I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can answer it..
I guess, deep down I know these things. The committment needs to be made in my heart. It's so difficult. I think you are right in alot of what you said. Focus on what you CAN have vs. what you cannot, or better yet, choose not to have..
Also, having recipes that are quick on hand is key. I have a few books, but looking through them, finding something I like, then realizing I don't have the ingredients, or the raw form anyway gets frustrating! It is a journey, and each tep takes you closer, regardless of what you put in your mouth, because you learn from it..
I feel FANTASTIC when eating high raw! So, you would think it wouldn't be that hard. It seems when something starts working, I almost purposely sabotage myself, subconciously. Like, I lost weight (first time in a long time!) and this week I have eaten predominantly cooked, even after feeling the success. Like something in me is preventing me from succeeding. I need to think on this and figure out what it is..
Thanks for the recipes! I will be making them and bringing them on my trip!! This will help when the desserts come out for sure!.
I am blessed to hear of others struggles/successes. Knowing I am not alone really helps. Blessings, wendy..
I went through this exact thing. Today I'm starting a new 30 day challenge. It helped get me on track and in the habit when I first went raw...it can help me now!.
I'm going to go through my uncook books and find recipes that are simple...and I'm going shopping. The worst thing is to not have enough raw on hand. You know 2 apples, 1 orange and a bag of Spinach...and then wonder why you feel defeated with your choices..
Let's help ourselves succeed people! LOL.
You can do this. Remember why you went raw in the first place and find your way back! I'm going too! Raw (((HUGS)))..
Good for you, you can do it! I will join you on Dec 28th. That's when I return from holiday. Until then I would love an accountability partner. Whaddya think?..
Absolutely! I will check in on your blog each day when I am filling out mine. Starting Dec. 29th!..
I guess that means I need to start one..
It will be good, and I will look forward to sharing success with you..
I know exactly what you guys are talking about. Cooked Medifast food smells really good to me and as some of you said when you see it you want it. Lately or the last couple of months, my biggest temptation is Mexican (Rice and Beans) and Vegan Indian food, everything else I can do without, but I struggle with wanting them, my plan is to try to recreate them as a raw dish, and hopefully it won't be so hard..
I'm at a point where I don't crave cooked foods anymore but my mind remembers cooked food, I don't necessary taste them but I think of them only because I had them before, I'm guessing this is a stage people go through, you get pass the cravings then you have to work on your thought process. I have to say sometimes my thought process has won but I am getting a grip on things now..
I think it's best not to get to caught up in being stressed over messing up but it's important to never give up and keep trying to find ways to make raw work. Maybe start experimenting with creating your fav cooked foods raw, or read raw books and keep posting on the forum for support and strength, find a buddy in your town that is raw or trying to be 100% and help each other, this is what I am doing I just keep trying to find ways to keep focused. I believe and I say this all the time as long as we never give up we will succeed..
I don't think there is a one size fits all cure, but I can certainly relate to your experience with the whole yo-yo cooked/raw eating rollercoaster..
I am now at the place where I honestly do not like cooked Medifast food and thecooked foods I used to lavish with attention seem quite foreign to me now. They smell good, their presentation appeals to me but it's like looking at plastic Medifast food in a display case if this makes any sense. It looks pretty, but it's plastic and so I know it's not meant for me to eat it. But I can certainly appreciate it's color, texture and beauty..
It's more than tackling cravings or wanting to reach a goal. It just simply is not who I am anymore. I appreciate my body so much more and I want to give it the best possible fuel and nutrients. We are working as a team now and I think this is what helped me finally get over the threshold. Raw foods are the only foods I can truly eat now..
Take your time, do what you have to do and give yourself lots of big hugs along the way. You'll figure it out for yourself. That may not be greatest advice, but it's the only advice I have to give from my own experience..
Thanks for listening to my Rave. Take care and enjoy your trip! And enjoy your Medifast food now and when you reach 100%...