View Full Version : Down today....could use a boost!
11-29-2005, 08:45 PM
I've been very down today, depressed, didn't get anything done, can't focus etc. I know its a result from sampling bread yesterday. :mad: I'm allergic to gluten and it affects me mentally, physically and emotionally. Just wanting a little emotional boost please!
Just need a little help to get back on track........
11-29-2005, 09:09 PM
When this happens to me (and gluten is an intolerance for me too!) I always remind myself that my next meal or snack will be all raw and I will be right back on track. I know I will feel better and will clear out any of the cooked foods quickly.
I hope you are feeling much better in the morning and have a great raw day!
Hang in there... I really understand what your saying. Be kind to yourself, it gets better long as you keep trying. :) EDIE
11-29-2005, 09:24 PM
I hope I feel better tomorrow. Not only is it an intolerance, but I stopped breathing after eating it!! :eek: So I'm very embarassed and down about that and the fact that I touched it in the first place without thinking. But I do get depressed after eating it on top of that. It seriously affects my moods and I cannot get things done after eating it.......I can't focus at all. I"m starting my challenge all over again. Not sure why I keep messing up and why I get these cravings for gluten...... When I'm stressed its an instant comfort food/relief but then gets me back with a vengence. But yes, tomorrow IS going to be 100% raw. I just get so frustrated having food allergies on top of being raw. I can't even eat Nama Shoya!!
Thanks for the support!! :)
11-29-2005, 10:54 PM
hang in there, beanie :)
11-29-2005, 11:04 PM
Thanks guys! Does anybody understand WHY I would put something in my mouth like that without thinking? Yes, I think its largely stress, but I can't figure out why these cravings take over me? I went vegan and I craved dairy, but after the first month I could let it go.........
I feel better. Not sure why but I had some simple veggie based soup (lighty cooked) with frozen brussel sprouts thrown in and it made me feel more grounded. I'm not sure but I'm wondering if my busy lifestyle which has made my diet more limited/simple is making me deficient in certain vitamins/minerals causing me cravings? Trying to add more grounding veggies to see if that helps with stress but not so sure how in raw? Trying to work this through......a lot of the reason why I eat it is stressed related. I give in and don't think!
Also any ideas on how to help with the runs? Well, on a positive note, I DON"T have hives!!
11-30-2005, 07:33 AM
Thanks for posting this. I used to crave bread, too. One of my primary comfort foods. You know it's an addiction when you eat it despite knowing the negative consequences. Been there!
Do you have a dehydrator? Can you make some veggie/flax crackers (keep them chewy) or some other "bread" to substitute while you examine the emotional triggers that lead to eating the stuff that's bad for you?
If you can't make substitutes, then maybe invest in yourself by buying some at the store or online. While you're transitioning out of a bread addiction, it's better to cave into something that's not going to make you sick or stop breathing!
Oh! one more thing: Could your body be craving B12? I've heard (from Dr. Gabriel Cousens and others) that raw vegan doesn't provide this vitamin much and we should take supplements.
11-30-2005, 07:53 AM
Humm......I do take a whole food multi supplement, but I take 2 when youre supposed to take 6 and I take some E3Live and grasses green drink in the morning. I'll take more for now. But it does seem I got a yeast infection now and those guys probably thrive on bread. So that maybe thats one reason why. Half of its emotional though.......... Bread helps to numb the high stress emotions!
I do have a dehydrator, just haven't had much time. So I'll have to make some bread. I"m leaving out the fruit today I guess except maybe ONE piece first thing in the morning. Think I'll pick up some oil of oregano too. Not sure whats going on! I think the desserts at the Thanksgiving potluck was too much????? I cannot stick to the no fat approach even for one day nor could I afford it!! Plus too many apples give me stomach cramps. So I'll limit my fruits and keep the dates and agave at bay for now.
But those "gluten" cravings never seem to totally go away!
11-30-2005, 09:07 AM
I feel the same way. I crave breads, and sweets too. It seems like even if I cut out the sweets, I can substitute bread and be just as happy! So when I go raw, I seem to crave them even more. Even when I know that the bread is bad for me, and makes me depressed also, I still cave! :mad: WHY do I do this to myself. I TOTALLY understand what your going through, at least with the cravings! Hang in there, just remember you're on a journey, PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION!
Please go gentle and re-remind yourself the next time you crave bread what the day after effects are. That helps me to stop and not eat my huge trigger foods that I am allergic/sensitive to dulse,salt, sun dried tomatoes, and all seeds. I hate to let them go but for one day I can do it and SO CAN YOU!! give it to Friday when it will flush out of your system. May I suggest a lot of pure water, some lemon, or an enema if you do them--(Sorry all not to be gross but that helps me when I am detoxing... :rolleyes: )
Thanks for reaching out for support....We will all be here for you....
11-30-2005, 02:00 PM
there are gluten free biscotti and maybe other things. www.patsypie.com
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