Raw food mistakes
Can any of you share what mistakes you made is you raw food diet and how you correted them.
I have made many mistakes but never managed to correct any.
Anything I ever tried to do with wheat berries was a disaster.
Adding the seeds of the papaya to my green smoothie ruined it.
Growing pumpkin greens the same way as sunflower greens and adding them to my green smoothie made me so sick that I had to lie down for hours.
A common mistake I make is trying something and when I find that I like it I buy a large amount and then get a bit tired of it. Less is More.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
-All the nuts I ever tried (other than ones I got direct from a grower) were dried, irritated my teeth and upset my digestion. I might have cut down / quit sooner.
-I would have eaten simpler (mono-eaten) sooner.
-Hmmm....that's about it.
-David Z. Mason
The biggest mistake I made was putting croutons on my salad after being 100% raw for 6 months. Before you know it, I was ordering baked potatoes on the side. "Then" heck, my as well have a piece of pie. So, now, I just stay 100% raw and it's easy for me. If I start craving cooked food, I go out and buy the live food I love.
My mistakes so far.
1. Not juicing
I just started jucing veggies, mostly carrots, the juice makes me feel really energetic. I eat the pulp too, in a later meal.
2. Eating too much in the evening. I find when I eat lightly in the evening, I wake up earlier and feel more rested.
That is it so far. I am still learning.
I was trying to make a wild rice salad which called for the wild rice to be soaked for 3 to 5 days...I kept checking...and by day 5 the rice was still hard as a rock...still do not know what I did wrong...I went back to the health food store to see if it said raw (it did not)...so I still dont know what I did wrong.
Oh, something weird happens when I type an apostraphe, my cursor jumps to the bottom and a small box opens that says search....this happened a few weeks ago, too...is this happening to anyone?
My biggest mistake was trying to be too strict too soon and ending up feeling like I couldn't do raw. I corrected it by following my OWN intuition and eating what feels good to ME and allowing myself more freedom.
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I think my biggest mistake was not keeping enough raw food that I REALLY loved around me at all times and not planning ahead for outings etc. I learned that having LOTS of yummy raw food available to me at all times was crucial to my success during the first year.
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As Rawkinlocs said I also tried to be to strict too soon and set myself up for cooked foods in frustration. Just eat raw, regardless of the type of foods or recipes and although I've heard this wise message many many times I still have to remind myself of it! After 3 years of doing the raw food diet (high raw) I think if I'd followed the "just eat raw" mantra from the beginning the journey wouldn't have been so difficult!
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Hmmm... I guess, along the journey, I did plenty of things that DIDN'T work...but I don't consider any of the "mistakes" per se, because they helped me learn what works and what doesn't....
And, even though my diet is very simple now, it didn't need to be as simple when I first started out, so I wouldn't call the more complex period "a period of mistakes" at all.
People here have already posted good advice. =)
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Love the new picture! :)
Letting myself go too long without eating. I get really hungry and then I make bad choices.
I am getting better about this now. :)
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