View Full Version : HElP! PMS is terrible
01-12-2006, 10:33 AM
I am wondering if anyone knows of a raw remedy for PMS. THe cravings are out of control (but still better than when I was eating SAD). I don't want to eat the junk, but it's all I can think about. I am at work a lot, so I can't just take a hot bath or shower, or go for a walk to clear my mind.
01-12-2006, 10:45 AM
you mean a cure for cravings? well, there are so many "raw junk" options. whenever i have a craving, and i do not succumb to it, i treat myself to a raw "junk treat".
for example, there is always chocolate everywhere in my office! i used to eat it all day -- they would tease me about how i was always at the chocolate bowl. Today when that happens, i say to myself -- if you resist the chocolate, go down to pure food and get raw chocolate torte! i am lucky to live in raw mecca NYC, but even if you don't have those options, you can say, if i resist this -- i can have raw fudge -- or whatever treats you make for yourself. you have to really follow through and keep your word to yourself -- that is most important.
this works for me. dehydrated/spiced nuts can work for the salty craving.
also, i read something from "nicotine annonymous" about cravings, that you could apply here. when an addict has a craving, for a cigarette for example, he/she is used to immediately giving into the craving. you have a cig when you crave a cig, and the craving goes away. so what you can do instead of smoking (or eating), is just recognize the craving. ok, you have a craving. it WILL pass, whether or not you give into it. Just observe it and watch it leave.
of course, i am not one to be hard on myself if i do eat cooked food - so don't worry about that. but if you have made the decision to go 100% raw, as I have for today, then it is not an option. just tell yourself "tomorrow i can eat that" and keep it in the day.
i could go on and on, I have dealt with so many addictions. i hope that helps.
01-12-2006, 04:08 PM
Oh, oh, oh, you touched the central issue here. After a lot of thought, delibaration, and many failing experiences to back up my thinking, I came to a conclusion that it all originates in my own mind. And, that there is no other way but commitment and determination to keep my mind clear. After years on cooked, and with all these cooked foods appearing anywhere we go, it will always be so easy to slip back. But, once you realize that you really do not want to do it (perhaps after epxeriences of doing it and suffering afterwards), then you won't! And, it will be efortless, at least most of the time.
Also, this article by Robert has helped me a lot!
All the best,
hello i also have pms like all month, its terrible i know i wish i could help if you find out anything tell me. Sometimes i feel bipolar but i know i cant be its soooo wierd. good luck!!!
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