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What does it mean when you are RAVENOUS??? Is it detox? I feel SOOO hungry today. In the last 5 hours I've had 24 oz of green smoothie AND an avacado with olive oil and salt. I feel SOOOO hungry. i am trying to lose weight but I feel like eating ALL DAY. I ate quite a bit yesterday too. For dinner I ate FOUR of Alissa'a pinapple-pecan raddichio wraps and a bowl of spinach salad. TWO HOUES LATER I ate a bowl of the pinapple salad with olive oil and flax seeds.
What do you eat when you are SOOOO hungry??? I'm tellin' ya-I've been raw for 6 days-but if someone put a Big Mac in front of me I'd eat it in 2 seconds. I want to eat bowls and bowls of food.
I feel like I'm goin' crazy!!! HELLLLP!!!!! :(
I sense your panic and energy:)
I would suggest doing something maybe to take your mind of eating...a walk, phone call, shower...soemthing?? For me, that calms me down a bit...then maybe you could listen if you are really truly hungry or just needing something to do....?? Let me just say easier said than done.....
Your body is craving something....and it is telling you...maybe it is detox?? I dont have a perfect answer for you...BUT all i know is keep it raw and eventually you won't want that quantitiy of food everyday.
02-17-2006, 09:52 AM
EAT! If you are hungry, eat. (just ask yourself honestly if you are really hungry first) When you first go raw, your body goes through a lot of detox and change. Just keep it raw, keep yourself satisfied so you don't slip up and eat cooked and keep going! It WILL get better, you won't feel like this for long. :)
02-17-2006, 09:55 AM
It means you're hungry. EAT as rawmommie said.
02-17-2006, 10:05 AM
EAT! I am trying to lose weight too, so I was worried when I started craving avacados and was eating 4 and 5 a day. But guess what? The more avo's I ate the more weight I lost! I was shocked! :D
02-17-2006, 10:15 AM
also make sure you are hydrated, some time the body will send out a hungry signel when it really only wants water.
02-17-2006, 10:15 AM
Eat Eat Eat. I did, and sill am eating like a hog since I started the raw thing 9 days ago (whoohoo!) I'm still down 5lbs so far and my bags under my eyes are going away! I keep a container of cut up veggies or fruit with me at all times at work. I am starting to get into a schedule of meal, snack, meal, snack, meal, sometimes last snack. The morning snack is starting to not be as important, but the afternoon one is a must have. And by snack I mean a bowl full of strawberries that I'll eat on and off all afternoon. Or cut up carrots, celery, and red pepper strips *yum*. I'm going to lunch here soon and I'm _hungry_ right now too. I had a bowl full of apples, bananas, and sprouted wheat drizzled with honey and a banana as a snack. Just make sure you are hungry and not thirsty. It is hard to tell the two apart at times!
02-17-2006, 10:48 AM
Ther first two weeks I went 100% raw I ate ALL THE TIME and still lost 10 lb.s. Your hunger will probably decrease soon.
02-17-2006, 11:34 AM
1 head of romaine
4-5 dark green leaves (kale,etc)
1 whole lemon
Juice it all and drink it slowly. For some reason, it really cuts my cravings, even more than green smoothie.
02-17-2006, 12:40 PM
I hate to sound like a broken record but, I say eat if you are hungry eat, eat, eat. I started my journey Sept 17, 05 and I have lost 4 pants sizes and 5 skirt and dress sizes. I ate like a PIG even when I thought I was hungry(like most of us rawies is was a mental thing with me) You can and will lose weight (this comes from a person that was over weight for years blaming it on baby fat. The baby is now 15yrs will be 16 yrs next month). Relax and enjoy let your body heal and eat when you are hungry.
02-17-2006, 02:40 PM
I love this place, we all say EAT EAT EAT!!
Maybe it would help to make use of the concept of sensory specific satiety - basically if you eat more of a variety of foods covering all the bases from veg to starchier to proteinier, then have a nice dessert, you will feel truly satiated and lose that ravenous I'm gonna eat the house sort of feeling.
Don't stress from what you said you were eating, it's didn't sound outrageously oinky or anything!
Step away from the Big Mac... ;)
02-17-2006, 03:36 PM
I want to second RawShannons mix as a great craving buster. It's what has always worked for me. Also what Amberly said about the weight loss while eating all those avacados. I don't totally understand it yet, but I am reading a great book about the connection of good fats and the hormone insulin stuff. It discusses how craving is your body desiring something it is used to having. Perhaps it's something that wasn't so good for you in the first place. Replace that w/the good stuff as everyone says "Eat!! (RAW)" Your body is telling you something....perhaps it will get you in balance so you don't crave.
On another note: AAAGGGGHHH I feel for you. It's really tough. Today my 8 year old could not land on something to eat. She's tried everything in the house. W/out realizing it, really, she has been about 100% raw for three days. I think her body is trying to tell her something, too.
02-17-2006, 04:01 PM
I'm with the group, I say, EAT.
But that aside, when you go raw, that's actually the first time your cells have ever consistantly been fed! So once your body sees that the food supply can be trusted (you'll eat raw, living foods consistantly,) alarm bell go off all over your body: THERE'S FOOD TO BE HAD! EAT! EAT! and you get MAD cravings for food!
You'll eat like a starving maniac for about 3 weeks, and then it will taper off.
Don't worry. It's all a part of the process. Stay raw, and keep eating! :p
02-17-2006, 07:08 PM
eating is ok because it's alot better than what you were eating before.
i suggest riding your bike or going for a walk.
don't just sit around and ponder food.
in the early stages of raw all you do is think about food.
this feeling dies down after a while.
raw will just be about who you are.
my motto is "raw is a lifestyle not a fad diet".
one meal at a time.....especially early on.
i wish you the best.
remember this is the monkeyboy replying.
this is as much mental as it is physical.
Peace in the Middle East,
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