View Full Version : Throwing out food and things
10-05-2005, 07:03 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I feel incredibly guilty throwing out all my not-raw foods, mayo, salad dressings, herbs, (as mentioned by rawpriestess in an earlier post,) food in my cupboard, etc. Anyone have a cure for this? we are completely raw, but I just can't bring myself to throw money away.
Also, are most rawbies organic? Are some foods more susceptible to the pesticides etc than others? I know why we are organic, but as someone else mentioned, it can be cost prohibitive.
10-05-2005, 07:07 PM
Hi, I just took everything to the food bank, they wanted only the non-opened things, so I took the opened things to the local shelter, they took everything.
When I made my decision to get rid of all the food, it was like when I quit smoking, it didn't matter how much I had paid for these things, since I didn't want them, they had no value to me.
so, giving them away to someone who did value them, was easy.
When you are ready to release them, you will be able to give them away or toss them with no problem, kind of like tossing out an old pair of jeans that you know you will never wear again.
10-05-2005, 07:09 PM
Organic is definitely preferrable, but not always possible. It is of the most benefit to always get organic when you can.
I do know greens, strawberries and cantelope should always be organic. What isnt organic, wash well and peel as most of the pesticide resides in the skin.
It is your best option, giving away your non raw foods ASAP. There will come a day you will be tired or cranky and they may tempt you.
Out with the old, in with the new.
And if by chance it is the garbage you give them too, believe me on the fact that is better than in your body!
Best wishes on your raw journey to incredible health!
10-05-2005, 07:22 PM
I couldn't agree more with Carmel ~ I'd advise removing all the non-raw immediately. I put them all in bags even before I found someone to take them. Even in the refrigerator, you can put everything into a plastic bag and stow that bundle on a bottom shelf. Clearing out the cupboards is more than just practical; it's symbolic of this new time in your life. I found it a very important ritual.
By the way, I listed my non-raw foodstuffs on freecycle.com and they went the same day to a vegan family in need. There's also craigslist.com if you're not a member of a local freecycle group and don't want to wait for your post to be approved (it only takes a day or so, though).
10-06-2005, 12:36 AM
Thank you very much. I actually found someone to give the food to this evening. I feel much better about it. Also thanks for the tip on the organic.
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