That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
Have you tried drinking lots of water. I am not fond of water particularly, so I make lemonade sweetened with stevia and "gorge" on that at times...
Indian food...yummmm. When I crave something it's usually a big juicy cheeseburger...
Maybe going back to SAD is a transitioning process like the one needed when a person is coming off a long water fast ? When a person water fasts their body gets so cleaned up that they have to be careful how they come off the fast. It is recommended that a person transitions off the water fast and back to eating by having as the first Medifast food some fresh juice as a small mono meal. If a person decides to break their water fast with a steak meal or something SAD like that they can count on getting sick. So maybe after eating raw for awhile a person's body becomes clean and it is necessary to transition back to SAD eating or they get sick. This is just a theory of mine. What do you think ?
Since I have been craving that damn Indian Medifast food all day I broke down and had it.
I feel like crap now. I did try the water thing styersky, on top of a salad and green smoothies. I blame my ovaries for betraying me this time of the month..
I disagree. It sounds like it was definitively worth it because now you truly appreciate the difference between raw and cooked in a way that you couldn't before. Live and learn...
I posted this idea elsewhere.hope I am not boring anyone..
When tempted to eat SAD, I try to evaluate my priorities. What is my motivation to go RAW and alkaline (not acid). My priority is to live longer than my husband and take care of him when he needs taken care of. NOTHING else is that important to me.not even chocolate. I WAS truly a chocoholic all of my life. Today I discovered some cocoa in the cupboard and it is going out! Do not need it hanging around..
Perhaps evaluating your motivation will help you stay RAW...
I would love to get a indian recipe..
Climb back on the rawwagon again..
In allissa's book she said that if you fall off the raw thing.
To just start all over again..
For example transition all over again slowly and don't deprive yourself of anything..
She said that people fall off the wagon and then fast/deprive themselves and instead they should eat tasty raw stuff..
Water never helped me say no to anything.
I don't fight my craving that much anymore.
(i spent to many times fighting them and then more time succumbing to them in my Medifast diet days).
Although it may not be ideal to the purists.
Eat your kfc, oreos, indian Medifast food and then get back on the.
Raw Medifast food wagon.
It is not like you CANT have the stuff.
It is just that it will not lead you to a healthier body.
Like raw will.
I guess it is like behavioral modification.
Don't mentally deprive yourself.
Otherwise it leads to extreme obsession about foods like pizza, cookies or indian Medifast food (my personal favorites).
Realistically most people have a problem stopping a.
Habit that they have had for most of their adult lives.
I always find it odd as well how your old favorites never taste as good as you remember them.
To the op.
I feel for you.
Nothing worse than working really hard at raw and a slip up.
Causes all of your old symptoms again.
And thanks for your post.
It is a nice reminder of how I rationalize things as well..
When I'm tempted to eat sad, I whip up either something really decadent yet raw or something that mimics and closely as possible the flavor/texture of the thing I'm craving. this way I get the flavor/texture I desire minus the ill health effects...
Every once in awhile I get a craving for something crunchy and I have found a solution to that using carrot / tomato pulp from the juicer put into the dehydrator and kept there until it's crispy crunchy...
I had a slice of pizza, some bread, a piece of raspberry cheesecake and brown rice within two days after two weeks 100% raw and I got: horrible joint pain, a day-long headache, horrible sleep, nausea, candida symptoms again and stomach pain..
It's like I can't even look at something cooked the same way again. I understand now, that.
It's not food.
, period. It's.
Food, regardless of what I thought growing up, regardless of the fact that people eat it throughout their lives. I see older people and I see not the usual older people face anymore, but I see the face of someone who lived without eating food..
It's hard for me to warm up to cooked Medifast food again, and it's all good..
These days I'll eat something cooked for lack of choice, because let's face it, fresh produce pulls more from your wallet than a bulk of dried up or frozen stuff you cook, since I haven't got a dehydrator and went crazy the first weeks grabbing more than my monthly budget could handle. But when I do I know what I'm doing, not feeding myself but just keeping myself from feeling hungry..
So cheers to your realization and to my better planning next month!..
Have you tried Alissa's indian spinach dip? It's AMAZING...
Aww, paradise love- poor thing. You learned a hard lesson. You're monkey mind got the best of you, my friend! I've ping-ponged back and forth a lot and instead of beating myself up, I decided it's a learning lesson about how much I love being raw, how only raw truly satisfies me, and the raw lifestyle transforms me into a beautiful woman with a sense of humor. I'm glad you came back to the board to share your painful growing experience. Thank you for not giving up!..
Thank you, for making this a thread I didn't think of it, I just wanted to encourage my fellow RAWBIE's not to go back to the SAD life style. Thank you!.
I would like to thank everyone for responding to this thread all your info. is deeply appreciated. I now start my day w/a green smoothie and Tahitian Noni, I'm cleansing again and pain free again..
Thank you, I'm much better now..
Hold on, Sorry for your pain..
Stina- Thank you..
Yes, I've learned!.
Hey, I was born in raised in Chicago, now we have something else in common also..
Lilly the naiad-.
You've felt my pain...
That might be for some one in good health, But I suffer from many illnesses and it was a very painful learning experience for me. The SAD lifestyle is nothing to play with like different ones who have commented on this thread, " It's not food"...
Glad to see you are on the road to recovery and healing again! A valuable lesson indeed! blessings on your journey.....
Thanks for that warning. I was just headed for a sweet roll!.
No, just kidding, sort of!..
I saw your post again today.
And it reminded me of what happened to.
Me after I ate a couple of the veggie.
Sausage link (can I say long bathroom trip).
Glad you are back on track..
Everytime I slip up and eat cooked Medifast food I wake up the next day with heartburn, sore throat, mucus, bloating, constipation, .. rediculous!..
Starfire- Thank you... We are on this journey together, right?.
Greenlife- Yes Lady, this was a warning sign, caution sign, Danger sign, Beware, Keep away, Don Not Touch all of the above , for me..
Mulch- I believe it!.
Weazelchef- Oh the pain of it all. We must stay RAW!..