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11-29-2005, 09:31 PM
What do you all think about this idea:is it too drastic?
If you are tempted to become fruitarian quickly, you could try this: eat only one cooked meal per day, let's say supper. Decide on a breakfast, say 3 grapefruits or 4 apples, and eat this every morning for 2 weeks. This will create a habit and thus make things easier. Likewise should the lunch be decided, for example 3 avocados, some tomatoes and olives or 5 bananas or whatever. Do not overstep these "rules". It will be a great feeling after the two weeks knowing you're able to keep your spirit up. You will probably have a huge desire for "ordinary" food in the evenings and that is your body's old eating habits that are struggling to survive and they cry out in desperation. What you should do is not to reject these desires, but to give the body what it wants, and in great amounts. If for example you get a desire for mashed potatoes, then eat mashed potatoes for several days in large amounts until you're tired of it. Hopefully, you won't get the desire back. Eventually the fruits purify the body and the desires will come more seldom; nevertheless, there is nothing wrong to give in to them, because if you don't, they might grow and grow until it makes you feel bad, and that's not the point; on the contrary, the point is to feel well all the time!
from ; http://hem.fyristorg.com/fruitarian/howTo.html
11-30-2005, 04:33 AM
My understanding is that if you give in to your desire to eat cooked food the memory and imprint of that food will stay with you and continue to recreate the desire. The only way is to not give in and the imprint will detox out of your system. It is like an exorcism. Your way is feeding the demon but the best way is to starve it.
11-30-2005, 04:36 AM
This might work for some people who plan on transitioning slowly, but would never work for me. The addiction I have to cooked food would cause me to binge every night on the "allowed food". The process of getting toxins out of your body would also take much longer since you are continuing to put cooked food in your body every day. For me, the cravings dissapear when I just go 100%. It's simpler and I don't have to follow any "rules" except eating raw. I can eat what I went when I want and listen more to what my body is telling me.
Helen Of Tennessee
11-30-2005, 05:06 AM
I have been transitioning very slowly.
It took me 1 1/2 years to wean off of meat. I use to eat it twice a day. I slowly cut back to once a day. That didn't hurt. I could handle that. I did that for a very long time until it became normal. Then I would miss a day here and there. Again, I continued this pattern. I remember 3 1/2 years ago of just having meat once or twice a month. Just because I knew I could have it. Then it happened, without even trying or thinking about it. I just stopped, never missed it and haven't had any in 3 1/2 years and I have no desire. So for some people, weaning off works. Now this worked for meat, but I'm really struggling with grains. I may have to do the 100% stop or nothing as it's taking too long for me to wean off of it. I've cut out a lot of grains, but still seem to have to have at least one serving a day of either crackers or bread sticks. :eek: I have gone 100% raw for 15 days, but then slid right back to where I was before (no meat of course). So I'm still trying to figure out some ideas on how to get these stupid grains out of my diet.
All suggestions are welcomed. Some can go 100% cold turkey, others have to wean off. I love reading any suggestions that people have. I admire those that can go 100% and never look back. I see a few in the journals that have done this. I've also read where some went 30 days, 60 days even 6 months 100% then fell back and now can't get back to100% raw. So ANY suggestions to help get us back on track are very welcomed :D
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11-30-2005, 06:19 AM
I think the above plan would be difficult for many people to succeed on. For one because the amounts of the food are pre-planned, and I know my hunger varies from day to day. I think it could work if the raw items were super nutrient dense, but just eating raw bananas and avocados aren't going to satisfy the mineral needs of the body, and would probably lead to imbalances. I think an easier way to transition is to focus on lots of greens, mineral rich foods, juices, and david wolfe's idea described below from his sunfood book.
Hey Helen! In David Wolfe's Sunfood book he recommends an 80/20 transitional plan. Its all raw, with the exception of some sprouted bread, plain corn chips, or a baked yam. Once a week you're allowed your favorite cooked meal, and his only advice is to observe how you feel the next morning. I think transitioning this way would help a lot, as the grains allowed are much less addictive and unhealthy than the dreaded gluten.
Helen Of Tennessee
11-30-2005, 10:59 AM
Appreciate the suggestions. Ummmm - sprouted bread vs. bread sticks (not quite the same). Don't eat yams. Plain corn chips - now that I can handle :D
I KNOW I need to start substitute some of my bad choices (bread sticks) with something a little healthier (i.e. sprouted bread) and then eventually wean off of that. Making the transition to bread sticks to sprouted bread may take a while. I have the sprouted bread because my grandson has it for one of his "un raw" foods that he occasionally gets. Something to think about anyway or even to at least give it a try.
I'm so close to being able to be all raw if I could just get passed this "grain" thing. I know I can do it.
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