View Full Version : Newbie needs advise
12-03-2004, 06:35 AM
I'm fairly new to raw foods, although I've tried raw for a week at a time several times in the past year. I've been a vegetarian for almost 30 years. My last try at raw was 3 weeks in October. I have a terrible problem with migraines and while I was raw in October I didn't have one migraine. I thought I was hooked for good. I have one big problem, I am a chef at a Bahai spiritual retreat center, and I have to cook all types of food. I work alot of hours and there is almost no time to make anything for myself. After 3 weeks of eating mostly salad and nut pates it was getting extremely difficult to put out good quality vegan and veggie food and not eat any. Finally I just couldn't take it any more and I stopped.
I've gained back all the weight I lost and my migraines were back 2 days after stopping raw and I know I need to try raw again.
Any thoughts or advise??
Peace to you all.
12-03-2004, 07:39 AM
I feel you might have three choices: either you might want to find more suitable work to fit your lifestyle (like find a raw place to work for), find or start a support group in your area, or see if you could start incorporating some raw dishes into the retreats menu.
Well good luck to you!
12-03-2004, 11:07 AM
Wow that is definately a hard one! I think it would be so hard to be completely all raw and still have to cook food. Maybe what you could do is always make sure you have something very tasty and raw with you to eat before you start working or when on break etc. Salads and nuts are good but I have realized that without a lot of variety it gets boring and temptation is exceptionally high in your line of work. I think that's a great idea to start incorporating some raw dishes in if possible. It is really amazing what you can make that is raw and tastes so incredibly good. If you have Alissas book it would be great to try some of those recipes out either for yourself and/or for the retreat center. Good luck and please do let us know if there is anything we can do to help support you on your path back to raw!
12-03-2004, 11:47 AM
I agree with the comments above. Also you could prepare for yourself a full menu everyday and take it with you to the restaurant. Eat from what you have brought. I have to deeply agree with the idea that perhaps a change in employment would be something to really consider. i cannot stand the smell of food cooking myself. I got nuts with the smells and the cravings are so strong when that happens for me. It is your health well being and future you are talking about here. Also adding raw foods to the menu might help you as well. I wish the best to you. and welcome we will support you all you need.
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