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I’ve been having a hard time today. All I have been able to think of that would taste good is lentil soup. I don’t mean the kind with potatoes, carrots, celery, and tomatoes. I mean lentils, water, salt, and bay leaves. I can almost smell them I’ve been craving them so much.

I had my banana/kale smoothie and it was filling if not delicious. I also had some tomatoes in a bowl. Then I had my pasta and cashew “cheese”. I didn’t enjoy it but I ate it anyway. I topped everything off with cucumber.

I’ve posted a cry for help on the forum. I haven’t had anything cooked for more than seven months and I don’t know if it would make me sick or not. I don’t really want to find out. What I’m feeling isn’t pleasant.

The weather has gotten colder. It’s 16 degrees outside. There was enough snow on the steps after sundown that I was able to take the food garbage out without risking life and limb. I got the container off the steps so I could empty it and some of the stuff was frozen to it so I left it outside.

Guess I’d better take my unhappy self to bed. Good night.

2 Responses to 114031619833358136

  1. Roger Haeske February 19, 2006 at 5:04 pm #

    Tommie,

    Remember some of the techniques I taught you.

    When you’re craving cooked food, just eat more raw food. The cravings lower tremendously when you are full.

    Next, focus your mind on the benefits of eating raw. The more you focus on the lentil soup the stronger will be your desire for it. You can make it an unbearable desire if you keep on picturing yourself eating this lentil soup.

    Next you could be having a craving for some mineral. Has your raw diet been balanced? Have you been eating enough?

    Try making a delicious recipe. Or you can also do what I suggested at Dr. Graham’s forum.

    It will pass, but this is a good learning experience for you. It seems going raw was relatively easy for you compared to most people.

    Now you are experiencing what others have to fight on a regular basis until they are established long enough on a raw food diet.

    Of course you have one other option. Just make yourself the soup. You have to know yourself about this. I can eat cooked food once in a blue moon and not get readdicted to it. But you might not be able to do that.

    Maybe just allow yourself a cooked food day. You might find it’s not nearly as pleasurable as you thought it might be. And you might quickly see that your body reacts negatively to eating cooked food.

    So cheating might be helpful in this situation. I’m not encouraging you to eat cooked food, but just giving you something to think about.

    Roger

  2. Tommie February 19, 2006 at 6:01 pm #

    My daughter suggested that I might try the lentils, too. I’m torn between wanting to and not cheating. I know it’s an option but I haven’t had anything cooked in so long that I’m not sure how I will react, either physically or emotionally. I appreciate all the help and support that you have been and still are. It’s helped a lot to have the forum where I can “bare my soul” and not be judged. Thanks for everything!

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