Day five a.m.--was yesterday strange!
I was so happy to get my help-me-get-started food package in the mail yesterday (about 10:30 in the morning) and had such a chocolate tooth by then--I had been eating mostly fruit and nuts-- that I ate two truffles, two brownies (the size of pieces of fudge), and about a tablespoon of truffle sauce. I also ate two crunch bars, made with nuts, seeds, honey and berries. Probably about a 700 calorie binge including the bars. A lot, but not all that much considering a big hunk of cake can easily have more calories.
Well, all afternoon I felt...not stuffed-full...more like maxed out on intake by mouth and turned off by the idea of food at all! I needed a drink of water every hour. Finally, late in the day I wrapped a Nori sheet around some cabbage, onion (both harvested from our garden!) and avocado, doused it with nama shoyu and olive oil, and ate that...it tasted very good and felt like eating regular food, for which I was grateful. Later I had an orange because the juiciness was somewhat appealing. I felt better after I was able to eat something foodlike and not dessert-sweet, but still felt as though I had taken a weird appetite suppressant that made me wonder if I would ever truly want food again! It occurs to me that this is probably a normal reaction to eating more healthful sweets--the molecules that program us to stop have not been removed from them, as they have from the sweets in a typical American diet. I probably ate past the stop... and then the stop and then the STOP... and I did not listen to the message until it was STOP!!! Then my body had to work itself through three explanation points as well as the inital "halt" message.
Anyway, I discovered I really like Nori sheets with greens, nama shoyu, and olive oil! Easy to prepare and filling and sandwich/wrap-like. Makes me feel like I can prepare SOMETHING raw-vegan besides smoothies and salads, which I already knew how to make. I think I'll go have another! I need some more avocado, though. Maybe I'll just make it with cabbage, onion, and lettuce. It'll be not as tasty, probably, but still pretty good.