I was soooo confident that i was gonna stay LFRV this christmas... I have been LFRV for 7 months, and besides having a thyroid issue that seems to be getting a little bit better, i feel awesome on raw food! I have lost weight and have an amazing glow, etc! I was over confident that I would be ok this year... thinking that 7 months was long enough for me to be able to watch my family eat mountains of delicious foods. (I havent' had cooked food at all for 7 months!!!) Anyway, long story short... i completely caved! It's been 2 days of eating whatever i want (vegan, besides some chocolate...:( ) and I feel absolutely rotten!!!!!! I'm going more than a 100% back into it tomorrow, but just wanted to share my experience and maybe hear from others what their experiences were. I know that I didn't prepare myself with enough of my favourite fruits to be able to resist that all familiar comforting eating experience that the holidays really are... That old voice from my food addiction days was stronger than ever! I forgot all about my health issuea and concerns and just went for it. Anyway, I have no doubt that I'll be back on from now. I don't have too many regrets, what's done is done. The only thing I hope is that i learn from this experience! Going hardcore into cooked food and overeating after having been on such a clean LFRV diet for so long is painfull on the body!!! I've heen full for the whole 2 days as if my food doesn't leave my stomach! it's like my body is in shock! all my old aches and pains have returned... instantly... I am bloated, constipated, and extremely uncomfortable! I have heartburn too... eewwww this is awful! On top of all that I didn't enjoy anything!!!!!!!!! Every bite i took, suprised me in how little I actually enjoyed it. The worst thing from all of this is that my old eating disorder habits kicked right back in to! The uncontrolled eating felt even worse now. It's just another confirmation that you can't be LRFV and make exceptions... IT JUST DOESN'T WORK!!!
Do you guys think it's more damaging to a raw foodist to eat like this over the holidays because we are so clean? I'm worried I caused my body some serious hardship...
What are some of your experiences? Did you make it over the holidays? DId you make "an exception"? how did it go for you? :)
It usually takes me three weeks to recuperate from one cooked food binge!!! I try to up the exercise, rest and sun to help me get over it faster. Drinking lots of water dilutes the toxins, but must later be excreted which is extra work for the body. I go into some details of what happens and what can help on my blog. Here are some interesting posts. Health compromises that have not killed me yet as well as Poisons and antidotes
Cool ill read those! I will definitely drink lots of water the next few days and sleep a lot! :)
Hey girl, I had a few bites of sauteed eggplant Israeli style on the 23rd... what a mistake.. I felt like throwing up that night... and I felt full the next day too. It's actually today that I let some stuff "release". YUCK lol. Gosh, it tasted like barbecue. Perhaps it was that sauce. Although this isn't advertised/ promoted here, carrot juice always helps me. Actually, a carrot-juice based banana smoothie helps tremendously. It just "sticks" and coats everything if you get what I mean. The fiber smoothens everything out there you go :) Pineapple, citrus, beet, and carrot juice combined also helps tremendously for me. Again, veggie juices aren't promoted here ;)
i'm actually thinking i might have a few juices tomorrow! instinctively that feels right, I will also eat mostly just bananas! :) thanks!
I was home with the family for four days. They were pre-warned to make sure there is enough fruit there, and it is ripe, so I won't have any problems.
They did a great job! I'd been avoiding watermelon as it has been expensive here, but I had a half melon for breakfast on two of the four days (and had a lesson in melon-belly, ha), and there was loads of bananas, dates, mangoes, kiwi, grapes, peaches, pineapples and apricots.
And when it came to having a big holiday meal I was presented with an absolutely huge and yummy salad that I would have still been eating well after everybody else had finished, but instead I stopped half way through and made a banana smoothie, since I needed more cals for the day. I finished the salad the next day.
My parents then nicknamed me The Locust because they thought there was probably enough fruit for a week, and I very nearly finished all of it over the four days, including when the banana supply needed to be topped up on the third day. ;)
So, no exception to speak of, but in the week before I did run out of food and decided that sushi wouldn't be so bad. I ended up getting this bizarre rice/pumpkin/cabbage/sesame creation, that didn't taste all that pleasant, but didn't bring me down too much either (the rest of the day was fruit etc).
that's awesome! you did awesome!!! :)
What a wonderful family you have =D
yeah, i agree, it really is the way you take and accept situations, and I may have sounded more upset or emotional than i really am! It's just a pretty rough experience, very emotional and hard mentally and physically! But i'm not judging myself too harshly! I know that being raw isnt' easy and i'm always very proud of myself, so this isn't so bad after being raw for so long! :) I would still like to look into EFT as I've heard that's very helpful! Thanks for the support and encouragement! :)
I ate oranges the 24rd and yesterday I made some "wraps" with cale, pecannuts, dried tomatoes, mango, tomato, springonions, avocado and carrots. It tasted delicious. Today I am making "sushi" with nori (I know it isn't good, but I do it once a year), cauliflower and nuts as rice and cucoumber, avocado, springonions and tomato as filling. The only thing with the holidays are that they are quite high fat. Normally I do not eat overt more than once a month, so two overt days in a row. And it is also the only time a year where I eat nuts :)
Lucy, there is nothing that can't be amended. Get right back up and onto the bandwagon. There is no use crying over spilled milk. It'll take a little ittle bit of time and you'll be back to feeling great.
totally! I feel the same... I tell myself that i did this to make me want to be Lfrv just that much more! I can't wait to feel clean and good again! Thanks Taysic!!!
Im in the same boat darlin! I did so well the first couple days i was out of town, but by the end i was eating cooked foods at least one meal a day. Even though it was all vegan, i still felt/feel like i have a brick in my belly. Luckily i arrived back home today and am feeling more than ready to jump back on the lfrv bandwagon. Im planning on doing a juice feast tomorrow and possibly the next day then mow down on some serious fruitage once i feel like im cleared of all the cooked stuff. I think the most important thing is to not pass judgement on yourself and sink deeper. Get your banana on!