Winter is hitting fast and hard here in Canada, it's -15 C here today, colder than it got all last winter in my town! How many of you stay all raw when it's this cold (and getting colder!)? I'm finding my cooked starch meals becoming more frequent because large salads aren't as appealing, and I won't ever eat something that I just don't feel like eating. Any suggestions for cold-weather meals? For those who are raw in the cold months, how do you find it? This is my first winter and I don't want to fall too far off the wagon.
I definitely know where your coming from, winter in Canada is not easy, sometimes I suck it up when I want to eat banana ice cream for a meal and literally wear a couple of layers and wrap myself in blankets to eat it :P I feel like it's worth it.
But I usually don't have any many of my fruits/veggies cold, and try to have them at room temperature. But i definitely notice that most days for dinner I make soups now.
Are your soups still raw? I think this could help me, actually, doing more raw soups, it is often what I feel like eating. Definitely haven't had a banana ice cream craving for awhile, though!
Amen to that! Canadian winters aren't fun once you're all grown up.
For me, I find that exercise (especially actually out in the cold) REALLY helps me avoid craving cooked, and also ensuring that I'm carbed-up on fruit. It takes a bit of planning though to always have something ripe at the ready.
I definitely prefer being overseas though and avoiding the Canadian winter when I can hehe.
Hey, what are you doing out there for exercise? I'm struggling to keep up my program these days!
Hey, Jen. Normally I'd be running, but I messed up my hip a bit doing 15 reps of 10-storey hill climbs several weeks ago (while it was still reasonably warm out). So, lately I've just been doing very brisk/power walking. The first 5 mins are cold, but once you get moving, the body temp quickly rises about 10C. So I always dress as if the weather is 10C degrees warmer than it actually is. Even with the recent colder weather and wearing minimal layers (e.x. in -10 to -15C), I find myself sweating during those walks most of the time. I do my best to get out there in the morning, and that tends to keep me warm for the rest of the day and bumps up my hunger. I also find it extremely invigorating -- much more so than running/walking during the Spring/Summer/Fall.
It's -15 here today, too. I just eat more. I had datorade for breakfast, celery-banana smoothie for 2nd breakfast, raisins as a snack while I was busy during the day, and then a huge bowl of banana-mango ice cream. I used to be cold all the time in the winter, until I did 811. Now I'm usually toasty warm. If I'm not, it just means I haven't eaten enough.
Agreed and well said. The more fuel you add to the internal fire, the toastier you'll feel.
I have noticed an increase in my appetite as soon as the cold hit. I have been feeling quite warm, though. I do need to get some more dates so I can hit the datorade every day.
Jen, look for support in here too:
Tara's an inspiration, for sure! I have watched probably all of her vids. She still eats frozen fruits in her smoothies, which just chills me too much!