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02-13-2006, 11:53 AM
Hello friends out there, I have a question I have not been able to find an answer to....what do I do? what do you do when you have eaten something you wished you hadn't? Especially something cooked? I'm not into hurling after, so what are my options? Just start over?
Thanks for your help.
02-13-2006, 11:59 AM
Forgive and forget! Raw is a process....a lifestyle!
My husband and I have been raw since early spring of 03', we still fall off the wagon (as they call it).
Dust yourself off and continue down your path. The worst thing you can do is beat yourself up.....trust me I know all about that.....and you know what! after you have done that......it didn't change a thing! So be happy and be thankful that you can go back to raw in the next moment!
Take Care and Just RELAX and FLOW with it,
02-13-2006, 12:02 PM
Sometimes, eating cooked can make you feel so wretched afterward that you don't have to get on yourself about because your body is doing it for you! ;) Start again. That's all we can do. It's the pursuit of harmony that makes us all so interesting. Most of us never get there but the chase makes life so much fun.
02-13-2006, 12:08 PM
We all know in our hearts the answer to this one...ignore it and continue on.
After all eating cooked food is still considered legal you know. You CAN eat cooked foods and no one is going to come and get you.
Takes time to get here and things happen along the way. Don't even think about it.
02-13-2006, 12:14 PM
....what do I do? what do you do when you have eaten something you wished you hadn't? Especially something cooked? I'm not into hurling after, so what are my options? Just start over?
Thanks for your help.
I'M NOT A LISCENCED SURGEON BUT WILLING TO DO IF THAT IS KINDA WHAT YOU HADIN MIND ;) this thread tickled me :p
not but seriously, don't panic it's all normal and part of the transition........you will be fine.......don't have to "start over" changes happen in many different ways: food,mind,body,mental and emotional.........."carry on carry on........." :p
02-13-2006, 12:28 PM
This may sound strange....but....I think ...for me...my "cheats" have helped me to stay healthy in RAW....The way I feel after I eat non-raw is so painful...(I have fibromyalgia pain) that I remember the pain...journal about the pain...& then I realize that RAW is it for me. :) I also remember that it was only a few minutes of what I "perceived" as pleasure...for hours of pain. That's how it works for me .....
Hope that makes sense...
don't beat yourself up...at least you are willing to admit what you do & don't want to do.... :p
02-13-2006, 01:06 PM
+hello again. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words! You are all right, I should be more gentle with myself. I just can't stand how it makes me feel after it passes my throat!
Is there anything you take to help with digestion? Lotsa water? Juice? Fast? A friend recommended papaya enzyme?
Light of an Angel
02-13-2006, 01:27 PM
lol misslinda :)
Mangomama its great that you want to help your body to cleanse and process this cooked food! I second everyone here..be gentle! Hot water with lemon should do the trick, papaya enzymes are a good one too..and so is pineapple (the same idea)
Oh and another one: Big dose of self love :p
02-13-2006, 02:42 PM
Some people reccomend a few doses of probiotics but I don't know if they can be called raw or even good long term. I think that cleansing foods like lots of watermelon would do you some good.
02-13-2006, 03:31 PM
I recommend probiotics and eating plenty of fruit and greens to help your body work through what you've eaten. Raw vegan Kimchi is great; I also really like Vitamineral Green, which is a supplement that has plenty of probiotics and green foods. It's hard not to feel healthy after eating stuff that's super-healthy, no matter what you ate a while ago.
Oh yeah, and drinking fresh vegetable or even fruit juice also makes me feel healthy when I just feel "icky".
02-13-2006, 03:37 PM
I know how you feel. And for that reason, I have armed myself with.......papaya enzyme tablets, grapefruits and kelp tablets. Even so, you still have to "wait it out". Don't you just want it to leave???? Oh.. and exercise should help too.
02-13-2006, 03:44 PM
Alissa sells "enzymes" that my husband says are the BEST ever. He eats both RAW & some non-raw consistently...he says it really helps. :)
Also, lay on your back & rub your stomach in a clockwise motion...can help w/quicker digestion...Learned from an Ayervedic site ...I think...
Feel better soon... :)
02-13-2006, 03:44 PM
I'll tell you what I do that makes me feel better (mentally). LOL. I juice up some carrots, celery, apple and beet and wash the cooked forbidden food down! I try not to cheat too often, but I have my days too. I think we all do. Don't beat yourself up over it. In time you slip-up less and less.
02-13-2006, 04:57 PM
When I ingest something not so holy - and many of us do from time to time so dont sweat it - I always try to follow it up with as much green as possible and it really helps. I also down a cup of green juice with 1-2T. flax seed meal & probiotic powder - or capsuls. This all helps to get the sticky stuff flushed out!
Don't dive into fruits either right after as they will ferment in your system as it waits for the sticky stuff to digest, wait until the next day.
Hey, just move on and know you are on the righ path!
"It's a marathon ,not a sprint"
02-13-2006, 05:11 PM
Dr. John McDougall (low-fat vegan diet) has included the concept of "feast days" in his books. I.E. the rich food that most people in our society eat not only daily, but for every meal were once reserved for special occasions like Thanksgiving. Therefore (following his program) a person would eat low-fat vegan for most of the year, and reserve rich foods for special occasions.
I'm not advocating that, however, after my first "feast day" (after several months of eating ultra low fat vegan) I was so sick from all the rich foods that all I could think of "When can I get back to my regularly scheduled program?" I think he was wise to include that concept. If anyone follows a program 99.9% of the time, the occasional "slip" or whatever just helps a person to realize how great he or she feels most of the time. The slips become less tempting because they're just too painful. At least that was my experience. My ideas of treats changed too.
02-14-2006, 03:16 AM
some of the raw food gurus talk about his, and this is the consensus,
after eating cooked food, when you have been raw for a while,
you will experience several things, recurring pain, headaches, sinus, etc. pretty much anything that you had before, depending on how long you were raw before you ate the cooked.
So, taking a sauna can really help to detox fast, drinking water, and fresh fruit juices, takeing probiotics, and enzyme suppliments, can help you to digest the cooked food, and always forgive yourself, and just allow it to be what it was cooked food.
then start again on the raw path, fruit juices are excellent way to start raw again.
I know for me, the longer I stay raw, the less I want cooked food, and the quicker I get back on raw from eating cooked, the easier it is to get back on raw and stay there.
Although i still have many challenges staying raw, I just keep going and doing my best, sometimes, my best is 100% raw for months, other times my best is to NOT eat all the chocolate cake in one sitting.
So, I don't get all guilty and crazy about anything any more, I just look at my actions, and say, "hum, well that was an experience" then move on.
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