I feel like I'm slipping off... Please, help!
I eat 100% raw for almost 6 weeks. Everything was great till about 3-4 days ago. I felt hungry. I think it is real hunger, not cravings for cooked foods. Before I thought that probably I did not feel hungry because I ate lots of avocado a day and some nuts. I do the same now but it's not working. I do not know what to do. I'm afraid I will slip off raw and I do not want it at all.
Things I eat:
- first thing in the morning I drink glass of lemon water, sometimes with a little honey.
- then I drink cup of grapefruit and orange juice
- thick green smothie in the morning (blueberries, dates, chia, banana, kelp, apples/pears/strawberries, big pack of greens) or I will eat just lots of fruits and drink almond milk.
- for lunch there is salad made of microgreens and buckwheat/moong sprouts with clementines and raw caesar dressing or green leaves salad with walnuts and evoo/other oils and acv.
- for supper it is big tomato soup or huge guacamole, I put more tomatoes into it. So, for supper I always have 1 one or 1.5 avocados. In between meals sometimes I drink almond milk.
Please, somebody, comment on this. I do not want to go off, I do not feel good on cooked food but I'm hungry! Eating fruits do not help at all. I know that I need more variety. Every ones in a while I will have something else, but working does not leave me much time for experimenting. I will try to do that anyway.
My question, am I missing something here? what can be filling enough that I can add to not be hungry as I am now?
How about adding more nuts? One thing I like to have when I can't seem to shake hunger is a small bowl of sunflower seeds, walnuts, brazil nuts mixed with a some coconut flakes. We usually throw a few dates on top dusted with raw cacao powder. Sunflower seeds and raisins are really good together too.
Handy things are nuts and dates but also everyone has their go-to food. Mine is tomatoes. The whole world looks better after a plate of tomatoes! What is your go-to food?
Do you have Alissa's book? Make her Chili!!!! You can literally eat off of it for DAyS and not be hungry!!!!
Or, what about making a Raw Pizza:
Or what about Raw Tacos:
Or, what about Alissa's ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC Mock Crab Pate on a Salad:
If you're hungry, try making something you can REALLY sink your teeth into!!! Eventually you'll get to the point where you will eat simple raw (I'm totally so NOT there myself...). For now, I think thats why Alissa gave us well over 500 recipes to choose from in both of her books. I'd be hungry too if I ate like that. :)
Last edited by ReneeH; 01-12-2013 at 06:30 AM.
Thank you so much for your replies!
I can do more nuts, I just was afraid to eat too many nuts, already consuming: almond milk, sometimes 2 cups a day, handful of walnuts every other day, about half a cup of sunflower/pumpkin seeds every other day. I am wondering it is already too much of nuts/seeds and also if it too many avocados I eat.
My problem now is that half an hour after eating I'm hungry again, or not satisfied, as opposed to several hours of forgetting about food before.
I have Alissa's book and planning on making chili for the first time. Thank you for suggestions, Renee! I will do other recipes too.
MysticTree, I do not think I have such go-to food. In between foods if I need something I eat some clementines or banana, but without much joy, only to eat something quickly. I like almond milk a lot, it is also filling. But I'm afraid to drink a lot of it.
I forgot to mention, I'm on week 4 of Dr. Morse's detox course, maybe it has something to do with my sudden hunger... I'm not doing as Dr. Morse wants - eating mostly fruits and no nuts. For now I'm happy I can stay raw. Fruits do not help me at all, I would starve no matter how many I eat.
Last edited by Ravenna; 01-12-2013 at 06:56 AM.
Could you also tell me how much is too much for nuts/seeds and avocado?
You are having too much nuts and fat in general but when you are starting out try not to worry too much about that. It is something that you will change as you go along. The important thing now is that you stay raw.
Originally Posted by Ravenna
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
Thank you, sport. This thought came into my mind but as always I do not believe myself:)
One other thing to consider - how much water are you drinking? You probably already thought of this, but if you're not drinking enough water sometimes it feels like hunger when in fact it's thirst. In the colder weather I like to add in warm (not hot) water with a little fresh lemon. Somehow that just really helps me to not feel hungry and it's comforting.
Thank you for suggestion, queenbee! I really do not drink enough water, I just never remember about drinking. But every evening in bed I think, boy, I hardly drank any water today. I need to remember somehow. Thanks!
Drinking enough water makes all the difference. I drink about 16-20 oz first thing and then I always keep water with me all day. I can tell at the end of the day if I haven't had enough water. It's harder to drink more in winter versus summer for me. If you keep water with you always, that is the reminder that you need to stay hydrated. You can also eat high water content fruit & veggies as a part of your water intake. Good luck!
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