What a deal!!
I eat yesterday evening much lentils and today I have a cold ; I am very thirsty and I have a sore throat.
I think the only thing I can eat without bad symptoms is steamed greens and winter squash.
I remember when I was switching over to 811. Cooked vegan food gave me nasty side effects even when my body was used to it before going raw.
Vomiting after eating cooked food.
Feeling of nausea
Dry skin and brittle nails
Significantly decreased endurance
That's enough to keep me on the raw path for life. I don't consider anything cooked to be edible and I'd rather go hungry than subject myself to the sickness I'd get if I ate cooked!
It seems some people do better than others with a little of cooked food. My body just cant take it (still I seem to fall of the wagon all the time). I have had times where I really ate crap, other times where I could control it more and keep vegan low fat. I cannot eat rice. The last three times I have done it, I ended up puking all night. I had eaten rice, steamed veggies and some tomato pure. My digestions just stops, it is like the food cannot get any further than to my stomach and I puke this acid stomach content all night. It is the most horrible thing I have ever experienced.
Other than that, I get so out of sync, I loose connection with my inner core, the real me, I become a real bitch and I am just so depressed and hate the world. Sometimes I have even got suicidal from just eating some rice with tomato pure.
I am on the path to leaving cooked food out totally, since I have a really wierd relationship to it. It easily takes control of me and I fall into old binging patterns, where I just hate life.
Cooked potatoes seem to be the most optimal for me, if I have to eat cooked. I do not get depressed, the only thing I feel is thirst and a little in my digestion.
Honestly, I haven't had any bad effects, except maybe a nightmare if I've eaten a lot. I have eaten pizza (no cheese) a couple of times and potatoes once and Rice Chex cereal and beans and chips once. But I've only been doing this for about a month. The last time I tried this, I was undereating, and after a week of 100% I gorged myself on vegan chili, tortilla chips, and vegan sour cream. I puked it all back up (not on purpose). But I really stuffed myself and there were a lot of spices in the chili, plus that nasty fake meat bits, TVP or something.
I occasionally have plain rice with steamed corn, or plain potatoes. After I've noticed that I don't have that same incredible energy feeling after and that usually the next morning I'm slightly constipated. I might get slightly congested too. It doesn't really taste that good to me anymore so do this less and less.
I first had a relapse with potatoes and plain strained tomato sauce or corn pasta with the tomato sauce. This lasted four or five days and ended with a night of complete nauseas agony. Every day of that relapse I would feel worse but still be anxiously waiting for it to be dinner time so I could wolf down a big plate of steamy cooked food. Well that night completely cured by craving for potatoes or pasta. ...then I had a spell of beans and rice..
At first I was making my own beans and rice- no salt or spices- and then I got lazy and made the mistake of getting to-go beans (with salt and spices) and rice from the food Co-op here and oh my god it was so good. This 4-5 day binge did not end so horrifically. I think the other one ended with nausea because I have a nightshade sensitivity. Beans and rice just made me more and more lethargic and groggy. I just decided that I needed to stop after a while but I still have the craving for it SO BAD!
i bloat, break out and my joints hurt
I can tolerate small amounts of cooked food pretty well. But if i try to make a full meal out if cooked veg and or something salty like hummus: bloating/constipation, fatigue, THIRST, legs feel heavier during runs, stuffy nose, sluggish mental activity, bad breath, and just looking awful. Fresh Fruits & Veg is where it's at...why settle for less???????
Gas! Smelly, smelly gas!
Also, some immediate nasal congestion (sometimes).