This list of food items. I'm not at all challenging the diet. I'm very curious if anyone has been very clean with this diet for an extended period of time and then experimented and ate these foods and how their body reacted to it. I'm asking because I'm curious about the mechanisms of the body and I learn best from direct experience and hearing about your experience.
Fermented vegetables? How did your body react to that?
A huge amount of water, like two gallons? too little water? What were you symptoms?
Went heavy on the nuts? Oils?
How about colonics? Experimented with that after having been 811 for a long time?
Processed food? junk food?
Any form of caffeine?
Prescription meds? What kind? What for?
You get the idea. Oh, how about cruciferous vegetables...... Very interested in hearing about experiences like this and how the human body reacts to these when in a very pure state.
Ok, I've been clean for 8 months now from your list if I ate it at all. For a very good reason. I simply CAN'T without binging because my body doesn't get anything but jacked up from those items. Also, I am sworn off anything from an animal - even honey. So if I had no other choice and it was a have to I would and I'd suffer a binge until I could clean up my act again. I'm not nice when I'm binging and I'm sub-human. LOL
You, my friend, are cut from the same cloth as me!
Yeah, any kind of processed food triggers binging in me. God-awful! I'm completely abstaining from anything that could possibly trigger that in me, instead of trying to control small amounts and fighting with my will power. I think the worse thing I've ever binged on was cheese- disgusting!
Ahhhh we are cut from the finest hand made silk, right? Spun from golden silk worms that are pampered and fed organic food. LOL
Don't blame lack of will power or personal issues for bingeing hon. Most of the "phood" that we are addicted to is engineered to be addicting. We are highly suseptable to it. Isn't that great that we have gotten off the "sauce"?
Sometimes, if I get caught hungry and without proper fruit I've overeaten nuts and feel really sluggish.
Cooked starches like potatoes and brown rice just don't feel as good as fruit. I might get a little congested and poops a bit harder.
Also have gotten too little water and I experience irritability and tiredness, sometimes a headache and often bad food choices.
The last processed food I had was corn chips a few months ago now and it's really the salt in them that kills me. Dehydrates, makes me tired, delays bowel movements.
The other stuff I have to stay away from totally, I just know it'll make me feel like crap and have no cravings for that stuff.
Pretty sure my body would react BEFORE consuming sea vegatables and fermented foods, just thinking about them now creates a gag response.
Maybe sometimes after an extended period of time of eating 811 clean and pristine I'll eat a big plate of sauerkraut and report back the results.
I did that with an onion and garlic experiment months ago. I completely abstained for months and was eating a perfect diet then had some raw garlic bread. It was very disturbing how much it messed up my mental faculties. I got lost driving around an area I was familiar with!
I found that after eating low fat vegan for a some time anything high in fat (raw or cooked, even in small amounts) equals vaginal yeast infection the next day :( But it can easily be cleared up in 24-48hrs by eating my *normal* diet again. And gluten? Well that just hurts and sits in my bowl for at least three days and everything else after it ferments :(
I have also become very aware of when I need water, even if it is only like 1 cup.
I'm interested to see if others have similar experiences :)
Oh so that's your "fault-line."
mine seems to be my brain.
Hi Dovima...I began my journey to veganism about 4 years ago...811 about one year ago...off and on again. I've been clean enough to know how I I react to things.
Fermented and sea vegetables: my body still likes them. Fermented veggies aid my digestion.
Meat: sits in my gut like a brick...havnt had any in over a year, also hurts my heart...can't eat animals.
Too little water: feels like hunger and low blood sugar.
Junk food: binge cycle
Caffeine: still drink a cup a day...bad! but need it to become conscious.
Dairy: intense stomach pain. Acne.
Gluten: still experimenting but definitely think it contributes to my fatigue/drunken brain fog.
Prescription meds: I was on an antidepressant on and off for several years and have been OFF for two years.YAY!
Hi februarygirl- Yes, I've watched you around the vegan community for awhile now- you are very sweet and have good energy! thanks for sharing
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Unfortunately I have slipped on my path to all raw several times. My "slips" have involved some of the items on your list. My raw journey started in August 2007 when I completed a 30 day challenge on another web site and was cruising along on auto pilot when I got blind sided at 10 months all raw and slipped for a half cooked / half raw veggie burrito. This was followed the next day with more un-raw choices and down I went. My percentage of raw went bad very fast and I spent the next 6 weeks trying to get back on the path. When I started getting glimpses of the health problems I thought I had left behind I got up enough will power to get back on the path to feeling good again. I went for the next year at 100% raw and then I slipped again. This time I got over confident and thought I could control myself and eat some junk food and return to all raw without a problem. WRONG -- down I went again. After another repeat of trying to get control of my eating I finally got back on course again. Since that 2nd major slip I wish I could say everything has been easy and on target but no. I have had a few more slips in the years since but each time since then I have gotten a grip on myself much faster because I've learned that the progress to better health can slip away quite fast and poor health return. Its all about learning and persevering. I look forward to the time when I will no longer be tempted by some of the items on your list but for now all I can say is watch out for that first bite of un-raw food because it leads quickly off the path and down the slippery slope to the cliff where the "used to be raw" folks go.
No kidding Freshtival! Whenever I've relapsed on junk food, my disease of compulsive overeating has gotten worse and worse. So bad that I've joined Overeaters Anonymous and I'm getting relief from the compulsion. I don't talk about the specifics of my food plan there; I work on the emotional, spiritual and mental issues that have driven me to self-destruction. I'm glad to say it's really helping me.
oils, sugars, too much fat, i get mads sluggish feeling, sometimes headachy, and just feel like crap. dairy or gluten i get CRAZY bloated and crampy. i stay away from all of that stuff now because its taken me so long to keep 100% clean, that i never want to go back againn. once i would start my day wrong, id lose all motivation for the rest of the day. i find that cooked food makes me lose ALL MOTIVATION. just sucks its all away. salts make me look pudgy too so no more of that! haha stay strong! :D