Hello, ok so I had been doing 80/10/10 quite successfully since last August, a few pitfalls here and there, and a few lessons learned the hard way (aka, that garlic, onion, and salt are NOT 811, and that they literally just cause sickness), but I was loving being lfrv. Then, it really hit the dead of winter and it became a much bigger struggle to stay on track. Also, my family, not lfrv, keeps hummus, non-raw salsa with vinegar and salt, and pasteurized orange juice in the fridge.. and god, it was reeeeally hard to keep away, but I did. THEN, I read an article on ayurveda, and how in wintertime (aka, Kapha time) cold, raw foods are the worst to eat. D: So I ran to the fridge and ate a ton of hummus and salsa... and it all went downhill from there. I decided at first to add some cooked food that was still 811, in the sense of mostly carbs, and it was ok at first, but man cooked food still causes cravings! And after that, I kind of just decided, eff it, I'll just eat whatever. But when you're used to feeling great from eating lfrv, you REALLY see how terrible cooked and non-lfrv food makes you feel. Yet I keep making excuses and coming back to it.
SO. If anyone could please please pleeease share some motivating tips, info and ideas, I would so appreciate it! Even gory, disgusting health-related information about cooked food would be great.
Thank you so much!!! :D
Have you taken a look at Tarah Shannon's website http://www.40belowfruity.com/ at all? She has some really great advice for staying raw in winter, and thriving on the raw diet :)
It sounds like you've got some pretty good motivation already to get back to eating low fat raw - But when you're used to feeling great from eating lfrv, you REALLY see how terrible cooked and non-lfrv food makes you feel. - so I would say the key here is to make sure you are eating enough raw food to eliminate any cravings for cooked foods altogether. If you are getting enough fruity cals and feeling great, you really won't have any desire to eat anything else.
Also, why not make your own fresh oj, and some fun raw (lowfat) recipes if you feel the need for something other than just plain fruity monomeals once in a while - a big salad with lots of greens, cukes, celery, and a savory dressing for example could take the place of foods like hummus and salsa - it tastes much better and make you feel awesome too! :)
Hope this helps and have a lovely day, Esperanza xxx