14 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Raw – Part 2 of 3

by rajhu on March 13, 2012 · 1 comment

in 14 Things I Wish I'd Known, Raw Food Diet

This is a continuation of this post.

14 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Raw (Part 1 of 3)
http://yummygreens.rogerhaeske.com/?p=168

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“14 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Raw – Part 2″

5. That once you’re doing the Raw Food Diet correctly you don’t even think about or miss cooked food at all.

During my first five years or so of trying raw eating, I attempted several times to go 100% raw.

But the idea of giving up my favorite cooked foods was just really hard to deal with emotionally. It’s like I was losing my best friend.

What I didn’t realize at the time is that at some point I’d find new favorite foods and that they’d be raw.

And that at some point in my life I wouldn’t even care anymore about eating cooked food. It would have little appeal to me.

Yes these days I don’t fantasize about cooked food anymore.

But in the early days of going raw, you can bet I was doing a lot of fantasizing and feeling cravings just like any drug addict.

Luckily I found a raw food mentor who I got to spend a lot of time with. He seemed to not even notice cooked food. Even when we passed by all sorts of restaurants that I was interested in.

The smells and sights of the restaurants seemed to have zero pull for him.

This was really helpful to me.

I realized that maybe some day it would be easy for me to be raw. Even if at the beginning it might seem very difficult.

So just realize, once you do raw eating correctly and have delicious raw foods to eat, you gradually start to forget about cooked food.

You start forming new happy memories and they’re associated with raw foods, raw recipes and time with raw friends.

And this leads me to my next point…

6. That I should have known at least a few savory raw dinnertime recipes that I really loved before going raw.

On my very first attempt at going raw in 1995 after reading the “Mucusless Diet Healing System” by Professor Arnold Ehret I didn’t know a single raw food recipe.

I just ate mono meals and maybe a simple salad.

After three days of eating 100% raw I felt pretty good. I’d lost some weight. My skin got tighter and younger looking.

But I was bored as hell with my food.

I realized there and then that I didn’t want to give up the pleasures of eating my favorite cooked foods.

So you guessed it, I went back to eating cooked foods rather quickly.

Had I had some delicious raw recipes that I could make, it would have been much easier for me to continue staying raw.

These days I insist that my raw students learn at least 3 to 5 savory raw dinner recipes that they really love before they even try going 100% raw.

Which leads to my next point…

7. I wish I knew how to make Savory Veggie Stews when I first started with raw eating.

It wasn’t until I read one of the “Fit For Life” books in either 1996 or 1997 that I discovered what a blended salad was.

I made one of those in the blender and liked it quite a bit. Actually, I made them almost every day whenever I was trying to go 100% raw.

After many years of making them I accidentally discovered some tricks to make them so amazingly delicious that I didn’t miss cooked food anymore.

The flavor was so good that it rivaled if not surpassed my formerly favorite cooked foods.

For instance, just the other night I was making a new SVS recipe our Beefy Bone Builder Stew. It was so good that I had 4 huge stews that night.

That’s the equivalent of eating 4 monster sized salads.

Had I known how to transform a basic blended salad into Savory Veggie Stews long ago, it would have been super simple to stay raw.

Because that really is one of the main reasons people go back to eating cooked food. They’re addicted to it.

They miss the flavors they get in cooked food. And eating simple fruits and vegetables just doesn’t come anywhere close to what they’re used to eating.

If they don’t have something raw that tastes as good to them or better than cooked food, it won’t be long before they start bingeing again on cooked food.

Savory Veggie Stews solved 3 major problems for me.

1. Incredible savory or dinnertime flavors I was used to.

2. They are low in fat. No added fat actually.

This works perfectly for people who are trying to keep their fat intake on the low end.

3. They made me triple to quadruple my greens intake over the days I just ate salads.

And as you may know, eating plenty of greens is vital to long-term success on the Raw Food Diet.

Actually eating greens is vitally important for anyone on any diet.

You can learn more about the Savory Veggie Stews breakthrough right here:

http://SavoryVeggieStews.com

And speaking of problems with high fat eating…

8. That eating a high fat diet would lead to a major candida albicans outbreak.

I really, really wish I knew about the possibility of getting a candida albicans outbreak due to eating a high fat raw diet.

Back in the early days of going 100% raw I believed this principle.

“If it’s raw it’s healthy.”

I figured I could eat any raw food in any quantity and have no adverse effects whatsoever.

After all, even when I started eating a ton of fatty raw nut pâtés, I didn’t gain any extra weight. I was still much lighter than my cooked food eating days. And I felt great.

I loved these pâtés because I made them spicy and they reminded me of Thai food which was my favorite.

As long as I was able to eat those every night I had no desire to eat cooked food.

But a month or so after I discovered the pleasures of nut and seed pâtés I started having rashes break out all over my body.

It took me a long time to figure out it was candida.

When I went to my raw food support group meeting in NYC they all laughed and told me the rash was just detox.

Boy where they wrong. And soon after that I figured out it was not detox. Heck I’d been 100% raw for six months already at that time.

Those rashes coming out all of a sudden like that just didn’t make sense.

So this again points to the importance of Savory Veggie Stews in my life. They’re as delicious as the nut pâtés but don’t have any added fat.

The extra fat always aggravated my candida.

And by going to a low fat raw diet I improved my candida outbreak dramatically. All of the rashes on my arms and upper body went away. But I still had embarrassing rashes behind my knees for a very long time.

Just going low fat raw was not enough.

I share the exact method I used to finally defeat my stubborn candida rash (Roger’s Rash Remover) in the Candida Cleaner.

You can learn more about it here:
http://CandidaCleaner.com

9. (Coming Soon)

Hope to have the next part of the series ready for you soon. Actually it’s looking like this is going to be a 4 part series at this point.

To Your Radiant Health, Happiness, Fitness and Infinite Power,

Roger Haeske
The 44-Year Old Teenager

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