View Full Version : How long until you didn't want SAD?
02-01-2010, 03:12 PM
I just started sipping on a green smoothie today.... and I don't know if I am just convincing myself of this...
But ... I had a poptart in my car... and I took a few bites of it and could hardly stomach it. It was dry...and lacking.
I mean, I literally JUST started integrating green smoothies today..so maybe it was pure coincidence?!
What are your experiences?
02-01-2010, 03:23 PM
Me and Ray (my twin brother) had our last (most favoritest junk food) Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza as we transitioned into raw, and (atleast for me), it was disappointing, it seemed to chew too fast... after a little bit of chewing it became a flavorless glob of junk in mouth and I knew I was ready to move onto real food. You could be experiencing the same phenomenon.
02-01-2010, 03:55 PM
I found that the cravings for cooked food faded away slowly but surely like the waves that subside after a rock is thrown into a still pond of water. The longer I stay raw and the purer I do raw the calmer the waters have become overall. I have "slipped" a few times and each time I slipped it was like throwing another big rock into the pond and the cravings would roar to life again. If this happens to you try to determine the trigger that caused the slip because staying raw is all about learning from your good and bad experiences. I seem to have reached a point where I seem to be able to glide on past my triggers without yielding ground and find myself appreciating the raw foods so much that I have no interest in non-raw foods anymore. This has been my easiest raw winter so far (3rd winter) in terms of craving distractions. My triggers seem to occur when someone or something throws a big emotional rock into my pond. Good luck and good health.
02-01-2010, 04:45 PM
I had some tofu and cooked broccoli last night for the first time in over two weeks and they just didn't taste good. Also, I can no longer stomach anything sweetened with sugar at all-- it is all too sweet.
02-02-2010, 09:47 AM
Me and Ray (my twin brother)
What's up with this??? A twin??? Is that what you call your evil alter-ego these days???
02-02-2010, 10:00 AM
EZ riders rock analogy is very good. The cravings come, sometimes very intensely, and then they go.
I had a very hard time coming into the 1 year mark, about 3 weeks before hand. I was going to make it to a year - then I could do whatever I wanted - just to see. What would it be like?
Well the few days following the 1 year mark were rough to, and I didn't have the time or energy to "do" anything about it. After 1 year and 1 week, I just continued on because I really didn't want anything else. I took a distinct turn towards the seasonal - cravings for beets, carrots, and cabbage. Pak choi and brocolli marinated and wilted in the dehydrator with mushrooms.
Still not sick of my standby salad. Greens of any kind with chopped tomatoes and/or cukes, avocado, hemp seed and dulse, seasoned with salt and pepper. I have this for lunch almost every day for about 6 months....sometimes dinner too! No sign of getting tired of it at all. In fact, I can hardly wait to get to it today!
You just have to live through it to see.
A sad aspect of this (little sad not big SAD, lol!) is that I think there is a certain level of "want" for the old favs that are ingrained too deep to go away. It's like that old adage - you can never go home. The sad aspect is that even if you eat them, they won't taste good! Your palate is done with them, it is the Psyche that hangs on.
Food and nurturing and love.
Some things are tied together.
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