View Full Version : What's your preferred recovery tactic?
02-11-2011, 04:49 PM
After 8 weeks I suddenly find myself eating cooked foods regularly. I'm not happy about it but I'm now finding it hard to ditch.
What are your preferred recovery tactics? What gets you back on track the quickest or most painlessly?
I'm thinking master cleanse? Juice or water fast? Or simply mono-meals or just fruit and veg? Or is it just a matter of, 'I'll be 100% tomorrow.' What works for you?
02-11-2011, 06:52 PM
Juice feasting works for me! I also like to stock my fridge with lots of beautiful fruits and veggies to be excited about :)
02-11-2011, 07:01 PM
fasting works great for me as well but you know what else helps me? i make a bunch of raw desserts and make sure the house is stocked with my favourite foods. in my case... that's lots of toms, cukes, mushrooms and avos... oh and papaya, mango... stuff like that.
02-11-2011, 07:04 PM
02-11-2011, 07:29 PM
I wouldn't put too much pressure on yourself...
For me as I'm not 100% yet I just try and replace one meal as a green smoothie and see what happens from there...even with one meal as a green smoothie it makes a massive change to your health and I dont feel so guilty if I have a cooked meal as I know I'm doing ok having raw at least once a day.
I find if I have a green smoothie at lunch my motivation tends to remain high to carry on 100% for the rest of the day as I know from reading that an early raw evening meal is very good for you.
My breakfast at the moment though is musili with oat milk neither of which is raw but I'm ok with that. Still it is better than sausages and fried eggs with a deep fried hash brown and a full fat milk cappucino :)
I think reading up on the benefits of raw foods and looking at peoples transformation photos can also bring a lot of motivation...
02-11-2011, 08:25 PM
My motivation is having lots of fruits in the house. I have falling off the wagon, got on and fell off again and realized that this is my journey. Being an health inspector and being in restaurants do help me stay vegan yet creates triggers for me. If I inspect a bakery and the smells, a green juice wont help me. yet a big pink lady apple would:throwhearts:. What also helps me is eating in a fast food restaurant (field staff must find a place to have their 30 minute meals. just love the city!), taking out my BLT avo wrap (YUMMO) and looking around and seeing the clientele in the store. While everyone is eating a large, carbo meal, and the majority look overweight..yess! i am being a snob:wuv.. I realize that I am eating something made from fresh ingredients and homemade. Good luck and breathe. The lifestyle has been around for years and we must reprogram ourselves into becoming more with the earth!
02-12-2011, 03:50 AM
Thanks so much for all your different ideas.
I think I can take something from all of them. I think I will juice feast until I get hungry and have a big green smoothie tonight when the cooked food comes out. I certainly will be stocking up on beautiful fruit. If it is there I will turn to it. Since my boyfriend returned from Holland I have bought less and less fruit but more savoury stuff for cooking for him. I'm loosing out because his preferences. And then there is always the question of expense in the back of my mind if I buy whatever EVERYONE WANTS.
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