View Full Version : Giving it my ALL
10-05-2005, 05:42 PM
As of right now i am 100% raw,
I am tired of being tired and depressed and lethargic.
I have been eating a SAD diet because I didnt want to give up the "special" time with my husband. I guess we could find better things to share rather than food.
A few questions:
1)Can someone point me in the way to handle cravings and detox and maybe some support.
2)Does Journaling help?
3)Should I through out the things from the SAD diet that is around the house?
My husband is a MEAT eater and he does not like junk food. I guess I keep it around the house for him; but deep down it is for me.
HUMMMMM, I just thought of that!
10-05-2005, 06:59 PM
Hi there and welcome :) As for the meat thing goes and throwing things away, I would say yes, but you have your husband so it's not possible. Once you feel the benefits of raw you won't want those things. We all have our slips and you'll notice a difference. Now, for the "eating with the husband" or however you put it...true, it's YOUR time, and you can still have it about food, but just eat YOUR raw food. I understand how it would be easier to just make one meal and not two seperate, but think of your health and try not to make excuses for yourself (we all do some time or another haha, no worries). Good luck on your journey. Detox may be hard, but after that come the WONDERFUL benefits.
10-05-2005, 07:16 PM
Yes, yes throw out the things left over from your SAD diet. Very important. There will come a day you will be tired or cranky and they may tempt you.
Out with the old and in with the new. Its a great way to break the connection with your past habits. Set yourself up for success!
Journalling, for me was invaluable. It helped me so much.
We will support you here all we can. The best way to handle detox is to arm yourself with information about what it is and what it will do for you. Drink lots of water, rest when you can, get fresh air, skin-brush, baths, enemas.......all these help.
Believe me that the time with your husband will be far MORE special when you are invigorated with raw radiance. It can change your life.
My very best wishes to you on your raw path to health. This is a magical gift!
10-05-2005, 07:33 PM
Ditto, ditto, ditto.
I'll just add: be sure to fill your kitchen to the brim with ripe, raw, organic (hopefully), fresh vegetables and fruits, and nuts, seeds, and (if you're into them) sprouted grains. This is incredibly important.
The, when you have cravings, you can reach for a piece of fruit or a tomato or cucumbers chunks or toss together a salad with some yummy dressing. And, of course, make as many of Alissa's recipes as possible so you have the mainstream raw dishes around. Seriously, there will be days where you won't even miss cooked food. And, as you feel better and better, you'll be reinforcing your good habits.
The support for you is here on this board. Spend as much time as you can browsing through the journals of the long-time members. Even reading that others have had the same ups and downs as you will help you when you're doubting your ability to continue.
Journaling -- yes, yes, yes. Writing everything down keeps you honest, keeps you focused, and opens your eyes to how your feelings and life circumstances are linked to, and eventually freed by, food. Raw food!!
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