View Full Version : Thinking too much!
08-24-2011, 02:04 PM
Every day I wake up and have a new plan on how i'll go raw, and then every day I find new information that says this and this is bad, and I break raw because I'm afraid i'm not doing it 'right' and that I'm wasting the limited amount of money that I have for this.
I did a 65/35 fat and fruit trial in December and felt really good after the hard detox, but I also fell asleep every time I ate fats and woke up feeling like I was full of candida.
I did an 80/10/10 diet, only for about 20 days, but I just felt no raw vibe on that one and felt worse and worse, then again this could be because I was eating 0 overt fats at all, after I broke that one with cooked fats and a coconut I felt amazing...
I'm scared that too much fruit is bad because it will make me acidic, and i'm afraid of fats because they will slow down my detox if I go too far, and i'm afraid of both of them together because then it'll make my candida so much worse??
I don't really know what to do?? I have a lot of things to heal and don't want to feel like this anymore but i'm all confused and letting fear take over when really I shouldn't be fearing these things
I'm guessing you are going to say to listen to my body, but I feel like I've forgotten how to do that. I go to the store and am scared of everything rather than appreciating everything I put into my basket. I feel like i've fallen into a little hole in this raw food thing, which is all the debate and overthinking. Am looking for advice....
08-24-2011, 02:18 PM
I know exactly how you feel. Even eating raw I still am scared of everything at the grocery store.
It took me quite a few tries to get the "raw" thing right. I wish I could tell you what to do, but I honestly don't know. The only thing that I can think is to eat whatever you want raw. You said that to much fruit scares you because of alkalike imbalance, but I think that lots of fruit is at least a step in the right direction! I eat tons of fruit (and very little vegetables) and I am just starting to eat more sprouted pseudograins and legumes. I just take it one day at a time!
Posting here often is a great way to get motivation as well!
08-24-2011, 02:33 PM
I think if you keep it as simple as possible then it's easier. There isn't anything to fear. Is your candida actually diagnosed medically or self-diagnosed?
Try to remember that fear is one of the greatest fuels for ill-health
I also think it help to actually work out what you mean by fear. It seems to me that you are using it as quite a blanket term. Are you really afraid of everything in the store?
08-24-2011, 02:47 PM
Hey, that's a good point. No, I am not actually afraid of everything in the store, I wouldn't be running out of the store for the sight of vegetables. Rather I guess I pick something up and all I see in it is how it could slow down my path. For instance a coconut, and thinking that the fat would take away the raw vibes so being afraid that it will sacrifice something along my journey.
Oh, crap. I just realized this is perfectionism... An old demon I have been working on all year
My candida is self diagnosed, but by very obvious self trials and symptoms. I do find, however, that the only things that really aggressively have it react are grains, dairy, eggs, and yeast, so why I fear that fat and fruit will activate it so much really bothers me but the belief persist.
I am, however, diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. Lol, that doesn't mean anything other than the fact that I worry, like many, a little too much. Funny, this is what i'm trying to improve on raw....
Simple, I think you're right
08-24-2011, 02:57 PM
raw coconut is fine. I cracked one open at the weekend and snacked on it all day ... and drank the water. There is fat in it but try to think of it as a coconut. That is what it is. Otherwise we'd call in a brown-shelled-fat-food; it's just a coconut.
Avocados - I eat 1-2 a day with salad dressing that has raw oil in it. I have lost 49 pounds in less than 4 months. I don't count calories. I don't count fat units. I don't count grams of protein or, in any way, shape or form, try to mystify raw food.
If it's raw and I like it and I want to eat it then that's what I do. Yes I get cravings. But not many and there are very few cravings for SAD food that I can't dissolve with a tomato and onion salad!
The path (everyone's path) is longer or shorter wider or narrower than everyone else's and the journey is as much a part of the destination as the destination is. f you don't enjoy the journey how can you enjoy the destination when you get there?
08-26-2011, 05:09 AM
Have you read Alissa's books? Honestly they really assist you to put everything into perspective and give you some real guidance on how to proceed.
(((hugs))) Perfectionism is hard to live up to.
08-26-2011, 08:07 AM
Perfection is an animal that really only lives in the brain. It's a useful pet to have when you look in the mirror and guide your thought's towards the ideal lifestyle you would like to live, or reinforce positive traits you would like to incorporate into your personality or physical body.
However, it's important to make the distinction between 'becoming perfect' and merely incorporating better ingredients into the unique mixture that already is you! Becoming perfect, insinuates that you are on this never ending road, and no matter how many miles you put to your back, you never actually arrive at a destination. Which is a subtle, yet self defeating way of looking at life.
No matter what, you have always been, and you always will be you! No matter how much you change along the way, you are the same person in the same skin as you were born in. If you do not believe that you already harbor perfection within yourself, you will never have it. But the truth is, you do. All you need to do is to unveil it through the process of eliminating and unburdening yourself of all the negative things you 'consume' on a daily basis. These burdens and toxins can be take the form of: food you eat, tv shows you watch, magazines you read, 'friends' you rub elbows with and a lot of the noise that passes for music on the radio.
Just remember no matter where you are in life, you are always already at your destination, which is the wonderful everpresent. There is no need to pursue perfection, it is already there in it's (potential form) in every moment. Let go of striving, clutching and amassing and start allowing positive things in while inviting negative burden's to take a hike.
That being said, don't be scared of fats, they have place in your diet. They help to activate the sympathetic (sleepytime) nervous system and are helpful at inducing sleep. You wont get fat by eating fat before bed. Your basal metabolic rate will continue to burn enough calories to prevent excess fat storage as long as you don't totally overdo it.
Raw Angel Mom
08-26-2011, 02:49 PM
Dr. Robert Morse has helped thousands of people to reverse chronic condition, including people with MS to walk again by using fruits. Fruits is powerful to rebuilt your nerve system.
You need to let go your fear with eating fruits, you need them to be in balance and healthy. You will figure out what works for you.
Learn to do green smoothies. They are so healing and maintain your body alkaline.
You could also consider to do dr. Cousens approach "Rainbow Cuisine"
I totally support Alissa Cohen's approach about freedom. You will find what works for you
p.s When you eat fruits, you need to make sure to do that on an empty stomach. I find they work best for me in the morning up to lunch. People who have been doing a high fruit diet, just look vibrant and amazing. I look my best even doing cook food when i did fruit up to lunch. I am back to the basic now and i am allowing more fruits in my diet versus everyone fears. Bottom, line, listen to your body, IF YOU need fat, go for it but be aware of cravings and true craving. Fat cans aggravate candida, sometime parasite will give you unbalance craving. You may want to consider to do a detox program to reset your body. Simplyraw has a great program that did wonder for me. I am doing dr. Morse right now.
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