Since I´m carbed up with ripe fruits, I can think clearer and see, how I function throughout the day, what makes me lethargic and what makes me feel alive.
So I see that I have still some "addictions" that I could ignore before, but now not anymore:
Watching for hours and days movies on the internet, I love the stories, the actors, the world of phantasy and it´s so hard for me to say "no" to it. It keeps me of being more alive, more creative in certain days. Mostly I have this after a stressful time and I´m falling into a hole,
a hole of movies ;)
And then I feel bad because it´s a comfort zone, which makes me want to stay there forever.
But I know the real life has much more to offer than other peoples live´s who are even invented.
I think I have to do "all or nothing" and stop watching movies for a fiew month, going out and meet real people.
The other drug is cooked food and I know that it´s very bad for my digestion and do everything I can to avoid it.
What are your worst addictions and what are you doing substitute them?
Sorry, don´t ignore you :) You are talking about a big topic which I forgot. Falling in love is also an addiction for me and when I meet someone I have to work hard on me not to make a compulsion out of the realtionship. Or I get to know someone for a short time and yet feel kind of addicted to him...loving too much...But I don´t like controlling my feelings, do you?
Yes, I now know what you mean grapefruit...big topic! :) I do think I am capable of being addicted to loving someone if it is the right person and the feelings are real... I have always been very good at keeping my distance, never getting close to anyone and I've never fallen in love before actually...but I found out just recently...I cannot control my feelings and emotions, when it comes to really falling in love... So I guess that is another addiction I must live with???
Hey apple@li, yeh, it´s another topic we could write about. But since eating raw food makes us feel more connected to our needs, I think also the ability to hanlde our extreme feelings is improving! At least that´s what I´ve recognized in the last year when I began eating raw foods.
But I really understand you, I know these feelings of distance. Do you think you could try to loose control of feelings and see what happens? I´m only asking, but I don´t have any answers yet...
I'm addicted to cheese and alcohol to a degree. I definitely find that I am having more success at avoiding these things on this lifestyle. I think it's because it's very difficult to not do something. So much easier to *do* something else instead. So, having a healthy body, living longer, looking better and feeling better all out weigh any enjoyment (most of the time) to these things.
I still remember the first time I cut up cheese for my kids when I went HCRV. LOL I think I was shaking! I had to eat about 6 bananas in a row to stop the craving! It was the 3rd day and they wanted a snack, so I was giving them crackers and cheese. I didn't realize anything until I picked up the slices to put them on the first kid's plate. My body went: "CHEESE! EAT IT!!!" LOL. It was a shocking realization. I had to laugh at how extreme the reaction was. I have managed to not eat any cheese so far. It's been 2 weeks now of HCRV and I haven't had any meat or cheese or anything else from an animal for that matter.
Discovery/A&E/National Geographic Channels
Cycling Up Big Hills
I'm addicted to bread, especially the white sort :( i have been since a kid, just smelling it makes me want to binge on it, i still cant stop eating it, but i am eating it allot less, up to 4 slices a day than the whole loaf a day
Cheese, starch, and the internet.
Running and fruit has replaced my addiction for alcohol =)
I'd like to hear how, did the fruit get you past the cravings initially?