View Full Version : Will the cycle ever end?
04-13-2010, 04:36 PM
Here I land again.
After never getting my Raw food lifestyle off the ground I landed on my butt many times because of my food addictions. I am tired of being fat and out of shape. I HAVE tried to do many diets and my most recent is weight watchers. and I have lost a few pounds but i find myself craving, binging and just so out of control.
I want to go raw. I want to alter my health and live a better life. I just feel where do I go from here.
I work part time at "subway" and I see the struggle of 90% of the people who try to eat healthy but just fail at getting there. They top all the veggies but then smother it in a cup of mayo.
It makes me angry that O am so addicted to this processed food. My house is loaded with it.
I guess I am just putting my life out their for me to see in print. I am hoping to gain the curage to go raw and make some real changes.
04-13-2010, 04:56 PM
Hi Miss Unsure,
I am newly raw and I first began my journey by just taking baby steps...even though I wanted to lose weight in the quickest way, I found that after many tries, taking it slowly is best.
Begin your day with a Fruit or Green Smoothie, and have a big salad for lunch. Try simple dressings like olive oil and apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice which are less fattening. For awhile, my main meal in the evening was cooked foods for dinner with my husband, but I am now doing uncooked and loving it. They are very filling. I feel better and sleep better.
In the past 3 months I have lost 10 lbs., reduced my cholesterol by 60 points, brought my diabetic count back to normal, and I'm walking daily.
Why not give this a try and see how you feel. Most of all - don't give up and if you falter, pick yourself up and try again. Yesterday is bygone - today is new and fresh and alive!
Best wishes on your journey! :)
04-13-2010, 06:19 PM
You can do it! :) Maybe you can find some support in your area through meetups and other raw events. Or meet people that you've found online. Having a buddy is always helpful if people you live with or are around don't support this. There's plenty of people on here and other forums and blogs that would love to offer support and assistance.
I never had an issue staying on this path because I surrounded myself with tons of raw. It's important to have plenty of food that you make and pre-made food you buy (if needed) so whenever you have cravings, you'll have raw instead. This means filling up your fridge, freezer, cabinets, bringing plenty with you every place. If possible, get rid of as much SAD as you can at home. There are raw substitutes for every craving. The food is way too good for me to ever want anything else.
04-14-2010, 06:57 AM
Welcome and good for you!! I completely agree with Diamond, surround yourself with support, raw food, and begin to rid your house of SAD and you'll have a better go. Get Alissa's book if you can too, so much good information (so much more than a recepie book) I really enjoy reading it to keep my motivation up and my ideas flowing.
I'll be completely honest, I get "bogged down" in SAD sometimes myself but I try to keep that positive attitude and commitment to myself that brought me here in the first place and just keep moving ahead! This is a wonderful way of life, let yourself enjoy it! :)
04-14-2010, 08:21 AM
Last night I rid my home of all prosessed foods. I called a relative over and gave it all away. I just didn't want it anymore. I gave up meet weeks ago but went heavy on more carbs and basic junk. I am starting a 30 day challenge today. Luckily my dh is away working for a few months so I won't have to double cook or have cooked around.
04-14-2010, 09:12 AM
That's GREAT Miss Unsure!!! Soon you'll be Miss SURE!!!! :)
Just follow Alissa's plan as outlined in her book! The 30 days will certainly FLY by if you do what she suggests and Un-Cook on days 1 and 3 or 4!!! The rest of the days, bask on the the delicious meals you've made!!!
I'm telling you...this is what did it for me!!! Honestly!!! Trust Alissa! She knows what she's talking about! :)
04-15-2010, 12:12 AM
If First you don't ..........Stay Tuned.
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