View Full Version : When do the cravings go away, or do they?
12-13-2005, 07:47 AM
I was just wondering from those who are 100% raw - Does the desire for cooked ever go away? Or is it always a temptation that you are fighting to not eat cooked food? Just curious if it ever gets easy to be raw?
12-13-2005, 08:38 AM
I don't usually have cravings at all anymore. I've been eating raw for a year but only 100% for 2 months. The cravings were awful when I was having a little cooked here and there. I believe that going 100% really knocks out any cravings after a while.
Today my mom and sister are coming over to make christmas cookies (apparently I'm the only one in the family who can use a rolling pin?) :rolleyes: and it doesn't bother me a bit! I cook food for my family also and I'm not bothered at all by it anymore. :)
12-13-2005, 09:02 AM
Personaly, I know that detox from cooked foods/addictive chemicals eventualy goes but it's still a lifetime commitment to stay clean ;)
Sharon in Colorado
12-13-2005, 09:11 AM
The more intense cravings go away after the first 3 days to a week. You gain more control over your cravings during that time.
Many experts will agree that you will stop feeling the severe addiction after several days of totally taking it out of your diet for things like salt, caffeine, chocolate, bread, etc.
However there are raw fooders (I know of several) who still have cravings over the years.
12-13-2005, 10:29 AM
I think more people would have a lot more success and not have half the concerns they have if severe cravings/detox only lasted a few days, I personaly don't believe that it just takes a few days I believe that it takes as long as it takes depending what method of cleansing (if any) you may use and if your body is in the condition to get rid of it's toxins! :)
12-14-2005, 11:31 AM
I have been raw for five plus months, 100% for 24 days. The cravings for chocolate and such went away the first week or so. I still get cravings for cooked food, IF I haven't eaten lately. Go ahead and fix the raw food, get full. I would be willing to bet the craving would go away. If not, open Alissa's book and try raw fudge, pecan pie or one of the other marvelous desserts! Good luck! :D
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