Ok, I officially ate cooked food. I posted earlier that my family wanted to go to a sushi restaurant for lunch and there really wasnt anything that I could get. I explained to the waiter that I wanted an avocado salad with extra lettuce and veggies and he brought me a tiny little thing with mostly avocado on it. I ended up ordering 2 veggie rolls and a seaweed salad. I'm bummed because I really want to eat cooked foods now. I was hoping that after that ordeal I would be that much more inspired to keep eating raw (a lot of people have been saying that they slipped and the slip helped them realize that they just didnt like the way the food tasted and were eager to go back to raw.) I really want to live this lifestyle. It made me feel so good but the problem is that I feel plain tired of fruit lately and am really craving some cooked foods. I know this sort of topic isnt encouraged on this website but I'm struggling here. I would so much rather eat fully raw, hclf, but something is up with my appetite. Has anyone experienced this early on in their journey? What do I do if I am not really craving fruit anymore? Is that normal? I sure hope someone can offer me some feedback and guidance.
Maybe try eating a lot of spinach and celery? You'll get a lot of sodium which you might be craving from cooked foods.
Also if you really feel like you could go some steamed potatoes, rice etc without salt.
I did 801010 and it was brilliant until chemo ruined my tolerance for fructose so I have to eat carbs from cooked starches at the moment. Not being able to eat watery fruit and having to have dehydrated cooked stuff sucks. You don't realise how much you miss it until you cannot have it. I would love to be able to eat it :(
Don't beat yourself up, first off! You stayed vegan, after all =] I'm fairly new myself (almost 4mos HCRV) but I haven't experienced a lessening of my desire to fruit-feast so I can't offer a true explanation unfortunately. However- have you tried getting creative with your fruits/veggies? That helped me a lot in the beginning, I recently posted a photo of zucchini noodles+tomato sauce I made w/recipe on my profile if you wanna check it out. Or maybe you could wrap banana/apple/any kind of fruit chunks in spinach leaves and cut it into rolls to imitate sushi? Just a brainstorm, but hope it's helpful. Good luck!