hardest thing you had to deal with while gong raw
what is the hardest thing you had to deal with while gong raw??
i'd have to say if my family really not understanding, and keep forgetting that i only eat raw.
my family thinks that there is no way I can survive on just fruits and vegetables and that I'm going to get sick or that I am starving myself
Getting invited over to the home of a new aquaintance for a meal who doesn't know I am raw, or being "taken out" to a restaurant that does not do fresh food, like the Korean restaraunt I went to a couple weeks ago.
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For me it is getting past the cooked food addictions... When does it stop?/
How have/do you deal with that? I have been wondering myself how I will deal with that if the issue arises.
Originally Posted By Sharon in Colorado
Getting invited over to the homw a new aquaintance for a meal who doesn't know I am raw, or being "taken out" to a restaurant that does not do fresh food, like the Korean restaraunt I went to a couple weeks ago.
The cooked food addictions, the emotional detox side, and feeling kinda like a outsider, because not a whole lot of people are raw, so finding it hard to find those in your city to connect with.
Cravings are definitely the hardest thing I have to deal with!
The second is a husband who asks continually "why do you have to be so extreme about things?"
I have seen the light but he still has the lampshade on his head!!!
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No question - emotional detox. I'm still going through waves of it at almost two months high-raw, and I'm sure I will be for a long time. I had nearly ten years of professional counseling, but there are a lot of things that still needed complete release.
Now, I'm very happy to be going through all this emotional detox because things are releasing once and for all. I feel spiritually lighter as my body is getting physically lighter. But it's definitely the hardest part of the raw transition for me. I'd have days where I'd burst into tears ten times a day for no apparent reason. Luckily I was unemployed and job hunting in my new city at the time, so I could go with whatever came up, exactly when it came up.
I've also done a lot of release in dreamwork. Old insecurities play out in my dreams and then are no longer powerful. It's physically tiring to wake up after a restless night like that, but again, it feels good to get all of that stuff out. I am definitely healing spiritually a lot on raw.
I really think that the raw teachers need to talk more about emotional detox. I did a lot of research before going raw and I never expected the intensity of what happened to me. Each person will go through the transition in their own way, I know. But the emphasis seems to be on physical detox symptoms way more than emotional. To me, it's the emotional that would have made me much more likely to slip up and even abandon raw. I'm totally ready and committed to raw, so I'm working through it, but some better warning would have been a very good thing.
Started high-raw June 6, 2006 ~ 27 pounds and 24.5 inches gone after 122 days ~ working to release another 97 pounds.
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*handling the never-ending "how do you get protein" question
*CRAVINGS!!!! All I can say is Thank Goodness for RP's brownies!!!
HW: 184 pounds
SW: 179.2 pounds on May 23rd
CW: 164.4 pounds (14.8 pounds released!)
GW1: 170 pounds MET! :p GW2: 160 pounds :cool: Final Goal: 130 pounds
Well, the hardest one for me is that we want to have a second baby, but my husband thinks that because "I don't get enough protein", baby would not be healthy, so we put that on hold now. He also thinks that I am way to skinny at my healthy(5'6, 120lbs)weight. We agreed that he will read about it, so I need to find something short, but clear for him. I also will show him Breakthrough video with four healthy raw kids.
None of it was hard for me; I went 100% overnight and it just got better and better.
Only thing that might be slightly challenging is business lunches, dinners. But even that isn't a big deal because there are always salads and greens available, and I can either eat before I leave or when I get home. No problem.
Same with flights.
At first major cravings, but after I got over those 3 days I was fine and it was smooth sailing from there (took MULTIPLE tries for me to get past those 3 days).
Now the protein, calcium, ect. questions.
The HARDEST thing at the very moment has been emotional detox. I can't seem to get through it.
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trying to find something decent to eat when I have to go out
If I may sound like a broken record for just a moment:
1. Trying to find raw food in restaurants
2. Deflecting the protein question
3. Cravings (mostly for things that contain known allergens)
I also want to share what's been GREAT about raw food, though: watching so many people around me start to wake up and improve their diet, and hearing them say that I inspired them. :)
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