View Full Version : mostly getting better at raw, but...
05-18-2012, 03:30 AM
I feel like my appetite is like.... literally unmanageable! I run out of food every day and end up having to settle for some cooked stuff, even if I dont like it. could it be an blood sugar thing with all the fruit? i'm including more of everything - fats, greens, and fruit... im also having a hard time sleeping if that makes any difference. emotionally I mostly feel well but this is kind of a nuisance hahhaa
05-18-2012, 08:21 PM
Try eating even more fats. Don't limit yourself. Sprouted sunflower and sesame seeds are great for filling you up and stabilizing blood sugar. Chlorophyll has seemingly miraculous abilities to stabilize blood sugar, try taking a wholefood supplement called chlorella -it's an algae that has the highest content of chlorophyll of any food discovered so far (10 times higher then wheatgrass, I've heard!). Another good, cheap way to fit lots in more chlorophyll is to grow alfalfa and clover sprouts, and micro-greens like sunflower greens, pea shoots, and wheatgrass. The sprouts are extremely easy to grow, the micro-greens just slightly harder (but still easy). 1 pound of alfalfa seed will yield 7 pounds of sprouts, making it one of the most economical ways to get massive amounts of greens that I've ever found.
Maybe cut back a little on the fruit for a while, just to see if it helps. You can replace it with sprouted legumes or grains if you want; I find that they keep me full and full of energy much longer then fruit does.
05-19-2012, 12:46 AM
Do you have Alissa's first book? It's very helpful for starting raw. You are ok to eat and eat and eat - as long as it's raw. You'll be fine. Just stick to the raw :)
05-20-2012, 09:43 AM
avacados and sprouted sunflower seeds help me a lot. I just sprout the seeds for about 24-48 hours, and make pates, or dehydrate with seasonings for bacon bit or crouton type flavors in salads.
05-21-2012, 12:36 AM
I find I'm noticing more and more that what I once thought was hunger, is actually thirst. Sparkling mineral water with a squeeze of lemon is delicious.
Raw Angel Mom
05-21-2012, 04:50 AM
I feel that you need to plan for emergency. Meaning having something at hand when you are hungry such snack, desert, nut soaked etc.....
If you have issue with sugar in blood, without question, you need to ditch any cook food. You don't want complex sugar. Fruit as simple sugar and they are the way to go.
I recommend also Alissa book and the dvd. She is wonderful for anyone starting with this journey. You will always feel satisfy with her plan.
If you are having serious health issue and you need to be more religious with your food, then write down the reason why you decided to go raw and read this when you are hungry and make a choice.
Trick to appease the hunger (remember this isn't permanent, you won't have this problem once your start absorbing better):
Drink water when you are hungry, many time our body is thirsty and it will give us a signal of hunger instead.
Have a plan when you are vulnerable to eat cook food. Such go for a walk, or deep breath, or go within and feel the emotions that want comfort food.
You need to know the difference with true hunger and craving for comfort food. One is a physical need the other one is only an emotional issue.
Your goal should be to eat only when you are truly hungry versus eating your emotions.
Alissa's book and DVD makes this journey much easier and fun.
All is well!
05-21-2012, 02:37 PM
Ya I agree about stocking up on satisfying healthy fat based raw foods. I find that one of the most satisfying things I have done to curb my hunger has been to use various nut butters on fruit that I enjoy, it's very yummy and I find it fills me up for awhile. I also like to take advantage of any bulk organic produce I can buy from local food/farmers markets or store like costco, sams club, etc.
05-21-2012, 08:09 PM
thanks everyone! yeah i've been short on cash so i've been relying heavily on bananas the last few days but i'll definitely stock up on nuts/etc!
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