Hi everybody! I am having a problem that I hope someone can help me out with. Over the past 6 months or so I haven been reading many books on the subject of nutrition/ health/ and healing. I have learned so much about foods that promote a healthy body. I know which food nourish me and which foods to avoid. So then why can’t I stick with a high raw diet?
The problem is, I do not feel satisfied after a raw vegan meal. For example, I will eat a huge salad (lettuce, spinach, sprouts, portabella mushroom, avocado, sweet peppers, onions...the works) and then after 20 minutes or so I'm back in the kitchen eating and apple or an orange...I just want more and more. This isn't the case when I have a "normal" American style lunch. I can eat a baked potato with butter and sour cream for example and feel completely satisfied for a good 2 to 3 hours. I love the comfort of having a solid meal and the feeling of heavier food in my stomach. I'm only about 50% raw at the moment...I do love my fruits and veggies so enjoying the taste and textures of raw food is not an issue for me. I guess my question is, has this been a problem for anyone else? Does it become easier in time to become satisfied eating a raw vegan diet or will I constantly have this feeling of deprivation? Thanks in advance for any support/ feedback..I have been a member on this site for a while but have been finding it difficult to give support when I am struggling myself with this new lifestyle.
Peace and love, Liz