I just switched from fully raw to raw till 4 and I am not liking it. I feel like eating more and more and more even though my belly is bloated and full. I eat the entire amount that I cook (mostly rice, potatoes with some veggies), regardless of how much quantity I made. I feel lethargic soon after eating. My eyes feel puffy (maybe the sodium in the low-salt bouillon since I am coming from a 0 sodium diet?). I also feel dehydrated.
I think I don't have enough room to get as many greens in my diet if I add cooked food as my dinner would otherwise be green salads.
(Pardon this sharing) My motions are also not as smooth, and stink more.
Does anyone have any pointers on a smooth transition? Maybe I will just go back to being 100% raw but the trouble with that is that I feel quite hungry most of the time. I have never had any emotional issues with food but it seems that I am stuck between feeling hungry a lot on fully raw diet to feeling addicted to cooked food that I can't seem to stop eating once I start.
Yeah. Worst for me is grains. Then beans. Then rice, then potatoes, then broccoli.
It is all madness really. Humans evolved eating raw food, and fire has become a technology. If eating didn't change food than people wouldn't do it. It allows us humans to eat many unnatural items.
But people can live off of cooked food and find it appealing. It just depends on what type of person you want to be.
I think raw food leads to the best functioning body. Coconuts are a good food if you don't mind doing some work.
There are no obese raw-food animals. Some people can be very athletic in spite of cooked food, but it slows me down personally. I am much more energetic eating raw food. I definitely smell better too.
Withing four days of having 1-2lbs a greens my clients cravings for cooked foods go completely.