Hey guys, a bit nervous about this coming friday. I am going out for a birthday meal with friends... to an Italian restaurant. I don't know what to do.
I've been raw on and off for only a short time now, but I finally feel that this 80 10 10 thing is for me, I love the fruit, agree with the philosophy and the lifestyle.
I've been battling cronic fatigue and a systemic candida infection the last few years, though I didn't realize until lately that this was what I was suffering from.
In saying that I like fruit, I am not as much a fan of veggies and salads. I don't find them very satiating on their own to be honest, and my body craves calories so a very low calorie salad for me.. lets just say its not the order of the day. (I do eat greens though, usually with some fruit)
I've also decided to give up alcohol. It was a difficult decision to make, but it was literally my first night out without it last night, I feel it went quite well.
So this coming Friday I am nervous because I expect I will be the only one not drinking and the thought of sitting there forcing myself through a fairly boring or bland (and fatty) salad is a bit... undesirable.
I also would feel really wierd about not eating, or bringing my own food. I'm new to all this, and I find it difficult to be on the 811 socially. I find its foreign or wierd to people.
I'm always having to explain my choices to people but sometimes I feel as if I am getting nowhere.
I'm really thinking maybe I should just give in, order a veggie pizza or something, at least that leaves out alcohol and sugar from my night.. can it be that bad? I guess it could mess up the candida situation... I know that it won't affect my long term lifestyle. I have lost my cravings, I used to love a bit of pizza, dark choc, a beer or two.
I am a bit lost about this... is it okay to have a meal thats not raw? Veggie pizza or pasta or something... I'm sick and tired of always feeling like I am being the odd one out or something..
I really don't know what to do :-S Sometimes it feels like this is a diet of sacrifice and not an abundance of lifestyle and health. I guess I have yet to feel that as I haven't beat the systemic candida yet..