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12-10-2004, 01:37 PM
Okay I am not sure if this is being posted in the right place so feel free to move it. For some reason I am having a really hard time eating too much and I don't know why. I have read a lot of information saying overeating isn't possible on raw or is not as easy to do etc but I find myself eating way too much for no other reason that I can think of other than that it tastes so incredibly good. I'm not sure why this is happening but I have noticed a patern in that I go through stages where I am hungry all the time and eating way too much and other times where I eat very little. Has anyone else experienced this or have any suggestions as to what could be causing this? Thanks!
12-10-2004, 04:46 PM
mee too :P
can you explain a bit, how much exactly are you eating then, if you say you are over eating? If you compare it to the time before you went raw, do you think you eat more raw than you ate cooked food?
Do you feel uncomfortable when eating the amounts you eat? (bloated, unwell, ...?)
I think when transitioning to raw food, we go through stages, if I look at myself, there are times I'm eating a lot, other times I can get by with a couple pieces of fruit a day... I do think that in the end, you (and others) will eat more raw food than you might have been used to... if I can compare: If I see my brother eating, he's eating so much raw food, whereas if I compare that amount to the amount I'm eating, it's maybe 1/3 or less...
The thing is I'm not that much hungry, and I don't do heavy workouts or a job that requiers a lot of effort or something like that, so I don't think you should compare your situation with mine, I think what I'm trying to say is to not worry too much about it, we all go through some stages in life, if you don't feel bad, physically or other, by eating the amount you eat, than I would say: don't worry about it! Enjoy your meals!! I'm glad you are enjoying your food!! :D
Did this make any sense at all? :confused:
12-11-2004, 01:07 AM
Hi guys, thanks for your replies. Most of the time it's okay and when I eat a lot I don't get too full but sometimes I will eat so much my tummy hurts lol. I don't know if this is emotional eating or not and I guess that is what I am trying to figure out. I would assume since I am eating when no longer hungry it would be but I don't usually realize it until after I have eaten so much. I'm getting better about being more aware and paying attention to my stomach rather than just taste buds but sometimes I seem to forget to do that too lol.
12-12-2004, 06:15 AM
I do this too. I've been watching myself, but not trying to control it at this point b/c part of me thinks that I need to go through this in order to learn to eat right.
I will eat and eat and eat until I'm stuffed. I feel uncomfortable and there's no reason for it other than my salad or whatever tastes so GOOD! Sometimes I've eaten a whole days food by noon or 1. I do get hungry and that is why I eat, but I think I stuff myself instead of just eating a little something b/c I've always had issues with overeating and feeling full.
I'm not trying to restrict myself like if I were on a diet b/c I think that's why I have some of these issues, I'm more just watching and observing myself. It seems that I eat a lot in the mornings and then I'm not hungry in the evening at all. I think eventually it will even out and I'm trying not to be hard on myself b/c I've lost weight and feeling good so it's just a mental thing.
what a ramble that was! I just wanted you to know you weren't alone!
Sharon in Colorado
12-13-2004, 06:37 AM
I highly suggest heading over to fitday.com and entering in your daily intake. It will tell you how many calories you're taking in and break it down into all the nutrients. If you feel you are overeating on veggies & greens, for instance, you may be eating just fine, because it takes a lot of them to actually get a meal of calories. Even if you are overeating on fruit, it could be a great thing too, especially if you are working it off in activity.
Fitday's a great site because you can really see how much fat you are getting. Dr. Doug Graham has said that most raw fooders are getting over 60% of their calories from fat, which is really high and not too healthy (most people overeat on fat in the beginning while transitioning). If you are keeping your fat intake under 20% if is ideal. He suggests only 10% but it's a challenge for many to do that.
12-13-2004, 06:50 AM
I hope I haven't posted my question in the wrong place, if I have could someone please move me....
there was a thread about soy products not long ago and how bad they are for us, iam interested to know if "Tamari" is also on the hit list. I absolutely crave this stuff, it is soy based, does anyone know if i should also stay away from this stuff to. I've been raw for a while and have been using it in my salads, i absolutely love this stuff although i don't like other soy products.
any help would be greatly appreciated.....i just threw out my last bottle and now my salads taste kinda bland........please help...i know there are heaps of other type of dressing i could make, but for some reason i just cant do without my Tamari........am i addicted or what?
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