So I am completely new to HCRV and have been going strong for 2 weeks (I know- not very long) and have seen benefits already. But today I totally slipped up.
This afternoon I caught up with an old friend at a cafe, who went up and to the counter without me and ordered chips and vege rice balls for us and 2 ciders. I hadn't told her I was HCRV yet and I felt too bad not to eat it, and I was quite hungry. So alcohol and chips/rice. Then when I got home I tried to get back on track by going for a run, but when I got home I was starving and ate a whole sushi roll which my flatmate offered me.
I know its silly and I've only been at this for 2 weeks but I feel really down and crappy about myself. I've been really enjoying this lifestyle, and I feel like I'm sabotaging myself.
So I was wondering, what do you guys do when you slip-up/ are on the brink of slipping up?
Any advice/ suggestions welcome as I'm a complete newb.
if someone orders for me, i take it in a take-away box and get some tea. I say that i can't taste the food with the tea so i'll eat it later. When i return home, i give it to the dog.
If we're at a cafe and there is nothing i can order, not even freshly squeezed juice, i get tea or water and say that i'm not hungry, or that i'm having an urge for fruit and ask if we can go by a super market/fruit market.
If people insist on me eating what they ordered for me, i give them a shifty look and start interogating them of why they want me to eat that when i've already given an answer, "what's in this?" "why do you insist on me eating this?" "this is a bit weird you know, i said no already" "you're insisting and that's a bit dodgy, i have never pressured you to eat something, why are you? are you pulling a prank?" and make them feel uncomfortable so they won't do that again.
Sometimes I feel I am sabotaging myself too.
When I'm raw I feel great but I slip-up on occasions for comfort foods like cooked spinach, beans,hummus and bread.
I even had crackao and I felt really ill after that.
I'm new too so I can use words of wisdom.
I just noticed that it's easier to gave in when I undereat.
"I just notice that it's easier to cave in when I under eat"
magic! that's the answer!
saying no makes you stronger. maybe you need a shirt or hat a button or something
i gladly take food especially non vegan food to save other people and throw it away when others don't see
good lesson : ) no worries about it .. i like the saying "saying no is saying yes to myself" love yourself so much you only want the best foods .... hard part is breaking away from food customs so strange how powerful not eating what others eat changes things so much centered around food....and the world is eating unloving ungentle foods............saying no is saying yes to you
It´s a classic.... Show me someone who hasn´t fallen into a situation like this :-) Don´t sweat it!
How else other than tripping would you have recognized where the challenge lies when it comes to socializing as a HCVR?
A good strategy, as mentioned prior already, is to make sure you are carbed up well before you go to a cafe or sociel event where you expect food situations ahead. Makes you pretty strong and temptations are just the junk foods they are :-)
On the brink, eat a bunch of fruit! Post slip up, get back up, dust off, start again. :)
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the support!
Socialising is going to be tricky from now on, and I can tell I'm gonna get really sick of having to explain and justify the HCRV lifestyle!