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09-18-2005, 10:06 AM
As I look around my house I see TONS of JUNK.
Candy, cookies, chips, ice cream. I dont want to through all this in the trash and not sure weather the local library will take it. Or maybe I should just keep it so I can give myself a junk fix once a week?
I dont know why but I TALK myself out of staying raw.
Its extreem, its not for me, its this, its that.
Even if I didnot want to be raw the rest of my life. Why cant I stick to a 30 day chalenge.?
Any ways I am headed out to buy some fruit and lettus.
09-18-2005, 10:34 AM
I think that you have to get rid of the junk. When I went raw the worst thing that I had in my kitchen was some nice bread and some home cooked soups in the freezer. For the first few weeks I indulged about twice a week in some bread but early last week I finally worked up the courage to bin them. The secret is to have lots of nice raw stuff that you can consider a treat and that you will gravitate towards if the other stuff is gone. If I was used to eating cookies and chips and they were in the house I know that I would find it hard to change.
09-18-2005, 12:08 PM
Consider this ~ If you had any other kind of "junk" in the house would you keep it? Doesn't "junk" just take up space and add clutter? Dump the junk and replace it with healthy foods. "Junk" is not food! So, check here for simple cookie and fudge recipes!!! You'll be satisfying the sweet tooth; can eat as much as you want and be healthy! Now THAT is a treat!
Secondly, eating raw is extreme? Well, for me, getting cancer from all the additives; being overweight from all the junk; having to get chemo/radiation ~ THAT is exteme. Raw is natural. The other may be normal yet, not natural.
Not knowing what you've been "trying" to eat raw my feeling is, just fruit and lettuce? Well, when one is hungry and wants different tastes and textures, one needs to have them on hand.
Suggestion: take about 2 hours twice a week to make up LOTS of good recipes so you'll have something good to eat EVERY SINGLE DAY! *whispers*...and of course, dump the junk. :)
btw ~ you're a goddess. Goddesses don't eat junk.
09-18-2005, 03:49 PM
I didn't dump the junk from my house when I first started my raw journey. After a couple months, I realized I had to get rid of it. I wasn't going to cook anything (even though I really enjoyed cooking) but I couldn't stand the thought of wasting all that money because we're so broke! I found a friend who is also broke and I sent him home with massive shopping bags full of food. It's funny... he used to be vegitarian (until about 13 years ago, when his daugter was born... don't ask!) and here, I was giving him my frozen meats because I was going vegan!
I also found out recently that I was sleep-eating again (long story) so that meant I was likely sabatoging myself if there were things I could grab and eat in the middle of the night. I HAD to dump it all or I would continue to make myself sick. (For those who were keeping tabs, I haven't touched the nuts since the last time I made myself sick on them!)
The junk has got to go. Don't rely on your willpower like I was. You'd be surprised what something like a cooked addiction can do to you!
09-21-2005, 06:33 AM
ok..I got rid of MOST of the junk in my house. I am giving it to a local library.
I live in a poor area and I thought they could use it for a holloween party for the kids of something.
I am going to go shopping today after class for some fresh foods.
PLEASE help me , Revell talked about spending 2 hours a day making food for the week. What kind of food prep do you mean?
I have made a peach pie and did not care for it. What can I mke that will stay fresh.?
I dont have a dehydrator and dont know if I should get one. (financial reasons)
09-21-2005, 10:01 AM
Hun, I said 2 hours twice a week ~ or so, actually. :)
Well, thing you've got to do is, find some recipes that are easy and work with what you have. I don't know if you have Storm and Jinjee's ebooks yet, if you do, they've got quite a few recipes for transitional and long-time raw food folk. I think they are still $20 for all and $10 just for the garden diet. They don't have any which use a dehydrator.
Also, anything you make "should" keep for about 3-4 days except green smoothies which are the BEST thing to make. One good blender, one glass, easy clean-up.
Pies are quite easy. If you have a good juicer ~ mmm, Champion or Green Life, can run some dried figs, dates and soaked almonds through for the dough. Then top with fruit. If you don't want to do that, roll the dough in balls, and refrigerate. If you do a search, there's a recipe here for caramel coconut cookies. W/in that there's a really easy, really good "fudge" recipe.
Mostly what I do is go to a farmers' market, pick up some fresh mixed greens, add tomatoes, cukes, bell peppers, and a homemade dressing. The rest of the day it's either fresh fruits, green smoothies and occasionally nuts. Oh! I get those bags of sweet organic lil carrots to munch on also.
Hoping that helps a bit ~
09-21-2005, 01:32 PM
As I look around my house I see TONS of JUNK.
Candy, cookies, chips, ice cream. I dont want to through all this in the trash and not sure weather the local library will take it.Donate it to a family shelter. Hate to inflict that on someone else, but if they want to use it, they will find value in your donation.
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