ANY suggestions or advice will be SO appreciated and eagerly-recieved!!!
I got into the whole raw thing a couple of months ago and was loving life for awhile. I have a history of bulimia, and I noticed some improvements in my eating behavior after going raw (not to mention increased energy and clarity.) Here’s my problem: I am returning to my hometown for the months of July and August. I am from a small beach-surf community that works hard and plays harder, esp. in the summer. My social circle spends a lot of time going out for meals and drinks. The up-side: there are tons of outdoor activities available to me – biking, surfing, swimming, beach running, kayaking, beach outings- the down-side: these outings are more often than not followed up by margaritas and nachos or fried food and beer. In the past, I have always balanced this out with extra running and eating good MOST of the time. But after going raw…I’m learning that this just doesn’t cut it. I went home to visit JUST FOR THE WEEKEND and I started with martinis Saturday afternoon..which led to more vodka, nachos (with cheese!!!), just junk…it is now Tuesday night and I have still not gotten back on track. My cravings for cooked food are THROUGH THE ROOF..my poor eating habits have returned, and I have been bingeing on cooked food and JUNK JUNK JUNK. Is this a preview of the next two months?? How do you all maintain a raw diet while having an active social life? Why do you think one day of drinking and eating poorly set me up for several days of disaster?