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12-07-2005, 04:01 PM
It amazes me how in the last 3 months since going raw if I eat a cooked food or cooked meal I need so much more food to feel satisfied. This is amazing too because I am pregnant with my fourth child that is due in 3 days. You would think that I would need tons of raw food to feel satisfied. I really don't. I feel great.
I wonder why that is that you eat way more to feel satisfied on a cooked food. Maybe lack of enzymes/vitamins/minerals etc..
12-07-2005, 06:55 PM
Tracy: CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your 4th beautiful one! We all hope your labor and delivery go smoothly and you bring home that gorgeous child happy and healthy!
As for the discrepency with cooked vs. raw foods and hunger: It's different for different people and different times. However, I know that once I was over cooked carbs... I didn't need as much food to fill me, either. I went back to a few cooked things here and there.. Here's what I found to be true for _me_ as I did that.
One: Cooked food isn't as nutritious, therefore your body will crave more. My oldest daughter is prima faci example of this.
Two: Our brains ( and I'm also thinking parts of our body which also hold "memories".. ), remember how much food we used to consume cooked, and will kick in to fulfill that memory.
Three: We're in binge mode because we KNOW we ain't posta have it, and we're gonna shove it in there with gusto thinking we're not going to do it again. It's like playing hide and seek from ourselves.
Four: We're in some sort of backwards reward mode.
Five: Raw food enables us to hear our bodys' signals more-clearly.. so when it says that it's full - we HEAR it. I've really found that cooked food is like a "coating" over our consciousnesses.
Six: Emotional comforting going in the wrong direction. How many of us have grown up being comforted by food? How many of us have food memories that were of good times... or of bad?
I've mentioned before that I'm working through this area in my life, also; where I KNOW my body is saying.. "STOP", but another part of me ( m'kay.. which is it? ) is still eating. I'm learning to determine what it TRULY is that my body is asking for according to any purpose that needs to be fulfilled ( as in healing or rebuilding, or as a buffering mechanism ). I'm not there yet. But I'm surely conscious that I'm at _that_ place.
It's COMPLETELY amazing to me the things I've learned about myself going raw. I'm not liking all of it, either. LOL But, that's alright. When healing, it often HURTS worse before it feels better. Others, though, haven't had such a difficult time, and I'm certainly hoping you're one of them; but if not, I'm hoping you ARE one of them, and all of our issues we've been carrying around with us can dissolve - FINALLY.
Cheers to your wonderful family
12-07-2005, 09:22 PM
It is definitely the lack of nutrients as you stated Tracy. Your cells do not get nourished and you never feel satiated on denatured food.
Yeah for you! Many blessings to you and your partner--and welcome to the new little soul about to enter the world~! :)
12-09-2005, 04:44 PM
Thanks for your input. I am so anxious to see how this birth differs from my others now that I am raw. I am due tomorrow and anxiously awaiting the DAY.
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