I used to be the Queen of Gourmet Raw dehydrated food, now I eat fruit about 99% of the time, hardly any greens, and almost no nuts.
I just eat what I want and that's it.
I find that in the summer hot weather, I only want juicy fruits, in the cooler weather, I want more nuts and nut milks.
I haven't had much of anything dehydrated lately. I do make marinara sauce and have that on zucchini noodles, or maybe a couple of rawviolies, but that was a couple of weeks ago, pretty much now, it's just fruit.
I also eat whatever fruit I feel like, some times, I eat pineapple for weeks on end, then it was mango, then coconuts, so I eat whatever looks good to me at the time.LOL
Which is usually fresh juicy ripe fruit, and not much of anything else right now.
yea i avoid dehydrated stuff it seems like in between raw and cooked not really what im aiming for plus i think a good website is thegardendiet.com and their family says to avoid dehydrated foods and even supplements as the food will give you the nurtition but i think they eat a bit of nuts, i just switch it up everyday i decide which days i will go lower on fruit with more fat and some days lots of fruit and no fat added or very little at night, im not sure if it really affects weight loss i have been losing a pound a day but its so hard for me to get my calories in im 165 now i was 175 im 5'7 but active and im sure some is muscle as i was bbing before i went raw now ive stopped and im into more endurance activites...find whats right for you
I've found that when I eat too many nuts, it triggers the same sort of addiction response that cooked food used to. For example, I recently bought a couple of packages of raw, dehydrated and seasoned nuts (made by a great company called Living Nutrition) - they were sooooo yummy. Only problem is, I ate all 3 bags in a weekend, ended up gaining 2 pounds (I've since lost it but anyway...), and feeling awful. If you are able to eat nuts in recipes only or in moderation, great. But, if you are like many of us doing raw, who suffer from cooked food addiction, eating nuts may trigger cravings. Just my 2 cents...
On the theme of "Our bodies crave what they need" I would say that in the hot weather they need moisture to avoid dehydration. That's found in fruit. Other things we need at this season are found there too.
Originally Posted by Seren
In colder weather, we want heavier things because they tend to "warm" us inside with their fat content etc.
Simple, I think.
So we shouldn't really worry so much about whether we are getting all the same nutrients all year round. We probably don't need the same nutrients all year round. If we eat what is largely seasonal, that is a good basis. Stored things, dehydrated things, feel better in winter.
Have a great day!
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