I've been successfully following 811rv for almost 5 months now... no problems as I came from this diet as a vegan-turned vegetarian-turned vegan, who was having difficulty digesting anything but raw fruits and veggies...
A week ago I started craved guacamole, and have had it every day since. It is a problem for my body because I feel heavy, sluggish, unmotivated, and negative after eating it, but the next day I always want more.
I know it was a lack of calories thing, but today I focused on getting enough calories, and I did, but all I could think of was guacamole. I had some tonight, but I need to put a stop to this unhealthy addiction. I was overt-free for 2 months so I'm perplexed at why I would be craving them so much now...although I did recently start training for a 10K so maybe that factors in as well?
Should I take a trip to banana island?
I'm open to any suggestions!
I remember when going back and fro from raw to vegan and would not give a flying fig about avo's or nuts when I was eating all you can eat rice and vegan pizzas. Funny that.
If you want to say 'no', use calories as your crow bar of leverage at meal time.
Just get all the avocados out of your house..
You probably won't want to go to the store to get avos every night!
Just do guac one day/week and you'll be fine for now :)
In Doug Graham's book, he says that fat should ideally average in the "upper single digits". This means above 5% and below 10%. If you have been overt-free for 2 months, you've probably fallen below 5% pretty consistently.
I used to be in your situation where I was craving guac every day. I was eating 5000+ calories per day but found that I was always thinking about and craving avocados. After a while I decided that it wasn't just a calorie thing, so I tried to have an avocado per day. This put my fat consumption at about 7-8%, and made it so that I never "craved" guac anymore. Interestingly, it also took away most of my cravings for cooked foods.
If you combine the avocado properly, you won't feel sluggish and tired afterwards. Try eating it mono or just with lettuce, and avoid eating it with really sweet fruits such as bananas and dates.
Great advice Danny! That's one thing I would definitely keep in mind, combining the avocado properly. Nothing's worse than eating something really fatty (avocado) with something sweet (sweet fruit) and having either the proteins putrefy or the carbs ferment. That'll have you feeling sluggish and gassy in no time!
pack those fruity carbs in.Don't have the avo in the house until you can just have a 1/4 or a small half now and then.
I find less to no overts helps me train even harder!i'm lighter,stronger and faster that way;)
If you listen realllly carefully i bet all your body is asking for,is more calories,not more fat.
It's hard to pack in the carbs right now it seems.. with my calorie restriction past, my avocado addiction, and tight financial situation. I do have the motivation to keep with it however. Once I run out of fruit though I will have to add in some couscous/quinoa until next payday. I kinda feel like I'm failing being raw by going to couscous and quinoa because I am well aware of how AMAZING it feels when I am fully carbed...
Once payday comes around I will make sure that avocadoes don't find their way into my grocery basket:)
Hello Felicia:)... I have had a similar thing once. Idk if you have a blender... but putting an avocado in a green smoothie or even a fruit smoothie might help a lot. I've also blended an avo with some tomato and some herbs and lemon juice like dill and poured it over a salad.. delic.. all these things digest farely easily and won't bog you down. Have you ever had coconut almond yogurt? I blend some blueberries into it when i do make it, and let it ferment for at least 24 hrs. before putting it into the fridge. Good stuff.. add some papaya and yum.