I'm having an issue that I'm guessing a lot of folks can relate to...and probably some of you have conquered...
When I eat 80.10.10 I feel great and my (over) weight starts to go down.
I don't have any of the issues people post about - digestion is great, etc. There really is no downside. It fits in brilliantly with my lifestyle - the 'fast food' aspect.
And when I go back and eat SAD I get sad. It is like a sick day or close.
I can sit there eating that pizza and say "hmmm this isn't sooo good, really...why was I craving this?" And then start feeling so cr*p I can't wait to have a green smoothie...
But that night I'll start craving the SAD food again.
I'm new at this, and the longest consecutive time I made it so far was 2 weeks of 80.10.10
I'm sensing intuitively (no proof) that its partially a low blood sugar thing, like I'll eat plenty but maybe I get caught up working for too long and wait too long between meals and the idea of eating the cr*p food lingers in my head even after I eat healthy...
Eating a LOT of fruit does help, I made a pain/pleasure list (wouldn't hurt to post in on my forehead), I've found some good recipes...I threw out the cooking appliances...
Tonite I missed the pizza place closing hours, lol and ended up making a bunch of 80.10.10 food and got through it, but I feel kind of out of control, like if they would have answered the phone it'd be all over for tonite.
This is nothing new btw - its been a lifelong thing w/ food...
I guess I'm hoping to hear that little nugget that might give me an edge and help me get over the hump here...
i would suggest carrying around more dried fruit. it isn't the best but it may ease your cravings. i echo the methods described by others of eating large smoothies and would add even a nice green juice (although not recommended) may help you in the transitioning. it has helped me plenty. but first, keep the fruit around, and the dates are my biggest craving buster as of late. my perspective is that of an overweight pizza lover who has always had issues of overeating especially with carbs and dairy .
bacon enablers? Eeek!
You know what really helped me get on track in the beginning (and finally giving up rice)?
Dates are amazing, they always helped me out. Now I crave them rather than the SAD food.
Also, it takes a bit for cravings to totally subside. So just try hard to keep it fully raw for a month or so, and see how much less your cravings are. ;)
I go to a 12-step group also. They suggest that you can't eat your "trigger foods" moderately. You want more and more. Then you have mental obsessions. Parts of AA and OA literature that talk about "an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind." They suggest complete abstinence from your trigger foods, one day at a time, for as long as you desire recovery from your illness. People who go to AA don't drink one beer or one glass of wine.
Maybe it doesn't matter whether this is scientifically accurate, but whether it actually works.
Perhaps you can choose the foods that you know trigger this obsession and put them on the NO-GO list. If you are craving them, eat something else that you know won't cause cravings for days afterward.
And obviously, you are figuring out that you need to make time to eat enough sweet fruit before you are starving.