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I tried to go raw in November after reading The 80/10/10 Diet. I aimed for 2000 calories a day of mostly grapes, bananas, papayas, and greens. Immediately I started counting different ways in which I felt better from my previous high-fat cooked vegan eating. However, I found myself pretty distracted by the cooked food world around me. At night, after trying to go to sleep I often went for an entire pound bag of dates – and felt guilty for overeating.
When I came home to visit my parents every week or so, I found it especially difficult to focus on our games and conversations … I was thinking about the beans and pasta awaiting me in the kitchen. I felt unable to restrain myself and ate up to a day’s worth of cooked food (2000 calories). I thought that I had emotional eating issues, and would have to work on dealing with my feelings appropriately to stay raw.
This went on for the rest of the year. Now by 2011, I had discovered 30 Bananas a Day! and found out that a man should eat at least 3000 calories a day.
For the next 80 days, I ate nothing but fresh fruits and vegetables! I usually made it to 3000 calories. It was easier to be raw this time, and I could control my cravings. Still, I felt as if I was missing out!
I thought about pesto burgers and other old favorites on a semi daily basis. I ate cooked food in my dreams! Finally, I made the conscious decision to celebrate some time alone with my sister, with a bowl of pasta. I regretted breaking my streak. yet indulged thoughts of what my next cooked meal would be. This led to more than a month of eating cooked food on and off. My motivation and happiness decreased and I wished I had never “fallen off the wagon.”
I decided that it was time to conspire, to set things up so that failure would be nearly impossible! I had noticed the correlation between how much I ate and how much I craved. So, I chose to eat at least 4000 calories a day, but effectively as much as I could or cared for. I bought boxes and boxes of fresh dates from Bautista Family so that I would never run out of ripe fruit.
For the last 20 days I’ve been eating 4000-6000 calories of dates, bananas, mangoes, and salad. It has made a big difference in my ability to focus on other aspects of my life, and how content I feel physically at the end of the day. Even though I’ve spent these past weeks at my family’s house (formerly my binge center), cooked food has had almost no appeal to me. I’m no longer left wondering whether I’ll be able to sustain my fresh diet, so I can put extra energy into my writing and other endeavors. Even when something sad comes up, cooked food doesn’t come to mind because I just had a huge smoothie for breakfast.
I’ve concluded that although dense cooked foods can serve to numb our emotions, the main reason I once craved them was because I was already underfed! My body sought something to fill me up quick! When we eat enough fruit (which may be more than we think), it’s easier to feel satisfied physically, mentally, and emotionally.
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