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Raw Date, 2010.10.18, Monday...

Breakfast- 1/2 cup raw Chunks of Energy

Lunch- Ms. Lillian's Raw Nutty Butter Brownie

Dinner- Glaser Farms Nori "Crackers"


Okay, even I have to admit that my food has been too heavy on the prepared packaged raw snacks.  It is what it is.  For me it's better than eating cooked food but I know I need more fresh fruit and vegetables than I ate today.  Isn't that what the raw life is about?

What I refer to as prepared packaged raw snacks work better for me than what some would consider a healthier cooked alternative for two reasons.  First, mentally, eating raw, even if packaged raw snacks, is a line in the sand that I draw for myself.  It's a line that I can keep in mind and do whatever it takes to not cross it.  Second, cooked food opens up a Pandora's box with my tendency towards towards compulsive overeating.  When eating cooked food I never feel sated and I eat until I physically can't hold anymore food.  With raw food, my satiation mechanism kicks in and I rarely overeat on raw food -somehow I just stop eating, the appeal goes away.


Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 07:34PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments2 Comments

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Yes, raw foods don't seem to be as addictive as cooked foods. The raw food that fills me up the fastest is actually raw meat or a raw egg - no blood sugar drops that I experience with raw fruit.
October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDestination Healthy Foods
I've never acquired a taste for raw meat, I could see myself consuming raw eggs occasionally. I generally don't have a problem with blood sugar drops after eating fruit -maybe occasionally if I eat a very large quantity of dates alone. Bottom line, cooked food is addictive!
October 19, 2010 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker

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