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02-11-2006, 07:16 PM
I have been transitioning to raw for a month or so now. I started reading "1 Steps to Raw" and decided it is time to just go 100% cause if I don't do it, I will never get over cooked food. Now that I did that, I am finding I am ALWAYS wanting to eat. And it doesn't matter how much I do eat, I always seem to want more. It this because my body is not used to such light foods? I am looking to lose 40 pounds. In the beginning, I am not so concerned about it because I know it will take some time to get used to such a drastic lifestyle change. My question is if people have noticed an increase in appetite and decrease in satisfaction. I love the food I have been eating. I just can't seem to get enough. Here is what I had today:
B- smoothie with banana, frozen raspberries and an apple
L- huge mixed greens salad with a little olive oil and bragg's aminos
S- banana ice cream
D- HUGE salad with Alissa' dressing
After dinner - more banana ice cream this time with carob powder and walnuts mixed in.
I have been drinking a lot of water. And also, I find I am SUPER tired. I know this is a very healthy way to eat, and I am not quitting, but I just want to be satisfied. And, yes, I do want to drop the weight. Thanks for your suggestions.
02-11-2006, 07:16 PM
Oops. Ha ha. I meant 12 Steps to Raw. :)
02-11-2006, 07:39 PM
hi pf , ide say green tea to help quell appetite , and yerba mate tea for an energy boost . take care
02-11-2006, 08:09 PM
I can so relate to that. I'm trying to go from SAD to raw in one big leap, I did three days transition, then I've done raw this whole week. I had the same problem on Monday and posted about it Here (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10369) and I got alot of good suggestions.
In a nutshell what worked for me was eating when I'm hungry. It is hard to get out of that 'diet' mentality of you can only eat so much at each meal, and so many snacks of X calories, etc. I'm doing so much better now that I eat when I feel that I need it. I am shedding a few pounds also, slowly, but that's Ok. I didn't put them on in a month so I don't expect them to go that quick either. I wish, but!
02-11-2006, 08:17 PM
By looking at your example menu for a day, it seems that maybe you are not eating enough fruit. The amount of fruit you eat for breakfast would only be a snack for me! I eat probably triple that amount for breakfast, and then about 2 to 3 hours later, I will have a snack of more fruit. I also eat more fruit as a snack later in the day, between lunch and dinner. Also, are you including lots of different veggies in your salads? This will add more nutrition to your diet, and also help with feeling full. I encourage you to find lots of raw fruits and veggies that you enjoy, and eat them to your heart's content! You will find that you probably need to consume more volume of food when eating mostly raw, than you did eating mostly cooked. This is because as food is cooked, it shrinks down in volume from what it started out as. So what might seem like tons of food on raw, really isn't more than what we ate on a cooked diet. It just looks that way, because all the water hasn't been cooked out of the food.
Note: these are just suggestions that have worked for me personally. You will need to experiment with different things, as everyone's body and daily needs are different. You encounter many differing opinions on the "correct" way to eat raw. There is no ONE PERFECT WAY to eat. As I said, it depends on lots of things: your activity level, your height and weight, body type, etc.
Hope some of this helps :)
02-11-2006, 08:28 PM
make some denser foods. I like things like buternut squash patties or whole coconuts in smoothies. Or butternut squash soups! Things like corn, avocados, I find those all much more filling. Too little fat will make me unsatisfied too. But go for the heavier, denser veggies. High glycemic foods such as bananas send my blood sugar crashing if I'm not careful, so I limit those.
02-11-2006, 08:52 PM
You might be on too much of a 'schedule'. most people who eat cooked are used to the whole "sit down and eat at certain times" at breakfast, lunch, dinner and occasional snacks.
I just eat when I'm hungry and there's definitely no set time to that. I feel much better when I am grazing through the day. I find that if I wait until the scheduled lunch or dinner, I'd be more tempted to eat cooked food.
Your best bet is to just eat when you are hungry. Since you are still sort of transitioning, making heavier foods would be a good way to mimic that cooked food "full" feeling.
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