I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!!!! I want to be committed but I'm not. I bring my fruit with me but I won't eat it I'll buy Mcdonalds instead. I no longer have a taste grit I'm going backwards and I hate it I've been doing this since October 2011. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Rachel, it is really hard to break a habit! i'm in the same boat as you! i do the same and wonder what the hell i'm doing. I believe it's all about becoming conscious of your thoughts that drives us to go back to the 'normal' habit. I read that you need to do something new fifty times for it to become a habit.
Having said that, i did go 100% raw three years ago and i remember doing it by consciously choosing each and every day to be raw. i was totally pumped. i read a lot about it. Found some interesting recipes (just a few good ones i could rely on), found some sweet recipes for those sweets carvings (datorade worked a treat), got into a habit of stopping every day at the fruit & vege shop and buying watermelon and rockmelon, had my 'Life Script' written up on my wall which i read night and morning to make sure i focussed. After a couple of months, i was raw! ..... and not even thinking of eating anything else. Feeling fantastic would just spur me on to continue.
What was my downfall? relationship break up. Amazing how little it takes hey?!
Thanks for reminding me what i did to make it a success last time - I've just given myself the solution to move past my resistance :)
All your life you felt something was wrong and you never really knew what it was. You know you have to do something, but your body is not following the mind. The mind needs to follow want it wants. FOCUS. Meditate, sit alone wth music and focus on WHAT IT IS YOU WANT. Clean body, health, love, beauty, and what foods you want to eat. Just focus. Spend an afternoon in the sun thinking about fruit. Put it in your mind.
As I said to another person struggling on this site, I think this is too big of transition for you at the moment. I would start with getting your body to say NO to animal products by finding replacements (tofu, tempeh, veggie burgers, etc.) that you can eat until you feel strong enough to keep making the decision to not eat animal products. Eat more vegetables, and then you will soon figure out how wonderful fruit is!
I've been struggling with the same thing ! I have decided to do Vegan first and than go raw :)
Go on youtube and watch animal rights videos. Watch "The greatest speech you will ever hear" on youtube (its also on Freelee's channel I believe). Watch movies on animal rights. Read books. Educate yourself to the point where you are so disgusted by the idea of eating meat or animal products (as we all should be) that you will never do it again. Look at all the positive things that being vegan does for the animals, your health, people, and the environment. Write a mission statement for yourself on why you want to be vegan. Print a picture of an animal. Find a saying or phrase that motivates you. Put these somewhere you can see them everyday, like the fridge or in your car when so you see it when you want to drive off for fast food. Think of this every time you have a craving. Picture something you saw in a movie or something you read in a book or on this forum.
Be strong. Love yourself, the animals, and the planet. If you fall of the course and journey you want to follow one day, remember each day is a new beginning and not a time to just give up.
Thank you so much, I'll let you know how I'm doing I really want to be free of this back and forthing
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I second the video. Watching videos of animals being mistreated and murdered is what made me vegan four years ago. Literally overnight. If that doesn't help, imagine your blood thickening up and coagulating after that burger.I'm Sorry you are struggling.
Yes, that has been helping i am getting my blendtec soon so hopefully that will help as well.
Getting off all processed animal products wasn't easy for me. The best advice I can give is take it one day at a time and don't be too critical of yourself. Not everyone is capable of going cold turkey and changing their habits overnight. It took me a good year before I was fully able to bring myself off red meat, and then about three months where I was okay with letting chicken go too. I'm beginning to wean myself off fish finally. Hasn't been easy since I love all types of fish, but I also realize this will pass too, just like how it passed with ceasing to eat meat. I believe with how much support you gain from this site, it's also easy to fall insecure with people trying to push you too soon. Be easy on yourself and proud for the little milestones you make, you'll get to where you need to go if you start small first!
Like many have said before me, it's very psychological and mind over matter. Meditation has helped me tremendously, since it's brought me into being more connected with the instinctual side of myself. I'd recommend doing your best on meditation a couple days a week to be connected with your mind and body. When I went vegan for the first time in my life, I've never been more in-tune with my instinct than before. You are capable of training your mind to pay attention and think about your decisions before you do it, just go with the flow at a pace you can do! :)
I just wanted to say I am touched with all of the compassion and support offered here on this thread! What a great, loving community!