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Raw Foodie Mistakes that I Need to Fix, and my Recovery Progress

Hey new banana friends! I was active on this site in 2010 when I first learned about raw veganism, and my how I have changed since then! (Detox symptoms--anyone? Haha Thank goodness that is behind me!)

To be brief, I was recovering from bulimia at that time (which originally began when I was 14/15 in 2008).... and I didn't know what the heck I was doing, only that I didn't feel such disordered feelings when I was eating raw vegan.

Fast forward to 2013, I've lost 30lbs of unhealthy eating disorder binge weight, and I have been anywhere from 75-100% for the past 3 years. Some months were not-so-raw, and other months I was a totally raw goddess.

Anyways, now I am coming to terms with the sad fact that bulimia (and bulimic mindsets/tendencies/compulsions/depression) does not go away... and that I need to constantly cope with Bulimia's manic attacks.

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Since I am sometimes compulsive, sometimes lazy, and always trying to figure out how to find balance, I decided to share a list of Raw Foodie Mistakes I've made over the past 3 years that I am needing to implement NOW.... since I recently had a pretty bad bulimia relapse.

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1. I need to eat more leafy greens....at every meal! When I eat entirely fruit, I feel unbalanced.

2. I need to drink more water, bring water bottles with me everywhere, and ONLY drink water... not coffee and processed almond mylk.

3. I need to plan balanced meals for myself, and not heed the WHIMS of my constantly fluctuating appetite. I need order, structure, balance, "rhythm", and consistency, if you will. I have learned that eating 10 bananas in a meal works for some people, but not me! If I eat 10 bananas It makes me want to purge. I need to plan my food out and eat it/enjoy it with moderation.

4. I need to PRAY before each meal, honour the blessing of food, and meditate on the bounty of nutrition that the food will bring me, as I eat.

5. Side note, I need to add more green juices to my lifestyle! :)

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Overall, I have learned so much about having patience, about self-love, about self-care, and about my Self over these past 3 years through changing my lifestyle, and I have BARELY JUST BEGUN my journey!

I can't wait to continue on and see what the future brings me.

xoxooxo

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Comment by Sage of Dissolution on July 1, 2013 at 11:03am

Oof.  I am sorry to hear about the constant battle.  The steps you are implementing are very good ones (especially the meditation), but is there any chance you would see a therapist, too, if you aren't already?  It helps to have a person to talk to who knows how to work through the mire in your head.  I know from experience that place can be a minefield.

Sending love and positive thoughts,

C

Comment by Elisheba on July 1, 2013 at 4:09am

I did something strange on a few occasions: I ate two bananas (aprox) every two hours.

I did this at work and I got people think I am crazy. But it felt good. At home I had a big meal of dates wrapped in lettuce :)

I also did green juices for a while because my teeth were too sensitive to chew the greens.

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