View Full Version : Could use practical advice......
09-02-2011, 08:07 AM
Hi all, I've been dabbling with raw blending and intermittant fasting for a short while now. I'm not a huge meat eater anyway and now am trying to do two to three days a week of eating/drinking only raw blending fruits and veggies (mostly veggies). I do notice a "different" energy and I like it. I am not craving coffee as I was. Some days now I only have two cups as opposed to drinking it all day long. That's huge for me. I would like to do the 30 day challenge but I don't have the confidence that I can sustain it.
I work really long shifts and at present am working days AND nights. When I get home after having worked all night I am famished and raid the cupboard. I could use some practical advice to battle this.
I'm can feel a transition to "gentleness" in my life and it seems to be leading me possibly to raw......vegan at the very least.
09-02-2011, 08:17 AM
When I get home after having worked all night I am famished and raid the cupboard. I could use some practical advice to battle this.
I think the key to this is two-fold.
Firstly making sure that you have plenty of raw food with you so that you can eat raw all day and be less hungry at the end of the day.
Secondly when you do get in after a long day be sure to have plenty of good raw foods ready for you.
09-02-2011, 08:54 AM
Thanks for your reply. You may be right. I need to take MORE raw to work with me.
09-02-2011, 09:49 AM
When I was raw the last time I worked as a nurse for 10.5 hour shifts. Then came home and cooked for my family! The key is to be prepared. On your non-raw days, make sure you prepare food ahead, whether it is a big salad if you want to eat simple, or some gourmet dishes if you like that. I personally find that raw crackers help me to stay raw. A few raw crackers with some Rich Cheddar Sauce (recipe on this site) and a big salad is a meal fit for a king. Often, at work, lunch was a salad, an avocado, and some raw crackers and cheddar dip. In the morning before work, I made up a huge green smoothie and that got me through the morning. Be sure to eat enough at work so you don't come home starving. In the afternoon, at "coffee break" time, I would have a piece of fruit or a raw goodie if I had one on hand. Take care of yourself and eat plenty of raw food and after awhile it gets easy.
09-05-2011, 08:46 AM
Katchmoleen! Thanks so much for your reply. I'm just now seeing it. I do work as a nurse....how did you guess? haha In fact I worked day shift this weekend (Sat and Sun) and then I will work night shift tonight (mon) and Wed. I won't work like this every week. Usually just one night shift weekly but needed the extra. It's more challenging working the nights to stay raw for me.....as it can get boring aroudn 3 am and the peanut butter is so handy in our break room. bleccckkk!
This weekend I took veggie burger sandwiches on sprouted bread for lunch. I know this isn't "raw" but I'm transitioning. I have two to three days weekly 100%. Plus I don't want the detox symptoms to be too severe. Right now I feel like I have the flu and I have been this way off and on since last Wednesday.
09-05-2011, 09:37 AM
i do physical labor outdoors for work plus at times lift weights and bike . and when i went raw i went through a long time of not feeling full . what i got to was every night a mixed dark green salad , spinach / dandelion / kale / romaine / arugula / etc , with alot of vegis - mushrooms (for b's) - avacado - sesame seeds or chopped walnuts , covered in homemade dressing of cold pressed olive oil - vinegar dressing with alot of crushed garlic clove and herbs . to me garlic makes more filling . i also eat bananas and eith almonds or walnuts for breakfast / lunch , travels well . and make almond mylk smoothies with bananas and carob powder or cacoa . making tomato juice with whatever other v8 type vegis mixed in is also filling to me . and a good cheat on raw for me that keeps me from cheating on more heated things is dry roasted in the shell saltless peanuts , i eat these with bananas and meal fills me up while i feel the roasted peanuts without salt may actually be totally healthy because my taste buds say so and theytre just straight from ground heated in shell so not very proccessed . plus squirrels in my yard will eat them and they wouldnt if there wasnt some nutrition in them . EDIT : forgot to add broccoli to salad mix , broccolis a biggy for me
09-05-2011, 10:21 AM
09-05-2011, 11:51 AM
and a good cheat on raw for me that keeps me from cheating on more heated things is dry roasted in the shell saltless peanuts , i eat these with bananas and meal fills me up while i feel the roasted peanuts without salt may actually be totally healthy because my taste buds say so and theytre just straight from ground heated in shell so not very proccessed . plus squirrels in my yard will eat them and they wouldnt if there wasnt some nutrition in them
Squirrels in the yard will eat cheezos, pizza and bacon rind etc. I wouldn't lay store by what they eat as having much bearing on nutritional value.
I fully understand that you choose to eat these cooked nuts but I don't think it's quite proper to recommend them on the forum because they aren't raw.
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