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12-28-2005, 08:04 AM
need help!!!! I have been trying to go raw and stay raw for 11 months. My success has been negligable, for every step forward I've taken a step and a half back. I have all of the equipment: dehydrator, spiral slicer,Alissa,s book and DVD. I boght the nuts, seeds fruits and veggies etc. I have the blender and food processor. And I believe wholeheartedly in raw foods for the healthiest lifestyle. I guess I really need to speak to others who are on the journey. Even my 18 year-old daughter would like to do it, has tried and has moved back to cooked foods although she is eating more fruits and veggies than before. I must get my weight down. I,ve lost about 150 lbs. I need to lose about 200 more lbs. suggestions please!!!!
12-28-2005, 08:32 AM
First of all, do a seach here for all the posts that begin with "HELP!!!" and you'll find a LOT of assistance.
Secondly, read the journals of folk here ~ you are definitely not alone.
Thirdly ~ although many if not most here have eliminated excess poundage, this is not a weight-loss diet, it is a health-building lifestyle. The transformation ( I refuse to call it weight loss because it seems what people lose, they tend to look for and find a way to regain) of weight is a side effect of an overall healthy relationship with ones self.
As with any change in lifestyle, it is a process and a journey. One thing I would suggest is, change your focus. What you focus on expands. You are focusing on weight loss. That's a negative. Focus on your overall health, the abundance of food and equipment in your kitchen. When do you eat this cooked food? Where? Is it in your home? If so, eliminate it. Prepare enough good, healthy foods ~ at least twice a week ~ so, when you are home, those are your choices. You have waaaaayyy more than most as far as equipment. Find some recipes for cookies. Make those. If that's ALL you eat for awhile, it's better than many. Make something that will last a few days ~ Alissa's lasagne is easy, filling and luscious. Make some almond milk to go with the cookies or the fudge. Most of all, enjoy the process and play with your food.
As I've stated in another thread, people (in my 18 years experience) don't have "food issues". Although, eating correctly WILL assist them in handling many of their mental/emotional issues, the fact that IF/WHEN something comes up emotionally, they turn to their drug of choice ~ food, in this case ~ to suppress the thoughts/emotions which come up. IF just eating correctly was the answer, then it would be the answer. Since stuff still comes up no matter how good the food program then the issues may need to be handled in other ways.
12-28-2005, 09:02 AM
what people lose, they tend to look for wow. I am absolutely stupified by rhe simple truth in that comment. I have never thought about it like that. That is a gem. Thank you Revvell.
12-28-2005, 09:25 AM
hi linda , 12 years ago i became a herbivore because i decided that a human creature with higher mental powers to be existing as a predator / parasite was ridiculous . then , after living on s.a.d. for the first 35 years of my current body span , i became a plant eater living on raw or cooked simple plant matter . no human concoctions like pop , cookies , candy ,etc . just dry beans , rice , boiled potato , oats , salad , nut , seed , water , stuff like that . that was a big fight to convert to that . then i was given book = "raw vegetable and fruit juices " by n.w. walker . he was a dr , chemist , nutritionist whom lived to be 118 . he writes in this book what the problems are with heating raw plant matter and the positives are with feeding your cells on raw plant matter . and no one has ever made more sense to me , this book is my base book out of over 50 books i have on health . you can get this book mailed to you for $10 from norwalk press - po box 12260 - prescott , az 86304-2260 . call them at 5204455567 for a free pamplet if want before ordering . now its a small book with no pictures and it was written like 70 years ago (but he updated it in 70"s ) so dont expect something fancy , but what i get from it is the determination to keep at my diet goals . i always think to self , boy does n.w. sound correct , ide be a fool if i were to eat cooked stuff . now he may be wrong , raw foodist may be wrong . but i personally highly doubt it . but even if the outlook is wrong i know i save time and mess of cooking and cleaning , and that i also have less fat and inflamation on me . i can see it , when i was on cooked i was like 182 with some flab on gut i had to hold in . now on raw my obliques and soft gut are gone , im like 174 all muscle . now i feel like an antelope when i run and i can hold my gut rock hard without any marblized fat . if thats were you want to go n.w. walker is the opinion that keeps me on that path . sprinkle in some 2 or 3 day water fast to help shrink stomach for good luck . healthy newyear
12-28-2005, 02:41 PM
I posted this in response to another queHere's my suggestion. it works for anyone wanting to change their menu planning, either SAD, vegetarian, vegan, or raw.
Look on this forum, or any other site where there are some recipes for raw meals. Find some you want to try....you can eliminate ones that have too many ingredients, have foods you don't like normally, or take food prep appliances you don't have. Find at least 5 recipes and write on 3x5 cards.
Week 1, get ingredients for one recipe and find the time to 'enjoy' making it. If you like it, then add it to your menu plans for each week following. Week 2, do the same thing. Add it, along with your first recipe and you'll have 2 meals for the next week. Keep doing this until you have enough good tasting, simple to prepare, meals for an entire week, without a repeat.
You can stop doing this, and just repeat each week for as long as you are satisfied with the meals. When you want to create something new, repeat the process until you have enough meals for your taste and variety.
Changing to RAW seems daunting at first, but following through on this simple plan should be easy enough for anyone. It's really easier than SAD once you've mastered the art of RAW, and it will keep you from fallling off the wagon as quickly from boredom.
stion, but it's good for you as well:
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