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12-02-2009, 12:37 PM
I know there have got to be about a million of these threads, but I was hoping some of you guys could help me out. Last time I was completely raw, it was spring and summer and the sky was blue, birds sang, flowers bloomed, and it was pretty warm. Coming into December, I'm getting desperate about my weight/health (which has really gone haywire since I fell off the wagon) and want to get back into being raw. Anyone have any tips for keeping warm?
I have a lot of tea in my house, but I know it's not strictly raw, and it's tough to drink a cold green smoothie or eat a lukewarm grapefruit when the only thing you want is a nice bowl of soup or a hot sandwich... So besides tea, cayenne, etc, what's your favorite way of keeping warm while eating raw?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
12-02-2009, 01:06 PM
My husband has mentioned this a few times here lately. It is going to be a bit tougher during the cold months, but I've found a couple of things that I think I'll make pretty often because they have a 'warm' feeling to me.
The first one is spinach and mushroom pockets. I talk about these things all the time. They're that good! Are we allowed to post links to blogs? I think I saw that we cannot link to other forums, but not sure about raw blogs. If so, I'll edit in the link. :)
Then the other is jalapeno burgers. This recipe is from the same person. They're really good also. The next time I make this recipe, I want to form a little loaf and dehydrate it a bit longer. It reminded me of SAD meatloaf! :eek:
12-02-2009, 02:39 PM
G I N G E R !!! I am drinking a glass of apple carrot ginger juice and I am sweating. Love it. I use about an inch and a half to two inches of ginger.
12-02-2009, 03:51 PM
Anyone have any tips for keeping warm?
Get dressed, get out and mooooove! When you come home, take a hot shower or bath, then grab a book or a dvd, cuddle up under some blankies with a smoozie.
12-02-2009, 04:21 PM
That sounds good. I am freezing too! My heat is on 70 but its all on the ceiling (nine footers) so my landlord is putting in a ceiling fan!!!
I too have this same challenge...cold ALL the time.
12-02-2009, 04:25 PM
Warming spices/herbs aid in the circulatory function: cayenne, cardamom, ginger, pepper, tarragon etc.
As a starter, you could try a little ginger water ( juice a ginger) and dillute it. I find this always helps when I am fasting. Another idea, would be to keep the fruits and veggies you are going to use the next day, have the m stored in a cool dry cupboard. That's something personally I do as I do not like cold foods in general.
Most true, like Revvell said....moving to get the blood pumped, will warm you up! ;)
12-02-2009, 05:06 PM
I second the exercise vote. I'm always cold.. was even before starting raw, but moreso now. I don't mind eating cold food, but I live with my mom and she likes the house cool, which makes it worse! My fingers are always ice cold.
Luckily I have a space heater in my office (with a door) that I can crank up and I get out and get some exercise everyday - big help!
Peppers and ginger will also help. Ginger is so fantastically good for you too!
12-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Now I know why I've been craving Ginger all day!! Wow, my body never ceases to amaze me. :D I didn't know Ginger was a warming food!
Things I do/eat to stay warm while RAW:
Make a Soup... my favorites are Tomato Bisque, Carrot Miso and occasionally Sweet Potato Bisque. In my Vitamix, I can warm these babies up so they're almost toasty but NOT burnt. :D
Green Smoothies!!!! Don't ask me how or why but these things actually fuel me up to the point where my body temperature stabilizes.
Hot baths... nothing like 'um! I love sliding into a tub full of piping hot water and just lying there for an hour while sipping on a Smoothie. I don't know how healthy it is so I'm not saying GO DO IT, but it's just something I do alot lately to warm/relax myself after a long day/night in Performance.
Cayenne... I don't like the fact that even a teensy amount makes it uncomfortable to relieve yourself, but I DO appreciate that Cayenne makes me warm up internally almost immediately. I use it on Eggplant Bacon and occasionally in Crackers.
And, of course, do a SEARCH (top right corner of the page here) to find more ideas folks have shared in the past!
12-03-2009, 08:46 PM
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