I was raw for nearly 3 years when the body went nuts as soon as the weather got cold. i started wanting steel cut oats-hot--so i ate them, then i wanted brown rice and LOTS of cooked broccoli-lightly steamed and on it went ... I decided to switch to a macrobiotic diet for the winter to see how it goes. This is only day 2 and i have such a huge headache, low energy. I want to feel how I felt when i first went raw--I really miss that. I feel like poo all the time( felt like poo even when raw so that got me thinking it was time for a change), eyes so puffy, I've gained 7 pounds and i'd sooner have a root canal than grab more cold fruit! How do we get past the fact that raw food is WAY too much Yin! Anyone combine the best qualities of macrobiotics and raw? Wouldn't that just beat the yang (nuts, nuts and nuts) cravings later in the day? Where is the balance? AAARGH! My head!