe that will help too. I am also planning on getting Alissa's book that everyone is raving about. Is it only sold online or is it in stores as well?
10-02-2009, 07:31 AM
I am also planning on getting Alissa's book that everyone is raving about. Is it only sold online or is it in stores as well?
Glad you are feeling better. It is SO worth it!
As to Alissa's book, why don't you let your fingers do the walking and call around?
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