Hi, I'm new!
I'm Katie, I'm 24, and I'm trying to go 100% raw. I'm having a really hard time sticking with it for more than 1-2 days at a time. Anyone have any advice? I would REALLY appreciate it. This is really something I want to do, it's just been so hard and my cravings have SUCKED. Feeling discouraged, but I know I can do this.
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I would just set small goals at first. Perhaps for a week or two just concentrate on going raw for one meal a day like breakfast. Keep your other meals to more healthy choices and then next focus on adding another meal like doing breakfast and lunch for the next week or two. I believe it takes 30 days to truly establish new habits. As you begin to feel the benefits of your dietary changes you it will be easier to continue your transition to all raw.
ReneeH did a thread about her 30days all raw. You might want to find that and read it for inspiration.
I know exactly what you mean Katie, after a couple of days of raw I keep on cheating too, I find that it's especially hard in social situations, this diet really is hard to follow in our modern society. I think this is why it's important to write & read on this forum.
Hi Im new
Hey guys, new guy here from Baltimore just getting into some longer distance shooting. Used to shooting handguns and wanted something new so for my 23rd birthday I went out and bought myself a Remington 700 SPS in .308, Looking forward to learning what I can here.
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Originally Posted by leandrodey
I thought the same thing!
Originally Posted by katieoh
being prepared is always advisable. Always have raw food to hand and explain to yourself that you have promised yourself that you will be raw for however many days it is you have planned - 30 is good and doable and is only 30 health-giving days out of your whole life. It does get easier but at the end of the day you have really just got to do it and not let a simple, small slip turn into long periods of poor food choices.
Coming here every day is good for morale :)
Hi Katieoh and welcome! I always find it inspiring in regards to getting myself back on track when I see newcomers to the site who struggle with it as well. I'll repeat the start small advice. Break it down into smaller goals as suggested. Weekends at first, or specific meal, or eliminate only individual or a small numbers of SAD (acronym for the standard American diet, which is largely processed and animal foods) foods at a time.
It might benefit you to research, or ask questions here about what is behind cravings. Sometimes it can be just habits, others can be from a shortage or defficiency of a component of a food. Calcium defficiency might lend you to craving diary for example.
Something I've learned over the years and need to apply myself to right now. Water or juice fasting, or fasting (abstaining from) of any kind, be it activities/habits/dietary or otherwise uses and exercises the portion of your brain that is responsible for discipline. So you are practicing the discipline of abstaining from something and the result is like toning the muscle responsible for it, decision making, and self discipline, improving your odds. Every time you diecide to not eat, or eat a particular item, you have "exercised" discipline. Exercising discipline works similar to exercising a muscle. The more you do it, the better you get at ti. So like with exercise, it migt be best to set realisitic smaller goals and work on them, practice regularly and in time you will see improvement that will last, rather than short lived changes that are dropped by the way side.
That's a good segway to now address leandrodey's introduction post.
Welcome aboard leandrodey, although I am wondering if you may have chosen the wrong tab on your computer to post in. I say this in part because you did not mention your diet or desire to dig into raw food, how you came to be here, etc. Maybe you can repost by making your own introductory thread. You'll get a better response and it will be most considerate to Katieoh.
I like to shoot too, but it's been a while since I've participated in it. The last shooting I'd been doing regularly was working up some .223 rounds for a Steyr. It's a greater hassle to get out to any ranges around here for rifle. The closer ones to me have closed. Some indoor ranges don't like long guns with polymer stocks, lol. Other indoor ranges only want you to sight in rifles, not empty boxes of ammo. Others are a long drive.
If you are here for raw food talk and if diving in the deep end head first does not work for you, you can apply yourself to the lifestyle and diet changes in the same fashion as I mentioned to Katie. Since you shoot, I'm sure you understand that you will best become more proficient at it by practicing in small increments on a frequent and regular basis, as opposed to more infrequently using large blocks of range time. So, start small, become good at the individual disciplines involved, don't burn yourself out on it at any given time, and as you ingrain muscle memory through regular muscle control, improvement will come.
Some connections between raw and the shooting sports as I see it, might be that it will surely improve your discipline and muscle control, your aim and eye hand coordination, and your stoke will greatly be increased. Your mental focus especially, but as well, your visual focus could be improved. Some report positive vision changes from dumping crappy foods and cleaning up their diet. When you're on the range, spread the stoke for raw food to fellow shooters. Recruit them, just as others recruited you into the shooting sports. Spread The Stoke, Feel The Flow.
Welcome to you both, and I hope this is a lifelong change for each of you.
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Some say that you should jump right in and become raw, some advise a gradual introduction into raw foods. You have to find the best solultion for your body. What is it that you are craving? Perhaps you aren't eating enough? When living on live food, you can consume far more food than you did eating cooked food. One of the best tips I can share, always be prepared! Plan ahead and keep raw foods with you at all times! Never let yourself get hungry! I make granola bars or carry fruit with me at all times. I'm so excited about your raw food journey. You CAN do this and you will.
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